Montlick & Associates Reviews The Importance of a Personal Injury Claim for Traumatic Brain Injury Victims
A brain injury, whether it's caused by a car crash on a busy Atlanta road or by a falling two-by-four on a job site, can be a life-changing event that forces injury victims to cope with pain and financial difficulties for years. The permanent debilitating nature of a serious brain injury can mean a lifetime of medical expenses and/or supportive care as well as severe limits on both an individual's quality of life and economic self-sufficiency.
While most people presume that their risk of suffering this type of devastating injury is exceptionally low, accidents that result in brain trauma occur all too often. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that 1.7 million people suffer from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year in the U.S. The CDC also reports that about 30 percent of deaths caused by accidents are the result of brain trauma. The age groups that are most at risk for a brain injury are young children, teens and seniors over 65. Many of these injuries are classified as mild, but for other victims, the injury can mean a lifetime of struggles. Even if some kind of normalcy is eventually achieved, victims and their families may still face medical, rehabilitation and physical therapy bills that can run into the millions.
Brain injuries generally fall into two categories – open head injuries or closed head injuries. Open head injuries like cuts or skull fractures are visible and tend to receive immediate attention from first responders at an accident site. But closed head injuries, such as a concussion, may not be detected right away and can become worse over time if left untreated. Sometimes these later appearing effects are referred to as secondary brain damage. This type of damage reveals itself through painful symptoms like infection or brain swelling. Victims can find themselves struggling with dizziness, fatigue, depression, headaches and a host of other problems. Anyone who has been in an accident and is experiencing these kinds of medical symptoms should contact a trusted Georgia personal injury lawyer to assess his or her rights and remedies. If the brain injury is the result of another party's negligence, then that party may be held accountable for the expenses and harm they cause through a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
One of the initial steps a knowledgeable brain injury lawyer will take is to have the client undergo a thorough medical examination. Along with a neurologist, a medical team consisting of an occupational therapist, a neuropsychologist and a speech therapist may be called upon for a complete evaluation of the injury. Even if the client has already been receiving care, the lawyer may feel that further analysis is required. Regardless of the severity of injury, prompt detection and treatment increases the probability of the fullest possible recovery.
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At Montlick and Associates, we have been fighting to win personal injury claims for our clients for over 35 years. While each case is different, the commitment we bring to our work is always the same. If you or someone close to you has suffered a brain injury at the workplace, in a place of business, in a vehicle accident or while at a public facility, we invite you to call us 24/7 at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). Our Atlanta personal injury lawyers at Montlick and Associates have been helping injury victims and their families for over thirty years throughout all of Georgia and the Southeast, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state. No matter where you are located our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. You can also visit us online at montlick.com and use our Free 24/7 Live Online Chat.