A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an injury to a person’s brain. This form of injury can be caused by many different events and often results when the brain is subjected to external blows of force or to penetration from objects that pierce the skull. Georgia residents who experience these injuries can face different side effects and can have a significant recovery period as they work to regain their health.
One common way that victims suffer TBIs is through motor vehicle accidents. When two or more vehicles collide, the forces at work are great. Victims can be thrown into their vehicle’s windows, doors, steering wheels and other hard surfaces where they can hit their heads and suffer serious injuries. Even when victims wear seatbelts and have working airbags they can suffer injuries to their heads and brains.
A TBI can result in a loss of consciousness. Often called a concussion, a TBI-related loss of consciousness can cause a person to lose their alertness and to slip into a state of unconsciousness. Often individuals regain consciousness in a matter of seconds of minutes, but individuals who suffer serious TBIs may fall into comas that do not resolve in time.
Pain, sensitivities, coordination issues, difficulties speaking and controlling emotions, nausea and a host of other difficult symptoms can plague the lives of TBI victims as they work to recover their normal health. Treatment for TBIs can be costly and can take time to work. When victims of motor vehicle accidents suffer traumatic brain injuries, they can fight for the recovery of their losses so that they can get the best possible treatment for their suffering.