Our team can help if you or a loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury in a recent accident. When someone else’s carelessness or recklessness causes an accident, injured victims have a right to seek compensation and hold the responsible party accountable. Our Atlanta traumatic brain injury lawyers know how to build a strong legal case and pursue justice.
After suffering a traumatic brain injury, we can discuss your legal options and next steps with you during a free consultation. Learn more about our services and how we can fight to protect your best interests. Contact Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group now to get started.
How an Atlanta Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer Can Help
At Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group, our attorneys represent those living with catastrophic injuries every day. We understand how a significant traumatic brain injury affects almost every part of your life and why receiving the care and support you need is important. We want you to focus on healing and rehabilitation and not worry about protecting your legal rights.
Like our clients, you deserve justice. After everything you've endured because of someone else’s carelessness, you deserve a skilled advocate who will fight for your best interests. We seek compensation based on your unique case facts, including your expenses, injuries, and future care needs. When negligence causes preventable injuries, we aim to hold those responsible accountable.
Our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. We never ask our clients to pay upfront fees. We know you have many out-of-pocket expenses and costs right now, and you do not need your personal injury attorney to be another financial concern. Our attorney’s fees come from the payment we recover for our client, never from the client’s pocket. We can answer any questions you have about our fees during our initial free consultation.
Our Atlanta Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers Know How to Build a Strong Case
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can occur in many different ways.
We have handled many TBI situations in our practice, including:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle crashes
- Bicycle and pedestrian injuries
- Slip or trip and fall
- Construction site accidents
- Pool accidents
- Other premises liability incidents
In each of these accidents or incidents, the injury occurred because of someone else’s carelessness or recklessness. This is the common theme of personal injury cases. One person acts negligently and harms another.
When we investigate a brain injury accident, we gather evidence to show:
- What happened to cause the injuries
- Who acted negligently
- The losses and expenses our client experienced
- The estimated future-related damages
The evidence available depends greatly on the facts of the case but often includes:
- Official reports, including police and accident reconstruction reports
- Relevant medical records
- Eyewitness statements
- Expert testimony
- Videos and
We know how to analyze evidence to develop a strong case against the negligent party. The goal is to convince their insurer to pay a fair settlement or take the case to trial and convince the jury to award the compensation.
Potential Liable Parties in Atlanta Traumatic Brain Injury Cases
Depending on the unique circumstances that led to the traumatic brain injury, an injured person may show liability on the part of:
- A careless driver
- A trucking company that employed an at-fault trucker
- A property owner that failed to maintain their property
- The owner of a business with preventable hazards on-site
Sometimes, employers can be held legally responsible for actions taken by their employees. This is known as vicarious liability. When a worker acts negligently, our brain injury attorneys can file claims and lawsuits against the company as well as the employee. Corporations usually carry larger corporate liability policies that allow us to seek more money for our client’s treatment and care. One common example of vicarious liability is when a commercial truck driver causes a collision, and the trucking company may be held responsible.
To Seek Fair Compensation for Your Damages, Partner with Our Atlanta Brain Injury Lawyers
Traumatic brain injuries are especially expensive to treat, manage, and live with. Those who suffer significant brain injuries often require specialized inpatient rehabilitation and several intensive therapies to reach maximum medical recovery.
The prognosis varies widely. Some people with TBIs recover almost fully. Others require around-the-clock supervision, ventilator support, or other nursing care. As traumatic brain injury attorneys, our team understands the importance of looking at each client’s case individually. No two cases are alike, especially when it comes to brain injuries.
When we build a case against the liable party, we document our client’s expenses and losses. This includes current bills, estimated future needs, financial losses, and intangible damages. We use this documentation to calculate an estimated fair settlement range for each case.
The compensation we pursue for a client with a traumatic brain injury in Atlanta could include:
- Medical bills, current and future
- Income losses to date
- Diminished ability to work and earn income in the future
- Related expenses, with receipts
- Pain and suffering damages
- Other, less tangible damages, including the value of loss of life enjoyment
When negotiating with the insurance company, we use the fair settlement range we established to ensure we seek a payout that covers our client’s current and future damages. Without calculating the possible value of the case, we could not ensure we are pursuing the payment they need to cover their care costs. We also use this evidence to show the case’s potential value if we go to trial to pursue compensation.
Our Atlanta Brain Injury Lawyers Can Also Pursue a Wrongful Death Claim On Behalf of the Family
Sometimes, a severe crash can take the life of a traumatic brain injury victim, or they might pass away before they file a lawsuit or take other action to recover compensation. When this occurs, Georgia state law allows certain family members to request damages through a wrongful death action. Our team handles these cases and can discuss your options with you today at no charge.
Let an Atlanta Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney Fight for Your Rights
Once we identify the liable party, we can work to strengthen your case against them. Without strong evidence, it is difficult to convince the insurer that you deserve the compensation we are demanding on your behalf. Although most of our cases settle without going to trial, we are prepared to go to court when necessary if a trial is in your best interest.
