Traumatic Brain Injuries: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
The Brain Trauma Foundation (BTF) reports that over 2.2 million head injuries will be treated in emergency rooms across the country each year. Brain injury sufferers can be forced to endure weeks, months, or even years of medical treatment and may never return to the level of functioning that they previously enjoyed. While any brain injury is difficult to experience, those caused by the negligence of another are particularly distressing.
Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries are commonly caused by the following circumstances:
- Vehicle related accidents: Crashes involving cars, trucks, motorcycles, pedestrians, or bicycles are often causes of traumatic brain injuries. Though seat belts have decreased the number of car accident related head injuries, when a crash is severe enough, the head remains at risk. Those injured in a car, truck, motorcycle, or other accident can seek compensation from the at-fault driver.
- Falls: Slip and falls as well as workplace accidents can commonly result in brain injury due to the height involved in this sort of accident. Those who experience brain injuries due to a dangerous condition on the property should seek compensation from the property owner.
- Sports injuries: Numerous sports, including football, baseball, cheerleading, hockey, soccer, and boxing, can lead to traumatic brain injuries. Children are particularly vulnerable to this sort of injury and the organizers of sports should be held accountable if players are injured due to negligence.
Symptoms of Brain Injuries
Brain injuries are not always easy to detect. Mild brain injuries can result in minor symptoms such as a feelings of unease or that something is not right. A traumatic brain injury will have far more serious symptoms, including a disruption of normal brain activity.
Anyone who has been injured in a car, truck, motorcycle, pedestrian, or any other type of accident that might have involved the head should know and watch for the symptoms of brain injury. Common symptoms of a traumatic brain injury include, but are not limited to:
- Feeling slowed down
- Difficulty concentrating
- Difficulty thinking clearly.
- Feeling tired
- Sensitivity to light
- Sleeping more or less than usual
Any individual who has experienced a brain injury that might have been due to the negligence of another should consult with a licensed personal injury attorney as soon as possible to protect their legal rights. Even moderate brain injuries can result in long term impairments and mounds of medical bills. Protect your future from the beginning and call an attorney, who can assist you in pursuing a claim against the at fault person or party.
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Traumatic brain injuries are caused by a number of different accidents, many of them rooted in the negligence of other individuals or entities. Those who suffer a traumatic brain injury will require extensive medical treatment and could experience long lasting effects from the injury. If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury, the Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyers at Montlick and Associates are here to help.
Our firm has dedicated over thirty years to assisting injured accident victims across the state and in the Southeast. Our attorneys will fight for compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and much more. Your time to receive compensation for your injuries is limited, so do not delay. 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.