The road to recovery from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) affects the very core of who you are and how you interact with the world. Therefore, insurance companies should not treat your situation as just another claim. By the same token, negligent parties should not weasel out of what they owe by diminishing your pain and hardship.
At Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group, our Marietta traumatic brain injury lawyers focus on making sure injured clients like you are seen and compensated for their unique experiences. What’s more, we battle for the best possible compensation, considering the long rehabilitation process and your specific lifestyle. If you or a loved one sustained a traumatic brain injury due to someone else’s negligence, contact our office today to receive your free, personalized evaluation.
Marietta Traumatic Brain Injury Guide
Our Injury Lawyers Offer No-Obligation Case Reviews
You don’t have to spend hours Googling your legal rights and options. Instead, you can get answers to your questions during a free case review.
During this conversation, you can:
- Learn about your case’s potential
- Ask questions regarding your situation, including the benefits of partnering with our accident team
- Set your case in motion
We’re eager to meet with you and learn your story.
Our Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers Address Legal and Insurance Concerns
We know you have many concerns following your injury, ranging from your rehabilitation to your wallet. Our team takes over many aspects of your case, so you have less to worry about. Even if you must take recovery one day at a time, we are available to provide updates, alleviate your workload, and answer your questions.
We Can Tackle Your Insurance Dilemmas
We manage the many aspects of filing an insurance claim, including:
- Cataloging your losses to arrive at a fair settlement value
- Gathering evidence of your injuries and expenses to support your claim
- Going over the facts of your case to determine fault
- Explaining insurance policies, settlements, and other technical documents
- Contacting insurance representatives and communicating with you
- Helping you file paperwork properly and on time
- Contesting unfair claim denials and identifying bad faith insurance practices
- Determining when to file a personal injury lawsuit
We can work on several aspects of your case before even considering a lawsuit, so you can contact us right after your injury for help. No need to delay until you’ve encountered a problem—we can work to avoid problems in the first place.
We Can Handle the Steps of Your Personal Injury Lawsuit
If the path forward requires filing a lawsuit, we can provide support there, as well.
We can manage your lawsuit by:
- Gathering evidence and filling out paperwork
- Interviewing witnesses and experts about the accident
- Negotiating with attorneys and the negligent parties to settle out of court
- Preparing a strategy for court and addressing challenges as they arise
- Representing you and defending your right to damages at trial
We Respect Your Time and Money
We know seeking legal help is a process, and we don’t want to waste your time. As noted, with our firm, you receive a free consultation to interview us, ask questions about your case, and learn if you have grounds for a claim or lawsuit.
Once our team works on your case, we remain dedicated to your legal rights. Meanwhile, you don’t pay us anything—no surprise fees or costs—until we conclude your case successfully.
Our Clients Testify to Our Work Ethic
For nearly a decade, we have worked with thousands of people, obtaining millions in verdicts and settlements.
In working on those cases, our client testimonials pointed out our:
We are honored to have worked on these cases and can bring the same commitment to yours.
Compensation We Pursue for Our Traumatic Brain Injury Claimants in Marietta
Consequently, victims need compensation that is specific to TBIs.
Damages in your case could comprise:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Past and future lost income
- Reduced earning ability
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
In each of these categories, our lawyers pursue damages that match the specific challenges of a brain injury.
What About Rehabilitation Expenses?
According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, the rate of recovery is unique for each brain injury, and your doctors may not know the extent of your recovery for years. For that reason, we won’t allow insurance adjusters or negligent parties to dictate your damages based on when you “should” have recovered. We work to make them face the reality of your condition and provide rehabilitation expenses.
TBI rehab costs we can pursue include:
- Physical, occupational, recreational, speech, and language therapy
- Stays in an inpatient rehabilitation facility
- Counseling from a therapist or neuropsychologist who specializes in TBIs
- Prescription medication for managing pain and symptoms
- Alternative care, like acupuncture
- Educational resources about living with a TBI for you and your family
What if the Injury Causes Permanent Disability?
More severe TBIs can cause permanent changes in your life. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), after five years, 57 percent of serious TBI victims are moderately to severely disabled, and 55 percent do not have jobs, despite being employed when they were injured.
Knowing this, our Marietta TBI attorneys can pursue compensation specifically for permanent disability to help cover costs like:
- Income losses
- In-home care and support
- Pain management techniques
- Lifestyle changes
- Mobility aids
- Home and car modifications
If you experience permanent changes to your life stemming from your traumatic brain injury, our attorneys can assess what you need to adjust.
What if My TBI Worsens With Time? What Damages Can I Seek?
You’re not alone! The CDC reports that moderate to severe TBIs can cause 30 percent of victims to worsen after five years. Long-term side effects include a significantly higher risk of fatal seizures or infections compared to the rest of the population.
However, with proper care, doctors can prevent many risks, so we emphasize that TBI sufferers need help in managing their chronic conditions. Rather than letting insurance adjusters and negligent parties view your injury as a one-time issue, we focus our pursuit of damages on the chronic challenges faced by victims.
To further underscore what you need, we can consult neurologists, rehabilitation specialists, physical therapists, neuropsychologists, and other traumatic brain injury experts to present compelling evidence in favor of proper compensation.
Our Lawyers Pursue Negligent Parties After Causing TBIs
Understanding what caused your traumatic brain injury is the first step in identifying who was responsible.
Causes of brain injuries can involve:
The CDC lists falls as the most common causes of TBIs, whether they’re from bikes, slipping on puddles, or being knocked to the ground by dogs. Roadway accidents can also cause this type of injury, such as from hitting your head on the dash of your car, being struck by debris, or being thrown from the vehicle.
Our Injury Lawyers in Marietta Determine Liability for Your Losses
As noted, brain injuries can arise from many situations, some of which come with multiple responsible parties.
Some at-fault parties in brain injury cases comprise:
- Trucking companies
- Rideshare companies
- Construction companies
- Vendors and contractors
- Pet owners
- Property owners
- Government entities
We can divide possible liable parties into two categories: those present at the scene and those not. In many cases, the at-fault party is there at the scene of the accident, such as drivers, construction workers, or pet owners. At other times, a larger company, government entity, or property owner is not present but shares or carries sole financial liability.
For example, trucking and rideshare companies are sometimes responsible for the actions of their employees or contractors. Government entities and property owners must fix or warn others about hazards. Even if they weren’t there, they are responsible for accidents related to their property.
Your TBI case could involve a combination of at-fault parties. They could all point fingers at each other. They could even point at you instead—for instance, saying you wore the wrong shoes while walking in a Marietta park and that caused you to trip, not a damaged sidewalk. Whatever the scenario, our investigators track down those involved and determine who really is responsible for your injury.
Our Marietta Lawyers Support Your TBI Case Using Evidence
To clear up any confusion about liable parties and even clear you of blame, our traumatic brain injury lawyers investigate your Marietta accident and gather evidence.
For roadway accidents, we collect:
- Police reports
- Drug and alcohol testing results
- Trucking transportation logs
- Traffic camera footage
- Photos from the scene
- Eyewitness testimony
- Accident reconstruction data
- Phone records
As an example, if you were struck by a distracted driver, we can check their texts or social media posts to demonstrate that they were on the phone at the time of the crash. Eyewitnesses can testify to the driver being distracted. We can also use traffic cameras, or even cameras from nearby businesses, to get a literal picture of the driver on their phone.
For other cases like slip and falls or dog attacks, we compile evidence like:
- CCTV footage
- Photos of a hazard
- Eyewitness testimony
- Previous complaints about a property or animal
- The dog’s history
- Timeline of events
For instance, if you were injured because of a spill in a grocery store, we can check the surveillance footage, interview employees, and determine how long the spill existed before you fell. This can establish that the store’s owners knew about (or should have known about) the spill and failed to clean it up. By weaving together pieces of evidence, we trace a line from the negligent action to your injuries.
How Do We Prove the Severity of Your Injury?
We can compile other evidence to help illustrate the struggles with your injury. Some TBI symptoms are intangible, such as difficulty multitasking or chronic pain. Insurance adjusters like to see concrete injuries, like broken bones, that show up on a scan. While a TBI can show up in imaging scans, many do not, and some of your symptoms are specific to you and your experience.
You will want our help to convince a skeptical insurance company to pay you the damages you deserve for what may look like an invisible injury with subjective—but real and possibly disabling—symptoms.
To support our pursuit of damages and emphasize what you need to recover, we can use evidence like:
- Medical records
- Doctors’ notes
- Treatment plans
- Diagnostic tests
- Imaging scans
- Specialist testimony
- Your own account of events
Taken together, these pieces of evidence can help show the subtleties and complexities of your TBI. Pain may not show up in a scan, but prescriptions for pain medication, notes from your doctor, and testimony from your neuropsychologist can prove the pain exists.
Deadlines for Traumatic Brain Injury Cases in Marietta
TBI victims generally have two years to file a lawsuit under Georgia law. When suing a city or state, such as for slipping and falling on public property, the deadline shortens to six months or a year, respectively.
Given that brain injuries cause serious cognitive issues like comas, we can investigate tolling the statute of limitations in your case. Yet, you shouldn’t assume that any exceptions extend your filing deadline. Missing the deadline could forfeit your right to damages. For more information about your case’s filing period, check with our attorneys.
Call Today to Receive a Free Consultation With Our Marietta TBI Team
Recovering from a traumatic brain injury may feel like an inconsistent and frustrating process. Yet, Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group works hard to prevent you from feeling the same way about seeking compensation.
Whether it’s through an insurance claim or a lawsuit, our traumatic brain injury lawyers can evaluate your Marietta case for free, form a plan, and execute it with attention to detail. Call (404) 609-1724 to get started.
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