Brain injuries are complicated and can affect each person who suffers one differently. In fact, no two brain injuries are exactly alike in symptoms and effect of quality of life. For these reasons, brain injuries are often misunderstood and difficult to live with. However, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 1.7 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury every year and live with the symptoms. If you have sustained a traumatic brain injury in an accident, you should contact a Coweta County brain injury attorney to see if you can recover for your injuries.
Brain injuries most often occur from falls, auto accidents, assaults, or from being struck by or against an object or structure. A normal, healthy brain serves innumerable functions to constantly coordinate our bodily systems. Even a mild or minor injury to any part of the brain can interfere with proper functioning. The specific symptoms of any brain injury varies and depends on the location and severity of the injury. For instance, temporal lobe injuries can affect memory and language skills, the frontal lobe affects emotions and problem solving, the brain stem impacts breathing, sleep, and heart rate, and the cerebellum hinders balance and physical coordination.
Furthermore, because brain injuries are not physically apparent or visible, many of these symptoms, such as trouble showing or regulating emotion, will be mistaken for simply odd behavior. A victim of a brain injury often does not appear sick, and so people often forget that they may continually struggle with lasting symptoms of their injury. Their behavior is often misunderstood, and that only adds to their hardships and may make it difficult to relate to friends, family, or coworkers as usual.
If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury, you can likely relate to many of these difficult experiences and challenges. If you sustained your brain injury in an accident that was someone else's fault, an experienced brain injury attorney can help you hold that person liable. Do not hesitate to call Shane Smith Law at (770) 487-8999 today for a free initial consultation.