Head injuries, such as concussions, can have a disastrous effect on one’s quality of life. Accidents which involve brain injuries or head trauma may result in blurred or lost vision, slurred speech, and reduced equilibrium. These issues can reduce one’s ability to earn a living or to otherwise enjoy their situation. Unfortunately, many of those who have suffered a brain injury are not even aware of the extent of the trauma. This is because not all head injuries immediately result in visible symptoms. It is important to contact a personal injury attorney after suffering a blow to the head. Counsel can help to ensure that your rights remain fully protected. Richard Summers is an Atlanta head injury lawyer assisting victims throughout Georgia. Our office will give your case the attention it deserves. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation.
Atlanta attorney dealing with Georgia cases involving concussions, traumatic brain injury, and other head trauma
Head injuries are actually quite common and may occur in a variety of ways. Victims may be injured in motor vehicle accidents or even hit while walking or riding a bicycle. Injuries that occur as a result of these accidents typically include concussion, traumatic brain injury, skull fractures, and other forms of trauma. These individuals often suffer long-lasting effects and their injuries can result in a loss of their future earning potential. The victim of such an accident may be entitled to past and future lost wages, past and future medical expenses, costs associated with vocational retraining, as well as compensation for pain and suffering. Georgia will allow a victim to recover compensation even if they were partially at fault for the accident and lawsuits must generally be filed within two years of the incident.
The first step in a head trauma case is to ascertain the extent of the victim’s injuries and to determine a long-term prognosis. Reaching a prognosis may require the retention of medical experts and the opinions of vocational and economic professionals may be needed in order to show how the injury has impacted a victim’s earning potential. Once the extent of the injuries are known, and future damages can reasonably be calculated, a settlement demand will be sent to the insurer. If a settlement cannot be reached then it will be necessary to file a lawsuit in the appropriate Court. Discovery (the process by which information is gained from the other side in a lawsuit) will be used to obtain evidence related to liability and damages. If the case proceeds to trial then the jurors will decide the issue of liability and the amount of compensation, if any, to be paid. Litigating a head injury case can involve complicated legal issues and it is important to retain a lawyer experienced in such matters.
Richard Summers is an Atlanta head injury attorney who has been practicing law since 1978. Our office will conduct preliminary research into the incident prior to your initial consultation. This will allow us to gain a better understanding of your situation and to help you understand what to expect from the process. We will then contact the insurers so that they may deal with us directly. Richard has relationships with the types of experts needed in such matters and he will be in regular communication with them as the matter moves forward. If a fair settlement offer is not made then our firm will not hesitate to take your case to trial. Richard will ensure that your case is prepared to go forward, that you know what to expect from the process, and that your rights are protected from beginning to end. Our firm is ready to assist you. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation.
Our firm serves residents of Atlanta and its greater metro area. This includes the Fulton County cities of Sandy Springs, Roswell, Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Milton, and East Point, the DeKalb County cities of Dunwoody, Decatur, Brookhaven, Redan, and, the Cobb County cities of Marietta, Smyrna, Mableton, and Kennesaw, the Fayette County cities of Fayetteville and Peachtree, the Hall County city of Gainesville, as well as other areas throughout the state of Georgia.
Atlanta attorney providing quality representation in cases involving head trauma, concussions, and traumatic brain injuries
If you’ve been injured in an accident then you have enough to worry about. Some brain injuries may take quite a bit of time to heal or for symptoms to manifest themselves. Such times are stressful for victims and their loved ones. The last thing you want to think about is whether you can get in contact with your attorney. Richard will promptly return all of your phone calls, emails, or text messages within one business day. He often provides clients with his cell phone number and he will keep you apprised of any updates in your case. After defending insurance companies for fifteen years, Richard has gained a wealth of knowledge about the inner-workings of these companies. He will advocate for your interests and allow you to focus on more important things, such as your health. Contact our Atlanta office today to speak with a lawyer.