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Signs and Symptoms of Brain Injuries After Accidents

By Butler Prather LLP on May 15, 2024

Suffering a traumatic brain injury (TBI) will have a dramatic effect on your life. In fact, the impact may be so severe that it prevents you from performing basic day-to-day activities — like eating, getting dressed, and even walking — without personal assistance.

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Costs of Rehabilitation for Traumatic Brain Injury Victims

By Butler Prather LLP on February 5, 2024

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) causes physical, emotional, cognitive, and psychological damage. These injuries have a traumatic impact on TBI victims and their families. In many cases, people who suffer TBI require a lifetime of medical treatment and assisted living care. These expenses are substantial. For a TBI patient, the lifetime cost of treatment is estimated to be between $85,000 and $3 million.

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When Brain Injuries Cause Paralysis

By Butler Prather LLP on November 11, 2022

Severe brain injuries can have devastating effects on a person’s life. If various areas of the brain become too damaged, this can lead to individuals experiencing varying levels of paralysis. This includes partial paralysis, hemiparalysis (paralysis that affects half of the body), or complete paralysis, depending on the level of severity of the injury. Here, we want to discuss brain injuries that cause paralysis, the types of symptoms individuals may experience, and whether or not individuals can recover compensation in these situations. How Does a Brain Injury Cause Paralysis? Most people think of paralysis happening as a result of a…

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Lasting Effects of Traumatic Brain Injuries on Mental and Physical Health

By Butler Prather LLP on September 19, 2022

Individuals who sustain traumatic brain injuries often suffer from a range of both short and long-term symptoms. These symptoms can affect not only a person’s physical health but also their mental and emotional well-being. These long-term effects of traumatic brain injuries must be taken into account when factoring and compensation amounts if another individual or entity was responsible for causing the injury. Physical Long-Term Effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury Traumatic brain injuries can have profound effects on a person’s physical health. Our brains control every aspect of our bodies, and if the brain is damaged, it can impact the…

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What is a Soft-Tissue Injury?

By Butler Prather LLP on April 13, 2022

Soft tissue injuries can lead to significant setbacks for victims. The term “soft tissue injury” describes any injury that occurs to the soft tissues in our bodies rather than the hard bone injuries that occur. Some of the most common soft tissue injuries include bruises, sprains, strains, contusions, and more. Here, we want to take a deeper dive into soft tissue injuries, properly define them, and examine whether or not individuals can recover compensation give a soft tissue injury is caused by the actions of someone else. Acute Soft Tissue Injuries Many soft tissue injuries are immediately visible right after…

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What is Post-Traumatic Amnesia?

By Butler Prather LLP on November 22, 2021

We have all seen television shows and movies where individuals wake up out of a coma and have no idea who they are. In most cases, these depictions are relatively inaccurate. However, post-traumatic amnesia (PTA) is real. Here, we want to examine PTA. Specifically, we want to look at what symptoms family members can expect if their loved one comes out of a coma and does experience post-traumatic amnesia. The signs and symptoms of post-traumatic amnesia can be scary to experience for family members, and we hope that this brief article gives you some peace of mind. We strongly encourage…

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Whiplash and its Connection to Brain Injury

By Butler Prather LLP on November 17, 2021

Whiplash is one of the most common types of injuries that occur as a result of a vehicle accident, though this injury can certainly occur in other ways as well. However, what many people do not realize is that whiplash can cause concussions and more severe traumatic brain injuries. Here, we want to examine the connection between whiplash injuries and brain injuries, particularly examining how the mechanism of injury causes damage to the brain. What is Whiplash? “Whiplash” term used to describe an injury that occurs to the neck and upper back. These injuries are caused by the neck moving…

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Are Hotels Responsible for Assaults on Their Property?

By Butler Prather LLP on September 20, 2021

An assault can happen anywhere. Assaults happen at shopping mall parking lots, private residences, restaurants, and many other areas. They also happen at hotels. However, are hotels responsible for injuries that occur as a result of an assault on their premises? Here, we want to discuss how premises liability law handles assaults that occur on hotel and motel property in Georgia. The reality is that there are some instances where property owners could be held liable for an assault on their property, but there is also a chance that they will hold no liability at all. Hotels and Security Premises…

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Signs of a Traumatic Brain Injury

By Butler Prather LLP on August 25, 2021

Head and brain injuries can lead to severe symptoms and long-lasting disabilities for a victim. A person who sustains a traumatic brain injury can suffer from a wide range of symptoms that depend on the initial severity of the injury, how quickly a person receives treatment, and the effectiveness of that treatment. Traumatic brain injuries range from relatively mild to severe, and the symptoms one person experiences may differ from another person who experiences a similar injury. Data available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows us that approximately 1.5 million people sustain traumatic brain injuries each…

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What Are the Long-Term Effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury?

By Butler Prather LLP on February 22, 2021

Traumatic brain injuries can be devastating for victims. Often, those who sustain a traumatic brain injury suffer from both temporary and permanent disabilities that can affect their day-to-day lives. This can include their ability to work or even go about their daily activities. Not only do brain injury victims suffer in these cases, but their families also go through financial and emotional challenges. Here, we want to discuss the long-term effects that victims and family members can expect after a traumatic brain injury. The short-term effects are often only the beginning Most people who experience a brain injury will have…

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