Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, occur when a bump or blow to the head causes a disruption in normal brain function. The long term effects of TBIs depend largely on the severity of the initial injury, but all TBIs are serious and should be evaluated by a medical professional. Common causes of TBIs include falls, car accidents, sports accidents, or other activities that create the risk of head injury. If you have sustained a TBI that was the result of someone else’s negligence you may be eligible for compensation through a Georgia personal injury lawsuit. The lawyers of the Law Offices of Shane Smith are dedicated to protecting the rights of people who have sustained TBIs.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, certain groups are at an increased risk for sustaining a TBI:
- People from 15 to 24 have the highest rates of TBIs related to motor vehicle crashes
- Adults over 75 have the highest rates of TBI related hospitalization and are more likely to die from TBI than any other age group
It is important for anyone who has suffered a TBI to undergo a thorough medical evaluation. Signs and symptoms of TBI include:
- Memory loss
- Loss of consciousness
- Blurry vision
- Ringing in the ears
These are just some of the potential signs and symptoms of TBI, and it is important for anyone who has suffered significant head trauma to see a doctor. In addition, even a violent collision in which the head does not hit a foreign object may be sufficient to cause a TBI. Your healthcare professional will give you detailed instructions on how best to care for yourself after sustaining a TBI.
Contact a Fayette County personal injury attorney for a free consultation
If you have been involved in an accident that you believe may have resulted from someone else’s negligence and sustained a TBI, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. In order to determine whether you have a claim, you should have the circumstances of your accident reviewed by an experienced Fayette County personal injury attorney. Damages in a personal injury case could include medical expenses, pain and suffering, property damage, or lost wages. To schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced brain injury lawyers, call the Law Offices of Shane Smith today at (770) 487-8999.