Brain and Head Injuries
Personal Injury Attorney Serving Georgia
Whether sustained in a car accident, motorcycle accident, or a slip and fall, brain and head injuries can have the potential to cause long-term mental and physical difficulties. Brain injury victims who were harmed by the wrongdoing of another person or company may seek damages. Atlanta lawyer Terrence R. Bethune has helped countless victims of serious injuries collect compensation.
Falls and Traffic Accidents Are a Common Cause of Brain Injuries
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data indicate that traumatic brain injuries are one of the leading causes of injury and death in the United States. These injuries contribute to about 30 percent of all injury deaths, which numbered 50,000 in 2010. Falls caused 40 percent of brain injuries, making them the leading cause of this type of injury. Traffic accidents caused about 14 percent of brain injuries.
Head Injury Patients Have Rights in Georgia
Georgia residents who have suffered a head injury in a car accident, pedestrian accident, or other incident may file a negligence lawsuit. To prevail in such a suit, the victim must prove that the defendant breached a duty of reasonable care owed to the victim. If this breach caused the victim’s injuries, the defendant can be held liable.
For example, all drivers on Georgia roads must drive with reasonable care. A person who texts and drives has breached this duty. If this driver causes an accident that harms someone, the driver will be liable for that person’s injuries.
In other instances, such as a slip and fall, a brain injury victim might file a premises liability lawsuit. To prevail in a premises liability lawsuit, the victim must prove that the property owner knew or should have known of an existing dangerous condition and did not fix the condition or warn others of it. If this dangerous condition caused the victim’s injury, the property owner may be liable.
Falling merchandise is an example of a dangerous condition. If the property owner knew or should have known about precariously stacked merchandise but didn’t do anything to fix it, he could be liable if the merchandise fell and gave a customer a head injury.
Damages Can Compensate Brain Injury Victims
In either a negligence or premises liability lawsuit based on a brain injury, victims can get damages from the defendant. These damages reimburse the plaintiff for medical bills, lost wages, and other direct costs of the accident. Additionally, victims who experienced pain and suffering or emotional distress can potentially collect compensation for those injuries.
Dedicated Attorney Protecting Your Rights
If you have suffered a brain or head injury because of someone else’s wrongdoing, you have rights. Georgia law gives you the option of filing a lawsuit to recover compensation for your injuries. Atlanta personal injury attorney Terrence R. Bethune has dedicated his career to seeking justice for those harmed due to the careless or intentional acts of others. We can evaluate your claim, and help you decide the best way to seek compensation for your claim. To schedule a free consultation, call (404) 875-7800 or visit our contact page.