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Atlanta Automobile Accident Lawyers - Traumatic Brain Injuries

As an Atlanta personal injury lawyer, I know that a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the most serious injuries which one can suffer from and can be caused by any number of different accidents such as a car accident, a trucking accident, a motorcycle crash, a construction site accident, a dog attack, a slip and fall... The list is virtually endless as it can be caused by almost any kind of impact to the head, whether a bump, a jolt, or a blow.

Concussions are one of the more common types of traumatic brain injury, often suffered by individuals involved in car accidents, trucking accidents or slip and falls. Although a concussion is categorized as a mild traumatic brain injury, it doesn't mean that it should be taken lightly – especially when the victim is a child.  All forms of TBI can result in mental impairment of varying degrees which can affect the victim's physical, cognitive, behavioral and emotional functions.  Within the past few years, there have been a number of new studies published concerning the effects of a TBI.  These studies draw strong links between traumatic brain injuries and conditions as varied as ADHD and suicidal tendencies.

If you or someone you love has suffered a head injury, it is important that you seek expert medical treatment regardless of whether or not you lost consciousness.  Unfortunately, determining the extent of damage done to a patient's brain by any given head injury is not necessarily straightforward.  MRI and CAT scans have proven insufficient in detecting signs of TBI, and even more advanced testing such as PET scans are not entirely adequate.

Seeking the best possible medical treatment is critical if you believe you or someone you love has suffered a traumatic brain injury. In many cases, a TBI can result in lifelong consequences, but with the proper care, many TBI victims can still go on to enjoy a healthy and satisfying life.

If you or your relative suffered a head injury in a car accident or any other kind of accident where someone else was to blame or might be considered negligent under Georgia law, it is also a good idea to consult with an experienced Atlanta personal injury attorney who is experienced in handling traumatic brain injury cases.

Contact the Atlanta personal injury attorneys at Sammons & Carpenter, P.C., for a free consultation regarding your personal situation.  We will help you understand your legal rights and options as they apply to your specific circumstances, and help you identify all possible avenues of compensation available.  Call us today at (404) 991-5950 or fill out our online case evaluation form.

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