Brain Injuries

Fayetteville Brain Injury Attorney

Helping Victims of TBI Get the Compensation They Deserve

Every year, there are millions of traumatic brain injury (TBI) cases in the United States. The majority of these cases are mild concussions, but some are severe and cause long-term or permanent damage. If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury, you could be facing a lifetime of medical treatment, rehabilitation, and physical therapy.

Our Fayetteville brain injury attorneys at The Roth Firm, LLC help victims of TBI and their families get the compensation they need to pay for medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. We understand the long-term effects of brain injuries and how to demonstrate the full extent of the harm in court.

Learn more about your legal options if you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury by calling (404) 777-4899 or contacting us online. We offer a free initial consultation.

What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

A traumatic brain injury is a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain. Not all blows or jolts to the head result in a TBI. The severity of such an injury may range from “mild,” i.e., a brief change in mental status or consciousness, to “severe,” i.e., an extended period of unconsciousness or amnesia after the injury.

Some of the most common causes of traumatic brain injuries include:

  • Falls
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Being struck by or against an object
  • Assaults

Symptoms of a TBI include seizures, mood changes, sensory problems, and changes in cognitive ability. Severe TBIs can cause lasting damage to motor skills, cognitive function, and more. In some cases, a TBI can be fatal.

How Are Brain Injuries Diagnosed?

Brain injuries can be difficult to diagnose, especially if the injury is mild or moderate. A doctor will assess the patient’s physical symptoms and look for signs of a brain injury. They will also order a neurological exam to assess the patient’s balance, coordination, reflexes, and more. In some cases, the doctor may also order imaging tests, such as a CT scan or an MRI, to look for signs of a brain injury.

What Are the Long-Term Effects of a Brain Injury?

The long-term effects of a brain injury depend on the severity of the injury and the area of the brain that was damaged. The brain is divided into the cerebrum, the cerebellum, and the brain stem. The cerebrum is responsible for processing information from the body’s senses and controlling motor functions. The cerebellum is responsible for coordinating muscle movements. The brain stem controls basic functions, such as breathing and heart rate.

Some of the most common long-term effects of a brain injury include:

  • Motor control problems
  • Difficulty with balance and coordination
  • Difficulty speaking and swallowing
  • Difficulty with problem-solving and decision-making
  • Memory and concentration problems
  • Personality changes
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Seizures

How Long Does It Take to Recover from a Brain Injury?

Every brain injury is different, so the recovery time can vary significantly. Mild TBIs, such as concussions, may only take a few weeks to recover from. More severe brain injuries can take months or years to recover from. In some cases, the damage is permanent and a full recovery is not possible.

Can You Sue for a Brain Injury?

If you suffered a brain injury due to someone else’s negligence, you may be able to sue for compensation. In a personal injury lawsuit, you can seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. If the brain injury was fatal, the family can file a wrongful death lawsuit to seek compensation for their loss.

You can sue for a brain injury caused by:

  • A car accident
  • A slip and fall
  • A workplace accident
  • Medical malpractice
  • Defective products
  • Assault

In Georgia, you have two years from the date of the injury to file a personal injury lawsuit for a brain injury. If you miss this deadline, the court will likely dismiss your case.

How Our Fayetteville Brain Injury Lawyer Can Help

Brain injury cases are complex, and they often involve multiple parties. For example, if you suffered a brain injury in a car accident, you may need to file a claim against the at-fault driver and their insurance company. If the driver was on the job at the time of the crash, you may also need to file a claim against their employer.

Our Fayetteville brain injury lawyer can help you by:

  • Investigating the brain injury to determine liability
  • Gathering evidence, such as medical records and accident reports
  • Estimating the full cost of the brain injury
  • Calculating the value of your case
  • Handling all communication with the insurance company
  • Representing you in court if a fair settlement cannot be reached

If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury, our Fayetteville brain injury attorney can help you fight for the compensation you need. We have experience handling complex brain injury cases, and we know what it takes to win. You focus on your recovery while our team focuses on your legal case.

To schedule your free initial consultation with our Fayetteville brain injury lawyer, call (404) 777-4899 or contact us online.

Hear From Past Clients

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    “The entire time they represented us, the firm kept us well-informed of the case's status, was well prepared, and on top of things.”

    - Michael
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    “He handled my claim after I was rear-ended. I would hire Jim Roth again and he will be the only PI attorney I will refer to.”

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