Complications of Traumatic Brain Injuries


March 18, 2016

Traumatic brain injuries can result from car, truck and motorcycle accidents, as well as workplace falls, slip and falls and other types of accidents. Any injury involving the brain can be severe and lead to potentially devastating injuries. While some traumatic brain injury sufferers will recover from their injury within a short period of time, others will experience serious complications that can leave them permanently disabled.

At Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, our personal injury attorneys in Atlanta have assisted thousands clients who sustained traumatic brain injuries in car, truck, and other accidents. We understand the long term nature of these injuries and the tremendous financial, as well as mental and physical, damage they can inflict. We help traumatic brain injury victims to obtain compensation from the negligent person(s) or company(s) responsible, as such injuries are incredibly serious and debilitating.  

Coma and Altered Consciousness

Serious traumatic brain injuries can result in prolonged states of altered consciousness. Some accident victims can fall into a coma.  Others can enter into varying states of minimal consciousness, in which they are aware to some degree, but cannot function normally or respond properly to stimuli.

Seizures

Some people with traumatic brain injuries might start to experience seizures within a week of the injury. This can be temporary or, alternatively, the start of a permanent seizure disorder. It can also greatly impact the life of accident victims, potentially limiting their ability to work or drive on their own.

Cognitive Problems

Many people who suffer a traumatic brain injury could experience cognitive or thought process changes. These could include, among others:

  • Memory problems
  • Issues learning
  • Judgment problems
  • Reasoning issues
  • Altered concentration
  • Attention problems
  • Slowed mental processing
  • Decision making problems
  • Inability to problem solve
  • Inability to multitask
  • Lack of organization

These are just a few areas in which a traumatic brain injury can negatively affect thought processes. These changes can be temporary or permanent, and it will often not be clear as to whether normal thought processes will resume until months after the accident or ever again.

Behavioral and Emotional Problems

Traumatic brain injuries can also impact one's behavior and emotions, making it hard for accident victims to maintain relationships or react appropriately to situations that arise in work and life. Behavioral changes include a lack of awareness, inability to control oneself or other problems. Emotional changes encompass anger, depression, or anxiety, among others. If you or a loved one has sustained a traumatic brain injury in an accident, you should consult with a personal injury attorney right away to learn about your legal rights as well as the steps necessary to protect those rights.  

Contact Montlick and Associates For Your Free Consultation

If you have been injured in an accident, you need compassionate and experienced representation to protect your interests. The Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, help accident victims and their families in Georgia and in the Southeast. Our firm has over 30 years of experience that we will bring to your case.

The sooner you act after your accident, the greater your chances of reaching the best possible outcome. 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 24c-hour Live Online Chat.

Source:
Mayo Clinic 

Category: Personal Injury

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