If drivers or passengers strike their head in a motor-vehicle accident including a motorcycle accident, car crash, truck wreck, bike accident, or pedestrian accident, serious results could occur. One very serious outcome of hitting a head in a crash can be a brain injury.
While some brain injuries are minimal, others cause lifelong damages such as:
- Behavioral problems – when victims of wrecks suffer brain injuries, there are often changes in their social behavior, personality, and moods. For instance, this type of injury can cause someone who used to be calm before the injury to now become anxious.
- Permanent brain loss – the force of an accident can cause severe damage to the brain, even resulting in brain loss. Victims of Georgia car accidents can experience memory loss as a result of brain trauma.
- Death – when severe internal bruising and swelling of the brain occurs as a result of a crash, serious and even fatal injuries can be the outcome.
A brain injury can be life-changing for the victim and also for his or her family and friends.
Sadly, traumatic brain injury is the leading cause of death and disability in this nation for children and young adults. Brain injuries can be emotionally and financially devastating for all involved.
When you or someone you know and love is a victim of a brain injury, no matter if it is mild to severe in nature, you and your family should pursue an Atlanta brain injury claim with the help of a qualified brain-injury lawyer. Call Shane Smith Law at 770-HURT-999 for a free consultation with an experienced Atlanta brain-injury lawyer today.