As a category of medical trauma, brain injuries have the potential to cause serious disruptions to the victim’s life. Worse, the damage inflicted can have lasting impacts, resulting in diminished functioning and the need for extra care for the rest of the victim’s life.
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be life-threatening. According to the CDC “there were over 69,000 TBI-related deaths in the U.S. in 2021,” enough to equal nearly 190 each day. Even a mild TBI has the potential to cause cognitive changes, as well as short-term hardships in the victim’s life.
Properly diagnosing and treating a TBI can be prohibitively expensive. Many times, victims injured through no fault of their own can end up with tens of thousands in medical bills they have no way to pay. If you find yourself in this situation, know that there’s a resource you can turn to: an Atlanta brain injury lawyer.
Ali Awad, the CEO Lawyer, and his Personal Injury Law Firm team have extensive experience fighting on behalf of brain injury victims for the rights to obtain compensation. When your TBI was the result of a car accident, slip and fall, or some other type of negligent action, we can come to your aid, helping you assess all your costs and aggressively seeking the maximum compensation allowed.
Your first case review is always free and confidential, with no obligation to use our services afterwards. Find out how we can represent you at no up-front cost and what your case could be worth when you contact us to schedule your free Atlanta case evaluation and legal consultation today.
What Services Can an Atlanta Brain Injury Attorney Provide Me?
When you or a beloved family member are suffering from a TBI, the prospect of filing an injury claim can feel stressful and overwhelming. Not only do you have to worry about keeping up with daily tasks while you recover, but you now also have to contend with an insurance company — and, potentially, their legal team.
In any case, filing a brain injury claim is highly complex. Consulting with medical experts to receive a full diagnosis is advised, and you may also need experts to submit testimonies and opinions on your behalf in order to fully build your case.
Appointing an Atlanta brain injury attorney means that you have access to all the legal resources you need to identify the at-fault parties and start building a strong case for liability. At the CEO Lawyer Personal Injury Law Firm, we also help you get access to the medical care you need to get a full evaluation and start all of the appropriate treatments — sometimes at no up-front cost to you.
Let our team of experienced attorneys with a proven history of winning cases fight on your behalf for all of the compensation you need to fully recover. You will receive everything you need in order to recover and maximize your chances of receiving full compensation from the parties most responsible.
Our services include:
Rigorous investigation of your accident’s circumstances and causes
Referrals to TBI treatment experts who can fully evaluate, diagnose, and treat your injury
Complete case management, from the start of your claim to its final resolution, all while keeping you informed and in charge of selecting from among the major strategic decisions available
Guidance and legal counsel available at any time, whenever you are in need
Accurate calculation of the full costs of treatment and other damages, including any future care costs, lost wages, and other projected losses you will suffer
Fearless negotiation with insurance companies, other attorneys, and others who will try to reduce the value of your claim
Representation in court for cases that proceed to lawsuit and a jury trial, managed by attorneys with extensive trial experience
Our Atlanta brain injury attorneys go above and beyond to not only help your case obtain the highest chances of success, but also to ensure that you feel listened to and taken care throughout every stage of your case.
How Can I Tell How Severe My Brain Injury Is?
The only way to medically know for sure what kind of injury you have suffered — and the appropriate treatment plan to respond to it — is to get a full medical evaluation from a provider that specializes in traumatic brain injuries.
A brain injury can be graded in three main stages:
Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries
Mild TBIs and concussions will still likely have visible effects on the injury victim’s cognition (thinking ability) and potentially their motor functions. They are not to be taken lightly! Any delays in treatment could also cause them to progress, making a treatable injury worse, and introducing the risk of long-term — or permanent — complications.
These types of injuries are only considered “mild” because they pose a low risk of permanent or fatal complications. They can still have a huge effect on the life of the injury victim, especially during the initial recovery period that follows the injury.
