Did you suffer a traumatic head or brain injury due to someone’s negligence?
You deserve fair compensation by filing a Georgia TBI lawsuit.
Scholle Law has more than 20 years of experience and a strong record of results for clients with a permanent disability.
Traumatic brain injuries get their name not because they are emotionally traumatic, but because they are caused by some kind of physical trauma to the brain: a sharp blow, a shock wave from an explosion or a bullet or other projectile. TBIs disrupt the normal functioning of the brain for at least a short time—like a concussion—and sometimes permanently. A serious TBI is a catastrophic injury that may require the victim to adapt to a disability, relearn certain basic life skills and change their normal daily activities.
The most common brain injuries are concussions, which can range from mild to serious — and even a mild concussion can be very disruptive.
Helping brain injury victims
As experienced Atlanta personal injury lawyers, we know brain injuries are far more common than most people realize, with about 1.7 million Americans sustaining a brain injury each year. Over 5 million Americans live with a disability caused by TBI in the U.S. alone, meaning they need lifelong or long-term care.
When a TBI was caused by someone else’s bad decision, you can and should hold that person legally responsible for the results. Scholle Law has more than 20 years of experience helping injured Georgians recover compensation for this kind of complex personal injury. If you’d like to tell us your story and learn more about your legal options, call us today for your free, no-obligation consultation with our experienced Atlanta traumatic brain injury lawyers.
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a catastrophic injury that disrupts normal brain function and is caused by an outside force, rather than an internal problem like a stroke. Unlike most other tissues of the body, brain tissue does not grow back, which means that any tissue damaged or destroyed by the injury is gone forever. Because the brain controls everything we do — physical movement, emotion, senses, personality and thinking — this can have a devastating and lifelong effect on victims.
Why Scholle Law?
Charles Scholle is a preeminent Atlanta brain injury attorney. He leads a team of excellent lawyers, paralegals and legal professionals. With our deep knowledge and expertise, the Scholle Law team can skillfully navigate the uniquely challenging medical and legal issues involved with a TBI or traumatic head injury of any kind.
As proven Georgia brain injury lawyers, we have fought against many insurance companies who view a delayed diagnosis as a sign that the plaintiff is being dishonest about their injuries.
These companies often try to avoid coverage. Even when your doctor diagnoses a brain injury, insurers may use any delay in treatment as an excuse to deny coverage for an expensive-to-treat brain injury. This is why the legal team at Scholle Law advises clients with a potential head injury to seek medical and legal advice right away, even if they feel fine.
Perhaps most importantly, we understand what accident victims experience and work to ease their burdens by communicating closely and explaining things clearly and thoroughly, freeing them to get back to their jobs, their families and their lives.
Common causes of traumatic brain injuries
TBIs are almost always caused by accidents or an attack. In our 2 decades of experience, personal injury cases involving TBIs are most often caused by:
- Falls from a height
- Boating accidents
- Assault and violent attacks
- Being struck by or against a hard object
- Exposure to blast waves (especially during military service)
Traumatic brain injuries can be very serious. The brain doesn’t heal like the rest of the body, which means that the damage from the injury is often permanent. The human brain may be able to learn different ways to perform the same functions, but millions of Americans are left with at least some disability after a TBI — which may impair their ability to work and their quality of life.
Common traumatic brain injury signs and symptoms
Sometimes after an accident, victims decline treatment because they don’t realize they have sustained a brain injury. In addition, these injuries are not easy to diagnose because they do not always leave a visible wound. Many symptoms can take a few days or longer to become evident, which is why many brain injury victims decline treatment after an accident.
Symptoms of a TBI may fall into a number of different categories:
- Cognitive. Memory loss (amnesia), difficulty speaking or understanding language, confusion, difficulty concentrating, inability to create new memories, lack of recognition
- Behavioral. Unusual aggression, impulsiveness, irritability, lack of self-control or restraint, repeating words or actions, difficulty speaking or slurred speech
- Mood. Unexplained anger, stress, apathy, loneliness or depression
- Physical. Fainting, dizziness, fatigue, nausea or vomiting, persistent headache, stiff muscles, loss of balance, seizure
- Sensory. Dilated pupils, raccoon eyes (dark patches/bruises around the eyes), sensitivity to light, blurred vision, ringing in the ears, loss of smell
If you or someone you love has experienced any of these symptoms following a traumatic event, it is vital that you see a doctor immediately and consult with a legal expert as soon as possible. This cannot be overemphasized.
Personal injury damages for TBI cases
From a legal perspective, traumatic brain injury cases are typically quite complicated and difficult to prove.
Because TBIs frequently leave the victim with at least some disability, claiming compensation for that disability means a lawyer must try to put a monetary value on non-financial losses such as:
- Loss of specific abilities
- Physical pain
- Emotional suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of the victim’s companionship and care as a spouse, parent or child
These costs are in addition to financial losses such as lost past and future wages, medical care, attendants or therapy. Altogether, TBI can be very expensive.
The experienced personal injury attorneys at Scholle Law have handled many complex traumatic brain injury cases in the past, so we know how to make sure your claim is complete, correct and can be proven in court.
Are you recovering from a TBI? Don’t hesitate to call Scholle Law for help
If you or someone in your family suffered a traumatic brain injury because of another person’s negligence, you should contact Scholle Law immediately. We have more than 20 years of experience helping Georgia residents secure the money they need to obtain appropriate medical care, financially support themselves and be fairly compensated for life-changing injuries.
Don’t just take our word for it. We have a strong record of results to prove it. To tell us your story and learn more about your legal options, give us a call today or contact us through our website. Your first consultation is 100% free. We simply want to provide you with answers.
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