Car accidents can cause serious injuries, and may even be fatal. The types of injuries that people sustain in car accidents can range from minor cuts and scrapes to severe burns and traumatic brain injuries. When people are injured in a car accident, it is important for them to have complete medical evaluations immediately after the accident and report any ongoing issues to a healthcare professional. Some injuries may not manifest any symptoms for days or weeks after an accident, and it is important from a legal perspective to be able to show that the accident was a direct cause of any injuries a person sustains. If someone else is responsible for a car accident, they may also be legally liable for any damages that you sustain as a result of your injuries. The attorneys of the Law Offices of Shane Smith are experienced Coweta County car accident attorneys that are here to help you recover from the parties responsible for your injuries.
A common type of injury sustained in a traffic related accident is traumatic brain injury, or TBI. TBI occurs when a blow or jolt to the head interferes with normal brain function. For example, a concussion is a mild form of TBI. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, for all age groups, TBI’s sustained in motor vehicle and traffic related incidents result in the highest percentage of TBI related deaths. In addition, motor vehicle and traffic accidents are the second highest cause of all TBIs (17.3%), behind only falls (35.2%). Some of the most common cognitive processes affected by traumatic brain injuries include changes in:
• Memory and reasoning
• Sensory perception
• Communication and expression
• Emotional regulation
People with more serious TBIs may suffer long term complications and may be unable to work or suffer a decrease in quality of life. Any injury caused by another’s negligence may be compensable through a lawsuit. If you believe that you or a loved one has suffered a TBI due that was someone else’s fault, you should contact an experienced Coweta County personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
Contact a Coweta County personal injury attorney today for a free consultation
Traumatic brain injuries can be very serious and can result in significant medical expenses and lost wages, among other damages. Depending on the circumstances of your accident, you may be entitled to compensation from the responsible party or parties. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, call the Law Offices of Shane Smith at (770) 487-8999.