Georgia Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
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– Derrick R., Georgia
As the center of the human nervous system, the brain is a mysterious and complicated organ. It controls our body’s functions like walking and talking, our thinking functions like perception and understanding, our emotions like joy and sadness, and our memory.
When the brain suffers an injury, the resulting damage is usually significant and tends to affect more than one function. Known as an invisible disability because there are often no outward physical signs, a brain injury can last a lifetime. Since there is no overarching cure, awareness and prevention are key.
Brain injuries arise from a wide range of incidents, with most of them falling into the category of traumatic brain injury (TBI). More specific than the term “head injury,” a TBI occurs when sudden trauma to the head disrupts the function of the brain.
Causes of Brain Injuries
TBIs are classified as ranging from mild to severe, from a brief change in mental status or consciousness to an extended period of unconsciousness or memory loss.
A study by the CDC for 2006-2010 discovered that among all age groups, the most common reasons for TBIs were falls (40.5 percent), unintentional blunt force traumas (15.5 percent), vehicle accidents (14.3 percent), assaults (10.7 percent), and other (19 percent). When evaluating TBI-related deaths, traffic crashes were the second leading cause (26 percent).
Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury
Many TBIs remain silent and unseen because, unlike a broken bone, symptoms are often mild at first and worsen over time.
- Loss of consciousness
- Excessive drowsiness
- Light sensitivity
- Memory problems
- Noise sensitivity
- Severe headache
- Slurred speech
- Vision problems
- Weakness in arms or legs.
The Brain Injury Association of Georgia reports that over 50,000 suspected TBI cases happen annually in Georgia alone. Our firm is here to help overwhelmed TBI victims, such as those whose injuries arise from:
A Heavy Burden for Georgia Families
A traumatic brain injury can result in numerous cognitive, social, emotional, physical, and behavioral changes, with many victims experiencing devastating and life-altering situations for them as well as their family. The seriousness of these injuries coupled with the length of recovery is a heavy burden. If you have to face that burden because of someone else’s negligence, then you deserve the opportunity to hold that party responsible. The Mann Law Firm aggressively seeks full and fair compensation for our clients and is always willing to take a case to trial if necessary to get that compensation.
If you have suffered a brain injury, you may have valuable legal rights and you need a Georgia TBI lawyer that will be an advocate for you. The Mann Law Firm helps Macon and Middle Georgia residents protect their rights. We would like to meet with you to discuss your case. Please call us at (478) 742-3381 or use this convenient online contact form.