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Understanding Traumatic Brain Injuries

Gwinnett County Brain Injury Attorney Shane Smith Discusses True Impact of Traumatic Brain Injuries

According to the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, the statistics on traumatic brain injuries show a very serious picture for victims of TBIs. The following are just a sampling of the real-life effects victims and their loved ones suffer:

  • The mean age of traumatic brain injury victims is 40 years old.
  • Nearly three-quarters (74 percent) of all victims are boys or men.
  • The majority of victims have a high school diploma or less (63 percent).

Perhaps the worst statistic for the 62 percent of traumatic brain injury victims of working age and who have a job is that less than 3 in 10 (28 percent) of this group are still working one year later.

These statistics show that a victim who suffers a traumatic brain injury may likely suffer a life-altering experience that turns their life upside down. If a family member has suffered such an accident, caused by a third-party, a personal injury claim may exist. Speaking with a Georgia brain injury attorney will help you explore your legal options.  

What types of damages may be available to a victim of a traumatic brain injury?

Depending on the circumstances of the accident, damages may start accruing at the scene of the accident. However, the damages may last a lifetime. A list of damages may include:

  • Transportation and medical costs en route to the hospital
  • Hospitalization costs including surgery, medicine, imaging costs
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • On-going medical care, in a hospital or at home
  • Living costs

Speaking with a Buford brain injury lawyer will help you determine your legal rights including the level and type of damages that may be available to a traumatic brain injury victim. It all depends on the severity and extent of recovery from the injury. This can only be known after a thorough medical evaluation by the appropriate medical professionals if a personal injury claim exists and will be coordinated with a Georgia brain injury lawyer. With the Law Offices of Shane Smith, you can understand all of your legal options under Georgia State law with a complimentary consultation with a Gwinnett County brain injury lawyer.    


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia