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Injuries of any kind resulting from accidents are always going to be stressful and can have lasting effects. There are some categories of injuries, however, that are certain to have a life-altering impact on the victim and his or her loved ones. Perhaps one of the most severe and catastrophic injuries a person can experience is a brain injury, which can result in cognitive impairments, paralysis, or even death. Brain injuries can result from almost any type of accident, including motor vehicle collisions, tractor-trailer wrecks and premises liability situations such as where a store owner failed to maintain safe premises for customers of their shop or store and injury resulted.
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury of any type at the hands of a negligent party, the legal professionals at the Law Office of Joshua W. Branch, LLC can help you pursue the compensation you need. Having recovered millions of dollars on behalf of injured clients and earned a prestigious AV® Preeminent™ Rating from Martindale-Hubbell® for his elite representation, Attorney Joshua W. Branch has what it takes to protect your interests and hold the responsible parties accountable for your injuries.
What Is a Brain Injury?
The brain is arguably the most vital organ in the body as it is responsible for everything we say, think, do, and feel. It keeps us alive by regulating critical functions such as breathing, circulation, digestion, immune responses, and hormone releases simultaneously. As such, any damage to the brain is a serious matter that can potentially have life-changing consequences.
The public at large is finally becoming more aware of the danger and harm and lasting effects of concussions and post-concussive syndrome. This is due in large part to the publicity of the class action case against the NFL and the large sums of money that are being discussed and the resultant publicity.
Brain injuries range from what some might categorize as a mild TBI (traumatic brain injury) to death. Since each brain injury damages a different part of the brain, every brain injury is unique and will have different effects depending on the severity.
A mild brain injury such as a concussion may cause any combination of the following symptoms:
- Short-term loss of consciousness (minutes)
- Confusion or disorientation
- Headache or migraine
- Nausea or vomiting
- Fatigue or drowsiness
- Disrupted sleep cycle
- Ringing in the ears
- Light or sound sensitivity
- Difficulty concentrating
- Mood shifts
Symptoms of more severe traumatic brain injuries may include:
- Longer loss of consciousness (several minutes or hours)
- Severe, persistent headache
- Repeated vomiting or nausea
- Seizures or convulsions
- Pupil dilation
- Numbness in extremities
- Impaired coordination
- Severe confusion or amnesia
- Impaired speech
Causes of Brain Injuries
Brain injuries can be caused by nearly any accident that involves a sudden, violent blow to the head. Brain injuries may result from blunt force trauma or an object penetrating the skull into the brain's tissue. Brain injuries are a major cause of death in the United States and worldwide.
Some of the most common events linked with traumatic brain injuries include:
- Car accidents
- Drunk Driving Accidents
- Boating accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Construction accidents
- Gunshot wounds
- Physical assaults
- High-impact or extreme sports
Compensation for Victims of Brain Injuries
Regardless of the severity of a brain injury, no one can disagree with the significance it has upon the injured victim’s life. Although no amount of compensation can ever restore the pain and physical damage that you have endured, it can help you and your family get back on your feet and cover the substantial medical expenses that are often associated with a brain injury. At The Law Office of Joshua W. Branch, LLC, we provide compassionate, personalized, and diligent legal representation to brain injury accident victims and have the experience to fight for the compensation you deserve.
Victims of brain injuries may be able to recover compensation for a wide range of damages, including:
- Present and future medical bills
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation costs
- Lost wages and other income
- Lost earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disability
- Wrongful death (if a loved one has died due to a TBI)
If you or someone you love has suffered a brain injury as the result of another person’s carelessness, you may be entitled to compensation. The Athens Brain Injury Attorney has substantial experiencing litigating serious and catastrophic injury cases. Due to the complexity of diagnosing and treating brain injuries, it is critical to consult an attorney who has experience handling these types of cases and who knows what it takes to be successful. Our team is prepared to stand by you and your family through each step of the case and ensure that you receive the personal legal counsel you deserve. We offer a free initial consultation to help you learn about the scope of your rights and service clients throughout Athens, Atlanta, Savannah, Decatur, Marietta, and Macon.
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