There are numerous stories that have been turned into urban legends of people surviving catastrophic accidents without as much as a scratch. The thing is, many of these stories are grounded in truth, albeit exaggerated for dramatic effect on the part of the storyteller.
In 2014, a man in Melbourne, Australia survived after falling 14,000 when both his parachute and the emergency backup failed to open. Brad Guy’s fall was broken by his instructor and both men survived, but not without injuries. In the year after the incident, Mr. Guy lost his job due to suffering from nightmares and flashbacks of the fall.
When you have a serious accident that results in injuries, it is understandable to count yourself lucky while still experiencing trauma related to the accident. You may also experience symptoms that don’t make sense such as fatigue, headaches, and memory loss. All these symptoms could indicate a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Misdiagnosed TBI Symptoms
There is often a danger that people who are suffering from a misdiagnosed TBI will mistake their symptoms for emotional trauma related to their accident. The symptoms may range from mild to severe depending on the type of severity of the TBI. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, speak to your doctor about arranging an MRI.
- loss of balance
- Memory loss
- Short attention span
- Visual problems
- Irregular sleep disturbance
- Irritability-emotional outbursts
It is crucial that you seek an appropriate diagnosis to rule out a TBI when you have one or more associated symptoms. A TBI can produce mild symptoms at the beginning which subsequently become worse with time. Without medical intervention, a TBI can result in permanent conditions including paralysis, sight loss, and potential loss of life.
If you have suffered a TBI as the result of an accident you will incur significant medical costs. You are entitled to seek compensation from any at-fault parties in your accident. Compensation can cover medical costs, damages, lost wages (past and futures), and pain and suffering. A reputable personal injury lawyer will fight by your side to help every step of the way.
Georgia TBI Lawyer
When you discover that you have a TBI after an accident you still have time to pursue a claim for compensation unless in the unlikely event that more than two years have passed since the accident. There are circumstances in which the statute of limitations is a shorter time, however, so make sure to consult with a personal injury lawyer in Georgia without delay.
Fry | Goehring provides free consultation to those who have suffered injuries such as a TBI as the result of an accident. We are a firm of compassionate and community-focused legal professionals in Georgia.
Call the Fry Law Firm today to discuss the circumstances surrounding your case as part of your free consultation. We can evaluate the strength of your case and may offer representation.