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Atlanta, Georgia Injury Attorneys - Head and Brain Injuries

Georgia laws allow head and brain injury victims to seek legal compensation under certain circumstances. The Atlanta Injury Attorneys at Sammons & Carpenter, P.C. can help victims to get the money they deserve. Call us today to schedule a free no obligation consultation to learn how we can help.

Head and Brain Injuries
In many situations when you are involved in an auto accident, a workplace incident, a slip-and-fall or many other types of accidents, a head injury is a common yet tragic outcome.   Head injuries can occur as a result of any blow to the head. Such injuries can range from a mild concussion that lasts for several days to a permanent lifelong injury or even a fatal injury.

When you suffer a serious injury to the head or brain, your quality of life may suffer tremendously and you may incur very expensive medical bills and costs. If your head injury was the direct result of someone else’s negligent or wrongful acts, the person or entity that hurt you can be held responsible for covering all costs and losses. An Atlanta head and brain injury attorney will help you to take legal action, make a personal injury claim and get fairly compensated for your head and brain injury.

Types of Head and Brain Injuries
A variety of different types of injuries can occur after you suffer a blow to the head. Some of the common head and brain injuries that can result from an accident include:
  • Concussion. A concussion, which causes a temporary loss of awareness, is the most common type of head injury.
  • Brain damage. Cognitive function can be lost as a result of an open head injury (the skull is split) or a closed head injury (the brain is severely bruised or damaged while the skull remains in tact). Brain injury can cause cognitive impairment and you may be unable to perform a variety of basic life functions depending upon the severity of the brain damage.
  • Coma. The Glascow Coma Scale measures the severity of brain damage resulting from trauma. A mild injury with a Glascow score between 13-15 results in a brief loss of consciousness but full recovery is usually possible. A moderate injury with a Glascow score between nine and 12 can cause you to loose consciousness for a few hours. More severe injuries can result in loss of consciousness that lasts for years or that is permanent.
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI). TBI can result from a single trauma or from repeated traumas. Symptoms can be long-lasting and sometimes permanent. TBIs can cause mood changes; memory problems; fatigue; nausea; ringing in the ears; muscle control problems; an unpleasant taste in the mouth and other health problems.
  • Fractured skull. There are different types of skull fractures including a linear fracture (a bone breaks but doesn’t move); a depressed skull fracture (a part of the skull sinks in); a diastatic skull fracture (breaks occur along suture lines of the skull); and a basilar skull fracture (breaks occur in the bones near the base of the skull).
  • Hematoma. A hematoma refers to blood clots in the brain.
If you suffer these or other head injuries, you may require hospitalization; surgery and ongoing therapy. The expenses may be significant and you may experience significant pain and ongoing physical or mental problems.

Getting Help from an Atlanta, Georgia Injury Lawyer
When you or a loved one experiences a brain injury or head injury, you need to ensure you are compensated for your losses and that your costs are covered. An Atlanta Injury Attorney at Sammons & Carpenter, P.C. can help you with a lawsuit or injury claim so you get the money you need to treat your head or brain injury and to provide compensation for other losses including pain and suffering, loss of companionship and emotional distress. To learn more, give us a call today at (404) 991-5950 or contact us online for a free consultation.    

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