Post-concussion syndrome, a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by an impact to the head, may not be identified without expert medical attention following an accident. A Clayton County brain injury lawyer at the Law Office of Shane Smith can pursue a Georgia personal injury claim.
TBI is categorized as mild, moderate, or severe. Many insurance companies attempt to classify as "mild" any brain injury. This is designed to indicate that victims have few physical or employment restrictions directly resulting from the negligent actions and therefore deserve less compensation for their injuries. Insurance companies frequently use initial medical reports and attempt to settle TBI cases quickly. However, it is not uncommon for TBI effects to take some time to materialize. These may include serious disabilities, mental limitations, depression and personality changes.
Mild TBI resulting from an accident can be difficult to diagnose and treat. Many symptoms from mild and moderate brain injuries are subtle and routine tests may not detect them. In some cases, mild brain injuries can be undiagnosed for several months.
Mild TBI symptoms can include:
- Depression, anger or personality alterations
- Difficulty concentrating
- Short-term memory loss, forgetfulness and/or attention deficits
- Impaired sight
- Impaired judgment
- Speech and/or communication problems
- Memory loss
- Difficulty swallowing or chewing
- Sleep disorders
The Law Offices of Shane Smith will aggressively pursue a brain injury case to get the victim fair compensation. Call Clayton County brain injury lawyer Shane Smith for a free consultation.