Car accidents can cause your head to come into contact with the dashboard, airbags, doors, or debris. Any of these can cause head and brain injuries, leaving behind skull fractures, concussions, and other complications. These injuries could make you eligible for personal injury compensation. A Dunwoody head and brain injury lawyer can help you pursue such damages.
Pursuing damages can defray the cost of emergency visits, expensive tests, and rehabilitative care. To learn more, call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers and tell your story to a member of our team at (404) 888-8888. The consultation is free.
How a Personal Injury Suit Covers Your Expenses
Aside from publicly holding a reckless party accountable, the main benefit of filing a personal injury claim is receiving compensation for injury expenses. After all, you would not have faced costs or pain if it weren’t for the negligent party’s actions (or inactions).
Head and brain injuries, in particular, come with high costs for diagnosis and treatment. Your case can therefore pursue reimbursement and damages for:
- Ambulance rides
- Hospital stays
- Diagnostic imaging
- Neurological tests
- Follow-up visits
- Specialist appointments
You shouldn’t have to worry about paying for these expenses while also working to return to health. Leave it to us to pursue the responsible party.
We Also Seek Unique Damages for Unique Injuries
Injuries relating to the head and brain can be complex and varied. For instance, car accidents are notorious for causing traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), ranging from mild concussions to comas and permanent brain damage. Like facial fractures or scalp injuries, other wounds may require different treatment and come with their own challenges.
We can pursue damages specific to your circumstances, such as for:
- Physical therapy
- Speech therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning ability
- Long-term disabilities
- Changes to quality of life
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
Your head injury may have cost you your ability to do your job. Your TBI may have permanently altered how you can interact with the world. These are consequences of the accident and part of your claim.
Even minor concussions may result in time off work, loss of crucial income, and persistent pain. Do not let the other party claim you are not injured “enough.”
In some cases, head and brain injuries ultimately result in the death of the victim. You can file on behalf of a loved one using a wrongful death suit, which can cover:
- Medical bills
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of income
- Loss of companionship
Your loss is more than money related to your loved one’s treatment and debts. It’s a loss of intimacy and support. We can seek damages for these aspects as well.
For a free legal consultation with a head and brain injury lawyer serving Dunwoody, call (404) 888-8888
The Basis for Your Suit Is Negligence
While motor vehicle crashes are the second leading cause of TBI-related hospitalizations, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), not all of them are grounds for a personal injury claim. Your head or brain injury had to have been caused by negligence to qualify.
Negligence refers to actions that caused the injury but could have been avoided with reasonable foresight. For example:
- Reckless driving
- Running red lights
- Ignoring signs
- Weaving in and out of traffic
- Drunk or distracted driving
Anyone could reasonably conclude that drunk driving could cause injury or that ignoring a stop sign could lead to a pedestrian collision. When a driver nonetheless makes that choice, they can be held liable for the injuries they cause.
We Help Identify the Negligent Party
Even if your case is not as clear-cut as the examples above, you still have options. Pinpointing the act of negligence that led to your injuries is where one of our Dunwoody head and brain injury lawyers comes in.
To identify who to hold liable, we use resources such as:
- CCTV surveillance
- Bystander videos
- Accident photos
- Eyewitness statements
- Accident reconstruction
Once we know who was responsible for your head or brain injury, we can start building a case for your compensation. Call our team at Bader Scott Injury Lawyers to get started at (404) 888-8888.
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How Our Team Supports Your Case
Proving personal injury involves wielding as many sources of evidence as possible. We can compile evidence like:
- Police reports
- Insurance statements
- Medical records
- Witness testimony
- Expert consultations
- Accident analysis
Even if your case does not go to court—most don’t—this information can still bolster your claim, making it harder for the other side to dispute your explanation of the accident. Don’t worry; we can gather and analyze this for you.
Fighting Against Intimidation
Sadly, insurance companies, other attorneys, and negligent parties have a playbook full of ways to try to wiggle their way out of paying. Call us if you are facing opposition in the form of:
- Denial of certain injuries
- Claims regarding pre-existing conditions
- Attempts to shift blame to another party
- Arguments claiming you are to blame
- Undervaluing your claim’s worth
The other side may not outright deny your account, but they may downplay the severity of your injuries, gaslight you into believing you deserve less, or claim someone else should pay for your expenses. We can jump into the fray and battle for your right to compensation.
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Keep the Statute of Limitations in Mind
In all states, you must file your personal injury claim within the statute of limitations. In Georgia, that period is generally two years from the accident date, per OCGA §9-3-33. A wrongful death case has the same two-year window—but starting from the date of death.
This time frame provides us enough time to:
- Research your condition
- Ensure you reach MMI
- Tally your losses
- Calculate future expenses
- Assign a value to your case
MMI stands for maximum medical improvement, the highest level of recovery you are expected to reach. The statute of limitations gives you time to reach that point, allowing us to know how much the accident affected your long-term health. Even if you do not reach MMI within the two-year limit, don’t worry about unforeseen expenses; we can estimate future costs and past and present ones.
Call Now to Start Pursuing Damages
Your experience might have rattled you. We want to set you at ease. At Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, our initial consultation is free, so you can receive the information you need with no pressure. Call our office today to learn what one of our Dunwoody head and brain injury lawyers can do for your case at (404) 888-8888.