Did you know that about 50,000 brain injuries are reported in Georgia each year? Approximately 1.7 million people in the U.S. sustain a brain injury every year. According to the Brain Injury Association of Georgia, out of the 50,000 brain injuries that occur in Georgia annually, an estimated 3,000 people suffer permanent disabilities due to their brain injuries.
In the State of Georgia, approximately 150,000 people live with permanent disabilities caused by brain injuries. Sadly, brain injuries continue to be a major public health problem in Georgia and throughout this nation.
Brain Injuries Do Not Discriminate
Brain injuries can happen to anyone—family, friends, coworkers—at any time. One of the most common causes of a brain injury is an Atlanta auto accident. Innocent victims’ lives can change instantly in a Georgia car crash.
Severe brain injuries can leave a victim in a coma and in the hospital for months, followed by several months in rehabilitation. Many brain injury victims in Atlanta can suffer a lifetime of:
- Physical changes: Ongoing headaches, muscle spasms, balance problems, fatigue, and instances of seizures;
- Behavioral challenges: Emotional problems, mood swings, anxiety, depression, and agitation, among other personality changes;
- Cognitive problems: Trouble processing information, problems with memory, trouble concentrating.
Brain Injuries Cause Change
Because brain injury victims in Georgia can suffer emotional, intellectual, and physical disabilities, their entire lives can change. These changes can cause victims to lose their jobs, their ability to drive, and their friends and social life. In addition, many victims may need someone to take care of them.
These changes and disabilities also may impact victims’ family members. Brain injuries have expensive financial ramifications, leading victims and their families to pursue compensation for their serious injuries and lifestyle changes.
Brain injuries can cause short-term or long-term disabilities, and victims often need ongoing treatment and medical care, potentially for life. To ensure you or your loved one gets the maximum compensation following a Fulton County crash that caused a brain injury, call an Atlanta brain injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Shane Smith at 770-HURT-999 for a free consultation. We can help you seek compensation for your medical expenses, rehabilitation, lost income, future lost wages, future medical care and more.