(PRWEB) March 31, 2014 -- Brain injuries are a common consequence of a serious accident. Minor injuries typically resolve themselves. However, an estimated 5.3 million Americans are currently living with a long-term disability as a result of traumatic brain injury, said the Brain Injury Association of America. Atlanta personal injury lawyer Greg Stokes of Stokes & Kopitsky, P.A. understands that brain injuries caused by accidents have the potential to permanently impact every aspect of a victim’s life, as well the lives of the victim’s family. People suffering from traumatic brain injury may also be confronted with high costs for medical care. For people with questions, the law firm posted a Brain Injury FAQ s for Brain Injury Awareness on its website.
Some brain injuries are not immediately apparent, yet immediate diagnosis and treatment is vital. Head injuries may cause brain damage even when there was no loss of consciousness. The result can be long-term physical disability, in addition to intellectual, emotional, and social difficulties. In many cases, prompt treatment can reduce the permanent damage.
Different types of accidents can cause traumatic brain injury. Vehicular crashes and traffic-related accidents are the cause of 31.8% of traumatic brain injury deaths, according to the Brain Injury Association of America. Other accidents that may cause brain injury include falling objects and construction accidents.
Symptoms of traumatic brain injuries include blurry vision, dizziness, mood swings, sleep problems and memory problems. These problems can last several days or a lifetime, depending on the treatment and severity.
One of the most important things to do after a traumatic brain injury is to get good medical care. The victim or his or her family should also contact a lawyer with experience in traumatic brain injury cases.
“An experienced TBI lawyer can put together the facts and establish the liability. If he sees a traumatic injury, he will make sure that you are getting the specialized care that you are entitled to receive so you can do everything you can to get better,” said Stokes.
A competent lawyer will work with medical specialists, expert witnesses, counselors, vocational economists and other experts to look at the effects of the injuries, as well as quantify the injuries and loss. In order to win maximum compensation, a lawyer must show objective evidence of a brain injury in order to convince jurors that both the injury and difficulties are real.
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of another person or company’s negligence, contact the attorneys at Stokes & Kopitsky, P.A.in Atlanta. The firm’s personal injury lawyers have helped many individuals, and/or their loved ones, obtain the compensation they deserve following accidents in Georgia. Contact Stokes & Kopitsky at 404-857-4762.
About Stokes & Kopitsky, P.A:
Stokes & Kopitsky, P.A. is a leading personal injury firm serving Atlanta and other areas of Georgia. The firm has successfully represented thousands of clients who have been injured due to the negligence of others. Clients are given personal attention from lawyers who make every effort to win them the maximum level of compensation, as well as the justice they deserve. To schedule a free consultation with an experienced Atlanta personal injury attorney, contact Stokes & Kopitsky, P.A. at:
Stokes & Kopitsky, PA
1175 Peachtree Street NE
100 Colony Square Suite 820
Atlanta, GA 30361
Greg Stokes, Stokes & Kopitsky, P.A., http://www.stokesinjurylawyers.com, +1 (770) 481-1769, [email protected]