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Georgia Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers

 If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury, you may face a long and uncertain recovery time, mounting financial difficulties, and significant emotional distress. The attorneys at Farah & Farah understand how devastating brain injuries can be, and we can help you recover the compensation you need to move forward after a brain injury caused by another person’s negligence. Contact us today to schedule a free case evaluation with a skilled Georgia traumatic brain injury attorney. 

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 When you’re the victim of a brain injury, you have enough to handle—you don’t need to add dealing with insurance companies to your plate. Let us take care of the legal details and pursue the compensation you need and deserve in this challenging time.

At Farah & Farah, we’ve been helping brain injury victims and their families in Georgia since 1979. Our Georgia traumatic brain injury attorneys have the experience, resources, and knowledge to fight for your interests and help alleviate your stress so you can focus on care and recovery. We never charge you a penny unless we win your case, so there is no financial pressure.

We offer free and confidential consultations. Call us today at (877) 245-6707. We’re ready to support you and help you pursue the financial relief you need to continue caring for your family.

Why Hire a Brain Injury Lawyer?

The aftermath of a brain injury can be an incredibly stressful time for a victim and their family. A brain injury can upend your life in an instant, triggering a cascade of slow yet devastating changes to the brain over time. The last thing you should worry about when dealing with such a traumatic event is how to make ends meet. Your energy and resources are also very limited during this time, and advocating for fair compensation from insurers and other parties is not something you should handle on your own.

Fortunately, a Georgia brain injury compensation lawyer can relieve you and your family of much of this burden. An attorney experienced in brain injury cases can handle every part of the legal process for you. With a trusted legal professional on your side, you’ll have a more level playing field against the insurance companies and stand a fighting chance of getting compensation that can help you rebuild your life post-injury.

What You Can Expect When You Work With Farah & Farah

When you choose Farah & Farah, our Georgia personal injury attorneys will devote themselves to fighting for all the compensation you need to cover medical bills, rehabilitation costs, and lifelong care. Our team will:

  • Get to know you and how your incident impacted you.
  • Find the right doctors and therapists to treat your brain injury.
  • Protect your rights and work with insurance companies on your behalf.
  • Gather strong evidence by thoroughly investigating the accident.
  • Hire industry experts to support your case further.
  • Fight for the maximum fair value for your case without charging you unless we win.
  • Be available 24/7 to listen, advise, and support you with your case.
  • Negotiate a fair settlement or try your case in court.

Ultimately, we want to help you or your loved one recover after a brain injury. These injuries can involve long-term recovery and even permanent disability, interfering with your or your loved one’s ability to work in the future.

We have over four decades of experience handling personal injury cases throughout the state of Georgia, including brain injury cases. Our team has recovered over $2 billion in verdicts and settlements for our clients, so you can trust that we know what it takes to get results. At Farah & Farah, we’re prepared to fight tirelessly for our clients. We believe hard work is key to success and we take pride in helping our clients rebuild their lives.

Can You File a Georgia Traumatic Brain Injury Claim on a Family Member’s Behalf?

Traumatic brain injuries are often debilitating or even fatal. Victims who survive these injuries frequently experience profound disabilities. In either case, family members may find themselves in challenging situations when a loved one suffers from such an injury. If your loved one sustained a traumatic brain injury due to another party’s negligence, it may be possible to file a traumatic brain injury claim on their behalf.

It’s essential to work with an attorney who can help you explore your legal options and build a compelling case for your family. We aim to help your family avoid paying the price for the negligent party’s actions. We can draw from various resources to step in where your loved one cannot. We’ll gather the medical records, consult medical professionals, and work with financial experts.

If you’re considering filing a brain injury claim for your loved one, you must act quickly. Georgia has a two-year statute of limitations for most personal injury and wrongful death cases, so it’s best to talk to our attorneys as soon as possible.

Damages Available After a Brain Injury in Georgia

With a personal injury claim, you can seek to recover the value of the damages inflicted on you. These include past and future medical expenses, rehabilitation and disability costs, lost earnings, and lost earning capacity.

Non-economic damages may also be available but are more difficult to calculate. These include mental anguish, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and inconvenience.

If your loved one has died from their injury, your family may also be entitled to wrongful death damages. These compensate for the losses your family suffered due to the death, such as funeral and burial expenses, lost income, and lost companionship.

To calculate what damages you’re entitled to, our attorneys at Farah & Farah will work with you to determine your possible maximum compensation. Our brain injury law firm in Georgia works on a contingency fee basis, which means you have no upfront costs in your case. We’ll use our resources and experience to evaluate the damages owed to you, submit your claim, and only charge you fees if we win your case.

