Few injuries have the potential to be as catastrophic as a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Though these injuries vary in their seriousness, as all injuries do, traumatic brain injuries may leave you or a loved one with permanent cognitive and physical symptoms.
Even traumatic brain injuries considered to be mild could deteriorate your quality of life. A Smyrna traumatic brain injury lawyer can help you determine if you may be entitled to seek compensation due to the circumstances of your injury.
Call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today at (404) 888-8888 for a free consultation with one of our team members. We will advise you of your legal options for your particular situation.
Sources of Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries can result from different types of negligent behavior. Someone who failed to protect you from a TBI or who directly caused your TBI may be found legally responsible.
Several circumstances resulting in a traumatic brain injury may call for a lawsuit or insurance claim. These circumstances may include:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Trip and fall accidents
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Medical error
- Construction accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Accidents caused by defective products
- Animal attacks
There is no single list of events that can cause a traumatic brain injury. If you or your loved one suffered a TBI because of circumstances not listed above, you may still be able to seek compensation if someone else caused your injuries.
A lawyer can tell you more about whether you could have reason to file a lawsuit or insurance claim.
For a free legal consultation with a traumatic brain injury lawyer serving Smyrna, call (404) 888-8888
Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury
Those who suffer a traumatic brain injury may experience different symptoms. The specific type of TBI that you or your loved one suffered may be a factor that determines the symptoms that you experience.
Additionally, a TBI can lead to other complications or secondary injuries. As part of understanding the big picture of your injuries, your lawyer will work with your doctors to determine the nature of the brain injury you or your loved one is experiencing. This could have some effect on the amount of compensation that you are entitled to seek.
Your injury-related symptoms will also be relevant to your lawyer. According to the Mayo Clinic, possible symptoms of a TBI are:
- Changes in your vision
- Changes in your speech
- Difficulty sleeping normally
- Changes in your taste
- Emotional changes
- Light sensitivity
- Worsening coordination
- Cognitive problems
A traumatic brain injury could lead to permanent brain damage. The diagnosis for every brain injury is a personal, unique matter, and a Smyrna traumatic brain injury lawyer will work to ensure that your case value reflects the extent of your losses and health costs.
Call a representative from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today at (404) 888-8888 for more information about how we may begin your case.
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Negligent Property Owners May Allow Brain Injuries to Occur
One possible party in a traumatic brain injury case is a property owner. Your lawyer will consider if the owner of a property where your injury occurred could be liable.
Property owners have a duty to remove hazards that could foreseeably lead to injury. If you tripped, slipped, were hit by falling objects, or were injured in another way that was preventable, the owner may have failed to protect you.
Some of the hazards that a property owner may be responsible for removing promptly from their property include:
- Standing water
- Slick spots on the floor
- Broken or defective stairs
- Items that could fall on those walking beneath them
- Defective products
What constitutes a “safe” property is different for every property owner. They must use reasonable judgment and put themselves in their visitors’ shoes, then take the necessary steps to remove hazards that could lead to serious injuries.
Your lawyer will investigate what conditions on that property may have led you to your injury.
A Lawyer Will Represent Your Interests
You are the victim of a traumatic brain injury. Yet, a lawyer can stand in for you when it comes to an insurance claim or lawsuit. They can do the same if your loved one is the person who suffered a TBI.
Having a lawyer represent you in the legal or insurance process will allow you to take the time you need to tend to your injuries or those of your loved one. Completing a lawsuit or insurance claim may not be an easy process for anyone, as it entails consistency, critical thought, time, and sustained effort. Your lawyer, however, can handle all aspects of your case.
Your lawyer may also do the following duties on your behalf:
Speak with Witnesses
A witness who saw your accident could be valuable to your case. Your lawyer will get in touch with any witnesses who saw your accident or the series of events that led to your accident. They will record witnesses’ testimony and use this testimony as part of your case.
Calculate the Cost of Your Losses
Your lawyer will have a specific figure in mind when they begin negotiating a settlement for you. That figure will be based on the losses you suffered due to your injury. Losses may vary between each case.
Look Out for Your Rights and Safety
Your lawyer will, first and foremost, work to protect you from legal harm. They will defend your rights throughout the legal or insurance process.
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Lawsuits and insurance claims stemming from traumatic brain injuries could be subject to a statute of limitations—in other words, you may not want to wait to call a lawyer’s team. According to the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA) §9-3-33, you have up to two years to file a personal injury lawsuit in Georgia. A Smyrna traumatic brain injury lawyer can help you file your case immediately.
Call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today at (404) 888-8888 to speak with a member of our team.