Alpharetta Head Injury Lawyer for Cases Involving Severe Traumatic Injuries to the Head and Brain
Head and brain injuries are among the most common serious effects of traumatic accidents. Not only can these injuries be costly, but they can also have lasting cognitive, psychological and emotional effects. If you or a loved one is exhibiting signs of a head or brain injury after an accident, you should consult with an Alpharetta head injury lawyer as soon as possible.
Warning Signs of a Brain Injury
While the human skull is reasonably strong, the human brain is not. As a result, it is not uncommon for individuals to suffer traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in vehicle collisions, slips and falls, and other accidents. The following are all potential signs of TBI, and anyone who is exhibiting one or more of these symptoms after an accident should receive a medical diagnosis promptly:
- Blurred vision, impaired vision, seeing spots or seeing stars
- Changes in personality
- Depression or other psychological symptoms
- Difficulty concentrating
- Difficulty maintaining balance
- Difficulty sleeping
- Forgetfulness or memory loss
- Loss of coordination
- Loss of sensory inputs
- Slurred speech
Types of Traumatic Head and Brain Injuries
Traumatic head and brain injuries can take a variety of different forms. Regardless of the type of injury you or your loved one has suffered, you should speak with an Alpharetta head injury lawyer about your legal rights. At Gilormo Injury Law, our lawyers bring decades of combined experience and a compassionate, client-first approach to helping individuals and families recover just compensation for:
Ear, Eye and Nose Injuries
Injuries to the ears, eyes and nose can range from lacerations to injuries resulting in permanent impairments. We represent individuals and families in cases involving tinnitus, loss of hearing, full and partial blindness, loss of sense of smell, disfiguration, and other ear, eye and nose injuries.
Face and Jaw Injuries
Face and jaw injuries can also have a wide range of short-term and long-term consequences. These injuries are also quite common, as the face tends to be fully exposed during vehicle collisions, falls and other accidents. In many cases, multiple expensive and painful surgeries will be required to treat fractures, deep lacerations and burns, and recovery can be an arduous and potentially life-long process.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Learning of a traumatic brain injury diagnosis can be devastating. Even relatively “minor” TBI can have lasting effects, and severe TBI can have debilitating permanent consequences. Our Alpharetta brain injury lawyers have significant experience in TBI cases and are available to provide representation for individuals diagnosed with:
- Coup-contrecoup injuries
- Hypoxic and anoxic brain injuries
- Penetrating brain injuries
- Post-concussive syndrome
- Secondary TBI
Penetrating Brain Injuries (PBIs)
A head injury that may be less familiar to many is known as a penetrating brain injury (PBI). As the name implies, PBIs typically happen when an object penetrates one’s head. Not to be confused with perforating brain injuries that actually go completely through the head leaving an exit wound, penetrating brain injuries can be caused by various types of objects being thrown at low or high speeds (such as someone hurling a knife at your head), and can result in permanent disability or even death.
Anoxic Brain Injuries (ABIs)
Anoxic brain injuries can happen when the brain does not receive an appropriate amount of oxygen for four minutes or more. Essentially, brain cells start to die during that period and after five minutes, permanent anoxic brain injury can occur. There are four kinds of anoxia that can cause serious damage to the brain: anemic (stemming from an acute hemorrhage or chronic anemia), toxic (which can stem from carbon monoxide poisoning), stagnant (stemming from strokes, cardiac arrest, cardiac arrhythmia, etc.) and anoxic anoxia (which can take place at high altitudes).
The physical and cognitive issues that an individual may experience from ABIs include movement disorders, an inability to do normal tasks, a lack of coordination, loss of the ability to focus (visually), short-term memory loss and difficulty choosing words, among others.
Schedule a Free Consultation with an Alpharetta Head Injury Lawyer Today
If you need to know more about the process of seeking financial compensation for a traumatic head or brain injury in Georgia, we encourage you to get in touch. To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with an Alpharetta head or brain injury lawyer at Gilormo Injury Law, call 770-343-7101 or tell us how we can contact you online now.