Proving Liability for a Brain Injury

Sometimes, liability for a brain injury is immediately clear, whereas other cases may involve more complicated liability issues. No matter your case’s complexity, a skilled Georgia traumatic brain injury lawyer is equipped to prove liability, which will form the foundation of your case.

Your Farah & Farah legal team can help you identify the liable party or parties in your claim, assess the total cost of all your related damages, and help you manage your personal finances and other issues for the duration of your case so you can focus on your recovery.

Types and Levels of Traumatic Brain Injuries

The brain controls nearly every aspect of how we view ourselves and how we behave. As a result, a traumatic brain injury can greatly impact personality and day-to-day functioning. There are several different types and levels of traumatic brain injuries, which can influence how a particular injury affects someone. 

Levels of TBI

Although the effects of a brain injury depend on factors such as what part of the brain was injured and the type of brain injury,  the levels of traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, can be broken down into three categories:

  • Mild TBI: This level occurs with little or no loss of consciousness. Mild TBIs are diagnosed only when there is a change in mental status at the time of injury and are typically associated with patients being dazed or confused.
  • Moderate TBI: This is the most common level and occurs when an impact or violent shaking of the head produces a prolonged loss of consciousness. Physical, cognitive, or behavioral impairments can last for months or are permanent.
  • Severe TBI: Severe head injuries result from crushing blows or penetrating wounds. Because brain tissue is harmed, these injuries are the most life-threatening. Severe TBI requires hospitalization and extensive rehabilitation.

Types of TBIs

Traumatic brain injuries generally fall under one of two broad types: closed and open.

Closed TBIs, or non-penetrating TBIs, occur when the head sustains a blow, jolt, or sudden movement changes without any skull penetration. Common causes of closed TBIs include falls, car accidents, sports injuries, or being struck by a blunt object. These injuries often result in damage due to the brain colliding with the inner skull, causing bruising, swelling, or shearing of brain tissue.

Open TBIs, also known as penetrating TBIs, occur when an object penetrates the skull and damages the brain directly. Open TBIs may be caused by gunshot wounds, stab wounds, or piercing of the skull by shrapnel. These injuries typically result in more localized and severe damage as the penetrating object can cause significant harm to specific brain structures.

Signs and Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury

Brain injuries can have wildly varying effects. Two people could potentially suffer similar brain injuries and experience vastly different symptoms. Correctly assessing the long-term implications of a brain injury may involve months of tests, screenings, and other medical procedures. However, some symptoms are more common than others—particularly in mild cases—including the following:

  • Lightheadedness or dizziness
  • Persistent headaches
  • Blurry vision
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fatigue or excessive drowsiness
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Disorientation
  • Light sensitivity
  • Behavioral changes
  • Sleep changes
  • Memory problems
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Dilated pupils
  • Slurred speech
  • Loss of coordination
  • Seizures

Do not ignore these symptoms. If you believe you may have a brain injury, we urge you to seek medical attention as soon as possible. The sooner you get a diagnosis and treatment, the better your chances for improving your prognosis. 

Can Insurance Companies Request Your Medical Records?

Insurance companies do not have an automatic right to obtain your medical records. However, if you sign a waiver giving them access to your records, they could access your sensitive medical information and potentially use it against you.

If the insurance company asks you to sign or agree to anything, avoid doing so without consulting with a brain injury lawyer in Georgia. Remember, insurance companies exist to make a profit—they do not have your best interests in mind and will do whatever it takes to get you to sign away your rights. While some medical records requests may be made in good faith, it’s best to check with an attorney before complying. Give our brain injury attorneys a call at (877) 245-6707 before you speak to the insurance company. Our attorneys are available 24/7 to support your legal needs.  

Contact Farah & Farah Today for a Free Consultation

Georgia places a two-year statute of limitations on most personal injury claims. You may lose your right to seek compensation if you do not file your claim before the deadline. While two years may seem like a long time, the legal process is complex and time-consuming. It is essential to work quickly for a brain injury claim, but it is also crucial to avoid filing legal action prematurely before you understand the full scope of your damages.

The Georgia traumatic brain injury attorneys at Farah & Farah can help you make sense of a stressful and frustrating situation and help start your journey toward recovery. If you or a loved one suffered any brain injury due to the negligent actions of another party in Georgia, contact our firm online or call (877) 245-6707 today to schedule a free case evaluation and learn more about your options for legal recourse.

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