Brain & Head Injury Attorney Augusta, Evans, Thomson, and Waynesboro
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says traumatic brain injuries (TBI) affect two million people in the United States every year. TBI occurs when someone’s head hits a fixed object or when something hits the head or penetrates the brain. It can result from violent shaking which causes the brain to slosh around and slam against the inside of the skull. A similar injury, called coup-contrecoup injury, can result from a rear end collision in which a person’s brain is accelerated and then decelerated through g-forces detrimental to brain matter, essentially bruising the brain.
Traumatic brain injury is different from other types of injuries. The signs of TBI may not be easily identifiable. Victims might fail to understand just how serious their symptoms are, so it’s important that if you’re ever involved in any type of accident, you should be checked out by a doctor who can screen you for brain and head injuries. It’s possible to have TBI and not even know it. It affects people differently, and its treatment is dependent on how the injury occurred and where the trauma impacted. Some cases are mild with others leave life-long scars, physical and emotional.
Traumatic brain injury involves damage to neurons which create tracks for your brains signals to travel, telling different parts of the brain to accomplish specific tasks. When neurons are damaged, the brain and body cannot carry out those functions. For example, damage to the frontal lobe may weaken your ability to concentrate, so you can’t focus on your job or everyday tasks like tying your shoes anymore. While most people will recover completely from mild traumatic brain injury, some don’t and will develop post-concussive syndrome, and sometimes post-traumatic stress disorder. Some sufferers might recover quickly without intervention, while other types of injuries to some people could require high levels of care for a quality of life impacted forever. TBI can present in a mild concussion, or it could be so severe as to result in devastating consequences, including death. The period immediately following any head injury is crucial—seek both medical and legal counsel quickly.
Whether you or your loved one has suffered traumatic brain injury, you need Hawk Law Group in your corner. We’ll walk you through all the necessary steps to your recovery through legal remedy if you’re injured through another person’s negligence. We’re experience attorneys who will listen compassionately and attentively, and fight to get you the compensation you need to see you through your recovery.
Brain injuries cause serious, lifelong complications and permanent disabilities. At The Hawk Law Group in Augusta, our hearts go out to the victims of brain injuries and their families. We know that these serious injuries can be financially and emotionally overwhelming. We are here to protect your rights, to ensure that you or your loved one receives the best medical care and to fight for full compensation from the negligent party that caused the injury. It is extremely important that you do not speak with the negligent party’s insurance company or agree to a settlement. While sometimes an auto accident or another sudden accident causes an immediate, traumatic brain injury (TBI), often, the full extent of a brain injury is not known until a significant amount of time has passed after the accident. What started as a concussion can slowly progress into brain damage over months and years. Brain injuries can occur in a number of different types of accidents, including:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Construction accidents
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Sports injuries
If you settle with the insurance company before the true nature of your injury is determined, you will miss the opportunity to be compensated in full for your injury.
Contact Us – Georgia Head Injury Lawyers
At The Hawk Law Group, our lawyers take a caring and compassionate approach to client service, and we are proud of our history of obtaining successful verdicts and settlement on behalf of our clients. Call our Augusta brain injury attorneys at 800-392-5456 for a free consultation, or contact us online for a prompt response.