Atlanta Traumatic Brain Injuries Attorney
One of the most challenging types of injuries to overcome is a traumatic brain injury. Traumatic brain injuries lead to long-term problems that can plague an individual for a lifetime, requiring costly care and therapy. With a traumatic brain injury, your life can be turned upside down in just a few seconds, and the care of a skilled personal injury attorney can help you make sense of what to do next. If you or someone you love has suffered a brain or head injury, it’s vital that you get the right legal guidance quickly. Contact The Stoddard Firm, your Atlanta personal injury advocate, at 678-RESULTS.
What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, occur when your head or neck injuries impact your brain. The Mayo Clinic indicates that TBIs can occur after a blow or jolt to the head or body, when an object penetrates the skull and brain, or when the skull is fractured. TBIs can be as minor as a concussion or as serious as a deadly head injury.
What makes TBIs so challenging is the range of symptoms they can create. Immediate indications that someone has suffered a TBI include:
- Loss of consciousness
- Nausea or vomiting
- Speech problems
- Sleeping trouble or changes
- Blurred vision
- Ringing in the ears
- Sensitivity to sound and light
- Memory problems
- Mood changes
These symptoms may be minor and temporary, or they can be permanent and serious.
Some TBI victims will experience physical disabilities if the connection between the brain and the body is disrupted. Sometimes patients with TBIs suffer depression, personality disorders, and detachment disorders. These symptoms and consequences can significantly impact the individual’s quality of life. Extremely serious TBIs are often fatal.
If you suspect that you or someone you care about has suffered a TBI, getting medical attention quickly is the first step.
When TBIs Occur Due to Negligence
Many traumatic brain injuries occur due to the actions or negligence of another party, such as in the case of a tractor-trailer accident or a staircase collapse. When another party is responsible for causing the traumatic brain injury, the injured individual or the affected family has the right to file a personal injury claim. In such circumstances, a lawsuit can secure funds to pay for recovery, long-term care, and other expenses associated with a TBI.
Most brain injury lawsuits are negligence claims. How can you tell if your case qualifies? To succeed in making a negligence claim, you must be able to prove the following:
- The other party had a duty of care to the injured party.
- The other party failed to exercise reasonable care in fulfilling the duty.
- This action or inaction was the cause of the injury.
- The injuries or losses are measurable enough to warrant a claim.
Working with a personal injury attorney is critical.
Get Legal Help to Move Forward After a Traumatic Brain Injury
Proving that a brain injury occurred because of someone else’s actions or inaction is not always easy, and explaining the full losses associated with a traumatic brain injury is no easy task. A skilled personal injury attorney can help. If you or someone you love has suffered a TBI, you need to schedule a consultation with an injury attorney right away to understand your options.
The Stoddard Firm is a catastrophic injury and wrongful death law firm with the knowledge and experience you want on your side. Our Atlanta firm will take the time to carefully examine the details of your case, uncover the truth, and ensure that you are justly compensated for your losses. We have an aggressive approach, combined with personal attention, that gets results. If you are ready to seek the compensation you need after a TBI, contact us today at 678-RESULTS. Let our legal team take the reins and guide you through the days ahead.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do I have a case?
If you’ve been injured because of someone else’s negligence, you could have a personal injury case. Every situation is different, so there’s no way to know if you have a case without consulting with a qualified personal injury attorney. If you are badly injured or a loved one has died, we are happy to speak with you and investigate the matter at no charge.
What does negligence mean?
When someone fails to take reasonable care when performing a certain task, they are being negligent. The term might apply to drivers, apartment management companies, doctors, store owners, product manufacturers, or any other party that has a responsibility to behave or conduct themselves in a certain way. When someone is careless or reckless, they could be found negligent if their mistakes injured someone else, caused someone else harm, or caused the death of someone else.
How much is my case worth?
There’s no way for us to know how much your case is worth until we hear the details of your case. Be wary of any lawyer who gives you an amount without first evaluating your case. After evaluating the facts, an attorney should be able to determine how much to seek in damages, i.e., the amount of compensation you are owed for your injuries.
How much time do I have to file a lawsuit?
There is a time limit on how long a person has after an injury to begin a lawsuit. This window is called a statute of limitations. For most personal injury cases in Georgia, the statute of limitations is two years from the time the injury was suffered. However, there are exceptions and subtleties that might change the amount of time you are afforded. Sometimes the period can be as short as 6 months, and other times it can be much longer than two years. Determining the statute of limitations requires a detailed analysis of the facts of your case.
Do I have to go to court?
Not necessarily. Many wrongful death and personal injury cases are settled before they go to court. However, it is our experience that the most successful cases are built as if they are going to court. Our firm prepares every case to go all the way to trial, even if it is ultimately resolved before the trial starts.