Athens Brain and Spinal Injury Attorney
Two of the most common and most serious categories of injuries related to traffic accidents, slip and fall accidents, and accidents on the job are brain injuries and spinal injuries. Both can be extremely severe injuries that can lead to permanent disability. If someone else’s negligence leaves you with a brain or spinal injury, it’s time to consult with an experienced brain and spinal injury attorney in Athens.
Spinal injuries tend to be painful and slow to heal. They can also lead to chronic pain and even to permanent disability. When very serious, a spinal injury can lead to paralysis, which either seriously limits bodily sensations and control or leaves the victim completely unable to control his or her bodily functions below the site of the injury. The physical, financial, and emotional damages associated with a significant spinal injury are difficult to overstate.
Traumatic brain injuries are generally caused by a blow or other impact to the head or body. They can also occur when the head is shaken back and forth with sufficient force. According to the Mayo Clinic, TBIs have several hallmarks that include:
- Physical symptoms, such as loss of consciousness, nausea, headaches, extreme fatigue, speech problems, loss of balance, and more
- Sensory symptoms, such as ringing in the ears, blurred vision, a change in one’s ability to smell, and/or increased sensitivity to sound or light
- Cognitive symptoms such as problems with concentration, mood swings, increased anxiety, and/or depression
With increased seriousness, these injuries cause more extreme symptoms. While TBIs are classified from mild to severe, it’s important to recognize that even a mild injury to your brain is a serious injury that necessitates medical attention.
An Experienced Brain and Spinal Injury Lawyer in Athens Can Help
If you’ve suffered a brain or spinal injury in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, the experienced Athens brain and spinal injury attorneys at the law offices of Ben F. Windham, PC, have the skill, dedication, and resources to help. We’re here for you, so please don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at 833.236.9467 to schedule a free consultation today.