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Alpharetta Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)—no matter how minor or severe—can affect your physical, mental, and emotional health.

Medical expenses and missed paychecks can take their financial toll quickly, but you don't have to cover them alone. An Alpharetta brain injury/TBI lawyer with our firm can identify the party responsible for your damages and pursue compensation on your behalf.

At Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group, we commit to serving clients who have suffered injuries due to negligence. We fight for the financial award they need to get back on their feet—whether that's through settlement negotiations or litigation.

Reach out to our firm today to receive a free consultation. One of our team members can listen to your story and discuss your legal options. Let's get to work on your case.

How Our Alpharetta Lawyers Handle Brain Injury Cases

You cannot imagine managing a legal case by yourself with the physical, cognitive, and psychological damages of a TBI. However, a personal injury attorney at our firm can step in and take on all responsibilities related to your case.

We may:

  • Collect and review your medical records related to your TBI
  • Consult your doctors to understand the extent of your injury and gauge your prognosis
  • Obtain the accident report
  • Gather other forms of evidence related to the accident that caused your TBI
  • Prove that the other party holds responsibility for your brain injury and damages
  • Evaluate your damages
  • Keep in contact with other involved parties
  • Fight for a settlement that covers all of your losses during negotiations
  • Represent you during a trial if we cannot recover a settlement

Contact your attorney if you need clarification on how the claims or legal process works. We're ready to address your concerns and keep you involved in the claims process.

We Advocate for People Who Have Suffered TBIs in These Situations

We advocate for TBI claimants in Alpharetta who have suffered injuries because of:

Contact us if you don't see your specific accident listed here. We can assess your situation and explore your options.

Compensable Damages in an Alpharetta Brain Injury Case

If another party causes an accident that leads to your brain injury, you can hold them accountable for your damages. Recovering compensation helps you deal with your injury and maintain financial stability.

We can determine what constitutes a fair settlement by evaluating:

  • How minor or severe your TBI is
  • The nature of the incident that caused it
  • Your medical needs
  • Your cognitive and psychological states
  • How your condition affected your personal, professional, and family life

After gathering and analyzing sufficient evidence of these factors, we may pursue:

Lost Income and Future Loss of Earning Capacity

If the doctor orders you not to work after sustaining a traumatic brain injury, you could lose out on income, such as:

  • Employee benefits
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • Bonuses
  • Promotions
  • Tips
  • Commissions
  • Business opportunities

These damages could cover your income losses both now and in the future. For example, if your injury prevents you from working, you can claim compensation for the money you missed during your recovery.

Past and Anticipated Medical Care Costs

According to Mayo Clinic, those who have sustained traumatic brain injuries may require:

  • Emergency care
  • Imaging tests, like an MRI or CT scan
  • Medications
  • Surgery
  • Hospitalization
  • Rehabilitation, like occupational, recreational, speech, physical, or occupational therapy
  • Ongoing care

Don't foot these medical bills on your own. You can pursue compensation for them in your claim or lawsuit.

Property Damage Expenses

If a traffic accident hurt you or your loved one, you could recover the expenses necessary to repair or replace the involved vehicle. If any other property was damaged or lost because of what happened, your attorney might recover those items.

Pain and Suffering

Traumatic brain injuries can come with detrimental symptoms. Depending on the injury's seriousness, you may struggle with walking, communicating, and living independently. These effects can damage your mental well-being, so you should account for them when you file your claim or lawsuit.

Your attorney can take a look at your economic damages and use their prior experience with managing these types of cases to calculate your intangible losses.

Tragically, some traumatic brain injuries take the victim’s life.

If you lose a loved one to their TBI, we can seek wrongful death compensation for:

  • Loss of income and benefits
  • Loss of household services
  • Loss of companionship and care
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Medical bills related to the brain injury

Under Georgia law, surviving spouses, children, parents, or the decedent’s estate executor can bring a wrongful death action against the liable party. You can learn more about this law during your free case review with Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group.

The Statute of Limitations on Traumatic Brain Injury Lawsuits in Georgia

Many survivors of traumatic brain injuries file a claim with the other party's insurance company for damages. However, you may need to file a lawsuit. In that case, Georgia's statute of limitations on personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits would set a deadline for your lawsuits.

Generally speaking, you have two years to take action under Georgia law. Your filing deadline ultimately depends on the injuries you suffered and the at-fault party’s identity. Still, if you wait beyond the applicable time limit, you may forfeit your right to compensation, leaving you without options.

If you let us know about your TBI case sooner rather than later, our attorneys can comply with your case’s deadline.

Offering Our Help to Brain Injury Survivors in Alpharetta, Georgia, on Contingency

Don’t worry about whether you can pay for a TBI accident lawyer to work on your case. You can. At Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group, our attorneys assume all responsibilities for your TBI case on a contingency-fee basis.

