Traumatic brain injuries can range from mild to severe. Mild traumatic brain injuries are often equated with concussions, which is a type of brain injury. Even a mild traumatic brain injury can significantly affect your life if it is not diagnosed or treated properly. More severe traumatic brain injuries can severely impair a person’s ability to carry on with life, hold down a job, or complete everyday tasks. For this reason, traumatic brain injuries often cost victims more than just money to pay medical bills. This type of injury often impacts the very quality of a victim’s life, sometimes for the long term or permanently. If you have suffered traumatic brain injury in an accident due to someone else’s negligence, you deserve to be compensated fully. Contact a Peachtree City brain injury attorney as soon as possible to help you receive the settlement you deserve.
Severe brain injuries can cause abnormal states of consciousness such as:
- Coma (a patient is totally unconscious and cannot be aroused)
- Stupor (a patient is not completely unconscious but is immobile, lethargic, and has reduced response to any stimuli)
- Vegetative state (a patient may be awake, but non-responsive and unaware of surroundings)
- Minimally conscious state (a may appear to be vegetative due to reduced level of arousal, but can still process information)
- Locked-in syndrome (a patient is paralyzed and unable to move, but is awake and aware of surroundings)
As you can imagine, any of these consciousness altering injuries can partially or completely reduce any quality of life. Even mild brain injuries, however, may cause significant mental, physical, or cognitive problems. These can include issues with balance, movement, communication, understanding, organization, and much more.
No matter what degree of brain injury you have suffered, if someone else is responsible, that person or party should be held liable for their actions. Contact the Law Offices of Shane Smith and an experienced brain injury lawyer will help you. Call 770-487-8999 to schedule a free consultation.