One common type of injury that can be particularly hard to identify is a traumatic brain injury, or TBI. No TBIs are alike, and people who sustain them may suffer from very different symptoms. Depending on the part of the brain that is affected, a TBI may affect a person’s behavior, memory, speech, balance, or memory. As a result, it is important for anyone who suspects that they have sustained a TBI to undergo a medical evaluation as soon as possible after an accident. In addition, you should also consult with a lawyer who understands how to handle brain injury cases. TBI can result in significant medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and loss of quality of life, all of which may be compensable in a Georgia personal injury lawsuit. The Fayette County brain injury attorneys of the Law Offices of Shane Smith are dedicated personal injury advocates who are committed to serving victims of negligence.
One reason that TBIs are so difficult to identify is that the list of potential signs and symptoms is very large. In addition, people who sustain TBI may not present symptoms until days or even weeks after an injury causing accident. The best way to ensure that a TBI is properly diagnosed is to familiarize yourself with the most common potential signs and symptoms of TBI. These include:
- Nausea or vomiting
- Sensitivity to light or sound
- Ringing in the ears
- Difficulty concentrating
- Mood swings
These is not an exhaustive list, and many more potential signs and symptoms of TBI are possible. Left untreated, TBIs could lead to significant long term complications, so it is extremely important to see a doctor after being involved in an accident.
Contact a Fayette County personal injury attorney for a free consultation
If you or a loved one has sustained a TBI that you believe may have been the result of negligence, you may be able to recover damages through a personal injury lawsuit. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, call our office today at (770) 487-8999.