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Cumming Brain Injury Attorneys

Last Updated on September 7, 2021 by Theodore Spaulding

Going through an accident and suffering a serious injury can completely put your life in disarray, and knowing what options are available to you to cover your costs and expenses can be extremely valuable. This can be complicated, especially if you suffered a life-altering injury such as a traumatic brain injury (TBI).

The good news is that a Cumming brain injury attorney from Spaulding Injury Law knows how to assess your rights and options to pursue compensation for your losses. Contact our team today to learn more.

Medical Treatment is Essential to Support Your Health and Case

If you hit your head in any type of accident, allow the emergency medical personnel on the scene of the accident to conduct an assessment of you. If emergency medical personnel did not respond, visit an emergency room or see a physician as soon as possible for an evaluation. This ensures that you get a proper diagnosis so you can start treatment right away to best protect your health.

Seeking out a medical assessment as soon as possible is also important so that you can show that the accident in question was the cause of your brain injury. This is necessary for you to seek compensation for your medical bills and other losses.

Common Causes of TBIs

Anytime you suffer an impact or jolt of your head, it is possible for you to suffer damage to your brain tissue. Brain injuries of all degrees are still serious injuries, and it is important that you take proper steps after an accident to protect your health.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that car accidents are a leading cause of severe-to-fatal head injuries in the United States. Other common causes include:

If your brain injury has been caused by an accident and you are not sure where to begin in terms of knowing your rights, a Cumming brain injury attorney can help inform you on how to get started.

Possible Effects of Your Brain Injury

In the instance of a brain injury, it is important to understand the severity of your injury and the potential long-term implications of the injury to your life – your career, your personal life, and your ability to return to your former activities.

A brain injury can range in severity from mild to severe, but all degrees can have lasting symptoms and effects. Some common symptoms of brain injury include:

  1. Changes in behavior
  2. Depression
  3. Difficulty speaking
  4. Confusion
  5. Memory loss
  6. Cognitive functioning impairments
  7. Physical and sensory impairments
  8. Unconsciousness

Minor Brain Injuries can Still Impact Your Quality of Life

Mild brain injuries are considered to be “mild” based on initial symptoms. While symptoms might be less pronounced than a moderate to severe brain injury, short-term symptoms of mild TBI can still change your day-to-day life, preventing you from working and living your best life. Just because your symptoms are diagnosed as mild does not mean that you cannot be compensated for them. Concussions and other mild brain injuries can also develop complications that lead to persisting effects for months.

Severe Brain Injuries can Cause Permanent Symptoms

If your period of unconsciousness from the accident lasted for longer than thirty minutes, you may be diagnosed with a moderate to severe brain injury. While the symptoms of mild brain injury might clear up in a couple of weeks, moderate and severe brain injuries have longer and more far-reaching effects.

With moderate to severe brain injuries, prolonged unconsciousness or even coma can occur. Symptoms include dilated eyes, clear fluid draining from the ear or nose, irritability and sometimes combative behavior, depression, confusion, nausea or vomiting, and difficulty speaking or walking. Some patients suffer memory loss, and other effects will depend on what part of the brain suffered damage.

Severe brain injuries can change almost everything about your day-to-day life, ranging from difficulty walking or concentrating to behavioral changes. These symptoms will affect your life in a wide variety of ways, and often in a negative manner, and these are losses for which you are entitled to compensation. Common losses include:

  1. Medical bills
  2. The estimated costs of future medical care
  3. Lost income from missed work
  4. Future lost earnings if you cannot return to work due to your injuries
  5. Pain and suffering
  6. Permanent disabilities

Each case is different, and it can be challenging to calculate future losses and intangible losses, such as your pain and suffering. You want a highly skilled attorney on your side who has the resources to properly value your claim.

Who is Liable for Your Brain Injury?

Many parties can be responsible for causing brain injuries to others due to negligence, including:

  1. Other drivers
  2. Businesses that allow fall hazards
  3. Commercial truck drivers and trucking companies
  4. Employers of negligent employees
  5. Manufacturers of defective products

Sometimes, more than one party is liable, such as a driver who causes an accident while working and their employer. We can identify all possible liable parties and file the appropriate insurance claims.

Insurance companies regularly undervalue brain injury cases, so you should never accept a settlement offer without first speaking with an experienced attorney. We can present evidence to support the full value of your claim and negotiate as high a settlement as possible. If the insurance company does not offer a fair amount, we can file a personal injury lawsuit in civil court and pursue the damages you deserve through the legal process.

Speak with a Cumming Brain Injury Lawyer Today

Contacting an attorney who has experience representing brain injury victims is critical. These are complex injuries that can result in complicated losses and injury claims. Too often, insurance companies underestimate the effects and costs of a brain injury over the course of your life, so you need an advocate who knows how to prove the full value of your claim.

If you suffered a brain injury, contact Spaulding Injury Law to learn how our Cumming brain injury attorneys can help. Case evaluations are always free.