A traumatic brain injury or TBI is a common accident injury that results when a blow or a jolt to the head disrupts brain function. This often occurs in car accidents when the victims head hits the interior of the car or the victim is struck by an airbag deploying with too much force.
Traumatic brain injuries range from mild to severe. They can cause short term discomfort or result in a life-long disability that affects the victim’s quality of life and ability to earn a living.
Symptoms of TBI vary depending on the part of the brain that is injured. Symptoms may be mild or severe and can include any of the following:
• Loss of consciousness
• Sensory difficulties
• Speech problems
• Ringing in the ears
• Blurred vision
• Mood changes
• Behavior changes
• Trouble concentrating
• Dilated pupils
• Loss of coordination
If you have been diagnosed with a serious traumatic brain injury, you may require long term, expensive physical therapy, occupational therapy, rehabilitation or other special services.
Because TBI’s may require long term treatment it is especially important that you don’t accept an inadequate settlement. Once you’ve accepted an insurance company’s settlement offer, additional medical expenses are your own responsibility. Fair compensation for a traumatic brain injury may include the costs of past and future medical and rehabilitation services, as well as damages for lost income, lost earning capacity, loss of enjoyment of life, and pain and suffering. An experienced Atlanta injury attorney can help you to recover compensation for all your losses.
The Law Offices of Shane Smith assists victims of car wrecks in the metropolitan Atlanta area. We can deal with the insurance company on your behalf and get you a full, fair settlement that covers all your needs. If you don’t have health insurance or need help with medical bills, we have contacts in the medical profession that can help. We are here to help you get your life back on track after your car crash.