Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) can be devastating, costly, and complex. When someone suffers a TBI, the future implications of that injury are often unknown. Some symptoms may show up right away. Others can slowly develop over time. If you or a loved one are dealing with a traumatic brain injury, there are advantages to working with a TBI attorney who will advocate for your case and recovery.
What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
A TBI can happen after a violent blow to the head, when the brain strikes the inside of the skull. Or, a TBI can also occur when an object pierces the skull and damages brain tissue. The injuries can range from temporary brain cell damage to bleeding, bruising, or torn brain tissue.
Those suffering from a TBI can experience headaches, nausea, depression, mood swings, loss of mobility or feeling, or insomnia. Severe or catastrophic TBIS can lead to significant physical and mental impairments. Some traumatic brain injuries can be fatal.
What Causes a Traumatic Brain Injury?
TBIs can have many causes, including a motor vehicle accident, pedestrian accident, falls, being hit on the head by a heavy item, gunshot wounds, untreated concussions, as well as defective or toxic products. Medical negligence (ex: improperly delivering a baby, accidental drug overdose) can also lead to brain injuries.
How Can a TBI Attorney Help Your Case?
If you or a loved one have suffered a traumatic brain injury because of someone else’s negligence, it is important to start working with a TBI attorney as soon as possible. These injuries are complicated and can quickly become expensive. You have the legal right to seek compensation for your injuries and expenses. Here are some of the advantages of working with a traumatic brain injury attorney.
- Experience in Handling TBI cases. A TBI attorney will bring their knowledge and experience to the table, making it easier to navigate the legal system and address any issues.
- Provide Advice and Guidance. A TBI attorney can support their clients through every stage of the process, providing personal attention, managing the case and its related timelines, and sharing advice about the best legal options.
- Build a Strong Case. An experienced TBI lawyer can gather the evidence that shows the extent of their client’s injuries, how the incident happened, how the accident impacted their client’s life, prove who was at fault, and provide any additional information.
- Negotiate with the Insurance Company. After suffering a traumatic brain injury, the at-fault party’s insurance company may try to settle for a low amount or deny the claim altogether. A TBI attorney can negotiate with the insurance company and fight for the compensation their clients deserve.
- Hold the At-Fault Party Responsible. In many cases, traumatic brain injuries are avoidable. It’s someone’s negligent actions that lead to the accident and resulting TBI. When a party is responsible for causing such a severe and life-altering injury, a TBI attorney can seek justice and hold that at-fault party responsible.
- Time to Focus on Recovery. When a client hires a TBI attorney, that lawyer will serve as an advocate and work on their client’s case, while the client focuses on their own mental and physical recovery.
Have Additional Questions? Contact Our Team of TBI Attorneys
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, it’s important to begin working with a TBI attorney as soon as possible. At Burrow & Associates, we will fight for the compensation you deserve while you focus on your treatment and recovery. To schedule a consultation with one of our experienced traumatic brain injury attorneys, you can call (678) 323-2394 or use our online contact form. We have six Atlanta-area offices and offer free initial consultations.