One cannot overstate the serious impact a traumatic brain injury (TBI) has on our health. While we rightly believe these injuries are often responsible for deaths and medical problems, even those that seem less serious have a significant impact. A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Neurology shows that even what appear to be minor injuries have long-term effects. The study observed war veterans and found that those who suffered only one mild TBI was more likely to experience dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease than were those who did not receive a TBI. Long-term health problems place a stress on a health care system that is already at the breaking point.
TBI’s don’t only extract a toll on the country’s health care system, they also extract a significant personal cost, as sufferers may require frequent doctor’s visits, medication and home health services. The family members of those afflicted with the effects of a TBI will make sacrifices to enhance the quality of life of their loved one.
Our Roswell GA TBI Attorney Helps Clients Manage Difficult Times
For those whose TBI is the result of some negligent action on the part of someone else, the law offers a way to mitigate the financial and emotional strain associated with helping you and your family manage life better after a TBI. A personal injury lawsuit may be the best way to help you pay for health care and see that the person or organization responsible for the injury does their part. In Georgia, there are no caps on the damages a court may award you in a lawsuit, so a personal injury lawyer can help you deal with the problems created by a TBI.
Possible Symptoms of a TBI
You may believe that since you didn’t lose consciousness when you were injured, or you didn’t suffer substantial external injuries, that you may not be suffering from a traumatic brain injury. You may still have a TBI even if you don’t show any of these symptoms. If you experience any of the following symptoms:
- Constant headaches
- Difficulty concentrating
- Memory loss
- Difficulty sleeping
- Nausea or vomiting
You should contact a medical professional and ask them to examine you for any signs of a TBI. These types of injuries can arise from a variety of situations. You can get a TBI from a minor fender bender or from falling on a wet surface in a super market.
How a TBI Lawyer Can Help
Contact our TBI attorneys, lawyers with experience representing clients in these often complicated personal injury related matters. We will employ the latest technology to prosecute your personal injury lawsuit. We will rely on the neurological science experts to show the depth of the injury and the potential effect on your future and your family’s future.
We will look out for your future beyond the end of the legal matter. Our lawyers will work towards seeing that your medical bills are addressed, that your insurance company is dealt with and that your immediate needs are looked after. We can point you towards the best available medical care while we work on your personal injury case.
Do You Need Help With a TBI or Personal Injury Case?
The after effects of a TBI are wide-ranging. You or a loved one may miss a significant amount of time from work, and depending on the severity of the injury, may not be able to return. You and your family may feel the stress and strain of handling long-term medical bills, rehabilitation and physical or mental therapy. Come and discuss the potential problems with our traumatic brain injury attorney/lawyer and we will work with you on finding a possible solution through the court system. Contact us today and find out how we can help you.