Generally, an insurance settlement or trial verdict are the two ways we can successfully resolve TBI cases. We negotiate with the insurance company representing the liable party for a settlement agreement that fairly compensates you for your related losses. This may occur before we file a lawsuit, and sometimes it happens afterward. We might settle a case at any time during the process. If there is no fair settlement offer, we will be ready to go to trial.
If you partner with our brain injury lawyers, you can count on us to:
- Protect your rights throughout the process
- Manage all communication with the insurers, liable party, and opposing counsel
- Represent your best interests
- Answer questions and provide updates as needed
- Fight for fair compensation based on the case facts
- Hold the negligent party accountable when possible
- Handle all aspects of their legal case so you can focus on healing
Reach Out to a Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer As Soon As Possible
Per state law, we usually have up to two years following an injury to begin a lawsuit. Traumatic brain injury cases can take time to prepare properly. It is often difficult to know the final prognosis or future care needs for several months following an injury. This is one reason we encourage TBI victims and their families to connect with us as early as possible.
While we cannot file a case until we know more about your future, we can start building your case immediately. Knowing about it early could mean building a stronger claim because evidence can disappear as time passes.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Answered By Our Atlanta Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys
For personalized information based on your unique case circumstances, we invite you to contact our team for your free initial consultation. In the meantime, here are some of our most frequently asked questions. If you cannot find the answer you are looking for, reach out to our team of legal professionals today.
How Much Is My TBI Case Worth?
There is no way to accurately estimate how much a traumatic brain injury case might be worth without a thorough investigation. We always calculate a fair settlement value for each client's case as a part of building support for their claims or lawsuits. However, this requires analyzing medical records, interviewing experts, understanding the prognosis, and discussing future care needs.
No two cases are the same. If we represent you, we can calculate a settlement range for your case before we demand compensation from the insurer or take the case to trial. There is no way to accurately determine how much you might recover without receiving more details.
Will My Insurance Payout Cover My Future Care Needs?
Our attorneys handle catastrophic injury cases frequently. We understand how challenging it is to know you or your loved one may need a lifetime of care and support and will have to pay for the related expenses. This is why we are adamant about pursuing compensation for your future medical needs in addition to treatment costs to date.
Future treatment or ongoing care expenses add up quickly. While each injury and recovery differ, some require around-the-clock care. Other TBI victims may need lifts, ramps, wheelchairs, and other adaptive equipment. We know the strain these expenses can put on a family, and we do not believe you should have to shoulder the burden.
When someone’s careless or reckless behavior causes an accident and injuries, they should be responsible for the related expenses, both today and in the future.
Do I Need an Attorney to Recover Money in My Case?
Having a traumatic brain injury lawyer on your side can make recovering compensation in these accidents much easier. An attorney knows how the legal process works, how to build a case, and how to calculate a fair settlement value. Without a lawyer, the victim and their family would have to manage these steps on their own and possibly face a team of lawyers representing the other side.
What if My Loved One’s Injuries Prevent Them From Handling Their Claim?
Traumatic brain injuries often leave victims unable to manage their own affairs. Even in cases when they handle many everyday tasks, they might not have the capacity to make these decisions or understand the legal process.
Our team handles catastrophic injury cases regularly. We know how to approach these cases and what it takes to secure compensation. We help families like yours navigate the process and recover compensation for medical care, ongoing care and support, lost income, and other damages.
How Long Do I Have to Sue?
Generally, state law gives Atlanta TBI accident victims up to two years to begin a lawsuit. However, there are numerous reasons why you do not want to wait long to get started. The sooner our attorneys begin work on a case, the more evidence is available. This could make a significant difference in your case.
Imagine there is a video of a car accident that clearly shows the other driver running a red light. The video is from the surveillance camera at a nearby gas station. However, the system records over these videos every two weeks. Unless we identify this video and get a copy before this happens, this important evidence disappears.
Do I Have to Go to Court to Prove My TBI?
Most cases do not go to trial. They settle out of court with the parties negotiating a settlement agreement that works for both of them. Most victims never have to go to court to recover fair compensation for their injuries.
However, some circumstances call for a lawsuit, trial, and verdict. If our TBI injury attorneys believe it is in a client’s best interests to take their case to trial, we will do so. Sometimes, this is the only way to pursue the compensation they need and deserve for these catastrophic injuries.
Discuss Your Atlanta Traumatic Brain Injury Case With Our Team for Free
Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group provides no-cost consultations for victims of traumatic brain injuries and their families. During a free consultation, you could learn whether you have a viable case against the at-fault party. Our Atlanta traumatic brain injury lawyers often recover compensation for clients with similar injuries. Let’s discuss your specific case facts for free. Reach out to a personal injury lawyer at Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group today.