Brain Injuries in Georgia
Brain injuries arise from many different types of accidents such as car crashes, sports injuries, slip and fall accidents, and more. At Roper Injury Law, we know that most accidents are actually caused by negligent, reckless, or intentional conduct of others. When this happens, victims and their families deserve compensation for their physical and emotional suffering.
Brain injuries can be life changing. Everyone knows how vital the brain is for a person’s overall bodily function. If the brain is injured or damaged in any way, the effects can be catastrophic. Victims of TBI may require assistance performing daily tasks for the rest of their lives. Brain cells cannot regenerate, which means that any serious damage to the brain is irreversible. The human brain can sometimes compensate by utilizing other areas of the brain, but some damage is complete. A brain injury has the ability to significantly impact a person’s ability to lead an independent life, and can have lasting or permanent effects.
It’s unfair for brain injury victims to shoulder the many physical and economic burdens of their injury after an accident that someone else caused. That is why Roper Injury Law offers relentless representation for brain injury victims in Georgia. When you retain our firm, we’ll fight for every penny of compensation you are owed for your present and future wellbeing.
Types of Brain Injuries
A brain injury is generally defined as sudden trauma to the head that disrupts the function of the brain, thus causing short or long-term problems with cognitive, psychological and physical abilities. The level of brain injury may range from mild to severe, with severe cases often leading to lifelong consequences, coma or death.
Brain injuries can permanently damage a person’s ability to think, speak, reason, walk, touch, taste, or see. Any function of the body can be affected by a brain injury.
In addition, moderate and severe brain injuries may increase the risk of epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease or other devastating brain illnesses.
The effects of brain damage vary in both severity and type. However, most types of brain injuries fall into two categories: closed head injury and open (penetrating) head injury. A closed head injury is trauma in which the brain is injured as a result of a blow or sudden violent motion. Closed head injuries can be diffuse, meaning they affect cells and tissues throughout the brain, or focal, in which case the damage occurs in one area of the brain.
Unlike closed head injury, open head injury results when an object penetrates the skull, thus damaging brain tissue. Penetrating head injuries, which are generally focal, are much more serious than closed head injuries. In fact, many open head injuries lead to permanent disability, coma or death.
Some long-term effects of brain injuries include:
- Speech impairment
- Visual impairment
- Chronic headaches
- Decreased mental capacity
- Emotional instability
- Chronic pain
- Decreased coordination
- A coma or vegetative state
Roper Injury Law Brain Injury Lawyers
If you or your loved one have suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of another’s negligence you may be entitled to monetary damages for your medical bills, rehabilitation and any future medical care. The Georgia brain injury lawyers at Roper Injury Law have dedicated their careers to seeking justice for their clients.
To learn more about your legal rights, please contact our office.
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