Traumatic Brain Injury in Atlanta, Georgia
If you suffered an impact injury that caused a severe head trauma, let our Atlanta Brain Injury lawyers help you with your case.
Traumatic Brain Injury occurs when an accident with sudden physical force injuries the head and causes damage to the brain. Although the exterior of the skull is smooth, the inner surface of the skull is ribbed with bony structures. Any impact on these inner surfaces can cause tears and bruises that ultimately result in brain damage.
Suffering brain injuries, particularly at the hands of another person, can be extremely traumatizing and recovery time may be prolonged as well as expensive. The brain trauma lawyers at The Roth Firm are experienced in representing brain injury victims. They will help you file claims against the neglectful party, which could be, doctors, motorists, or companies.
No matter who caused the injury, victims should be compensated to fully cover their medical expenses and lost wages during this difficult time.
Our attorneys recognize that brain injuries not only have an impact on the victim’s financial stability but also affects their family and their overall quality of life. If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury due to someone else’s negligence, we might be able to assist you in retrieving compensation for financial damages, as well as any immaterial losses, such as loss of life’s enjoyment.
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Understanding A Traumatic Brain Injury Case
In order to file a claim and pursue a lawsuit against another as a result of your traumatic brain injury, the victim must have suffered the accident as a direct result of the other person's negligent or reckless actions. Therefore, the victim's attorney needs to be able to prove the following:
- Duty of Care: The duty of care refers to the recommended level of care that an individual should observe in order to prevent injury to themselves and others around them.
- Breach of Duty of Care: In order to prove your traumatic brain injury was caused due to another person's negligence, you must be able to prove that the duty of care was not followed. An individual will only be held accountable and faulted if they breached the standard duty of care.
- Causation: The defendant’s negligence is required to be directly responsible for the victim's injury or severe head trauma that occurred.
- Damages: The victim may only file a claim against the negligent party if the reckless action resulted in an injury that caused economic or non-economic damages.
What Kind of Brain Injury Cases Does The Roth Firm Handle?
Many different types of accidents can result in a traumatic brain injury. For example, motor vehicle accidents, such as car, truck, bus, motorcycle, and boat accidents. Also, medical mistakes, sports injuries, slip and falls, and workplace accidents are all common causes of head trauma. Our traumatic brain injury attorneys handle head trauma lawsuits caused by all of the previously stated types of accidents.
- Motor Vehicle Accidents: Traumatic brain injuries involving motor vehicles are usually caused by a reckless driver who failed to operate a vehicle responsibly. In fact, according to the Center of Disease Control, motor vehicle crashes were the leading cause of traumatic brain injury for people ages 15 to 44 years old.
- Medical Mistake: Medical malpractice can occur when a doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other medical facility or personnel does not uphold the standard practice of care expected by the medical community, and ultimately results in the injury of the patient.
- Work Place Accidents: Head injuries that happen at work can often be covered by worker's compensation benefits. However, workers' may also be able to obtain compensation through a third party when their negligence is directly responsible for the severe head injury that took place.
Common Signs of Traumatic Brain Injury
Closed head injuries are not always visually apparent at the time of an accident, but common indicators and symptoms that you are suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury include:
- Inability to Concentrate
- Memory Loss Before and After the Accident
- Skull Fractures
- Alteration in Mental State and Well-Being
Those who suffer from any of these symptoms are typically diagnosed with traumatic brain injury. Due to these objective physical injuries, any resulting physical impairments are readily accepted as having been caused by the initial impact.
Individuals involved in accidents that result in head trauma will present varying symptoms and injuries. Injuries are primarily dependent on the accident type, force of the impact, and which locations of the brain were affected. That is why it is vital to obtain a thorough medical examination following a head accident injury so an immediate diagnosis can be determine on all injuries received.
Because an attorney must have a thorough understanding of your injuries and symptoms in order to adequately present your case, they will ensure that you undergo a CT or MRI scan of the brain with a view to reveal any undetected head traumas that you may also be suffering from as a result of the accident.
The experienced Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers at our Atlanta, Georgia Law Office can help you through this difficult time and fight on your behalf for the compensation you deserve.
What Compensation Am I Owed After A Traumatic Brain Injury?
When a traumatic brain injury victim files a lawsuit after undergoing a severe head trauma, they might be able to recover damages for economic as well as non-economic losses, such as,
- Medical Bills: Traumatic Brain Injury Victims are usually able to receive compensation for any medical bills incurred from their injury. Head trauma patients normally require hospitalization, procedures, rehabilitation, doctors' visits, and occupational therapy. The victim should never have to pay for these expenses out of pocket, but rather file a lawsuit to obtain compensation from the at-fault party.
- Pain and Suffering: Victims with head injuries usually suffer from both physical and emotional pain, such as amnesia or brain damage. These injuries are eligible to be compensated for in monetary damages from the defendant.
- Loss of Life’s Enjoyment: Brain damage often results in the inability to participate in activities that one once might have enjoyed. Therefore, a successful brain injury lawsuit would also payout for the plaintiff's inability to participate in said activities.
- Lost Wages: Traumatic brain injury victims will more than likely miss a substantial amount of time from work, that is if they are ever able to return to work. By filing a brain injury lawsuit, individuals may be able to recover compensation for lost wages in addition to compensation for any damage to their future earning ability.
Why Hire The Roth Firm for Help with your Traumatic Brain Injury Case?
If you, a family member, or a loved one is suffering from a traumatic brain injury in Atlanta, Georgia, our expert attorneys at The Roth Firm can help you.
We want you to fully understand your legal options and then assist you in filing a lawsuit against the negligent party to receive the compensation you deserve for you financial loss, pain and suffering.
Our head trauma injury attorneys possess the necessary resources and commitment to take on your case and win it.
However, the statute of limitations in Georgia only allows injured claimants to file a claim within a short period of time, so do not hesitate to contact our law office immediately. Call the Roth Firms Atlanta Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers today or click on the button below for a free case evaluation.