As many people in Atlanta follow the lawsuits coming out of the NFL, it is clear to them that concussions can cause serious problems later in life. While the effects of those traumatic brain injuries are not always immediately apparent, they nonetheless can wreak havoc later in a player's life. Unfortunately, many of our veterans are experiencing similar head trauma as they serve overseas and nearly 43,300 veterans were diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries between 2003 and 2012.
No matter the severity of the initial injury, a soldier runs the risk of becoming disabled when he or she suffers head trauma. And, for a returning soldier struggling with his or her memory, concentration and changes to personality, trying to apply for veterans disability benefits can be overwhelming. Working with an experienced disability benefits attorney, however, can make the process quicker and easier for a returning vet.