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Traumatic Brain Injuries: Most Common Causes

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A traumatic brain injury occurs when a person suffers a serious blow to the head. Obviously, the best example of how this can happen is if someone hits you in the head with a baseball bat. Thankfully, it is very rare that we handle cases of that extreme nature. The same thing can happen when you’re involved in a motor vehicle accident. When your head hits something hard, your brain jostles around inside your skull. When this happens, you can end up with several different injuries. You may suffer a traumatic brain injury as discussed here. Or you may suffer a concussion which is a much milder type of brain injury that usually heals itself every time. If this happens, you need the services of a seasoned Atlanta personal injury lawyer.

Some people who suffer this type of blow to the head experience bleeding on the brain or swelling. Any one of these injuries will usually require surgery or multiple surgeries to fix it. A traumatic brain injury also has the chance of plaguing you for the rest of your life. Oftentimes, this injury is referred to as a TBI for short. The reason they call it traumatic is because that’s exactly what it is. You may not be able to work for quite some time, if at all after suffering this type of injury. This is one of the reasons why our Atlanta personal injury lawyers demand so much in the way of pain and suffering. We may also have to demand damages for lost future income depending on whether or not you are disabled after the fact.

Our Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyers Represent Our Fair Share of Clients with a TBI

Over the years, our Georgia injury attorneys have handled more than their fair share of cases involving brain injuries. Oftentimes, they are caused by motor vehicle accidents. Whether you’re the passenger or driver in a car crash, there’s always a chance that you could suffer a brain injury. Your head may go through the windshield, or you might be ejected from the vehicle. Other times, a car may T-bone you and your head is hit by several things during the impact.

Of course, motor vehicle accidents aren’t the only causes of traumatic brain injuries. We have also represented many construction workers who suffer a fall from scaffolding or from the top of the building. Anybody who falls from that great of a height is going to suffer some type of brain injury. The goal is to make sure that you get the medical care you need and the damages you deserve to take care of yourself in the future.

Many People Involved in a Motorcycle Accident Suffer a Brain Injury

One of the most common causes of brain injuries is motorcycle accidents. This should not be surprising given the fact that the only thing standing between you and the other vehicle is a place of helmet. You’re even at more of a risk of suffering a traumatic brain injury if you’re ejected from your bike. When your body is thrown off your motorcycle, you may end up hitting a tree or the asphalt. Either way, if your helmet does not protect you 100%, you could very well suffer a traumatic brain injury.

There’s a Chance You Will Suffer a TBI in a Pedestrian Accident

Another time that you are at great risk of suffering this type of injury is if you were involved in a pedestrian accident. If you were on foot and you get hit by a car, SUV, or bus, you’re going to suffer severe injuries. The human body simply cannot withstand that kind of impact. And depending on where your body was hit and how fast the car was going, you could suffer a traumatic brain injury or even worse, a spinal cord injury. This is why it’s so important that you go to the hospital immediately following your accident. The doctors in the emergency room will check you out and look to see if you have suffered a brain injury of any sort.

Did You Sustain a Traumatic Brain Injury in a Construction Accident?

As briefly mentioned above, sometimes people who work in construction get into accidents on the job. If you or your spouse work construction and happen to suffer a significant fall, there is a good chance that you could have a traumatic brain injury. If this is a case, our Georgia injury attorneys will recommend that you not go back into that line of work. There’s simply too much of a chance that you could reinjure yourself and end up permanently paralyzed or even dead.

Our Georgia Injury Attorneys Will Fight to Get You Damages

If you suffered a traumatic brain injury in any sort of accident, there is a good chance that you’re entitled to compensation. As long as your Atlanta personal injury lawyer can prove that the other party was negligent, you should be fairly compensated for your injuries. Of course, there’s no way to know for sure if you have a valid case until you sit down with an experienced Georgia injury attorney. We offer new clients a free, initial consultation so that you can do exactly this. Take the time to sit down and discuss your case with someone who’s handled many cases like it before. Our Atlanta personal injury lawyers have decades of combined experience and have represented dozens of people who suffered a traumatic brain injury.

Because these injuries tend to be very serious, there is a good chance that your pain and suffering will make up the lion’s share of your settlement. As long as your Georgia injury attorney can prove that you did indeed suffer physically and mentally from your brain injury, you may be entitled to significant damages. Since we offer new clients a free consultation, you should come into the office and discuss your case with someone as soon as possible. If your injuries are too severe for you to make it into the office, we can always come to you or conduct the consultation via Skype.

Our goal is to make sure that you receive the compensation you deserve, regardless of how your injury took place. As long as the other party was at fault and your attorney can prove that, you should feel confident that you will receive compensation for your injuries.

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