Aside from wrongful death, head and brain injuries are generally the most serious type of injuries our clients face when involved in a personal injury accident. More than 5 million Americans suffer traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Not surprisingly most of these head injuries occur as a result of car accidents and falls arising from the negligence of others.
The Fitzpatrick Firm is located just minutes away from the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, a premiere catastrophic care hospital, where many of our Georgia injured clients have been treated.
When a personal injury victim sustains a traumatic head injury, the person often experiences a loss of consciousness, fatigue, memory loss, cognitive impairments, decreased concentration, headaches, and other neurological deficits. These injuries are also referred to as “closed head injuries.” Unfortunately, individuals injured with TBI or closed head injuries often have difficulty in the initial diagnosis phase given the nature of the injury. The personal injury victim will likely endure many diagnostic examinations and a series of experts or physicians who may be able to formulate a treatment plan or prognosis. Additionally, the insurance carrier or at-fault party will frequently contest the connection between the cause or residual effects of the closed head injury.
In the event of a more serious brain injury, a personal injury victim may slip into a coma, concussions, or even death. The treatment for head and brain injuries can be extensive. It may require assisted living arrangements, a battery of diagnostic testing, a host of neurological specialists, experimental testing, and medication.
Additionally, it may require frequent trips to the hospital, home modification, or medical transportation and lodging. In many instances, the severe head and brain injuries will be catastrophic and long term. These matters should be handled very seriously as they are lifetime claims and may become very litigious. Our lawyers have litigated these matters in the past and are able to provide expertise in these areas. We can provide service if you suffered from a head injury such as the following:
- Subdural hematoma (SDH)
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Brain damage
- Head trauma
- Closed head injury
Head trauma is a very serious condition with the potential for long-term ramifications that are not always evident at the time of injury. Legal consultation is of utmost importance in these cases. If you are in need of information or help relating to traumatic brain injuries or closed head injuries, contact the Fitzpatrick Firm immediately.