After an Atlanta auto accident, many victims end up in hospital emergency rooms for hitting their heads on steering wheels, windshields, other hard components of the car, or from being ejected from vehicles and landing violently on the ground. The force of a car crash can cause occupants to hit their heads, which can result in serious brain injuries.
For victims who suffered an open-head injury, a brain injury diagnosis may be straightforward because something penetrated the skull and entered the brain. However, for those who suffered a closed-head injury, doctors may have a more difficult time diagnosing the type of brain injury.
Symptoms that may be a sign of a brain injury include:
- Painful headaches
- Balance problems
- Blurred vision
- Slurred speech
- Trouble concentrating
- Issues processing information
- Memory loss
If you were in a car crash in Georgia and you suffered from any of the above symptoms or lost consciousness—even for a brief moment—it is important to seek immediate medical care. Be sure to tell your doctor every symptom you have experienced.
Most brain injuries in Georgia are acquired brain injuries (ABI), which means the brain injury was the result of a traumatic event, such as an Atlanta motor vehicle accident. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1.7 million Americans suffer a traumatic brain injury every year; in Georgia, approximately 50,000 people suffer brain injuries annually.
If you are a Georgia brain injury victim, we encourage you to call the Atlanta brain injury lawyers at Shane Smith Law at 770-HURT-999 today to receive a complimentary consultation. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost income, and more.