About 1.7 million people in the U.S. sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And yet, there are many misconceptions about how you get a TBI and what it can mean for your future.
Common Causes of Georgia TBI
Common causes of Georgia TBI include:
- Car accidents
- Commercial truck accidents
- Bus accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Slip and fall
- Nursing home falls
- Falls from heights
- If you don’t lose consciousness, you’re not seriously injured.
- False – just because you don’t lose consciousness or don’t remember losing consciousness does not mean that you don’t have a serious brain injury.
- Once you regain consciousness, you’re good to go.
- False – brain cell death can continue for up to 72 hours after the injury. Regaining consciousness may seem like a relief, but it doesn’t mean you aren’t getting worse.
- They said it was “just a concussion” so it’s no big deal.
- False – concussions can have very serious and debilitating life-long consequences.
- A “mild” brain injury is nothing to worry about.
- False – “mild” is a very misleading term because it only refers to your initial state of consciousness. It does not refer to the extent of damage done to your brain, nor does it refer to the functions that will be affected.
If you or someone you love has suffered TBI in Atlanta or Sandy Springs, Georgia, please call Robbins Law, PC, at 800-772-5555 or email us to learn more about your rights today.