Traumatic brain injuries can have life-altering consequences for the victim and the entire family. If you or your loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, you have a right to seek compensation for your losses. Contact Brodhead Law in Atlanta, Georgia as soon as possible to find out if you have a case and what damages you may be entitled to claim.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a disruption of normal brain function caused by a blow, jolt, or bump to the head, or a penetrating head injury. The severity of a TBI can range from mild (a brief change in consciousness or mental status) to severe (extended period of unconsciousness or amnesia after the injury).
According to the Mayo Clinic, traumatic brain injuries are typically caused by a blow or traumatic injury to the head or body. Severity can depend on the nature of the injury, the force of impact, and other factors. Common causes of TBI include:
Symptoms of a traumatic brain injury may appear immediately, or days, weeks, or months after the injury. Victims may not initially recognize or realize the problems they are having as a result of a TBI. The CDC describes traumatic brain injury symptoms in four different categories:
In severe cases, symptoms of a TBI can last a lifetime, with serious consequences for victims and their families. If you or your loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury that was someone else’s fault, call Brodhead Law right away. We can help you pursue the full and fair compensation you and your family deserve.