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Traumatic Brain Injuries Caused by Collisions

As stated by the Mayo Clinic, vehicle collisions are a leading cause of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the U.S. If you have suffered brain injury in an accident that was not your fault, it is in your best interests to speak with an experienced attorney as soon as possible. Contact Brodhead Law in Atlanta, Georgia today to schedule a free consultation.

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  • We understand the value of traumatic brain injury cases and how important financial recovery is to your future.
  • We work on a contingency fee basis, allowing our clients access to justice through the legal system. You pay us no fees unless we win your case.
  • We have a success rate of more than 99%. Our attorneys have more than two decades of experience representing seriously injured people and recovering millions in verdicts and settlements for our clients.

What Is Traumatic Brain Injury?

TBI is a disruption of the normal function of the brain caused by a blow, bump, or jolt to the head, or by a penetrating head injury. It can have wide-ranging psychological and physical effects. Symptoms of traumatic brain injury may appear immediately after the injury, or days or weeks later.

What Are the Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) divides symptoms of TBI into four separate categories:

  • Cognitive: Difficulty concentrating or thinking clearly, mental slowness, trouble remembering new information.
  • Physical: Headache, blurry vision, nausea or vomiting, dizziness, sensitivity to light or noise, balance problems, tiredness, and lethargy.
  • Emotional: Sadness, irritability, anxiety or nervousness, heightened emotions.
  • Sleep: Sleeping more or less than usual, difficulty falling asleep.

How Can Motor Vehicle Collisions Cause TBI?

  • Trauma to the brain can occur when the skull strikes an object, such as the windshield or steering wheel, in a crash.
  • The sheer force of a collision can cause the brain to collide internally against the hard bone of the skull, which can cause bruising or bleeding of the brain. When the head is moving rapidly then comes to a sudden stop, the brain continues to move, striking the interior of the skull.
  • Blunt trauma head injury can occur when the moving head strikes a stationary object in an automobile accident, causing an open wound. This type of injury can occur with a roof crush or occupant ejection in a crash.

What Are the Long-Term Consequences of Traumatic Brain Injury?

Moderate to severe TBI can have life-altering consequences for the victim and the entire family. It can cause permanent physical and mental disabilities. The victim may face challenges with completing tasks that were routine before the injury. Traumatic brain injury can cause long-term cognitive, physical, and emotional problems resulting from damage to the brain.

Damages In a Collision Traumatic Brain Injury Claim

If the collision that caused your TBI was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to file a claim for compensation. Compensatory damages fall into two categories:

  • Special damages: These are damages of a proven, specified amount, such as past and future medical expenses, lost wages, and property damage.
  • General damages: With general damages, there is no evidence showing a specific amount. These damages may include past and future physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, disfigurement, physical impairment, diminished capacity to earn, and loss of quality of life.

Contact Us Today

At Brodhead Law in Atlanta, we are tough advocates for injured people. Call us right away if you or a loved one have suffered a traumatic brain injury caused by a vehicle collision.