Atlanta Brain Injury Lawyer
Glass & Robson Trial Attorneys
Brain injury cases are some of the most serious injury cases that we handle. It is an unsettling fact that someone suffers a brain injury every 23 seconds in the United States. Approximately 1.4 million people in the U.S. suffer a traumatic brain injury. 50,000 of those people die; 235,000 are hospitalized. The leading causes of brain injuries are:
- 28 percent arise from falls
- 20 percent from motor vehicle crashes
- 19 percent from accidental collisions with objects
- 11 percent from assaults
A brain injury can cause permanent and lasting damage that affects every single part of your life. Your brain is the epicenter of activity that sends out messages and controls the entire rest of your body. Even slight damage to the brain, such as a serious concussion, can make a major impact on your life. You need to make sure you are getting the right care right away to try to minimize the harm after a brain injury, including neuropsychological treatment.
Although there are not always obvious indications of a closed head injury, traumatic brain injuries can have long-lasting and severe symptoms, including: memory loss, trouble with cognitive functions including reasoning and problem solving, difficulty controlling emotions, problems communicating, or even coma or death. The can also be the result of closed head injuries, blunt trauma, auto accidents, trucking accidents, nursing home abuse and neglect, smoke inhalation, drowning and injuries resulting from negligent security.
Medical treatment secondary to a brain injury is almost always extensive and costly. Paying the bills for the medical and neuropsychological care resulting from a brain injury can be daunting experience. This is even more true if brain injury means your earning power is reduced. If you find yourself in this difficult situation and believe someone else may be partially or fully responsible for causing the damage to your brain, call Glass & Robson today for help.
Glass & Robson is a small firm founded by skilled attorneys with decades of collective experience. Our firm was created to provide dedicated and personalized attention to help our clients in the most difficult times of their lives.
A brain injured by excessive trauma is a massive injury. As with any injury, the extent of the injury itself, the amount of the medical bills and lost wages, and future treatment needed by the client affect the value of a brain injury case. We will help you understand the many aspects of your case and counsel you on where we see the range in value. Glass & Robson will take the case as far as it needs to go to get you the best result possible.
WHAT COMPENSATION IS AVAILABLE IN BRAIN INJURY CLAIMS?
Brain injury victims may be unable to wake up, as the injury could be so severe the victim loses consciousness and ends up in a coma. Many times brain injuries are fatal.
For those who survive the injury and are awake and aware after the trauma, there could be both immediate and long-term symptoms associated with the brain injury. Mood changes, learning problems, cognitive decline, ringing in the ears, nausea, and more are all possible effects of brain injury. Long-term, victims with repeated brain injuries can also face an added risk of developing dementia. Brain injury cases usually require some form of future medical testimony in the form of a licensed life care planner to extrapolate the costs of all future treatment and care resulting from the injury.
Because a brain injury victim’s personality, work ability, and entire life can be changed, the victim should be entitled to compensation for economic and non-financial loss. A victim can lose money by paying medical bills, rehab care costs, and other treatment expenditures, and can lose by missing work and experiencing pain. The person, company, or government agency which caused the loss should provide the compensation.
HOW CAN AN ATLANTA BRAIN INJURY LAWYER HELP?
We have helped many past and current clients with their brain injury and understand the compassion that it requires. While it is stressful to think about, you need to take swift action in holding those responsible for injuries accountable. Please give our personal injury attorneys a call to find out how we can help you.