Suffering a traumatic brain injury is more than headaches and hospital visits. It is missed time from work. It’s being unable to partake in activities you once enjoyed. What’s more, you may face thousands of dollars in medical bills and other related expenses.
Kaine Law advocates for brain injury claimants in Fulton County. Our traumatic brain injurylawyers are prepared to recoup the compensation you deserve after an accident in Atlanta. We encourage you to connect with our firm today, as Georgia’s statute of limitations restricts your filing period. Ourpersonal injury lawyers can handle your entire case while you rest and recover.
Why Partner With Our Law Firm in Atlanta After Your Traumatic Brain Injury?
Right now, our lawyers want you to focus on making a full recovery, not hassling with the details of a complex legal case. Now, you should be with your family, attend physical therapy, and manage your condition. In the meantime, Kaine Law will:
Gather Evidence to Support Your Case
Whether you pursue damages through an insurance claim or a lawsuit, you need evidence to support your case, which may include:
- The police report
- Black box data (if you suffered harm in a collision)
- Witness testimony
- Security camera footage
- Your medical treatment records
- Imaging scans, including MRI results
- Your damages’ invoices, billing statements, and receipts
- Photos of the accident scene and your external injuries
Determine Your Injury-Related Losses
Many times, clients ask us: “What losses can I recover after suffering a traumatic brain injury?” The fact is, every case is different. However, a general overview of what you can recover includes:
- Childcare costs
- Lost wages and other employee-related benefits
- Pain and suffering
- Your past, present, and future medical needs and other medical expenses
- Physical therapy
- Mental health counseling
- Transportation expenses
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Diminished quality of life and emotional distress
- Loss of future earning potential
We will add up these losses’ values to determine what your case is worth. To learn what you can recover for your non-economic losses (such as pain and suffering), we will assess your situation. We will consider your quality of life, the injuries’ severity, and the accident’s cause.
Georgia does not limit how much you can seek for pain and suffering, and we will fight for every dollar you’re owed.
Review the Applicable Insurance Policy
If you suffered harm in a collision, fall, or another incident, chances are good that the at-fault party has insurance. We will review the applicable policy to determine whether it fully accounts for your injury-related losses. If so, we will file a claim and negotiate a settlement with the insurance company.
Manage All Necessary Communications
While you focus on your well-being, let us handle all necessary communications for your personal injury claim or lawsuit. If you get any emails, phone calls, or messages from the involved parties, tell us, and we’ll handle them. We can talk to:
- Third-party field consultants
- The other party’s lawyers
- Claims adjusters
- Government entities
- Medical professionals
File Your Lawsuit
Kaine Law resolves many brain injury cases through insurance settlements. However, we are ready to advocate for you in court. Our attorneys have experience litigating civil cases, and we know what it takes to represent you in a personal injury lawsuit. We will:
- File your lawsuit
- Manage all paperwork
- Communicate with the involved parties, including judges and other courtroom officials
- Use evidence to support your case
- Argue for fair and just compensation
- Motion to dismiss any irrelevant evidence
- Object to unfair motions or questions
- Cross-examine the other party’s witnesses
For a free legal consultation with a traumatic brain injury lawyer serving Atlanta, call 404-214-2001
We Care About Our Traumatic Brain Injury Clients
To be successful, a law firm must provide more than legal services. It should offer a hassle-free legal experience—one that puts its clients first.
We are committed to this goal. We want you to feel comfortable throughout the duration of your case. We’ll maintain a clear line of communication with you so you’re never left with burning questions. This is what ourprevious clients have said about working with Kaine Law:
- “Evan Kaine is a great attorney who kept me informed on all activity regarding my case. Always willing to go the extra mile to put me at ease. Very knowledgeable and thorough, always examining my case from every angle. I have recommended him to several friends and will continue to do so. Overall great legal service.”–BS.
- “My first lawyer fired me and said that my case had a $0.00 value. I found Evan Kaine, and he turned $0.00 into $50,000. Mr. Kaine helped me when I was down. He fought for me when no one else would. We need more lawyers like Evan Kaine.”–DG.
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Our Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys Offer Personalized Legal Care
We understand that every accident is unique. This is why we never apply a one-size-fits-all approach to our clients’ cases. We tailor a legal strategy to suit your individual circumstances. We also make ourselves available to answer any questions or concerns you may have throughout the legal process. We provide client-focused, compassionate legal care, and we advocate for accident victims and their families.
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How Much Does a Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer in Atlanta Cost?
We understand that a traumatic brain injury can contribute to your financial stress. Our team is committed to keeping our services accessible. We do not require hourly fees or retainers. We work purely on a contingency-fee basis. This means that:
- Hiring us is completely risk-free.
- We charge nothing up front.
- We are a team; you don’t pay us anything unless we win your case.
We take recovering compensation just as seriously as you do. If your claim doesn’t yield compensation, then you don’t pay our attorney’s fees. You can learn more about our risk-free arrangement during your free case review. When you call, there is no obligation to partner with us–– just a chance to explore your legal options.
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How Does Georgia’s Statute of Limitations Affect a TBI Case?
