If you or a loved one has suffered a TBI because of another person’s carelessness, you deserve to have a compassionate Georgia brain injury attorney on your side. These injuries can be catastrophic and lead you to feeling angry, confused, alone, and unsure about what to do next. Such feelings can worsen when insurance adjusters are pressuring you into settling your claim without a Georgia brain injury attorney assistance. Help is available and can ease these overwhelming emotions. When you need a GA brain injury attorney, you can count on Andrew Lynch, P.C.
Having extensive legal experience in fighting personal injury claims, we have won millions of dollars in damages. While this in and of itself makes us very proud, it is the ability to restore the life of our client’s, or as closely as possible, to the meaningful, enjoyable life they had before their injury. To discuss your accident with a Georgia brain injury attorney, please call (404) 373-7715.
Every year in the U.S., nearly 2 million people will suffer a head injury. Because the skull is able to provide protection to the brain, many of these injuries are minor. However, for approximately 500 million people, hospitalization and treatment for a traumatic brain injury will be required.
A traumatic brain injury (TBI), may also be referred to as head trauma, is any kind of injury caused by an external force rather than a disease. When this happens, normal brain functioning will cease. The symptoms of a TBI can greatly vary; ranging from mild to moderate, severe, or life threatening.
Common causes of a traumatic brain injury might include:
- Work accidents
- Recreational accidents
- Slip and fall
- Home or industrial accidents
- Near drownings
- Traffic accidents
In many cases, a TBI will appear mild and non-threatening. However, it is vital to seek medical attention because the injury could worsen and lead to lifelong impairment in physical, mental, and emotional functioning. Apart from a noticeable mark on the head, signs of a TBI might include:
- Severe headaches
- Inability to concentrate
- Inability to pay attention
- Memory problems
It is also important to educate yourself on TBI myths like:
- If you were not hit directly on the head, you cannot have a traumatic brain injury,
- If you did not become unconsciousness, a TBI is not possible.
- A TBI is temporary.
A Georgia brain injury attorney understands that the aforementioned myths have been disproven by researchers around the world. A jolt to the head, without an actual strike, can cause a TBI. A concussion that results in a dazed or confused state can also cause a TBI. Finally a mild TBI often heals on its own, however, some people will face long term effects.