A traumatic brain injury can be devastating and life-changing. When another person is to blame for the brain injury, victims are entitled to compensation to help overcome the effects. A Georgia brain injury lawyer can help injured individuals secure that compensation.
Call the Georgia brain injury lawyers at Cain Injury Law or contact us online. We have handled many brain injury cases. We are ready to help you.
Can You File a Personal Injury Lawsuit After a Traumatic Brain Injury in Georgia?
A traumatic brain injury can be caused by many types of personal injury accidents. These include:
These scenarios often involve another person’s negligence or carelessness. When that is the case, accident victims can file a personal injury lawsuit.
Compensation for a Traumatic Brain Injury
Several types of compensation are available in a traumatic brain injury lawsuit. The compensation is known as damages. What damages can be awarded in a case will depend on the specific facts.
In Georgia, as in many other states, two types of damages are available: special damages and general damages.
- Special damages refer to losses that have a concrete dollar value. This type of compensation includes medical bills, lost income, loss of earning capacity, and renovations made to a home because of the injury.
- General damages refer to losses that do not have a concrete dollar value. These damages include pain and suffering, emotional distress and loss of enjoyment of life. These damages are difficult to calculate. Accident victims should speak to a lawyer for help in calculating the amount.
How a Georgia Brain Injury Attorney Can Help You
A brain injury attorney will investigate who was liable for the accident that caused the injury. An attorney can collect evidence to prove liability. That will give accident victims the best chance of success with their personal injury claim.
An attorney will also collect medical evidence. This is especially important in a brain injury lawsuit. When a person suffers a brain injury, his or her attorney must work closely with the physician to fully understand the extent of the injury. The attorney will then determine how the injury will impact the victim in the months and years ahead.
As in other personal injury lawsuits, an attorney will communicate with the insurance company for the at-fault party. The attorney’s goal is to ensure the injured individual receives the compensation that is needed for a full recovery.