Traumatic brain injuries include any injuries to the brain caused by an accident or other event. One of the most talked-about and highly common types of traumatic brain injury is the concussion, in which the brain is bruised from a blow to the head. New research on traumatic brain injuries could lead to new awareness, prevention, and treatment options for these life-altering injuries, according to a recent article in Chicago Magazine.
In 2011, researchers began examining the results of years of studies of the effects of repeated blows to the head on athletes. They found that untreated traumatic brain injuries can lead to chronic conditions and/or serious problems with memory, concentration, chronic headaches, and even personality changes. Repeated concussions are linked to brain disorders like Alzheimer’s and dementia in later years. It seems researchers have little doubt that traumatic brain injuries can have serious, lifelong consequences.
A traumatic brain injury can occur in almost any type of circumstance. A car accident can easily cause a concussion or similar brain injury. So can a workplace accident, if a worker is hit on the head or hits his or her head on a stationary object. Slip and fall accidents are a common source of traumatic brain injuries as well.
If you or someone you love has suffered a concussion or other head injury in an accident, please don’t hesitate to call the experienced Georgia traumatic brain injury lawyers at The Law Offices of Wayne Grant, P.C. We will help you investigate your case thoroughly and fight to hold any negligent parties accountable for their actions. For a confidential consultation, call us today at (404) 995-3955 or toll-free at (866) 249-5513.