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The Key to Understanding Traumatic Brain Injuries

According to the Family Caregiver Alliance and the National Center on Caregiving, TBIs impact victims on an individual basis. Based on the victim’s physiology and the trauma against the brain and head itself, injuries can and do vary.

Based on the circumstances of the accident, damages can be temporary or permanent, short-term or long-term, and may impact an individual’s emotional, social and physical functioning. Depending on where the trauma occurs on and in the head and if oxygen was cut off or if a blunt force damaged brain tissue, the potential for injury is expansive.

How pervasive are TBIs?

There are nearly 2 million incidents of head trauma annually. There are more than 1.5 million traumatic brain injuries that result in a loss of consciousness, but thankfully do not result in long-term hospitalization, rehab or assisted living arrangements. However, these can still cause lasting physically and emotional effects that can cause serious issues in one’s life.

When you speak with a Georgia brain injury attorney you are able to see if the circumstances surrounding the TBI entitle you and your loved one to a personal injury claim.

What effects do TBIs have?

The effects of a traumatic brain injury can and will vary. Even when individuals survive a TBI and are determined to have no long-term serious medical effects, a lot of survivors have feelings of anxiety, may become depressed and have a higher chance of having fewer friends.

Depending on the severity of the injury, if they can still speak, remember common things, learn, etc., statistics show that anywhere from 12.5 percent to 80 of victims may never return to work. This is because they are socially, emotionally or physiologically able to hold a job because they can’t get along with their co-workers or learn their new job because of memory and recall issues.

Since TBIs are serious, speaking with a Georgia brain injury lawyer is essential because the consultation determines your legal rights. If you do qualify for a personal injury claim, you may need a medical expert that can be arranged by a Gwinnett County brain injury lawyer. Call our law offices today to setup your free consultation with a Lawrenceville brain injury lawyer.

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia