Head injuries can range from a mild concussion to a life-altering traumatic brain injury (TBI). Even with a TBI, there are varying degrees of severity. Unfortunately, the outcome depends on which location of the brain was struck, how soon treatment began, if brain swelling was kept at a minimum, and how the brain injury occurred.
Outside of hearing about veterans who have served our country in a war and suffered a traumatic brain injury, many people don’t exactly know how a TBI can happen close to home. Here’s a thorough list of how a TBI in Georgia can occur.
- Motor vehicle accident (car, motorcycle, and trucking accidents)
- Bicycle accident
- Pedestrian accident
- Slip and fall accident
- Falls from heights
- Assaults and attacks (crime)
- Sports accident (football and contact sports)
- Being struck by an object
- Workplace accident
- Heavy equipment accident
- Nursing home abuse
- Child abuse
- Playground accident
- Birth trauma
Men typically suffer more traumatic brain injuries due to contact sports, working with heavy equipment, and doing manual labor. Children often suffer a TBI in falls, playground accidents, child abuse cases, birth injury, and motor vehicle accident, whereas elderly people often suffer a TBI in slip and fall accidents, car accidents, or in the case of nursing home abuse.
If you have suffered a skull injury, scalp injury, other head trauma, or traumatic brain injury in Georgia due to the negligence of another, please call Shane Smith Law today at (770) 487-8999 for a free consultation with a qualified Peachtree brain-injury lawyer.