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Brain injuries come in many forms and can severely impact a person’s ability to see, hear, speak, walk and think. Such serious trauma can come with the burden of costly medical bills and lost income, as well as a lifetime of physical, emotional and financial struggles. When you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury at the fault of another, you may be owed compensation for your losses. Have your case evaluated for free by an Atlanta brain injury lawyer with decades of experience at The Law Firm of Christopher Simon.
In order to obtain the amount of compensation equivalent to the financial devastation a brain injury can cause, an Atlanta accident lawyer with experience in brain injury cases is imperative. Even mild TBIs can be extremely expensive. Lifetime costs for a victim who has suffered a severe TBI can exceed $4 million. Insurance companies will not easily hand out a settlement of such a high amount. An experienced lawyer will have the necessary negotiation skills needed to recover the compensation you and your family deserve.
A brain injury is defined as damage done to the brain that disrupts its normal function. When an outside force causes the injury, it is considered to be a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Common types of TBIs include:
A common and typically mild brain injury.
Bleeding in the brain caused when the head is struck by an object. Swelling may occur as well as a hematoma or clot. Contusions that are larger in size may require surgery.
Opposite sides of the brain both suffer contusions due to a forceful impact causing the brain to shift and hit the other side of the skull.
Damage and tears throughout the brain’s structures and nerve tissue, caused by a violent blow, a strong rotation of the head, or shaking. Common incidents are related to car accidents, semi truck collisions and motorcycle accidents in Atlanta.
The brain is punctured by a foreign object piercing through the skull or due to a broken piece of bone. This injury requires emergency medical treatment.
Each brain injury is unique, as damage can occur in different parts of the brain, producing a variety of symptoms.
A multitude of both psychological and physical effects can result from a brain injury, even one that seems minor. Symptoms may appear directly after the injury or after some time has passed, but those commonly reported include:
Emergency medical care immediately following any serious injury to the head can be critical in determining if any, and how much damage has occurred.
Our brain injury lawyers at The Simon Law Firm are sympathetic to the stress that these injuries cause. We have the resources required to hold the responsible party accountable and secure a successful resolution to your case. Contact us online or call (404) 259-7635 today and schedule a free consultation.