Brunswick Head & Brain Injury Attorney
Every year, head injuries send over two million people to hospital Emergency Rooms. About half these victims are treated and released, mostly because doctors don’t properly diagnose their injuries. Many physicians believe that confusion and other initial symptoms are caused by shock from the accident. Therefore, these victims don’t get the treatment they need, and their injuries get worse.
In contrast, the experienced Brunswick head & brain injury attorneys at Gillette Law routinely handle head injury claims in both Georgia and Florida. Therefore, we immediately connect victims with physicians who focus on collision and other injury-related matters. Once we take care of immediate needs like these, we get to work building your legal claim for damages from the ground up. Because of our experience, we use proven methods which get results that matter.
What Causes Head Injuries?
Sports-related head injuries get much attention in the media. But car wrecks are by far the leading cause of head injuries in Glynn County. These incidents combine all three major causes of TBIs (Traumatic Brain Injuries), which are:
- Blunt Force: There are a number of solid objects in the passenger area of any vehicle. Seat belts, airbags, and other restraint systems reduce the amount of force, but certainly don’t eliminate it. Furthermore, in a crash, small objects, like cell phones, become high-speed missiles.
- Extreme Motion: Contrary to popular myth, the brain doesn’t fit in the skull like a hand in a glove. Rather, the skull is basically a water tank which suspends the brain in cerebrospinal fluid. So, the violent motion of a wreck causes the victim’s brain to slam repeatedly against the skull.
- Loud Noise: Most witnesses say that car wrecks sound like explosions. These sudden loud noises create shock waves which disrupt brain functions. Noise-related TBIs are the main reason many practitioners consider brain injuries the signature wounds of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
Falls and assaults also cause a number of head injuries in Georgia. From a compensation standpoint, property owners are usually responsible for such injuries. Common legal theories include a lack of ordinary care and inadequate security.
Other brain injuries are completely unrelated to trauma injuries. A number of conditions could cause an Acquired Brain Injury. Often because of the aforementioned diagnosis issues, doctors don’t identify these injuries until they reach advanced stages.
Resolving Your Claim for Damages
The damages in a brain injury claim usually include compensation for economic losses, such as medical bills, and noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering. These matters are often difficult to resolve, not only because of the serious nature of the injury, but also because brain injuries are permanent. When brain cells die, they don’t regenerate. So, these victims must deal with significant future medical expenses.
Outside assistance is usually necessary. A third-party mediator can often bring the two sides together and help them agree on a settlement figure. Indeed, if both sides negotiate in good faith, as they are legally required to do, mediation is usually successful.
Mediated settlements usually benefit victims. They end the case earlier, which means victims get their settlement checks sooner. Furthermore, mediated settlements give the parties more control over the outcome.
Rely on an Experienced Glynn County Brain Injury Lawyer
All serious injury victims are entitled to fair compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced Brunswick head & brain injury attorney, contact Gillette Law, P.A. We routinely handle matters in Georgia and Florida.