Brain injuries may have life-changing consequences for a victim and their family. If you or a loved one has sustained a brain injury in an accident caused by someone else, you may be entitled to compensation for your harm. At Cook Law Group, our Gainesville brain injury attorneys are dedicated to zealously advocating for the rights of victims throughout the entire legal process. We have represented both adults and children who need a personal injury attorney to assist them after suffering brain injuries.Holding a Negligent Defendant Accountable for a Brain Injury
A blow to the head that disrupts the normal functioning of the brain is known as a traumatic brain injury (TBI). According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), TBI affects 1.4 million people each year in the United States. The CDC also reports that about 50,000 deaths and 280,000 hospitalizations take place due to TBI on an annual basis. The Brain Injury Association of Georgia estimates that approximately 50,000 Georgia residents suffer brain injuries each year, with more than 3,000 of these injuries expected to result in permanent disabilities.
The severity of TBI may range from mild to severe. Depending on the severity of the brain injury, an individual may experience physical, cognitive, and behavioral effects. Some consequences of brain damage may include an inability to balance, poor coordination, seizures, paralysis, tremors, poor attention span, memory loss, changes in personality, and depression. Common causes of brain injuries include motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, sports injuries, medical malpractice, strokes and workplace injuries.
If your brain injury was caused by the carelessness of someone else, you may be able to file a negligence claim against that party. Negligence generally occurs when someone is injured due to another party’s failure to use reasonable care under the circumstances, or act as a prudent or sensible person would act. In order to establish negligence, a plaintiff must demonstrate that the defendant had a duty to use a certain degree of care, the defendant breached that duty by failing to use care or using inadequate care, and the defendant’s breach was the cause of the plaintiff’s injuries.
Treatment for brain injuries may vary depending on the severity of the injury. In addition to medical bills, victims of brain injuries often cannot return to work, adding to their financial stress. As a result, Georgia law permits injured victims to seek a variety of damages, such as medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, disability, property damage, transportation costs, and any other expenses that were a direct result of the brain injury.Contact a Brain Injury Attorney in the Gainesville Area to Discuss Your Case
If you or someone close to you has suffered a brain injury due to the negligence of another person or business, you should speak to a Gainesville brain injury lawyer who can help you understand your rights. You can rest assured that we can provide compassionate and vigorous representation at every step of the way. We have extensive experience handling brain injury cases, which have produced some of our largest recoveries for clients. Cook Law Group also serves people in Athens, Atlanta, Marietta, Smyrna, Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Lawrenceville, Norcross, Valdosta, Augusta, and Columbus, as well as other areas of Hall, Clarke, Fulton, Cobb, Gwinnett, Lowndes, Richmond, and Muscogee Counties. To set up a free appointment with a personal injury or wrongful death attorney, call us at 678-928-3899 or contact us online.