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Brain Injury Attorney in Georgia

A car crash or a slip and fall accident can cause broken bones. The accident can also hurt a person’s head and brain. Even though the brain is protected by the skull, the skull cannot protect the brain from devastating injuries.

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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?

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.

Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury

The symptoms of a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, will depend on its severity. A mild traumatic brain injury will show these symptoms:

  • Loss of consciousness, even for a few minutes
  • A dazed, confused, or disoriented state
  • Headache
  • Nausea, with or without vomiting
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Issues with speech
  • Problems sleeping, or sleeping more than usual

  • Coordination and balance issues
  • Sensory issues, including ringing in the ears, blurry vision, changes in taste and the ability to smell
  • Sensitivity to noise and light
  • Concentration issues
  • Mood changes
  • Feelings of depression and anxiety

The symptoms of a moderate to severe traumatic brain injury include:

  • Loss of consciousness that could last for a few minutes to several hours
  • Constant headache or a headache that becomes increasingly worse
  • Nausea, with or without vomiting
  • Seizures and convulsions
  • Dilated pupils of one or both eyes
  • Drainage of clear fluids from the ears or nose

  • Unable to awaken from sleep
  • Numbness and weakness in toes and fingers
  • Coordination issues
  • Severe confusion
  • Behavioral changes, such as combativeness or a state of agitation
  • Slurred speech
  • Coma and other issues with consciousness

Any time a person exhibits these symptoms after an accident, it is important that he or she seek treatment immediately.

Treatment for Traumatic Brain Injury

Certain traumatic brain injuries, such as concussions, are treatable with rest. In more severe cases, these types of treatment may be used:

  • Removing clotted blood
  • Relieving skull fractures
  • Repairing skull fractures
  • Medication including anti-anxiety and anticoagulants prescriptions
  • Physical therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Cognitive therapy

Any surgery that is required, such as removing blood clots, can be risky. The need for surgery is assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Types of Brain Injury

Many different types of head injuries are recognized. The most common include:

  • Hematoma
  • Hemorrhage
  • Concussion
  • Edema
  • Skull fracture
  • Diffuse axonal injury
  • Coup and contrecoup injuries

No matter what type of brain injury is sustained during an accident, victims should seek immediate medical help and begin treatment right away.

Talk to a Brain Injury Lawyer in Georgia Now

Brain injuries are among the worst injuries that can be sustained during an accident. If this type of injury has happened to you or someone you love, call our Georgia brain injury lawyers today.

At Cain Injury Law, we understand the complexities of brain injury cases. We can help you seek the full amount of compensation you deserve. Call us or contact us online to schedule a free case review. You’ll learn how we can help.

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