Macon Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys
Helping Brain Injury Victims Recover to the Fullest Possible Extent
A head or brain injury can cause can change a life or family forever. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury to the brain caused by an outside force, also known as a traumatic brain injury (TBI), the repercussions can be devastating—and may last long after a case is closed.
Brian Adams and his legal team at Adams Law Firm have experience helping those affected by brain injuries evaluate their rights, and if necessary, take measures to recover the compensation needed to cover medical care, lost wages, and quality of life. Our team of Macon traumatic brain injury lawyers will work with you to ensure you receive comprehensive and compassionate representation throughout your case—and beyond. We understand the challenges that come with such cases and are here to provide the effective and caring representation you need to make it through this tough time.
Call (478) 845-1961 or contact the firm online for legal advice and representation. All initial consultations are completely free of charge, and we never charge any legal fees unless we win your case.
Consequences of a Traumatic Brain Injury
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that in 2010, approximately 2.5 million ER visits, hospitalizations, and deaths were associated with TBIs. The causes of these injuries range from falls and traffic accidents to sports and workplace injuries, and in serious cases can result in permanent emotional, behavioral, and cognitive changes that affect a person's ability to work or live independently.
Due to the seriousness and long-lasting consequences of these injuries, it's important to seek immediate medical attention. Diagnoses may involve an MRI, EEG, CAT scan, or blood work, but early medical treatment and prompt diagnosis are of the utmost importance in the case of TBI.
Common TBI Symptoms & Effects
Traumatic brain injuries can vary greatly in severity. Minor TBIs may result in nothing more than a minor concussion that fully heals after a few days of rest. On the other end of the spectrum, TBIs can lead to permanent disability.
Other issues a traumatic brain injury may lead to include:
- Personality changes
- Vision loss
- Hearing loss
- Cognitive disabilities
- Loss of life
One of the most troubling aspects of brain injury is that it is not always visible immediately and can go undetected for days, months, and even years. This is why it is imperative you seek medical attention after a car crash, fall, or other accident that may have caused head trauma.
Symptoms of traumatic brain injury include:
- Extreme confusion
- Skull fracture
- Severe headache
- Blurred vision
- Slurred speech
- Stiff neck
- Loss of consciousness
- Extreme drowsiness
- Fluid draining from the nose, ears, or mouth
Generally, the more severe the symptoms, the more severe the injury. The only way to accurately determine the effects and mitigate them early on is to seek medical care immediately. Diagnostic studies such as CT scans and MRIs are helpful in determining the nature and extent of head or brain injury, as is a Neurological Psychological Evaluation (NPE). Delay in recognizing a brain injury can be severely harmful, or even fatal. A full neurological examination on a repeated basis may be needed when a brain injury is suspected.
Should I Seek Legal Representation in Macon?
TBI cases can be complicated; it's easy to get lost in the nuances and complexities and get taken for a ride. Brian Adams and his team have extensive experience with injury cases and work tirelessly to help clients affected by brain injuries recover the compensation needed to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and more.
Call (478) 845-1961 or contact us online to book your free case evaluation. Se habla Español.