Anyone in Georgia who follows sports is no doubt aware of the growing debate on the seriousness of concussions and what teams and leagues can do to reduce their occurrence. One of the reasons people are paying so much attention to this form of mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) is that its effects are much more serious than previously believed. Of particular concern is the rising amount of concussion injuries among children, especially in youth sports. At the Bird Law Group in Atlanta, our attorneys have extensive experience representing the victims of severe and mild TBI, helping them recover the compensation they need for these injuries and their lasting complications. To learn more about recovery or TBI, please call us at 888-392-4312.
Know The Warning Signs Of A Concussion/Mild TBI
Mild TBI typically occurs when the head or upper chest area is struck, and the impact causes the brain to shift inside the skull. It is common in
motor vehicle accidents, slip-and-fall accidents and contact sports.
Symptoms of a concussion can include:
- Mood changes, irritability and anxiety
- Lack of focus and trouble thinking
- Sleep problems
- Frequent headaches and migraines
A danger of concussions is that one concussion usually leaves the victim susceptible to more concussions, with the symptoms and side effects getting worse in severity each time. The brain takes a significant amount of time to heal — much longer than other organs.
Studies indicate that repeated mild TBI may leave one susceptible to long-term health concerns such as depression, dementia or post-concussion syndrome, in which nausea, headaches and moodiness continues for weeks or months following a concussion.
Helping You With Your Claim
When you are in an accident, the most important thing you should do is seek immediate medical attention. If concussion symptoms develop later, tell your doctor. Our lawyers work hard to make sure you have the right evidence for building a strong claim that includes compensation for past, present and future medical needs and other damages.
Get The Experienced Attorneys You Need
One of the most uncompromising, client-focused personal injury firms in Georgia, our firm is guided by strict guidelines and standards of performance. We will not compromise our clients’ rights for a quick recovery. Instead we strive to efficiently get you the recovery you deserve.
We can provide you with the guidance and legal advice you need. To learn more about how we can help, contact us by email, or call us at 888-392-4312 to schedule a free initial consultation.
Read the CDC’s report on Mild TBIs: