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Would you believe that someone sustains a traumatic brain injury every 21 seconds in America? As unbelievable as it may seem, it's an unfortunate fact. Additionally, more than 50,000 Americans die as a result of traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year. Those who survive TBI are left with neuropsychological impairments, and the resulting disabilities can affect work life, family life, and social activity.

There are about two million head injuries of every type that occur each year in the United States. Most traumatic brain injuries occur in individuals between the ages of 15 and 24, and the risk also increases after the age of 60. The four most common causes for brain injury are car accidents, falls, assaults and being struck or striking ones head against another object.

Acquired brain injury, open or closed head injury, or traumatic brain injury may occur as soon as the head hits a hard surface. Brain injuries can be caused by anything from a fracture to penetration of the skull. In some cases, traumatic brain injury is detected well after the accident or impact occurs. In these cases, swelling and bleeding into and around the brain may have already taken place. Brain injuries are typically classified as mild, moderate, or severe, and their effects can be short-term, lifelong, or even fatal.

There are several different types of brain injuries and each of them different in terms or severity and rehabilitation ability.

Open head: also referred to as penetrating brain injuries. It is characterized by a break in the skull bone, a bullet wound piercing the skull is a prime example of this type of injury.

Closed head: brain injuries that occur most often as a result of the slamming of the brain back and forth inside the skull, bruising and/ or tearing of blood vessels and tissues are signs of this type of injury. Closed head injuries are completely internal and do not exist outside the skull bone.

Deceleration: injuries occurring as a result of a sudden stoppage in movement that causes your skull to stop and your brain to continue to move. This type of injury results in direct brain damage, due to nerve damage and brain swelling.

Hypoxia: another form of brain injury, it refers to decrease oxygen flow to the brain even if there is adequate blood flow. Asphyxiation, drowning, cardiac arrest, head trauma, carbon monoxide poisoning and anesthesia complications are accidents that can cause hypoxia.

No matter what the level of damage may be, if you or someone you love has been involved in an accident that results in brain injury, it is in your best interest to hire a Georgia brain injury lawyer to help you recover any damages suffered due to your condition. While no amount of money can reverse the damage done by a traumatic brain injury, it can certainly help cover current and future medical expenses resulting from the accident. In some cases, the victim may even be able to recover damages for pain and suffering.

Although there is nothing that can be done to reverse your brain injury, or its devastating effects on your well-being, the culpable parties involved in your accident can be held accountable. If your brain injury can be determined to have been caused by the negligence of another individual or party, you have a right to know. You also have a right to seek financial compensation for that injury not only for your medical costs and lost wages, but also for any pain or potential long-term effects that stemmed from the brain injury.

The statute of limitation in Georgia for personal injuries is two years, so you should contact a qualified and experienced brain injury attorney as soon as possible after your accident or injury. To locate an experienced and successful brain injury lawyer in Georgia , please visit the American Bar Association website.


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