When thinking about a brain injury, most of us think about concussions and other blunt force trauma to the head that has the potential to cause permanent brain damage, as well as the potential to result in death. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are defined as any alteration in the brain that is caused by force. Such brain injuries often occur in car accidents, from slipping and falling, and any other accident that involves direct trauma or force to the head.

Other types of brain injuries not considered traumatic in nature but can have similar long-lasting effects include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Stroke;
  • Electric shock;
  • Lightning;
  • Tumor; and
  • Neurotoxins

These acquired brain injuries do not involve force to the head, and they did not exist before birth. Some brain injuries are congenital, in which a child is born with a brain injury already, or sustains a brain injury in the course of birth. As such, there are three general categories of brain injuries, those that are genetic or congenital, those that are acquired, and those caused by trauma. Traumatic brain injuries can also be considered acquired in that they were sustained after birth. But overall, it is important to distinguish between the different types of brain injuries that someone may sustain because of an accident or act of negligence.

The Consequences of Suffering From Brain Injuries

The symptoms and conditions associated with brain injuries can range from minor to severe, and from temporary to permanent. Such symptoms and conditions include the following:

  • Headaches;
  • Psychological/behavioral problems;
  • Seizures;
  • Neck and back pain;
  • Confusion;
  • Trouble sleeping;
  • Anxiety;
  • Depression;
  • Memory loss;
  • Vision problems; and
  • Suicidal thoughts.

In addition to suffering the physical and emotional consequences of a brain injury, victims and family members can incur serious medical expenses that grow exponentially, and many people are unable to keep up with payments. The financial cost of a brain injury can be overwhelming and can lead to disability and ultimately bankruptcy, often causing hardship among the victim and family members. If symptoms and conditions associated with a brain injury prevent a victim from working, he or she cannot help pay the bills, placing a greater strain on family members.

What if Someone Else Was Responsible for My Brain Injury?

Whether you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury or one who has suffered a brain injury caused by someone else’s negligence, you should contact the brain injury lawyers at Montlick & Associates to learn about your legal rights as well as what steps can be taken to protect those rights.

Put Our Law Firm’s Over 39 Years Of Legal Experience To Work For Your Case!

If you or a loved one has been injured in any type of accident caused by someone else’s negligence, contact Montlick & Associates today for your free consultation. Montlick & Associates has been representing those who suffer serious injuries throughout all of Georgia and in the Southeast for over 39 years, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state.

No matter where you are located our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

Source: http://www.biausa.org/about-brain-injury.htm

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