A Sandy Springs head and brain injury lawyer may be able to seek a settlement or award for you if you suffered an injury in a car accident because of another driver. You have a right to hold the careless driver responsible for your head or brain injuries and related expenses. If you qualify, we can file an auto liability claim with that driver’s insurer or a lawsuit in civil court.
To learn more about the process of handling a personal injury car accident case, call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today at (404) 888-8888. You can speak to a member of our traffic accident team serving Sandy Springs for free.
Head and Brain Injuries Are Common in Traffic Accidents
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), motor vehicle accidents are the second leading cause of non-fatal traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) in the United States, behind falls. Recreational and sports injuries round out the top three.
Head and brain injuries vary widely in how they occur, the severity of the damage, and how they affect the victim. No two brain injuries are exactly the same, even if they occur in similar accidents. The symptoms and outcomes for those two victims can be dramatically different.
Some people heal fully from a head or brain injury within a few weeks or months, and others require ongoing, around-the-clock support for the rest of their lives. This is why the details of your injury and accident are so important when pursuing damages.
Some types of head and brain injuries that may occur during a collision include:
- Scrapes and cuts that do not affect the brain.
- Skull fractures.
- Penetrating head injuries.
- Diffuse axonal brain injuries.
- Coup-contrecoup brain injuries.
Symptoms of Brain and Head Injuries
The symptoms and effects of a brain injury depend greatly on the areas of the brain affected and the nature of the damage. Some people experience these symptoms only temporarily, but they may become permanent for others. Common symptoms include:
- Difficulty thinking clearly, confusion, and difficulty concentrating.
- Slowed response times, lowered alertness.
- Dilated or uneven pupils.
- Sensitivity to light or sound.
- Problems with coordination or balance.
- Unusual or uncontrollable emotions.
If you or a loved one is recovering from or living with a head or brain injury after a Sandy Springs car accident, reach out to Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today by calling 404.888.8888. We can evaluate the details of your case for free.
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Our Team Can Protect Your Right to Seek Fair Compensation
If we are able to take on your case after our complimentary consultation, a Sandy Springs head and brain injury lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers will take steps to:
- Explain your rights and how we can protect them.
- Identify the liable driver or other parties and build a case against them.
- Handle all communication about your accident, including with all involved insurers.
- Represent your best interests to the insurance companies, the judge and jury, or other parties.
We pursue financial recovery on behalf of qualifying car accident victims based on a contingency fee. This means your family will not need to pay us anything up front. We only receive fees for representing you after we secure a settlement or court award. If we do not recover a payout for you, you owe us nothing.
In the event that your loved one passed away from a head or brain injury, we also represent family members who qualify to pursue wrongful death cases under O.C.G.A § 51-4-2. Our team can review your loved one’s accident case to determine your options.
Call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers at (404) 888-8888 to learn more about your case and the process of seeking a financial award during your complimentary consultation.
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Methods for Seeking Financial Recovery After a Sandy Springs Accident
In general, there are two ways we help our clients secure a financial payout following a traffic accident in the greater Atlanta area. This includes filing a liability claim and negotiating an insurance settlement or filing a personal injury lawsuit and recovering a court award.
An attorney from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can take your case to court if that becomes necessary. However, these cases often reach a just settlement without needing to go to trial. This involves presenting evidence of fault and liability, as well as documentation of your damages. Recoverable damages may include the following:
- Inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, treatments, and therapy
- Ongoing care costs
- Future medical care expenses
- Lost wages and related benefits
- Decreased ability to earn an income
- Vehicle repair or replacement
- Related out-of-pocket expenses
- Pain and suffering damages
In the event that we must file a civil suit against the driver who caused your accident, O.C.G.A § 9-3-33 gives us only two years to do so in most cases. This deadline applies only to taking the case to court, but it is important to keep this in mind in case we are unable to secure a just settlement out of court.
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A Sandy Springs head and brain injury lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to recover compensation to help you pay for your treatment, supportive care, and other accident-related expenses. We can help you get started today if you qualify.
Call the Bader Scott Injury Lawyers team serving Fulton County today at (404) 888-8888. We can discuss your accident and injuries with you, or the injuries of a beloved family member, at no cost to you.