A Brain Injury Lawyer Can Fight for Your Right to Restitution
A brain injury can dramatically affect the lives of victims and their loved ones. As an experienced firm with a proven track record of helping personal injury clients recover damages and other compensation, Hawkins Law Group can help you seek the justice you deserve for the effects of your traumatic injury. An experienced brain injury lawyer can review your case during a free consultation at our Atlanta, GA, office.
How Brain Injuries Occur
Brain injuries can have many causes including motor vehicle accidents, chemicals, toxins, assaults, falls, stroke, medical malpractice, and industrial or occupational accidents. An acquired brain injury is considered to be an injury that is not caused by trauma, such as a stroke or electric shock. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused by an external force, such as a hard impact or a bullet, that suddenly alters brain function. TBIs are a major cause of death and disability in the United States. A significant concern about brain injuries is that the damage may not be immediately apparent, or the full effects of the injuries may not appear for months or even years. In addition, these personal injuries can have lasting, permanent influences on the lives of victims and their families.
Recovery after Injury
In many cases, brain injuries can result in the tragic wrongful death of a victim. However, even when victims survive, treatment and recovery can be extremely difficult. Emergency surgery and medications may be needed to prevent further damage to the brain, which can increase time needed for recovery, medical bills, and physical and emotional suffering. Some brain injury victims will be able to recover at home with outpatient services, while other victims may need constant care at a residential facility, incurring more medical costs.
Brain injuries can have permanent, severe effects on victims. These effects can vary depending on what part of the brain was injured and the severity of the damage. However, individuals with brain injuries can suffer from health issues such as:
- Cognitive deficits: difficulty with attention, concentration, memory, processing speed, confusion, impulsiveness, and executive functions (command and control of cognitive functions)
- Physical issues: paralysis, spasticity, bowel and bladder issues, sleep disorders, lack of stamina, and chronic pain
- Speech and language issues: difficulties with speaking, being understood, understanding the spoken word, reading, and writing
- Vision deficits: partial or total loss of vision, double vision, blurred vision, and intolerance of light
- Hearing problems: decrease or total loss of hearing, increased sound sensitivity, and tinnitus (ringing in ears)
- Social and emotional difficulties: emotional instability, irritability, aggression, depression, and lack of inhibition
- Sensory issues: alterations in taste, smell, and touch
Rehabilitation services needed for brain injuries may include speech and language therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, psychological or psychiatric services, recreational therapy, and vocational counseling. The long-term effects of a brain injury can have severe effects on the lives of the victim and the victim’s family members. Financial insecurity, as well as the emotional trauma of the injury, can wreak havoc on everyone involved. Hawkins Law Group is dedicated to helping victims and their loved ones receive compensation that can help them focus on recovery.
We will work aggressively to build a successful case and provide compassionate, tireless representation.
For brain injuries that were caused by the negligence, reckless behavior, or malicious actions of another party, victims and their loved ones may be able to recover compensation for injuries that have occurred. Though financial restitution cannot improve health or bring back victims that have tragically passed, damages can often ease financial burdens, providing comfort and security in times of emotional turmoil. These monetary damages can include:
- Past lost wages and benefits
- Loss of earning capacity
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Past medical bills such as emergency room care, surgeries, medications, and doctor visits
- Future medical bills, including ongoing hospitalization or doctor visits, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and other rehabilitative services
- Loss of consortium
Experienced, Successful Counsel
If you or a loved one has suffered from a brain injury, contact our office today and schedule a consultation. We will work aggressively to build a successful case and provide compassionate, tireless representation.