After a car or motorcycle accident, a case of slip and fall, or any other type of personal injury, some are fortunate to suffer just a few minor scrapes and bruises from the mishap. Of course, this is not always the case. Almost always, injured parties would suffer from severe injuries, some even permanent or fatal.

One such kind of severe injury is brain injury, and here below is a brief discussion on what you need to know about this particular consequence arising from personal injury cases.

What is a traumatic brain injury?

A traumatic brain injury is any kind of physical contact with the head, resulting in the disruption of normal brain function, which could range from a minor concussion to a coma. Traumatic brain injuries can be classified into two:

  • Penetrating injuries, also known as open traumatic brain injuries, which occur when an object penetrates the head and brain tissue
  • Non-penetrating injuries, or closed traumatic brain injuries, are those which involve a strong force causing the brain to move within the skull

While this knowledge would seem to be more helpful in the medical aspect of the case more than the legal, it bears stressing that the kind and severity of the brain injury heavily affect the medical expenses of the injured party and, correspondingly, the compensation he or she would be entitled to.

In relation to this, traumatic brain injuries typically involve the following specific conditions and impairments:

  • Skull fractures
  • Hematomas
  • Skull fractures
  • Lesions
  • Hemorrhage
  • Concussion
  • Contusions

What should one do if he or she suffers from a traumatic brain injury because of the act or omission of another?

As mentioned earlier, there are two aspects to this: the medical and the legal. As an injured party, your top priority, in the event that you get involved in an accident resulting in a traumatic brain injury, is to have yourself checked. Above anything else, you must seek medical assistance immediately after the happening of the accident; this does not only protect you from any further injury, but it also helps in the legal aspect of the matter.

In particular, the findings of the doctor, as well as the medical expenses you will subsequently incur, help in building your claim for personal injury. These details would help determine how much you are entitled to seek reimbursement for against the party whose fault or negligence is the proximate cause of your traumatic brain injury, or the concerned insurance company in some instances.

That said, what you must do next is engage the services of a personal injury lawyer to help you in establishing fault, determining liability, making a claim, and actually getting paid.

For such legal services in the Atlanta area, Musgrove Trial Firm is your best option. 

Located in Norcross, Georgia, Musgrove Trial Firm has a set of highly skilled and competent personal injury lawyers on its team, expertly providing their advice and assistance at the most competitive rates in the state. It is currently offering its professional legal services in Atlanta and nearby areas, and surely, this is the kind of legal service that you deserve and need to help you in a potential personal injury case resulting in traumatic brain injury, among other injuries and adverse consequences.
Musgrove Trial Firm is ready to hear and represent you. Send us a message on our website or give us a call at (678) 226-1994 for immediate assistance.