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 the Law Offices of Shane Smith today at (770) 487-8999 for a free consultation with a qualified Peachtree brain-injury lawyer.