A concussion is a type of serious traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused when someone suffers a blow to the head. Repeated head traumas can worsen a TBI significantly. According to the CDC, millions of people are hospitalized each year with TBI, and around 150 people die in the United States every day due to TBI related injuries. This means that TBIs accounts for about a third of all injury deaths in the United States.
Auto accidents, falls, physical assaults, and sports-related head trauma are some of the most common causes of concussions. In many instances, concussions occur that were entirely preventable. When anyone in Georgia suffers a TBI because of another person’s negligence or other wrongful conduct, the victim is entitled to compensation for their harm.
If you or a loved one has suffered a concussion or similar injury due to the negligent or otherwise wrongful conduct of someone else, it is important that you be aware of your legal rights and options. Concussions and other brain injuries can have a severe and lasting impact on a person’s life. Williams Elleby, is dedicated to getting brain injury victims the compensation they deserve. If you would like to discuss your case, call Williams Elleby, at 833-LEGALGA today.
Compensation for Concussion Related Injuries
Georgia law categorizes damages into two categories: special damages and general damages. Special damages compensate a person for their economic loss, such as their medical expenses and lost wages. General damages compensate for non-economic losses, such as pain and suffering or emotional distress.
Both special and general damages are available to concussion victims in tort cases. However, unlike most other types of injuries, the harm a concussion victim suffers is often not readily apparent to others. Concussions can cause short and long-term psychological and emotional problems that other people can’t see. TBIs can cause memory problems, trouble focusing, anxiety, mood changes, and trouble sleeping. These issues can also have lasting effects on a person’s family and community.
In order to get compensation for this type of harm, victims need detailed and thorough medical evidence and testimony from expert witnesses explaining to the court the extent of the harm. In some cases, testimony from friends, family, and colleagues can be useful as well. The personal injury attorneys at Williams Elleby, have experience handling these types of cases and know what evidence is required. If you have suffered a TBI and you have a viable claim against the responsible party, they can help you gather the evidence you need and build your legal case.Ultimately, Williams Elleby, is dedicated to helping each of their clients get justice and maximize their compensation.
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Personal injury cases can be complex. This is especially true when the plaintiff has a TBI. If you have suffered a TBI, you need qualified and experienced legal counsel on your side. Call Williams Elleby, to schedule your free consultation today at 833-LEGALGA today.