Atlanta 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. It's common for victims of brain damage or a traumatic brain injury to need a lifetime of medical care and treatment. This means anyone who suffers such a catastrophic injury due to the negligence of another person could be able to pursue significant compensation. But you’ll need skilled and experienced representation to get the outcome you deserve.
If you or someone you love has suffered a TBI, 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 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 personal injury attorneys at 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.
A brain injury can happen just about anywhere. The injured person could have been driving to work, undergoing a routine medical procedure, or just out for a walk in the park. All that is required is a degree of negligence or willful aggression on the part of another person or company to turn any situation into a civil matter. Some of the more common scenarios Grant Law Office has encountered include:
- Car accidents
- Large truck collisions
- Medical malpractice
- Premises liability
- Product liability
- Sports injury
Immediately after an accident, a person who has suffered a blow to the head may experience some or all of the following symptoms. These should be checked out by a doctor immediately:
- Head or neck pain;
- Dizziness, nausea, or vomiting;
- Seizures, confusion, disorientation, or impaired consciousness or memory; and
- Any period of unconsciousness.
Because even mild trauma can interfere with memory, it's important to see a doctor if any of these symptoms arise in the days or weeks following an accident, even if you can't clearly remember whether or not you hit your head. Indications of a TBI that may not appear immediately, but that may develop over a few days, include:
- New or increased head or neck pain;
- Dizziness, nausea, or vomiting;
- Insomnia and/or fatigue;
- Difficulty remembering, concentrating, or communicating; and
- Depression, irritability, anxiety, or other changes in mood or expression.
Like the more immediate indications of a TBI, these symptoms should be examined by a doctor immediately. In some patients, they may take weeks or even months to develop, so it's important to remain aware of the indications of TBI even if you don't think you suffered any harm in the accident.
Traumatic brain injuries occurs when the brain suffers damage from a blow to the head or an object piercing the skull. In some cases of mild or moderate TBI, the injured person may not realize that a trauma has occurred. That's why it's important for medical professionals to recognize indications of TBI and respond quickly. The sooner a TBI is diagnosed, the more quickly it can be treated, increasing the chances of a full recovery. Some head injuries, however, leave patients with lingering or permanent symptoms.
It's important to report all symptoms you can remember to a physician. Often, doctors will carefully question patients who may have suffered a mild TBI. These detailed questions are intended to help patients remember what happened in the incident and to gather as much information as possible, especially changes in mood or mental function that can signal long-lasting impairments.
To accurately determine the type of award you could secure for your brain injury, we would first need to review your case. Only then would we be able to make an accurate assessment of its potential value. However, when a traumatic brain injury 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. Brain injuries often leave victims in a state of permanent care, with their lives forever changed by their accident. As a result, compensation in such cases can be significant.
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
Non-economic 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.
Like other personal injury suits, 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, the State of Georgia maintains a two-year statute of limitations on all personal injury cases. When the time limit begins and when it expires depend on the facts of each case. Speaking to an experienced lawyer can help you protect your opportunity to go to court if needed. If you are unable to meet the required deadline imposed by the state, you may lose all chance at compensation.
Simply put – we care. Brain injuries are by their very nature catastrophic. Even the simplest of injuries to the skull can have devastating results. The simplest tasks in life may feel overwhelmingly difficult. Severe brain trauma can disrupt basic life functions or even result in death. Although life after a serious head injury is difficult, you don't have to take on every task alone. In such cases, you need a legal team that not only listens to your every concern but also takes the time to fully explain how they will be addressed. Grant Law Office takes the time to personally guide every client through the claims process. We believe getting you on the road to recovery starts the day you call our office. You can reach our Georgia injury attorneys at (404) 995-3955.
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- Traumatic Brain Injury - Mayo Clinic
- What are Common TBI Symptoms?
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