Suffering a traumatic brain injury is more than headaches and hospital visits. It’s 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 Atlanta traumatic brain injury lawyers are prepared to recoup the compensation you deserve. We encourage you to connect with our firm today, as Georgia’s statute of limitations restricts your filing period.
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 meanwhile, 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
- Physical therapy
- Mental health counseling
- Transportation expenses
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Diminished quality of life
- Loss of future earning potential
We will add up these losses’ values to determine what your case is worth.
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.
Manage All Necessary Communications
While you focus on your well-being, let us handle all necessary communications. If you get any emails, phone calls, or messages from the involved parties, tell us, and we’ll handle it. 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’re ready to advocate for you in court. Our attorneys have experience litigating civil cases. 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
How does Georgia’s Statute of Limitations Affect My 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 six months to file your case, as explained by O.C.G.A. § 36-33-5.
What Happens if the Statute of Limitations Expires?
If you don’t file your case within the appropriate timeframe, 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.
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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.
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’re filing a false claim.
- You don’t deserve compensation.
- You suffered a brain injury from another incident – and 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.
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What Types of Accidents Cause Traumatic Brain Injuries?
The Centers 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 don’t manifest for several days.
Causes of these conditions include:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Motorcycle collisions
- Defective products
- Golf cart accidents
- ATV accidents
- Premises liability incidents, including falls
- On-the-job accidents
- Construction accidents
- Train accidents
- Boating accidents
We can help you if your TBI resulted from these types of accidents.
Additionally, if you lost a loved one to their TBI injuries, we’re here to support you. We will do everything possible to secure the damages your family needs.
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In Pain? Call Kaine Law Today
Our attorneys in Atlanta, GA are ready to start building your brain injury case. During our conversation, feel free to ask us about our experience, previous results, and services. Dial (404) 214-2001 to begin.