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.

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