After A Brain Injury, Count On Caring And Dedicated Legal Help
If you or a loved one has sustained a brain injury, the effects on both you and your entire family can be devastating. Accident victims may sustain brain injuries in a variety of ways, from accidental falls to deliberate acts of violence perpetrated on them. Any type of brain injury is considered to be serious and can have negative lifelong consequences.
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a severe brain injury that can dramatically change the course of an individual’s life. Unlike a mild concussion, a traumatic brain injury can permanently affect your hearing, vision, and motor skills and contribute to a host of other medical issues. Additionally, these issues can worsen significantly as the injury victim ages.
If you have sustained a brain injury through the negligence or carelessness of another individual, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your injuries. Contact our team with Cowan Law Firm, LLC, and ask to schedule a free case evaluation.
Recognizing The Symptoms Of Traumatic Brain Injury
A traumatic brain injury is caused by a severe impact in the form of a blow or jolt to the head. In addition, a TBI can also be the result of an object puncturing the skull and brain tissue. Traumatic brain injuries can range from mild to life-threatening.
Some warning signs of traumatic brain injuries that you should watch out for include:
- Nausea and/or vomiting
- Sudden onset of confusion
- Persistent headaches
- An overwhelming feeling of fatigue
- Sudden changes in mood or personality
- Sudden change in speech patterns
- Sudden onset of weakness or numbness
In cases of serious traumatic brain injuries, an individual may experience bruising, bleeding, or torn brain tissue. These types of TBIs can be responsible for prolonged complications or, in extreme cases, even lead to death.
Common Causes Of Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injuries can be the result of different accidents that directly affect an individual’s head and skull. Some of the most common causes of TBIs include the following:
Vehicular accidents and crashes: are often the origin of traumatic brain injuries. TBI can directly result from car, motorcycle, or bicycle accidents. Even accidents that occur at a slower speed can cause an individual to sustain a TBI due to the brain being rocked back and forth in the skull.
Slip and fall accidents: are particularly dangerous as they often involve an accident victim hitting their head on a hard surface. Slip and fall accidents are hazardous to anyone who sustains them but especially for very young children or the elderly. Slip and fall accidents can occur when businesses do not provide a safe environment for their patrons.
Participating in sporting activities: is often a cause for concern when it comes to sustaining a traumatic brain injury. One of the most vulnerable age groups involves school-age children who participate in high-impact school sports. High school and middle school football players face the greatest chance of suffering a TBI. However, participating in other sports such as baseball, basketball, and even golf can greatly increase an individual’s chances of experiencing a TBI. Many schools do not provide adequate safety equipment for school-age children participating in sports programs.
If you or a family member has suffered a traumatic brain injury due to negligence in Georgia, you may be entitled to file a claim in order to collect financial compensation for your injuries and out-of-pocket expenses. Contact Cowan Law Firm, LLC, in Dalton, to schedule a free consultation with a member of our legal team.
Damages That May Be Available In Your Injury Claim
If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury as the result of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to recover damages. It is important to understand that each case that involves traumatic brain injuries is different. As a result, the amount and types of damages that may be awarded are based on the individual circumstances that surround your case.
You may be eligible to recover the following types of damages:
- Medical expenses are meant to reimburse you for the money that you have had to pay or will have to pay in the future out of pocket for medical bills, the cost of prescription drugs, diagnostic tests, and doctor and ER visits. In addition, the costs of necessary medical equipment or modifications to your home to accommodate your injury may also be awarded.
- Lost wages due to your inability to work.
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Property damage if your vehicle was damaged or destroyed in an accident
- Pain and suffering for the physical pain that you have endured
- Loss of enjoyment of life if you are unable to participate in the same activities you enjoyed prior to your accident
- Mental anguish
Your personal injury attorney can advise you on which types of damages are appropriate for your particular case.
Tell Us Your Story And Discuss Your Options – Contact Us Today
When you have suffered a brain injury of any type, the last thing that you want to do is deal with the insurance company or any other legal matters. It is more likely that all you want to do is rest and try to recover from your accident. Our attorneys can file all of the necessary paperwork and deal with the insurance company on your behalf. We strive to support our clients in their recovery process fully.
A Cowan Law Firm, LLC, in Dalton, we have a proven track record of assisting Georgians who have sustained traumatic brain injuries to obtain full and fair compensation. The medical expense involved in the treatment of TBIs can be overly expensive and can continue throughout the injury victim’s entire life. Sadly, many traumatic brain injury victims are susceptible to developing dementia or Alzheimer’s as they grow older.
We will be happy to answer any legal questions or concerns that you may have about your injury. Contact our law firm by calling 706-420-2949 and ask to schedule a free case evaluation. You can also reach us online.