Brain Injury FAQs By Our Personal Injury Attorneys


December 19, 2015

Brain injuries can occur from a variety of circumstances. While some brain injuries are the result of pure accident, many more are caused by the negligence of others. Car and truck accidents are two leading causes of traumatic brain injuries. Slip and falls, pedestrian accidents, sports accidents, and more can result in serious brain injuries. Brain injury victims may be eligible to receive compensation from the negligent party responsible for their injuries. The following is a look at some questions commonly asked about brain injuries.

What are some common causes of brain injury?

Brain injuries can be caused by any sudden trauma to the head which disrupts the normal functioning of the brain. Motor vehicle accidents and accidents involving falls or falling objects, including workplace accidents, cause a large number of brain injuries.

What are some symptoms of brain injury?

Brain injuries can be categorized as mild, moderate, or severe. Symptoms will depend upon the severity of the brain injury. Brain injury symptoms can include:

• Nausea
• Vomiting
• Headaches
• Seizures
• Convulsions
• Slurred speech
• Blurred vision
• Drowsiness
• Numbness in hands and feet
• Weakness

If you or a loved one has suffered any type of head trauma, even if you believe it is mild, it is imperative that you seek medical attention as soon as possible. A doctor will be able to thoroughly evaluate your injury and determine whether treatment is needed. Delaying treatment of a traumatic brain injury can be dangerous. This is especially true for sports players, as sustaining another concussion while your first is still healing can have catastrophic results.

Am I eligible for compensation if I have sustained a brain injury?

If you have suffered a brain injury as a result of another person's negligence, you can file a personal injury action seeking damages from the at-fault party. You should also be able to seek compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more related to the brain injury. Those suffering from serious traumatic brain injuries can require considerable time to recover from the accident and could continue to experience ill effects due to the injury. These accident victims can seek coverage for their long term disability and ongoing medical as well as rehabilitative expenses.

Do I need a lawyer?

You will need a lawyer in the event you sustain a traumatic brain injury that is the fault of another person. Your attorney will represent your interests against the defendant, who will likely be represented by a lawyer as well. Traumatic brain injuries are serious medical conditions that deserve just compensation, which can best be achieved with the help of an attorney.

Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law: Put Our Over 30 Years of Experience to Work on Your Case!

A variety of traumatic brain injuries can deeply impact auto accident victims.  If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury because of another person or party, contact the Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law. Our firm helps accident victims across Georgia and in the Southeast and has over 30 years of experience assisting injured accident victims. The sooner you act after the accident, the greater your chances of obtaining a full recovery. As such, it is important that you seek the assistance of a licensed lawyer as soon as possible. Call Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, 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.cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury/get_the_facts.html

 

Category: Personal Injury

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