Representing Brain Injury Victims in Sandy Springs and Atlanta
Each year, nearly 100,000 people in the U.S. suffer serious brain injuries that require medical treatment and affect their ability to perform everyday activities. Serious brain injuries can result from:
Any kind of trauma to the head or neck region can cause the brain to bruise, bleed, tear, or swell and may result in paralysis, loss of consciousness, and even death.
Types of Brain Injuries
- Open Head Injuries. An open head injury means the skull has been fractured. This almost always involves brain trauma.
- Closed Head Injuries. A closed head injury can be more serious than an open injury due to the possibility of brain swelling and the formation of blood clots inside the skull. A closed head injury can occur as a resultl of a car accident, a fall or collision durinng a high school football game.
According the National Institutes of Health, traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be classified as mild, moderate or severe depending on the extent of the brain’s damage.
Brain Injury Symptoms
If you or a loved one has suffered any kind of blow to the head, seek medical attention immediately if you notice any of the following:
- Lack of memory or confusion about the accident
- Unusual tiredness or sluggishness
- Nausea and dizziness
- Severe headache
- Weakness or numbness on one side of the body
Some brain injuries do not show symptoms immediately. If there’s any concern about possible brain or skull damage, do not hesitate to seek medical help. Often, by the time symptoms appear, you have already suffered permanent damage that can dramatically alter the quality of your life. In order to ensure that you receive the necessary treatment before this occurs, you should have your injury evaluated by a doctor as soon as possible.
Attorney Laurie Robbins answers your questions about traumatic brain injury
What makes a brain injury “traumatic?”
Not all instances of brain injury are classified as a traumatic brain injury. TBIs are typically categorized as injuries to the brain caused by an external force that may result in the brain and skull colliding. TBIs can cause temporary mental and physical impairment, long-term disability and even death.
What can cause a TBI?
Any impactful force to the head can cause a TBI. TBI lawsuits often relate to:
- Car accidents
- Premises liability (slip and fall accidents)
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Workplace accidents
What compensation can TBI victims and family members pursue?
Financial compensation in TBI claims may include money for:
- At-home health care
- Emotional distress
- Lost income
- Medical costs
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disability
- Physical therapy
How is compensation calculated in TBI claims?
Because the treatment for various brain injuries varies widely, it is difficult to estimate a dollar amount for overall expenses. The Atlanta brain injury attorney at Robbins & Associates collaborates with specialists including surgeons and physical therapists to support your claim and recover the financial compensation you need for your specific condition.
What if a family member dies after sustaining a TBI?
Unfortunately, fatalities are not uncommon after experiencing a TBI. If a family member died after sustaining a TBI that was due to the negligence of another, you may wish to pursue a wrongful death claim.
Sandy Springs Brain Injury Lawyer Laurie Robbins Can Help You
The brain injury lawyer at Robbins & Associates, PC can help you receive the compensation you deserve if your brain injury was caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing. We have handled many brain injury claims. Consequently, we understand the complexities involved in brain injury lawsuits. Our attorney will conduct a thorough investigation of your accident to conclusively prove fault. We will employ medical experts to help calculate the true extent of your monetary damages.
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, please contact experienced Atlanta brain injury lawyer Laurie Robbins to schedule your free consultation. We represent brain injury victims and their families in Sandy Springs, Atlanta and throughout Georgia.