Nausea, vomiting, and digestion issues (especially immediately after)
Headaches and pain in the skull
Sensitivity to light or noise
A feeling of “brain fog” or lack of clarity
Changes in sleep habits
Depression, anxiety, and irritability
Moderate and Severe TBI
A brain injury categorized as moderate or severe poses immediate and significant threats to the life and full-functioning of the injury victim.
According to the CDC, only 26% of those who suffered a moderate-to-severe TBI experience an improvement in their condition within the first five years. 22% will see their symptoms persist, 30% can expect their condition to worsen, and 22% of serious TBI victims will lose their life to complications.
Anyone who has sustained a serious brain injury can expect to require major care, potentially even with basic functions like breathing, eating, or going to the bathroom. Even in cases where the prognosis is positive — meaning the patient is likely to improve — “complete recovery can take months or even years,” per a resource provided through the National Library of Medicine.
A car accident or other type of motor vehicle incident can easily result in a mild to severe TBI. Injury victims often end up striking their head on the steering wheel or dashboard, even when airbags operate as intended. They may also hit their head upon the side window or other parts of the cabin, especially if passenger belongings and other debris go flying during the initial crash.
Motorcycle operators, pedestrians, and cyclists are at an even higher risk of a TBI. Anyone hurt in one of these types of accidents — or any motor vehicle accident — should have themselves evaluated for a potential TBI, even if they don’t feel any symptoms. They should also monitor themselves, with the help of loved ones, for any signs of a developing brain injury.
Motor vehicle traffic events account for 14.3% of all TBIs.
Struck by or Against Objects
A “struck by” injury refers to an accidental contact with a moving object or a fixed object. This type of TBI can include situations where a bicyclist collides against an object, or when a piece of moving equipment hits a worker in the head.
“Struck by” events also encompass most recreation and sports-related injuries, including events where someone is hit by a hard object like a baseball or makes accidental “helmet to helmet” contact during a sport like football.
Many injury victims of “struck by” events will complain of soreness at the site of the contact and initial headaches, but they may not notice the signs of a developing TBI. As such, they should always receive an initial evaluation and at least one follow up several days after the accident.
Struck by or against events account for 15.5% of all TBIs.
A violent assault can mean someone is struck by a blunt object, like a baseball bat, or receive a penetrating injury, from something like a firearm bullet or a bladed weapon. Many times, these events are the result of inadequate security or failures to otherwise protect the injury victim from harm.
Assaults account for 10.7% of all TBIs.
Misdiagnosis and Other Medical Errors
Malpractice can lead to both a traumatic and non-traumatic brain injury. Failure to diagnose and treat a condition like encephalitis can result in permanent brain damage to the patient. The patient may also be deprived of oxygen as a result of failures to properly calibrate breathing equipment, or to monitor a newborn being delivered to prevent getting wrapped up in the umbilical cord.
Traumatic brain injury can occur from inadequate medical supervision and care, resulting in a fall. The malpractice victim may also have been harmed during surgery, such as when a surgeon causes arterial damage or makes an incision into the healthy parts of the brain.
Damages Available in a Brain Injury Case
A successful injury claim or lawsuit for a brain injury will result in compensation for all of the losses — called damages — that the victim has suffered.
Common types of damages sought by an Atlanta traumatic brain injury legal team include:
Past medical care, including initial care for the traumatic incident, the costs of hospitalization, and any further medications, tests, or specialized care required.
Future medical care, projected across the lifetime of the victim. As some TBI sufferers require around-the-clock care and equipment, these costs can easily reach the millions over the period they are likely to survive.
Lost wages and loss of earnings potential, calculated as the difference in earnings when compared before and after the injury occurred. In cases where the injury victim is unable to earn income, or they must seek out a new profession because of their injury, a claim will compensate them for the lifetime reduction in the income they were likely to make.
Pain and suffering, including loss of enjoyment of life, as injury victims are likely to experience significant cognitive symptoms, especially early on, and will be unable to participate in the activities they once enjoyed — sometimes permanently.
