Traumatic brain injury can be life-changing and, in some tragic situations, can cost a victim his or her life. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 138 people die daily due to traumatic brain injury (TBI). The CDC also reports more than 2.5 annual hospitalizations or ER visits because of injuries to the brain.
In many cases of brain injury, the incident resulting in the brain damage was entirely preventable. When brain injury happens because of negligence or because of wrongdoing, the person or company causing the damage should be held accountable. Glass & Robson provides assistance in pursuing a case. Contact us to talk with an Atlanta brain injury attorney to find out about how we help TBI sufferers to obtain financial damages for the losses resulting from their brain injuries.
Most Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury
The Mayo Clinic identified the leading causes of traumatic brain injury. The top causes of TBI include:
Falls: If a fall happens on a property due to a failure of the property owner or renter to maintain the property, the victim could pursue a slip and fall case against that negligent owner or renter. The property owner could be liable for losses resulting from brain injury. Fall injury claims can also be made against neglectful nursing homes if a resident slips and suffers brain injury.
Car accidents: If a motorist’s negligence cause a car crash to occur, a victim of the collision can make a case for compensation for all losses resulting from the crash. This includes compensation for treatment for brain injury, for the lingering after-effects of TBI, for pain and suffering, for emotional damage, and for any lost wages or decline in future earnings due to brain damage.
Violence: A person who perpetrates an intentional act of violence could be sued for an intentional tort by a brain injury victim. If negligent security was a contributing factor that made the violence possible, a property owner could also be responsible for resulting brain injury.
Sporting accidents: A failure on the part of equipment makers could result in a product liability claim if a TBI results. For example, a helmet maker could be sued if a helmet fails to protect the head due to a defect. If coaches or athletic programs are negligent in supervising players, the school or institution employing the coach could be held accountable for brain injuries as well.
There may also be many other situations in which a traumatic brain injury happens and the victim can pursue a claim to get compensation for injury losses. Glass & Robson assists TBI sufferers with determining what the cause of their injury was, who was responsible for that injury, and what they can do to pursue a damage claim to recover for financial loss.
Glass & Robson provides legal representation to injured clients in Atlanta, GA and surrounding areas. Call 404-751-4702 or contact us online today to talk with an Atlanta injury lawyer who can fight for your right to compensation if you were harmed.