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Helping Macon Traumatic Brain Injury Victims Recover

A head or brain injury 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.

The legal team at Adams Law Firm in Macon has extensive experience helping those affected by brain injuries. Our personal injury lawyers will evaluate the facts and circumstances of your case. They will work to preserve your rights and, if necessary, take measures to recover the compensation needed to cover medical care, lost wages, and quality of life.

Consequences Of Traumatic Brain Injuries

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. 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 essential 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.

What Are Common TBI Symptoms?

Generally speaking, the more severe the symptoms, the more powerful the head injury. Symptoms of traumatic brain injuries include:

  • Convulsions or a loss of consciousness
  • Extreme confusion or drowsiness
  • Skull fracture
  • Severe headaches or a stiff neck
  • Blurred vision or slurred speech
  • Fluid draining from the nose, ears, or mouth

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 and brain injuries, as are neuropsychological evaluations (NPEs).

What Are The Effects Of A Traumatic Brain Injury?

Traumatic brain injuries can vary significantly 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. The lasting effects of TBIs can include:

  • Seizures or paralysis
  • Personality changes
  • Vision or hearing loss
  • Coma
  • Cognitive disabilities
  • Loss of life

One of the most troubling aspects of a brain injury is that it is not always visible immediately. TBIs 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.

What Is The Statute Of Limitations For A TBI Injury Claim?

In the state of Georgia, you have two years after an accident occurred to file a personal injury lawsuit. But sometimes, a TBI isn’t discovered right away. When an injury isn’t discovered right away, you have one year from the date of discovery to file a claim.

But even more important, a delay in recognizing a brain injury can be severely harmful or even fatal. A complete neurological examination on a repeated basis may be needed when a brain injury is suspected.

TBI cases can be complicated. It’s easy to get lost in the nuances and complexities. The legal team at Adams Law Firm has extensive experience with personal injury cases and insurance companies. They work tirelessly to help clients affected by brain injuries deal with insurance denials and recover the compensation needed to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and more. They can also help you pursue a wrongful death action if you lose a loved one in an accident.

Consult An Experienced Brain Injury Lawyer

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. Our lawyers offer a free initial consultation and case evaluation. To schedule your free appointment, you can call our office at 478-772-3939 or send us an email through our website.

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