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Traumatic Brain Injury

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.

Why Choose Brodhead Law, LLC?

  • Our trial lawyers have more than two decades of experience fighting for the rights of injured accident victims.
  • Our success rate is greater than 99 percent. We have recovered millions in settlements and verdicts for our clients.
  • We thoroughly prepare each case, as though it were going to trial. The insurance companies know we will actually take your case to court if necessary, to fight for the compensation you deserve.

What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

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).

Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries

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:

  • Falls: Overall, falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injury, particularly among children and older adults.
  • Motor vehicle collisions: Traffic crashes involving passenger vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles, or pedestrians are a common cause of a TBI.
  • Acts of violence: Domestic violence, gunshot wounds, and assaults frequently result in traumatic brain injury.
  • Sports injuries: A TBI often occurs in high-impact and extreme sports, such as football, soccer, hockey, boxing, baseball, lacrosse, and skateboarding.
  • Explosive blasts and combat injuries: A TBI is common among active-duty military personnel exposed to explosive blasts, bodily collisions with objects following a blast, penetrating wounds, or severe blows to the head with debris or shrapnel.

What Are the Symptoms of TBI?

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:

  • Physical: These symptoms may include headache, blurry vision, nausea or vomiting, dizziness, balance difficulties, sensitivity to light or noise, tiredness, and lethargy.
  • Emotions and Mood: A person who has suffered a traumatic brain injury may experience more intensity of emotion, along with sadness, irritability, nervousness, or anxiety.
  • Cognitive: TBI sufferers may have difficulty concentrating, slowness in thinking, and trouble thinking clearly and remembering new information.
  • Sleep: Traumatic brain injury victims may sleep more or less than usual or have difficulty falling asleep.

Get In Touch with Our Firm

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.