Accidents can cause a wide range of physical injuries, ranging from minor to severe. In addition, accident can occur for an equally wide range of reasons, and can occur in unexpected situations. Whether an accident is a slip on a wet floor or a car crash, if the accident is caused by negligence, victims may be able to recover through a personal injury lawsuit. Potential damages available in lawsuit following an accident include compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost income, and damage to property, among others. It is very important that anyone who has sustained an injury in an accident consult with an attorney as soon as possible. Personal injury claims are subject to a strict statute of limitations, meaning that there is a limited amount of time in which a person may bring a claim. The lawyers of the Law Offices of Shane Smith are here to help you get the compensation you deserve.
One particularly serious injury that people can sustain in accidents is a traumatic brain injury, or TBI. TBIs occur when head trauma interferes with the way the brain normally functions. A concussion is a form of mild TBI, but they can also be extremely serious and result in long term complications. Anyone who suspects that they may have sustained a TBI should seek medical attention immediately. Some common signs and symptoms of TBI include:
- Nausea or vomiting
- Sensitivity to light and sound
- Mood swings
- Unusual behavior
- Difficulty concentrating
These are just some of the potential signs and symptoms of TBI. Remember that TBI does not necessarily involve a loss of consciousness, and that the signs of TBI may not appear immediately after an accident.
Contact a Clayton County personal injury attorney for a free consultation
If you or a loved one has sustained TBI in an accident, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. An attorney can help you determine whether you have a legal claim, and also what parties may be liable. The attorneys of the Law Offices of Shane Smith are committed to serving people injured by the negligence of others. In order to schedule a free consultation, contact us today at (770) 487-8999.