Traumatic Brain Injury
Georgia Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
Few injuries are more serious than a traumatic brain injury. Even an apparent mild brain injury can leave the victim with life long consequences. These injuries can very complicated, and often other serious injuries are involved as well.
While usually these injuries are caused by a serious blow to the head, this is not always the case. Any severe jarring of the head can cause a traumatic brain injury, such as whiplash. Often, we see these injuries in:
- Car Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Slip and Falls
Our legal team is well aware that traumatic brain injuries can affect every aspect of your life. They can place a strain on your personal relationships, affect your work and your finances. These injuries can have a lasting impact that can significantly alter your quality of life.
Brain Injury Lawsuit
If you have experienced a brain injury, it must be determined that your injury was caused by the negligence of another party. Your Georgia brain injury lawyer will be looking for the following:
— Duty of Care
A duty of care is the standard by which the defendant’s actions are judged. It is an expectation of how a reasonable person would act under the same circumstances. If you are driving a car for example, you have a duty to drive safety.
— Breach of Duty
Once it is determined what a reasonable action or inaction should have been under the circumstances, it will need to be shown how the defendant in your case failed to meet this duty.
It must be proven that the defendant’s actions were the direct cause of your injuries. People can act unreasonably and recklessly, but they are only liable if it can be shown that their behavior caused your injuries.
Damages are losses you have incurred because of the accident. It can includes the physical, mental and financial harm. Compensatory damages are meant to reimburse you for your medical expenses and lost wages. Non-economic damages are meant to compensate you for pain and suffering, diminished quality of life, and lost opportunity.
Diagnosing a Brain Injury
The medical community has made great strides in better diagnosing and treating traumatic brain injuries. Promptly diagnosing the problem and starting a treatment plan can help improve the outcome of the injury. Symptoms of a traumatic brain injury include:
- Loss of consciousness
- Blurred vision
- Difficulty breathing
- Difficulty concentrating
- Numbness and tingling
Our Georgia brain injury lawyers are experienced at fighting for our client’s rights and ensuring that they are compensated for their current medical expenses and losses, but we also look to our client’s future needs. We are passionate about pursuing justice for our clients. We combine excellent legal services with compassion and personal service.
If you have been injured, you likely have many questions and aren’t sure what your first step should be. Call us to schedule a free consultation. We can help to sort out the details of your case and will give you a fair and honest assessment about whether moving forward with a legal action makes sense.