Augusta GA Brain Injury Attorneys
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury due to the negligence of another party, accident or job-related injury, the Augusta GA based brain injury attorneys at Nicholson Revell LLP are ready to represent you.
Brain injuries can rob a person of a sense of self. It can turn a person into a mere shadow of his or her former self. At the very least brain damage can seriously compromise quality of life. While brain damage may strike a single individual, in reality it is the family that bears the brunt of its destructive impact.
There are two general categories of brain injury, Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Acquired Brain Injury, (ABI), results from damage to the brain caused by strokes, tumors, anoxia, hypoxia, toxins, degenerative diseases, near drowning and/or other conditions not necessarily caused by an external force. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), results from damage to brain tissue caused by an external force. Leading causes of TBI are motor vehicle collisions, blows to the head, falls, sports and recreational injuries, and electric shocks. In some situations, such as whiplash in a motor vehicle collision, TBI can occur without any outward physical evidence of injury or trauma.
The most severe types of brain injury can cause extensive functional limitations such a paralysis, and severely limited mental functioning. Moderate head injuries are characterized by corresponding degrees of functional limitations mostly in the form of diminished mental skills. On the other end of the spectrum are mild or minor head injuries. Like the moderate head injuries, mild head injury can cause impairments in mental functioning. You may not begin to have symptoms of mild TBI until some time after the injury itself. Often times, such injuries do not even require a hospital stay, yet they result in changes so profound that lives are forever changed. The term “mild” head injury belies the true nature of the resultant impairments. In other words, it is only “mild” if it happens to someone else. If you believe you may have sustained a mild TBI it is important to thoroughly explore the possibility with your medical provider.
Symptoms of Brain Injury can include:
- Memory Loss
- Balance Impairment
- Vision Impairment
- Personality Changes
- Slurred Speech
- Inability to Focus/Concentrate
- Personality Changes
- Limited or Loss of Fine Motor Control
The costs associated with the medical care and rehabilitation for someone who has sustained brain injury can be extremely high. Nicholson Revell LLP is committed to helping you get the resources you need allow you to move on with your life and focus on healing. If you or a family member have been injured due to negligence, call us at 706-722-8784 to schedule your free initial consultation with one of our local brain injury attorneys.