Are you feeling depressed after an Atlanta car accident? You may have a hidden brain injury.
 
Brains are complex and neuro-scientists are only just beginning to understand brain injuries and their effects. In a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers found that the incidence of depression among those with traumatic brain injury is eight times that in the general population. But, did you know that depression can also be a sign of brain injury.
 
Sometimes brain injuries are easy to diagnose. The physical damage to the brain can be seen through X-ray, MRI or CT scans.  Other brain injuries are more subtle.  The damage may be difficult to see, but this doesn't mean that the injury isn't real.  
 
When brain injuries are not easily detected, PET scans and other newly developed diagnostic tests may be able to detect the injury.  However, many emergency rooms do not have the capability to run these tests.
 
Read our article, "Signs of Brain Injury: The Symptoms Every Atlanta Car Accident Victim Should Watch For" for a list of the symptoms of brain injury.  If you experience any of these signs or symptoms after an Atlanta car accident,   visit your doctor.  It may be a good idea to have a neurologist screen you for brain injury, especially if you show any signs of unusual behavior or depression.
 
Visiting a doctor serves a second purpose.  When you file a Georgia brain injury claim, many insurance companies will contest of TBI unless they can see test results. 
 
Do you have questions about your Georgia brain injury claim? Peachtree brain injury attorney Shane Smith helps victims of brain injury get the compensation they need to recover from and live with their injury.  To discuss your claim with a Peachtree brain injury attorney, contact the Law Offices of Shane Smith and ask to schedule a free legal consultation.

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia

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