1.5 million brain injuries are suffered each year. When another individual's negligence contributes to a brain injury, victims and their families may pursue compensation through a brain injury lawsuit. If you are worried about the costs of medical treatment and rehabilitation, the lost wages from time out of work or loss of employment, or the future costs of living with disability, a personal injury lawsuit may provide you an opportunity to regain financial stability.
At Morgan and Morgan, our brain injury attorneys will help determine if your injury is due to a neglectful act, and if so, advise you on your legal options. Fill out our free case review form to speak with our firm.
The first step in the brain injury lawsuit process is determining whether a claim is viable. To have a sound case, the patient must have been injured as a result of the negligence of another, such as a careless doctor or a drunk driver. If negligence is confirmed through investigation, the attorneys will obtain the victim's hospital records and work with medical and economic experts to evaluate the extent of his or present and future losses. If we cannot come to an out-of-court financial agreement with the person responsible for the brain injury, we will prepare for trial by hiring experts and recruiting witnesses to explain to the court how the defendant's negligence caused our client's injury.
When evaluating brain injury claims, many insurance companies will try to classify these injuries as "mild." Because these injuries affect a vital organ, we at Morgan & Morgan feel that no case should be treated as such. While some injuries are clearly more severe than others, any attempt by the insurance company to downplay the seriousness of a brain injury is unacceptable. Our brain injury attorneys are experienced in dealing with insurance companies in these cases and will work to develop a plan that seeks maximum compensation for our clients' losses.
If you or someone you love has suffered a brain injury, do not make the mistake of waiting to file a personal injury suit against the person responsible for your injuries. There is a strict statute of limitations in Georgia that places a limit on how long a brain injury victim can wait to pursue compensation for their injuries. It is important to seek legal help immediately. This will not only help ensure your claim has been filed within the statute of limitations, but will also allow the attorney adequate time to prepare your claim.
At Morgan and Morgan, we understand that our potential clients may have questions regarding the amount of compensation they are can expect from a lawsuit. Unfortunately, we cannot provide a definitive answer to this question without speaking to the injured party, reviewing his or her medical bills and pay stubs, analyzing prior awards in similar cases and working with medical and economic experts to determine future expenses.
We hope to ease these potential clients' concerns about compensation by informing them that we work on a "no win, no fee," or contingency, basis and will prepare a thorough and detailed claim to ensure our clients are properly compensated. Compensation in a brain injury lawsuit can include lost wages, pain and suffering, and medical bills resulting from tests, screening, rehabilitation, and ongoing treatments.
At Morgan and Morgan, our attorneys have decades of experience handling brain injury lawsuits, and have helped a countless number of patients recover the compensation they needed to get their lives back on track following a sudden accident. In one major instance, we recovered more than $7 million for an auto accident victim who had to undergo two months of rehabilitation. No two cases are the same, but we are dedicated to fighting for maximum compensation in each client's case.
Morgan & Morgan's Atlanta office prides itself on providing years of experience to all of our clients that have been injured due to neglect or malpractice. If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury, fill out our free, no-obligation case review form to discuss your legal options in more detail.