A head and brain injury lawyer from our team can help you seek appropriate damages after a head injury caused by a Macon car accident. These damages can compensate you for physical, emotional, and financial losses.
We can fight for the compensation you deserve and tell you more about the types of damages available for your head and brain injury case.
What Can a Lawyer do for Your Head Injury Case?
The team at Bader Scott Injury Lawyers would be happy to help you file and manage your case. We can:
- Assess your case for free: Contact us at any time. A member of our team will tell you if you have a case in one fast, free phone call.
- Collect evidence: This may include medical records, police reports, expert testimony, or anything else that strengthens your case.
- Notify the liable party: We will tell the liable party and all other involved parties that you are seeking compensation through a claim or lawsuit.
- Negotiate with the insurance company: We will fight hard to ensure that the insurance company does not get away with paying too little.
- Take the liable party to court: We always strive to settle things out of court, but we are willing and able to represent you at trial if necessary.
- Give you peace of mind: Trying to manage a case alone can be a daunting challenge. This is especially true if you or a loved one has a head injury.
Why Hire a Lawyer From Our Team?
Insurance companies do not always play fair. They may try to take advantage of your legal inexperience by:
- Offering far less than you deserve
- Twisting your own words to “prove” you do not need compensation
- Refusing to negotiate
- Arguing that you are mostly or entirely responsible for your own injuries
At Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, we are familiar with all of these tricks. Let a head and brain injury lawyer from our team take care of your case so that you can focus on taking care of yourself.
How Much Money are You Entitled to Seek After a Head or Brain Injury?
After your accident in Macon, Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can calculate how much compensation you should seek. While every case is different, we have helped our clients recover hundreds of thousands and even millions of dollars for their injuries.
Non-Economic Damages Versus Economic Damages
Non-economic and economic damages are the two types of compensation that car accident victims may seek.
Per Johns Hopkins Medicine, there are many kinds of brain injuries. Such injuries can affect your health and your life in a variety of ways by causing:
- Pain and suffering: Your injuries may have caused you distress due to physical pain, traumatizing memories, and so on.
- Disability: You may never regain the full range of intellectual and/or physical abilities that you had before.
- Reduced quality of life: Your injuries may have forced you to make radical changes to the way you live, work, have fun, and socialize.
- Loss of consortium: Your relationship with your spouse may have changed, perhaps irrevocably, because of your injuries.
These are all referred to as non-economic damages. They are intended to compensate you for the physical, emotional, and psychological pain inflicted by the car accident.
In addition, treating brain injuries can be very expensive, both due to the cost of treatment and the fact that they so often require ongoing treatment for the rest of the patient’s life. Any financial strain caused by your accident may qualify under economic damages. You can seek economic damages if you need reimbursement for:
- Medical expenses: Your injuries may have required (or will require) attention from a doctor, psychologist, surgeon, or any other medical professional.
- Other expenses: You may have hired a babysitter, a housekeeper, a dog walker, or any other service you would not have needed before the accident.
- Lost wages: You may have had to take time off work to let your injuries heal or receive necessary treatments.
- Lost employment: Your injuries may have prevented you from returning to your previous job or field, or from ever working again.
What About Wrongful Death Damages?
Just like in personal injury cases, wrongful death cases allow you to sue for both economic and non-economic damages. If your loved one succumbed to their head injury, you could seek damages like:
- Loss of companionship: You may have had to adjust to life without your loved one’s care and affection.
- Funeral expenses: The cost for laying your loved one to rest may have come out of your pocket.
- Loss of financial support: You and your family may no longer rely on your loved one’s income to make ends meet.
How to Start a Case
When filing a lawsuit, your first consideration should be the statute of limitations. This is a law that gives accident victims a strict, set amount of time to take legal action against those who caused their injuries. According to OCGA §9-3-33, the statute of limitations in your case is probably two years.
Start your claim or lawsuit by getting in touch with our team as quickly as possible after your accident. We can:
- Let you know if your case is viable, including whether or not you are still within the statute of limitations
- Inform you of your rights
- Explain which approach may be best in your case
- Agree to work for a contingency fee, so you owe us no money upfront
Get a Free Consultation From Bader Scott Injury Lawyers
Call (404) 888-8888 to get a free case assessment with a member of our team.
We can manage your Macon case while you focus on healing from your injuries. We never charge fees unless and until you get your compensation.