Traumatic Brain Injuries

Cumming Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys

Fighting For the Rights Of Those Injured in Forsyth County and Beyond

At Bettis Musgrove, we believe that individuals who have been injured by some other person, company, or entity deserve to recover damages after their accident. Though we can’t undo the pain you’ve already suffered as a result of your injuries, we can work towards securing the financial compensation you need from those responsible so you don’t have to suffer financially. Traumatic brain injuries are some of the most serious injuries an individual can have, especially because they often involve long-term impairments and require lifelong medical care. We are passionate about giving our clients the most secure futures possible by calculating the costs of treatment and then pursuing optimal results with our resources and skills. Our Cumming traumatic brain injury attorneys genuinely care for our clients, and we are pleased to offer the personalized touch of a smaller, locally-based law firm.

Call (470) 347-1515 for a free consultation, or fill out our online form. Our traumatic brain injury lawyers in Cumming will strive to provide you with a sense of calm and security during an uncertain time, offering accessible service, one-on-one consultations, and our friendly office dog.

The Dangers of a TBI

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when a jolt, blow, or penetration to the head causes an injury to the brain and affects over 1.7 million Americans every year. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), a TBI is known as a “silent epidemic” because TBIs and their complications aren’t always easy to notice and address.

A TBI can cause a range of short or long-term changes in the brain, depending on the nature of the accident and factors including where the head was struck and how much force was applied.

TBIs are extremely dangerous in that they can affect functional abilities including:

  • Language, including communication and understanding
  • Emotion, which can result in depression, anxiety, aggression, and personality changes
  • Sensation, such as sight and the ability to balance
  • Thinking, including memory and reasoning

TBIs can also cause epilepsy and increase the risk in individuals for one day developing brain disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. They can also result in comas or the need or medically induced comas, and in some cases cause victims to lapse into a vegetative, or brain-dead, state.

Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Understanding the causes of traumatic brain injuries is paramount in establishing liability and seeking rightful compensation. We have extensive experience in handling cases arising from various scenarios, including:

  • Automobile Accidents: Collisions on the road often lead to TBIs, with the force of impact causing head injuries even in seemingly minor accidents.
  • Slip and Fall Incidents: Uneven surfaces, wet floors, or inadequate warning signs contribute to slip and fall accidents, leading to head injuries with potentially severe consequences.
  • Sports Injuries: Contact sports carry an inherent risk of TBIs. Negligence in ensuring proper safety measures or inadequate supervision can result in legal claims for injured athletes.
  • Workplace Accidents: Industrial settings may expose individuals to the risk of falling objects or accidents, resulting in TBIs. Employers must provide a safe working environment; violations can lead to legal action.
  • Assaults: Intentional acts of violence causing head injuries demand legal intervention. Our attorneys at Bettis Musgrove are well-versed in representing victims of assault seeking justice and compensation.
  • Medical Malpractice: Negligence during medical procedures or misdiagnosis can lead to traumatic brain injuries. Our legal team excels in scrutinizing medical records to build robust cases against negligent healthcare providers.

Types of TBIs

In the wake of an accident, understanding the intricacies of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) becomes crucial for those affected. There are several types of traumatic brain injuries, each presenting its own set of challenges.

  • Concussion: Often considered a mild form of TBI, concussions can have significant repercussions. Even seemingly minor head injuries may lead to cognitive impairment and persistent symptoms.
  • Contusion: Contusions involve bruising of the brain tissue, normally caused by a direct impact on the head. These injuries may require extensive medical attention and long-term care.
  • Penetrating Injury: In cases of severe accidents, penetrating injuries happen when an object pierces the skull and damages the brain. The consequences can be catastrophic, demanding comprehensive legal expertise to address the ensuing complexities.
  • Diffuse Axonal Injury: High-velocity accidents, such as car crashes, can result in diffuse axonal injuries, where the brain's long connecting fibers are damaged. This type of TBI often leads to profound neurological deficits.
  • Coup-Contrecoup Injury: When the impact of an accident causes the brain to move within the skull, both the site of impact (coup) and the opposite side (contrecoup) may sustain injuries. Such injuries require meticulous legal strategies for effective representation.

What are the Symptoms of Brain Injuries?

Recognizing the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury is crucial for both medical treatment and legal proceedings. Recognizing these signs early on can significantly impact the outcome of a case. Common symptoms include:

  • Headaches and Migraines: Persistent or severe headaches following an accident may indicate an underlying brain injury.
  • Memory Loss: Forgetfulness, difficulty concentrating, or gaps in memory are potential indicators of a TBI.
  • Mood Swings: Abrupt changes in mood, irritability, or heightened emotional responses may signal neurological issues.
  • Sensory Impairments: TBIs can result from blurred vision, ringing in the ears, or altered sense of taste and smell.
  • Coordination Problems: Difficulties with balance, dizziness, or unexplained clumsiness may indicate neurological damage.
  • Speech and Language Issues: Impaired communication, slurred speech, or difficulty finding the right words may point to a TBI.

Seeking Compensation for Your Brain Injury

If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. At Bettis Musgrove, our experienced brain injury attorneys are dedicated to defending the rights of individuals who have been injured due to the negligence or wrongdoing of others.

When pursuing a brain injury claim, it is important to have skilled legal representation on your side. Our team will thoroughly investigate your case, gather evidence, and work with medical experts to establish the extent of your injuries and the impact they have had on your life. We will fight aggressively to ensure you receive the full and fair compensation you deserve.

By seeking compensation for your brain injury, you can:

  • Recover financial losses: Medical bills, rehabilitation costs, and ongoing care can quickly add up. Compensation can help cover these expenses and alleviate the financial burden on you and your family.
  • Receive future medical care: Brain injuries often require long-term medical treatment and care. Compensation can provide the resources necessary to access the best possible medical care and therapies.
  • Compensate for lost wages: If your brain injury has caused you to miss work or has affected your ability to earn a living, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages and future earning potential.
  • Obtain justice: Holding the responsible party accountable for their actions can provide a sense of closure and justice for the pain and suffering you have endured.

What Damages Can be Recovered From a TBI Claim?

TBIs are a type of catastrophic injury, meaning that they can be long-term and even permanent and require extensive care, from long hospital stays to medical equipment. Some TBIs are debilitating and require a spouse or other family member to stay home and be a caregiver. Our attorneys are passionate about pursuing financial compensation for those who have been injured by negligence so they can heal and provide for a better, stable future for themselves and their families.

With the help of our legal team, you may be able to recover the following damages:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of wages or future earning capacity
  • Medical expenses such as surgeries, hospital stays, and more
  • Aftercare expenses, including physical therapy, medical equipment costs, and more
  • Disability benefits

Don’t take a chance on securing the funds you’re entitled to. You deserve to be helped by a law firm that cares for your well-being and has helped countless others who have experienced the same injuries you have.

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