Georgia’s statute of limitations outlines how long you have to file a lawsuit after getting hurt.O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33 notes that you generally have two years to file a lawsuit. This deadline begins from the date of your accident or when you discovered your injury.
Some exceptions may apply. For instance, if you were hurt by a government agency, you could have just six months to file your case, as explained byO.C.G.A. § 36-33-5.
What Happens if the Statute of Limitations Expires?
If you do not file your case within the appropriate time frame, you risk having your case dismissed with prejudice. This means that the court will bar you from filing again – even if you have compelling evidence. Furthermore, you risk:
- Having to shoulder your case’s financial burden alone
- Never holding the other party accountable for their actions
- Jeopardizing your financial stability
- Limiting your legal options
Your traumatic brain injury lawyer in Atlanta will manage your case’s deadlines and file your case within those parameters.
What Should I Do After Suffering a Traumatic Brain Injury?
Whether you suffered harm in a collision or another incident, you should:
Seek Medical Attention
You need documentation to support your right to compensation––and that includes proof that you visited a healthcare provider. While undergoing treatment, ask for copies of your imaging scan results and treatment records. Also, write down the names of any prescribed medications. Medical care is crucial for brain injury victims, as these injuries can have long-term or even fatal consequences.
Refrain from Sharing Information Online
Nothing on social media is private, even if you have airtight settings. If you post anything online, such as an old picture, you risk jeopardizing your case. If the claims adjuster sees your posts, they could argue:
- You’re not as severely injured as you claim.
- You are filing a false claim.
- You do not deserve compensation.
- You suffered a brain injury from another incident, not the one you allege.
In addition to limiting your posts, you should refrain from accepting friend requests from strangers, sharing other people’s statuses, and responding to direct messages (DMs) from the involved parties.
Document Your Recovery Period in a Journal
Writing down the details of your accident is more than cathartic – it also documents important information about your case. We encourage you to write down:
- The medications you take every day
- The dates of certain doctors’ appointments
- Your daily pain levels
- Your missed time from school or work
- The cost of your losses
- Any changes in your day-to-day life
We understand that a traumatic brain injury can cause cognitive impairments. If you cannot keep a journal for this reason, ask a loved one to write down these details for you.
What Types of Accidents Cause Traumatic Brain Injuries?
TheCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that any jolt or blow to the head can upset the brain’s normal function, resulting in a traumatic brain injury. While some brain injuries are readily apparent, others do not manifest for several days.
Causes of these conditions include:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Defective products
- Golf cart accidents
- ATV accidents
- Premises liability incidents, including falls
- On-the-job accidents
- Construction accidents
- Train accidents
- Boating accidents
- Some birth injuries
We can help you if your traumatic brain injury resulted from these or other types of accidents.
Additionally, if you lost a loved one to their injuries, we’re here to support you. We will do everything possible to secure the damages your family needs.
How Do I Know if I Have a Traumatic Brain Injury?
The CDC notes that traumatic brain injuries are oftentimes missed, particularly in older adults. Catching a brain injury early is essential for a positive recovery. If left untreated, a brain injury can cause permanent damage, such as mental health complications and neurological problems, such as seizures.
If you or a loved one was recently in an accident, look for common symptoms that may indicate a brain injury, such as the ones listed by Mayo Clinic:
- Nausea or vomiting
- Mood changes, depression, or anxiety
- Loss of consciousness for brief periods
- Loss of consciousness for extended periods
- Dilation of one or both eyes
- Blurred vision
People can recover from head injuries. They may need surgery, rehab, and therapy to recover completely, though. It’s essential that you see a doctor and receive medical care if you suspect that you or a loved one is suffering from a brain injury. This does more than promote your well-being; it could also promote your injury case’s outcome.
Follow Through With Your Doctor-Prescribed Treatment Plan
The best way to address a traumatic brain injury is to seek medical attention as soon as possible and follow through with your treatment plan. Delaying or forgoing treatment can cause your symptoms to worsen and open the door for other medical complications.
You deserve to make your maximum medical recovery, and we want to see the awards that can help you access the treatment you need. We cannot do that without your medical records, though. The last thing you want is for an insurer to undervalue or deny your claim because you missed doctor’s appointments. Protect your health and your case by completing your treatment plan.
Fatal Traumatic Brain Injuries
Some TBIs can result in the death of the injured party. The death of a loved one is always difficult, especially if the accident was the result of reckless or negligent behavior. You should not have to handle insurance or court alone, so let Kaine Law handle your wrongful death case from start to finish.
The damages from a wrongful death case can be different than the standard personal injury case, and it can be confusing for family members to know who can file such a lawsuit. Our lawyers know what to look for and how to evaluate your family’s losses.
We know money is no substitute for the loss you’ve endured, but we want to make sure you don’t have to struggle with bills and other associated expenses. Our traumatic brain injury attorneys have helped many families seek justice, and they are prepared to represent you today.
Let Kaine Law Help You With Your Traumatic Brain Injury Case
Our personal injury attorneys in Atlanta, GA, are ready to start building your traumatic brain injury case. During our conversation, feel free to ask us about our experience,previous results, and services. Call us today to get started with your free case evaluation.