Common HEAD Injuries
Head injuries are unfortunately very common in auto accidents and motorcycle accidents. Murphy Law Firm’s legal team has been helping victims who have sustained brain injuries from Georgia auto accidents receive compensation from insurance companies.
Our goal is to help families financially recover from the detrimental affects of brain injuries and get the legal help they need to fight against the tactics insurance companies use to devalue head injury claims.
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Did You Suffer a Head Injury As a Result of a Georgia Car Accident?
Head injuries can happen in an auto accident. If they do, you should be aware of the signs and get treatment right away. It is possible that if the auto accident was not your fault, you may be able to recover compensation for significant head injuries
Below is a list of some common head injuries we have helped victims of a Georgia auto accident receive compensation for:
Common Head Injuries
Concussion from a car accident:
If you hit your head during an auto accident, or think you might have, you should always get your head checked out right away to check for a concussion, or more severe injury at a hospital or by a medical professional. Head injuries that go unchecked can have severe side effects, and can even be fatal.
You never know how serious your injury could be when you hit your head after a car accident. Often, the hospital emergency room doctors will perform a CAT scan or other tests to determine the severity of the concussion and recommend the appropriate treatment.
In most cases, car accident victims make a complete recovery after a week or so. However, some concussions can be serious and life threatening.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) from a car accident:
Usually, a person sustains a brain injury when they have suffered some sort of trauma to the head. A brain injury can range in severity from mild concussions to significant brain tissue damage, and the victim of an accident may not immediately realize that they have had a brain injury after an accident.
According to physicians, some TBI victims complain of symptoms such as headaches and drowsiness.
It would be wise to watch for signs or symptoms of head trauma. If a person has suffered any injury, it is crucial to get checked out by a medical professional right away. Be persistent with your doctor if your symptoms do not go away. Some doctors can easily fail to diagnose problems resulting from brain injuries. With brain injuries, such failures to diagnose can be fatal.
Signs You May Have a Head Injury from a car accident:
One of the most undocumented and unrecognized injuries that I see from car accidents is traumatic brain injury (TBI). A brain injury can range in severity from mild concussion to significant brain tissue damage. Sometimes clients don’t realize that they have it.
If you hit your head at all as a result of being in a car accident, get checked out by the emergency room doctor or your own personal physician right away. Follow up with your doctor if your symptoms do not go away. Some doctors do not diagnose problems related to a brain injury right away. Failure to diagnose a brain injury right away can prove to be fatal.
Signs You Might Have a Serious Head Injury:
- Loss of consciousness
- Ringing in the ear
- Mood changes
- Head Pain
- Can’t sleep
- Excessively tired
What to do if you have a head injury from a car accident:
The expense and pain and suffering from a brain injury from a car accident can be extreme. Those who have suffered a moderate to severe TBI often have expensive medical bills from various diagnostic tests, treatments, surgeries, and rehab. The effects of serious brain injuries can leave a person and their families with lifelong effects.
If you suffered a brain injury in a car accident that was caused by someone else, you more than likely have a legal right to receive compensation for damages, including medical bills, time away from work, and pain and suffering.
An experienced Georgia accident attorney can help you maximize the recovery your family can get to help you financially recover from your injuries and the trauma of the accident.