Atlanta Brain Injury Attorneys
Over $100 Million in Recoveries Involving Catastrophic Brain Injuries
Brain injuries cause serious destruction to the brain cells and can affect the rest of your life. Blows to the head, concussions, and traumatic brain damage can result in temporary symptoms like dizziness, headache, nausea, and memory problems. Long-term consequences of brain damage include physical, cognitive, and behavioral disabilities.
If you sustain brain damage due to an accident, you can experience a number of behavioral, emotional, and social impairments that will impact your ability to perform basic everyday tasks. If you or a loved one have suffered brain damage as a result of someone else’s negligence—whether in a car accident, after using a defective product, or even as a result of medical negligence—you should immediately consult with our brain injury lawyers in Atlanta to discuss your legal options. You could be entitled to financial compensation for your damages, including things like medical bills, disability, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Contact Goldstein Hayes & Lina, LLC online or call (888) 425-6070 today to request a free, no-obligation consultation with our Atlanta brain injury lawyers.
What Are the Common Causes of Brain Injuries?
Generally speaking, brain injuries happen for two reasons: lack of oxygen and traumatic events. Asphyxia, or lack of oxygen to the brain, is common with drowning accidents and birth injury-related brain damage, whereas traumatic brain injuries typically result from car accidents and other similar incidents.
Our law firm has handled numerous brain injury cases caused by the following:
- Slip and falls
- Medical malpractice
- Violent assaults
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Machinery malfunctions
- Swimming pool accidents
- Defective products
Many brain injuries require life-long medical care that can cost thousands of dollars. Depending on the details of your case, you might be entitled to compensation for your medical bills and other expenses/losses associated with your injury.
Signs & Symptoms of Brain Injuries
Often referred to as the “invisible injury,” brain injuries affect an estimated 1.7 million people annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Brain injuries can be difficult to diagnose and treat because the symptoms are very subtle and can easily go undetected in one’s everyday life. However, obtaining treatment in the early stages of the injury is often key to making positive gains in health and preventing more serious consequences further down the road.
Some signs of a brain injury include:
- Chronic headaches
- Loss of consciousness
- Blurry vision
- Constant confusion
- Severe, unexplained mood changes
- Bad taste in one’s mouth
- Insomnia or sleeping more than usual
- Difficulty speaking, swallowing, and remembering things
In children, the symptoms of a brain injury may manifest in the following ways:
- Unusually persistent crying
- No interest in playing anymore
- Constant agitation
After an accident or after any time you suspect you or your loved one may have endured a blow to the head, make sure that you see a doctor as soon as possible. Brain injuries do not always show up immediately after an accident and can take days or even weeks to appear. Have a doctor monitor your symptoms and help you determine if you are suffering from the effects of a brain injury.
Compensation in Brain Injury Cases
It's fairly well known that brain injuries can be difficult to detect to the average person, but this does not mean that these injuries are minor. Negatively impacting one's brain means negatively impacting one's life. These injuries are very difficult to treat, and often result in a complete change in one's behavior, personality, and, in some cases, their mobility. A victim of a brain injury will likely need lifelong assistance and be unable to go on living the way they had before.
Victims of a wrongful brain injury will likely need compensation for the following damages:
- Past, present, and future medical bills
- Lifelong mental suffering and anxiety
- Physical pain and suffering
- Lifelong living assistance
- Cost of future specialized treatment
- Loss of the ability to work and earn a living
At Goldstein Hayes & Lina, LLC, we can review the details of your case and build a strong legal strategy to protect your rights and interests. Let us put our skills and extensive resources to work for you.
How to File a Brain Injury Claim in Georgia
The process for filing a brain injury claim in Atlanta is as follows:
Determining If You Have Grounds for a Claim
The first step in filing a brain injury claim is determining if you have grounds to do so. In order to bring a claim, you will need to show that someone else—whether it was another person, a product manufacturer, or some other entity—caused the incident that led to your injury.
This may involve showing that someone else was negligent or, in some product liability cases, that the manufacturer was strictly liable. Your traumatic brain injury attorney can investigate the details of your situation and look into your specific case to evaluate who is liable for the accident or incident that led to your brain injury.
Determining What Damages You Suffered
Additionally, in order to bring a claim, you will need to show that you sustained damages. These can be either economic or non-economic in nature. In some cases, you may be able to pursue punitive damages when another party was egregiously negligent or acted criminally.
Filing a Claim with the Insurance Company
After determining that you do, indeed, have grounds for a claim, your TBI attorney will help you through the actual filing process. The first step in resolving these types of claims is typically seeking a favorable settlement from the at-fault party’s insurance provider. However, if the insurance company offers a low-ball settlement or refuses to settle at all, your case may proceed to trial. If this is the case, your attorney may work with medical specialists and other expert witnesses in order to show the many ways in which your injury has affected—and will continue to affect—your life.
Legal Representation for Brain Injury Cases
As highly skilled and experienced Atlanta traumatic brain injury lawyers, we have helped countless clients receive the compensation they deserved in the wake of terrible tragedies and catastrophic injuries. Our team can investigate your claim and build your case to protect you in court. We work diligently to gather all the facts to help prove that your injury was caused by the negligence, malpractice, or misconduct of another person.
Why Choose Us?
When choosing a legal team to represent you in your personal injury case, finding an attorney with the right experience matters. Whether your attorney has experience with brain injury cases, their track record, and their commitment to client service all make a big difference in your experience and the outcome of your case.
Why choose the advocacy of Goldstein Hayes & Lina, LLC?
- We have recovered over $400 million for our clients
- We are committed to justice, and we relentlessly work to achieve your goals
- We focus our efforts on personal attention, detailing every facet of your case
- We are experienced trial attorneys, unafraid of going to court on your behalf
- We are recognized by our peers and professional organizations for our dedication to excellent service
Our legal team is here to guide you through your personal injury case and help you fight to obtain the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to receive.
Contact Goldstein Hayes & Lina, LLC Today for a Free Consultation
If you have sustained a brain injury, contact our brain injury attorneys in Atlanta as soon as possible. We strive to obtain justice for individuals who have suffered needlessly due to the negligence or wrongful actions of another. Medical bills for surgery, rehabilitation, and medication can quickly pile up; a fair recovery can help you take care of these costs so that you can focus on healing and moving forward.
We offer complimentary consultations to better understand your case and explain your legal options at your time of need. Call (888) 425-6070 to set yours up today.
Medical Negligence: Traumatic Brain Injury $9 Million
traumatic brain injury: commercial motor vehicle collision $4,250,000
Medical Negligence: Traumatic Brain Injury $4 Million
Premises Liability / Construction Defect: Traumatic Brain injury $3.74 Million
Medical Negligence: Traumatic Brain Injury $3.5 Million
Trucking Negligence: Brain Injury $2.4 Million
Medical Negligence: Brain Injury $2.075 Million
Trucking Negligence: Brain Injury $2 Million
Medical Negligence: Brain Injury $1.75 Million
Premises Liability: Brain Injury $1.65 Million
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