When you are involved in a car accident, you might be forced to deal with several injuries. Head and brain injuries can be especially serious, and they could change your life or the life of a loved one. However, you may be able to pursue compensation for your losses.
After an accident, call the Bader Scott Injury Lawyers at (404) 888-8888 when you are ready to schedule a consultation with a Warner Robins head and brain injury lawyer.
Losses from Head and Brain Injuries
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), car accidents are the second highest cause of hospitalizations related to traumatic brain injuries. You might suffer from:
- Brain contusions
- Spinal damage
- Slipped or herniated discs
Head and brain injuries can require costly treatments and even ongoing therapy. Regardless of their severity, many injuries have the potential to disrupt your life and cause you pain throughout the day. You should seek the medical care you need and share your receipts or records with a lawyer. A diagnosis helps you recover and sheds light on any compensation you could pursue for your losses.
For a free legal consultation with a head and brain injury lawyer serving Warner Robins, call (404) 888-8888
Lost Income After an Accident
Every day you miss work, you are losing income. If you have to miss work for medical appointments or to take recovery time after an accident, you could receive compensation for more than just your injuries.
Call the Bader Scott Injury Lawyers at (404) 888-8888 for a consultation. Discuss how much income you have lost. The attorney will look at how much money you could lose during your recovery. If you must change careers because of your injuries, you could also be compensated for these changes to your life.
If someone dies due to their head and brain injuries, a wrongful death lawsuit could pay for the income they would have made as well as funeral-related expenses.
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Those Who Are At-Fault for Your Accident
Anyone whose negligence contributed to your accident could be found liable for your injuries or losses. Your head and brain injuries might require you to go to physical therapy or counseling for many years to come. Your recovery could be expensive, and all those listed below might be liable:
- At-fault drivers
- Truck drivers
- The driver of the vehicle in which you were a passenger
- The manufacturer of a car
- The manufacturer of a malfunctioning part
- Any entity that created unsafe road conditions
While it is more straightforward for an attorney to determine the fault of the driver who caused an accident, analyzing indirect fault may require further investigation. Explain your accident to the lawyer and let them investigate if the municipal government, a construction crew, or anyone else who made the road unsafe could be held responsible for the accident.
A third-party lawsuit can accompany a lawsuit against a driver if both parties are to blame.
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Wrongful Death Lawsuits
Head and brain injuries can leave victims paralyzed, brain dead, or clinging to life. When someone passes away, their loved ones can file a wrongful death lawsuit.
According to Georgia Code (O.C.G.A.) 51-4-2, certain family members may file a wrongful death lawsuit to recover burial costs or funeral expenses. If there is no surviving spouse, a surviving child may file this lawsuit. If you have questions about how to file a wrongful death claim, a lawyer can tell you more and help you manage this process.
Negotiations with the Insurance Company
The insurance company might deny your claims or allege that your injuries did not occur during the accident. When you speak to your lawyer, they can handle the communication with the insurance company. A lawyer will challenge the insurance company, work to ensure that they pay their claims, or take them to court.
Your insurance policy may be the only thing that will pay for your recovery. You do not have to accept the insurance company’s decision when you can consult with an attorney.
A Warner Robins Head and Brain Injury Lawyer Helps You Move Forward
When you meet with a lawyer for a consultation, they will discuss your legal rights and potential for compensation. The attorney will create a case that demonstrates the case value you can pursue. The attorney could petition for compensation including medical fees, recovery costs, lost income, and even pain and suffering.
The consultation is not the end of your case. Your lawyer will update you throughout the case. You deserve to know if new information has been uncovered, and you will be informed of any changes in the case.
You Have the Option to Settle
You have the option to settle your case with the insurance company rather than go to court. During settlement negotiations, you will hear every offer and have the option to settle or continue negotiating. If you hired a lawyer, they will tell you if the settlement offers you receive are worth your time. If they are not, you may go to trial.
You Can Go to Trial
A jury trial gives you the option to petition for punitive damages and share all your evidence. While you might be able to seek additional compensation through a court judgment, some accident victims feel that a trial is too stressful. The attorney will prepare the evidence for your trial and explain how the trial will progress.
In Georgia, you have a restricted window of time to file a personal injury claim. After your accident, you have up to two years to file a claim, according to Georgia Code (O.C.G.A.) § 9-3-33.
Call to Schedule Your Consultation
Call the Bader Scott Injury Lawyers at (404) 888-8888 to schedule a free consultation with your Warner Robins head and brain injury lawyer. These injuries may rob you of cognitive abilities, sleep, speech, motor skills, your ability to work, and even your loved ones. Seeking compensation can allow you to seek a recovery.