Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Traumatic brain injury is caused by the head forcefully hitting an object, such as when hitting a windshield, or the dashboard of a car (closed head injury) or by something passing through the skull and piercing the brain, such as a bullet or knife wound to the head (penetrating head injury). Traumatic brain injury is a complex injury with a broad spectrum of symptoms and disabilities. The impact on a person and his or her family can be devastating. Some traumatic brain injuries are invisible and have no obvious external signs. Diagnostic procedures such as CAT scans and MRIs or other imaging tests may produce normal results.
There are two categories of traumatic brain injury: mild and severe. The injury is mild if the loss of consciousness and/or confusion and disorientation is shorter than 30 minutes. If the loss of consciousness and/or confusion and disorientation is exceeds 30 minutes, the injury is severe. In a mild injury, the victim has cognitive problems such as headache, difficulty thinking, memory problems, attention deficits, mood swings and frustration. In severe injuries, the deficits range from impairment of higher level cognitive functions to comatose states. The victims have limited function of arms or legs, abnormal speech or language, loss of thinking ability or emotional problems. The victim may appear physically fine and yet have sustained a brain injury that impacts that person’s ability to resume his or her normal life.
Getting Victims of Traumatic Brain Injuries the Compensation They Deserve
The personal injury lawyers at The Burnside Firm has an unmatched reputation in getting traumatic brain injury victims the compensation they deserve. From our offices in Athens GA we represent traumatic brain injury victims throughout Georgia. A traumatic brain injury lawsuit involves complex legal issues. We have our team of doctors and medical experts who can treat the injury and monitor the victim over time. We work with family members, medical personnel and guardians to determine the nature and extent of medical and personal care the client will require and make a life care plan. Sometimes, it is sometimes necessary to have a legal guardian appointed for the brain injury victim.
Get the Compensation You Deserve
Traumatic brain injury victims can seek compensation for:
- Medical expenses and lost income
- Future earnings
- Future medical and personal care
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Loss of quality of life
- Loss of consortium with family members
Contact us for a free initial consultation. We will review your case and let you know if you are entitled to compensation. Call 1-800-569-1937.