Georgia Accidents Cause Serious Head and Brain Injuries


March 25, 2011

Each year, it is estimated that nearly 8 million people sustain some type of head and brain injury. Close to 2 million of these people will never return to their normal pre-accident routine at home and work. While industrial and occupational mishaps abound, auto accidents are still the leading cause of head and brain injuries in Georgia.

If you or someone you love has suffered serious head and brain injuries as a result of the careless or intentional conduct of another, contact the experienced accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law for a free consultation to discuss your legal rights to compensation. At Montlick and Associates, we work hard for our clients and can help you work through the challenges of being an accident victim.

The brain, though well protected, is one of the most delicate parts of the body. If the brain sustains serious trauma, like being struck by a windshield, or sudden acceleration/deceleration caused by the whiplash of being hit from behind by a another vehicle, an injury can occur at the time of the accident or slowly develop and result in internal bleeding and swelling. The statistics regarding the severity of head injuries are alarming.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a recent auto accident, seek immediate medical help––and make haste in finding a qualified and experienced personal injury attorney. At Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, we have helped families all over Georgia regain some semblance of a balanced life by helping them handle a personal injury claim. Unfortunately, head and brain injuries do not heal like other injuries. A person can appear to be totally normal one moment, and completely disoriented the next, which is a condition many Georgia accident victims who suffer from head and brain injuries must live with on a daily basis.

Some of the most common causes of head and brain injuries include the following:

  • Automobile accidents
  • Violent attacks resulting in trauma to the head
  • Slip and falls
  • Sports-related injuries

Accidents that result in serious head and brain injuries, can include anoxic brain injury, concussions, contusions and hematomas. The symptoms of traumatic head and brain injury, often surfacing days or weeks after an accident, can include persistent headaches and neck pain that will not go away, difficulty remembering or concentrating, a sudden slowness in thinking or acting, sleep pattern changes, nausea, an urge to vomit, or blurred vision. If you are involved in serious accident involving a blow to your head and experience any of these symptoms, you should see your doctor immediately.

Challenges of Litigating Head and Brain Injuries

A brain injury, unlike other bodily injuries, may not make itself immediately known. It may not show up in a standard diagnostic test such as CT or MRI scan. Quite often, the brain injury victim is the sole witness to the accident responsible for his or her injury and may have difficulties remembering critical details.

To add insult to injury, insurance companies and defendants may adamantly deny that an accident victim even suffered a head or brain injury. While there may appear to at first be a lack of physical evidence and symptoms, head and brain injuries can cause serious disabilities and can drastically affect the accident victims’ ability to function and lead a normal life. Additionally, the financial cost of caring for a permanently disabled victim of a head and brain injury can cost families millions of dollars over the period of the victim’s lifetime.

For over 25 years, the Georgia traumatic brain injury lawyers at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, have been helping people just like you in Georgia deal with the heart-wrenching challenges of traumatic head and brain injuries. We understand the potential legal and factual obstacles to proving your right to legal compensation and will help you through the process and fight for your rights. If you or a loved one has been involved in an auto accident or other accident causing serious head and brain injuries, do not hesitate to call us.

Montlick and Associates is available to assist clients throughout all of Georgia and the Southeast, 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.

Category: Personal Injury

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