Georgia Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers
Traumatic brain injuries damage the busiest and most interconnected organ a person possesses - the brain. The consequences of a traumatic brain injury can linger for years. Some survivors suffer permanent disabilities, and others lose their lives due to their injuries.
If you or someone you love has suffered a traumatic brain injury, you understand how these catastrophic injuries invade every area of your life. Simple tasks, calculations, or communications become increasingly difficult. Changes in mood or expression may make you feel as if you are "not yourself." And the idea of investigating the accident that hurt you or chasing down compensation may seem overwhelming. That's why the skilled Atlanta traumatic brain injury attorneys at the Grant Law Office are here to help. For more information about your legal rights and options, please call (404) 995-3955 for a free consultation.
Compensation for Damages
When a traumatic brain injury (TBI) results from an accident or other incident caused by reckless behavior, another person or organization may be responsible for compensating you for your injuries. Pursuing compensation means filing an insurance claim or a lawsuit in court.
If you can prove in court that another party's negligence caused your injuries, you may be able to secure money damages to cover the significant costs of a TBI. Damages typically cover losses like:
- Past medical bills, including bills for emergency care, doctor's visits, surgeries, medications, and other treatments for your brain injury;
- Future medical bills, including bills for ongoing doctor or hospital care and bills for physical therapy, occupational therapy, and other forms of therapy or rehabilitation;
- The value of wages and benefits lost when a brain injury leaves you unable to work; and
- Damages for pain and suffering related to the brain injury.
If a traumatic brain injury results in death, the available damages depend on which type of wrongful death action is brought. However, between the two possible claims, damages are available for medical bills, funeral and burial expenses, pain and suffering, and the loss of value of life to the deceased person.
Time Limits for TBI Claims
Like other types of injuries, traumatic brain injury lawsuits must be filed within a certain period of time after the injury occurs. For most injuries, this time period is two years. Brain injuries that are caused by medical malpractice or that result in death may have different time limits, however.
When the time limit begins to run and when it expires depends on the facts of each case. Speaking to an experienced lawyer can help you protect your opportunity to go to court if needed.
Contact Us to Protect Your Rights
After a traumatic brain injury, even the simplest tasks in life may feel overwhelmingly difficult. Severe traumatic brain injuries can disrupt basic life functions or even result in death.
Although life after a traumatic brain injury is difficult, you don't have to take on every task alone. The skilled Atlanta TBI attorneys at Grant Law Office can help you investigate the event that caused your injury, prepare a strong case on your behalf, and fight to secure the compensation you need. For a free and confidential case evaluation, contact us today.