Experienced Stone Mountain Personal Injury Attorneys Fight for Victims of Head Injuries
Compassionate Atlanta-area lawyers assist people who have sustained traumatic brain injuries in Georgia
Motor vehicle crashes, falls, sports mishaps and other accidents can result in head injuries ranging from mild concussions to severe traumatic brain injuries. If you were in an accident caused by the negligence of another party and sustained a head injury, the experienced DeKalb head injury lawyers at Jason & Bradley, LLC in Stone Mountain may be able to help you get compensation to pay for medical bills and other expenses. Our personal injury law firm has successfully assisted many people in the Atlanta area and throughout Georgia who have been injured by the careless actions of other parties. You can rely on us to work diligently on your behalf.
Understanding traumatic brain injuries
Traumatic brain injuries are typically caused by blows or sudden jolts to the head. They can also result from an object penetrating the head and skull. Diagnosing these injuries can be difficult and involve several tests, including MRIs, CT scans and neurological exams that test motor function, sensory movement and more. If you were in an accident, it’s crucial to seek medical attention immediately, as a brain injury left untreated can have serious long-term consequences like issues with memory, motor function and verbal communication.
Common causes of head and traumatic brain injuries
Some of the most common ways TBIs happen include the following:
- Falls — A slip on an icy sidewalk or a spill at a grocery store can cause a person to lose their balance and hit their head. These are the most common causes of traumatic brain injuries.
- Motor vehicle accidents — In motor vehicle accidents, the head may be whipped violently back and forth or hit parts of the car.
- Pedestrian and bicycle accidents — The head may forcefully hit the ground or smash against a vehicle.
- Sports — Injurious impact with the ground or other people can occur in football, hockey and other contact sports.
However your brain injury happened, if it was due to the negligence of another party, we will pursue compensation on your behalf either through an award or settlement.
Symptoms of a traumatic brain injury
Traumatic brain injuries can range from mild to life-threatening. Some of the symptoms of TBIs that victims of accidents should pay attention to include the following:
- Severe headache
- Nausea and vomiting
- Blurred vision
- Dilation of one or both of the eyes
- Weakness or numbness in hands and feet
- Loss of coordination
If you have been in an accident in which you hit your head, even if you are not experiencing symptoms, it is wise to see a doctor as soon as possible. If you have suffered a head injury in an accident caused by negligence, our DeKalb county head injury attorneys can advise you about filing a personal injury claim.
Treatment and cost of head and brain injuries
For serious traumatic brain injuries, treatments could include surgeries, medications, rehabilitation and other expensive care and procedures. Some people never completely recover from brain injuries and require lifelong medical care. The cost of a severe traumatic brain injury over a person’s life can be astronomical. Estimates range from the high tens of thousands of dollars into the millions. When you are faced with a potential lifetime of costs because of the negligent actions of another party, you are entitled to seek compensation for your injuries. Our compassionate attorneys will investigate the evidence in your case and help you hold the responsible party accountable. Whether your slipped and fell or hit your head in a car accident, the value of your claim will be determined based on the severity of your injuries and other factors.
Statute of limitations for personal injury claims
In Georgia, there is a two-year statute of limitations for filing personal injury claims. Generally, the clock begins running on this deadline the day you were injured in an accident or discovered you were injured. You should not wait to file a claim if you are considering it. Once the deadline passes, you will lose your right to file an injury claim.
Contact a knowledgeable Georgia head injury lawyer to arrange a free consultation
At Jason & Bradley, LLC in Stone Mountain, we stand up for people who have suffered traumatic brain injuries in DeKalb County because of the negligence of another person. To schedule a free consultation, call our firm at 404-297-9933 or contact us online.