That means:

  • Our team offers you a free consultation at no risk or obligation when you first call us.
  • Our firm finances your case from beginning to end.
  • We don’t charge you upfront or out-of-pocket fees for our services.
  • Our attorneys don’t ask for hourly rates or retainers.

Our lawyers take their payment after your case ends—if and when we secure an award for you. This payment structure allows you to save money, focus on your recovery without worrying about legal fees, and reduce your financial risk.

What Should I Do After Suffering a TBI in Alpharetta?

Your next steps after suffering a TBI depend on your situation. You want to take steps that benefit both you and your injury case. After evaluating your situation, we may recommend:

You could incur considerable damages during your recovery period. By keeping track of these damages, you can help us determine a fair value for your case. We recommend keeping track of your doctors' appointments, missed time from work, and property damage costs.

We also encourage you to keep a logbook that outlines your day-to-day recovery. We can use your testimony to assert the value of your pain and suffering.

Letting Your Lawyer Manage All Communications

A TBI can affect your mood, cognitive processing, and comfort. You deserve to focus on your recovery during this period——not field phone calls from insurance companies. Your attorney with Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group can do that for you. We'll give the insurer all necessary information, vet potential settlement offers, and protect you from bad faith insurance tactics.

Limiting What You Share Online

Anything you share online, no matter how innocuous, could discredit your case. For instance, a photo of you smiling with friends could discredit your injury’s severity. A status about going to a concert next week could reflect poorly on your demand for compensation.

During your case's progression, keep online information to a minimum. You want to ensure a smooth claims process. Anything you share virtually could hurt that.

What You Should Know About Traumatic Brain Injuries

According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, a traumatic brain injury happens when someone sustains a physical, external, and sudden jolt to the head. It's one of adults' most common causes of death and disability.

The severity of a brain injury usually ranges from a mild concussion to a severe injury that could leave the victim in a coma.

A TBI usually arises from one of two situations:

  • A penetrating injury when an object goes through the skull
  • A closed injury when the brain rattles against the skull and sustains bruising, broken blood vessels, or tears

Typical TBI Symptoms to Be Aware Of

Knowing the symptoms of a TBI can make all the difference in your recovery.

Some of them include:

  • Confusion
  • Poor attention span and self-awareness
  • Problems with memory and judgment
  • Weakness and poor balance
  • Spasticity
  • Changes in senses
  • Problems with swallowing
  • Problems with speech
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Apathy or mood changes
  • Changes in sleeping or eating habits

In more severe cases, the victim may go in and out of consciousness, experience seizures, or have personality changes. In extreme cases, victims may enter a vegetative state or suffer brain death.

Traumatic Brain Injury Statistics for Georgians and Americans More Broadly

The most recent information from the Georgia Department of Health (DPH) declares that TBIs are a significant problem across the state.

For example, in 2016, there were nearly 28,000 recorded traumatic brain injuries, which included more than 20,500 emergency room visits and over 7,300 hospital stays. As a result, these victims accumulated more than $1.5 billion in medical bills and lost income. The group most at risk for a TBI involves people aged 10 to 19.

On a broader scale, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) documents TBIs nationwide. It notes that in just one year, TBIs hospitalized 223,135 people and killed 64,362. That's 176 deaths per day. These numbers don't account for the other brain injuries that go untreated, unreported, or attended to in urgent care.

The Importance of Seeking Medical Attention As Soon As Possible

No matter what kind of negligence-based accident you experienced, get medical help immediately. You never know what injuries you suffered and their severity until a doctor examines you. If they treat you immediately, they may prevent the TBI from worsening. TBIs have a reputation of not manifesting until a few days after they occurred. You may face a longer, more intense recovery if you catch yours too late.

On top of your health, seeking prompt medical care backs up your claim. If the insurance adjuster sees that you went to the hospital or your primary care physician right after the incident, they cannot easily dispute your injury's cause.

On the other hand, if you wait to seek treatment, the adjuster may claim that:

  • You have a pre-existing condition that has the same effects as a TBI.
  • Because you delayed medical intervention, you made your injuries worse.
  • Something else caused your brain injury.
  • You’re not as injured as you make yourself out to be.

These claims could give the insurance company grounds to stall, undervalue, or deny your case. As a result, you may not have enough to cover the full extent of your TBI-related expenses. A lawyer from our team can hold the insurer accountable for what you need——but to do this, we need you to seek medical care.

Get Help With Your Alpharetta TBI Case From Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group Today

Jennifer Gore
Alpharetta Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer, Jennifer Gore-Cuthbert

If you or a loved one sustain a brain injury because of someone else's carelessness, a TBI lawyer with our firm serving Alpharetta can manage your case.

While you’re in treatment, we can assume all the responsibilities related to your claim, including gathering evidence and going after the damages you need to thrive.

Contact Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group today at (404) 609-1724 for a free consultation.

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