Forsyth County Invisible Injury Lawyers
So-called invisible injuries refer to injuries that don’t present themselves with wounds or marks on the outside of the victim’s body (as opposed to the majority of injuries which can be seen). The most common types of invisible injuries are traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and concussions (a form of TBI). If someone else’s negligence leaves you or your loved one with a TBI or another kind of invisible injury, consulting with an experienced Forsyth County invisible injury lawyer is in your best interest.
If you break a bone, are burned, or suffer almost any other kind of injury, that injury generally makes itself known on the outside of your body. Injuries that affect your brain, however, typically leave no physical mark. While this obviously doesn’t mean that injuries to the brain aren’t exceedingly serious, it does mean that they can be more difficult to detect. And because early diagnosis is so closely related to improved health outcomes, this makes invisible injuries that much more complicated.
Brain injuries are especially problematic injuries that often require highly specialized medical care. The Mayo Clinic shares some important basic information about TBIs, including:
- TBIs are often called invisible injuries because their victims usually don’t have outward signs of their injuries and may appear fully recovered – even as emotional, cognitive, and behavioral issues persist (often present when the injured party is significantly stressed).
- Recovering from a TBI can take weeks, months, years, or even a lifetime.
- Some victims of severe TBIs experience lingering difficulties that are only mildly debilitating, but still impact their lives.
- Others, however, require individual care and special services permanently.
Every TBI is utterly unique to the individual sufferer, and every victim’s recovery process is similarly unique.
The Mayo Clinic also characterizes some of the most complicated side effects associated with invisible injuries, including:
- Having difficulty remembering important information
- Having difficulty paying attention
- Having difficulty making decisions
- Having difficulty taking the initiative and/or carrying out a plan of action
- Having difficulty controlling oneself and one’s emotions
- Experiencing impaired self-awareness
- Experiencing signs of depression, such as sadness, loss, and frustration
- Experiencing a reduction in one’s self-esteem
- Having difficulty engaging in and maintaining productive conversations
- Experiencing a reduction in intelligibility, including slurred speech, excessively rapid speech, or excessively slow speech
There is a great variety in symptoms, and while invisible injuries may not show on the outside, they can seriously damage one’s ability to function comfortably in the world and to fully participate in one’s life. They can also require significant medical treatment and ongoing rehabilitative therapy.
Discuss Your Legal Concerns with an Experienced Forsyth County Invisible Injury Lawyer Today
Invisible injuries are serious injuries that can be difficult to identify and, thus, can be difficult to treat. If someone else’s negligence leaves you or your loved one with an invisible injury, the dedicated Cumming invisible injury lawyers at Banks, Stubbs & McFarland have extensive experience successfully guiding cases like yours toward their most favorable resolutions – in terms of both compensation and health benefits. We care about you and your case, so please don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at 770-887-1209 for more information today.