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