The human brain manages all bodily activities, both conscious and unconscious, and any injury to the brain has the potential to leave permanent damage. If you or a loved one has recently suffered any type of brain injury, it’s important to know your options for legal action if the injury happened due to negligence. The attorneys at Kaufman Law, P.C. want residents of Roswell, GA, to know what to expect from a brain injury lawsuit.
What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
A traumatic brain injury is any damage to the brain that occurs after birth. Traumatic brain injuries are medical emergencies and generally fall into one of two categories: open and closed. An open injury typically involves a foreign object injuring the brain from the outside, such as a bullet, knife, or other weapon. A closed injury does not break the outer skin of the head but damages the brain internally.
Open brain injuries are life-threatening medical emergencies that require immediate attention. The brain is incredibly susceptible to infections, so allowing an open wound to remain untreated puts the victim’s life at grave risk. Any traumatic brain injury, open or closed, can leave long-term and sometimes permanent damage. Anyone who suffers a traumatic brain injury should expect a long recovery period.
Traumatic brain injuries are common among professional athletes in sports like football, rugby, and ice hockey, as well as among car accident victims. Any traumatic blow to the head can cause a concussion, a type of traumatic brain injury that can range in severity with many possible symptoms. The brain moves through the fluid inside the brain cavity and strikes the inside of the skull, causing damage. Depending on the strength of the blow, immediate symptoms range in severity and can include:
- Trouble focusing
- Memory problems
- Headaches and migraines
- Sensitivity to light and sound
Concussions can also have long-term symptoms, such as mood irregularities, sensory confusion, chronic migraines, and increased susceptibility to future concussions. These symptoms may also indicate other types of traumatic brain injuries such as coup-contrecoup injuries, brain contusions, and second impact syndrome, a brain injury that aggravates a previous brain injury.
Suing for a Brain Injury
Brain injuries can happen anywhere. If a loved one recently suffered such an injury due to the negligence of another person or party, it’s important to connect with a reliable attorney to secure the compensation you and your family deserve. A brain injury can leave lasting damage such as memory loss, sensory failure, personality changes, chronic pain, and impaired motor function. When these issues arise, a personal injury attorney can help injured plaintiffs secure compensation for their medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages.
Contact the Kaufman Law, P.C. team in Roswell, GA, today to get started on your brain injury case. We have over 40 years of experience successfully handling all types of personal injury and civil claims for our clients, so put our experience to work for your case. We offer free consultations, and can meet you wherever is most convenient. We’ll review the facts of your situation and let you know what type of compensation a lawsuit may yield.