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Traumatic Brain Injuries

North Georgia Brain Injury Lawyers

Suffered a Brain Injury in North Georgia?

Have you suffered a traumatic brain injury in an accident? You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and losses. At Perrotta, Lamb & Johnson, LLC, our North Georgia brain injury attorneys can help you understand your options for seeking compensation. We can also help you file a claim for personal injury so you can focus on recovering.


Call (770) 637-7603 or contact us online today to schedule a free consultation.


What is a Brain Injury?

A "brain injury" is any injury to the brain itself or to the skull and other parts of the head that protect the brain. The brain is an incredibly complex organ that controls all of the body's functions. Because of this, even a seemingly minor brain injury can cause a wide range of symptoms. The symptoms may appear immediately or they may not appear for days, weeks, or even years after the injury.

Common symptoms of brain injuries include:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Blurred vision
  • Weakness or numbness in the body
  • Balance problems
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Memory problems
  • Difficulty communicating
  • Personality changes
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Difficulty sleeping

There are two types of brain injuries: open and closed brain injuries. 

An open brain injury, also known as a penetrating or focal brain injury, occurs when an object pierces the skull and directly damages brain tissue. It typically involves a visible wound or fracture in the skull, which allows external objects to enter the brain. Examples include gunshot wounds, stabbings, or accidents where the skull is fractured. In open brain injuries, there is direct contact between the brain and the external environment, leading to localized damage.

A closed brain injury, also referred to as a non-penetrating or diffuse brain injury, occurs without any external penetration of the skull. It is usually caused by a sudden impact or blow to the head, which leads to brain tissue damage. Closed brain injuries are more common than open brain injuries and can result from various incidents, such as falls, motor vehicle accidents, or sports-related concussions.

What Causes a Brain Injury?

As we mentioned earlier, brain injuries can occur as a result of a wide range of accidents, such as:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Car crashes
  • Trucking accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Swimming accidents
  • Accidents involving amusement park rides
  • Falls
  • Violent attacks
  • Brain surgeries

How a Brain Injury Lawyer Can Help

Brain injuries are often severe and can cause a wide range of symptoms. Because of this, it can be extremely difficult to know if you are eligible for compensation for your injuries and losses. Even if you are eligible, the process of filing a claim can be overwhelming. Our Cartersville brain injury lawyers can help you seek compensation and protect your rights.

Our firm can help you recover compensation for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Physical and emotional pain and suffering
  • Property damage
  • Loss of consortium
  • Punitive damages

Because every brain injury is different, it is important to consult with a brain injury lawyer as soon as possible after an accident. Brain injuries often require extensive and ongoing medical treatment. They can also cause a wide range of complications that can impact your life for years to come.


Do not hesitate to contact us today at (770) 637-7603 to let us help you.


 

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