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.
Most TBI claims are concussion-related; such injuries can range from mild to severe. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 1.4 million people sustain a concussion each year. Over 5.3 million people need lifelong or long-term help with daily activities due to TBI.
Concussion, an altered mental state resulting from an outside force that causes brain injury, is a form of TBI. Concussion can occur without a direct blow to the head, such as in the case of a rear-end auto accident where the impact forces the head forward and backward.
Some concussion symptoms include headache, blurred vision, dizziness, and sensitivity to light and sound. Most concussions do not result in a loss of consciousness.
Concussion symptoms often do not appear immediately after an accident. They tend to appear gradually and doctors frequently recommend that family members watch for symptoms over a prolonged period. Insurance companies are eager to settle claims quickly before the full extent of the injuries appear.
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
Shane Smith Law 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.