Funeral and burial costs for victims who did not survive their brain injury.
Your brain injury lawyers in Atlanta will consult with experts and put rigorous research into your case in order to determine exactly how much you have suffered, and will suffer, as a result of your TBI. We will then identify all potentially liable parties in order to pursue them for the full costs of all the damages you have suffered.
Reach Out to Experienced Brain Injury Lawyers in Atlanta
Ali Awad, the CEO Lawyer, and his Personal Injury Law Firm team can provide you with experienced and proven injury lawyers ready to help you and your family recover from this devastating incident.
Our sole priority is helping you improve your life conditions following your accident, ideally by recovering all of the damages you have suffered because of your injury. We not only possess the extensive legal knowledge needed to appropriately value and pursue these types of claims, but we have also built relationships with medical specialists and other experts in their field, ensuring that your case will have access to all of the resources needed to build the strongest claim possible.
You’ll receive our legal representation and other services at no up-front cost, and your first appointment is always free and confidential. So to talk to a lawyer in your area who wants to help, reach out to schedule your free case review today.
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Frequently Asked Questions
After a personal injury, you're bound to have legal questions. The CEO Lawyer Ali Awad can provide you with answers to these questions, just as he's given answers to his millions of curious social media followers. Take a look at some of the most common personal injury law questions for general information, and then reach out to one of our seasoned attorneys for specific guidance on your case!
To quickly resolve matters following an accident, insurance companies will offer you less than you deserve in compensation for your injuries. Many victims feel pressured to accept these offers as the bills begin to pile up, but that is rarely a good idea. The insurance company is looking to protect its bottom line; and will offer injured victims less than they deserve. An experienced personal injury attorney understands how to negotiate with the insurance company and can look out for your best interests by getting you the compensation you deserve after an injury. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, it is important to avoid negotiating or providing recorded statements to the insurance company without first seeking help from a qualified personal injury attorney.
Do You Have a Personal Injury Case?
The best way to determine if you have a personal injury case is to speak with a knowledgeable attorney. Our legal professionals have the expertise to evaluate your case and determine a strong legal strategy so that you can obtain the greatest amount of compensation possible under the law. We will enlist investigators, assistants, and other specialists to collect accident reports, speak with witnesses to your accident, and put together a plan. While you focus on your physical recovery, we will remain committed to fighting for the compensation that you deserve.
Georgia's Personal Injury & Accident Firm
Accident victims have a limited time to file a personal injury lawsuit. This time period is referred to as the statute of limitations, and in Atlanta, it lasts only two years. This means that if you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, you have only two years to pursue a personal injury suit. If you wait too long to reach out to an experienced attorney, you might be forever barred from seeking the compensation you deserve.
What to Expect From Your Initial Consultation With a Personal Injury Attorney?
During your initial consultation with CEO Lawyer team, we will go over the important details of your personal injury accident, which include the nature and extent of your injuries, how your injuries have impacted your ability to earn a paycheck, the cost of your medical treatment, and whether further medical treatment will be required. We will answer any questions you might have, as well, in regards to our experience, our track record of success, and what to expect from the legal process.
Many personal injury victims wonder if they will be able to afford the legal fees required to pursue a lawsuit. CEO Lawyer injury and accident attorneys will not ask for any type of upfront fee unless we are successful in obtaining compensation for you. That means that if you have been harmed in a motor vehicle accident, slip and fall accident, defective product accident, or any other type of personal injury accident, you can absolutely afford to contact our law office today for assistance. In fact, you cannot afford to wait. Reach out today.
We understand that some accident victims might have already obtained the assistance of an attorney but may be dissatisfied with the services provided. We are standing by and prepared to help you change legal representation, regardless of where you are in the process.
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If you or a loved one has been injured in any type of personal injury accident, you should not hesitate to speak with the experienced attorneys at CEO Lawyer personal injury law firm. Call, email, or fill out our online contact form today so that we can begin helping you pursue the compensation you deserve.