Traumatic brain injuries—more commonly known as TBIs—often occur when an individual is involved in a car, truck, pedestrian, boating, slip and fall, or other accident. TBIs can range from mild to severe, and most of the time, recovery depends on the circumstances under which the injuries were sustained. In the mildest of cases, a patient’s recovery time could be as short as a few weeks. In more serious cases, however, the patient’s injuries and impairments could last a lifetime.
The effects of traumatic brain injuries cannot be predicted easily, and symptoms can emerge long after the date of your accident. Early detection and treatment at a hospital or urgent care facility may prevent permanent damage and can start you on the road to recovery.
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Proving a TBI in Georgia requires the knowledge and expertise of a medical expert—typically, a health care provider—who can testify that you sustained a serious brain injury as a result of someone else’s negligence. If an expert can connect your TBI to the subject car, truck, boat, motorcycle, or slip-and-fall accident, you may recover monetary compensation to help with damages. Potential damages in a TBI case may include payment of all medical bills and compensation for lost wages, pain and suffering, economic harm, loss of ability to function, loss of earnings capacity, emotional distress, and loss of spousal companionship.
If you or someone you love has sustained a brain injury in Georgia, Mike Hostilo’s experienced accident attorneys may represent you throughout your case. Our attorneys will work hard on your behalf to help you on your road to recovery and can help you find out if you have a case.
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