Brain Injury

Georgia Traumatic Injury Attorney

Atlanta brain injury lawyer Stephen M. Ozcomert is known for his dedication to serving his clients. For over 20 years, Mr. Ozcomert has fought tirelessly for victims injured in serious accidents, including those that result in brain injury. Honored as one of Georgia’s “Super Lawyers” and as a member of its “Legal Elite,” Mr. Ozcomert understands the life-altering effects brain injuries have on victims and families. He works closely with medical and forensic experts in catastrophic injury cases, and is committed to seeking full compensation from the responsible parties.

Brain Injury Facts

Brain injury is one of the most prevalent public health issues in the United States. Each year, approximately 2 million people suffer mild to severe head injuries involving concussions and loss of consciousness. This amounts to one injury every 15 seconds. Every 5 minutes, someone dies from a brain injury, killing 140,000 people per year. Of those who survive, up to 90,000 suffer lifelong disabilities, with 2,000 patients remaining in a vegetative state.

Brain Injury Causes

The most common causes of brain injury are preventable accidents. This means that the injury would not have occurred but for another’s failure to exercise reasonable care. Under Georgia law, this is known as negligence and can result in legal liability to the victim. In cases of brain injury, the victim must show that another party’s act or failure to act directly caused the victim’s harm. Leading causes of brain injury include:

  • Recreation, sports
  • Bicycling accidents
  • Slip-and-fall injuries
  • Motor vehicle crashes
  • Third party assault, violence
  • Defective machines, equipment
  • Dangerous condition on premises
  • Being “struck by/against” an object
  • Construction/work zone accidents

Motor vehicle accidents cause 51% of head injuries in the United States; slip-and-falls cause over one-third. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that falls cause 35.2% of brain injuries, while 16.5% of victims are struck by or against something, resulting in trauma. But a person need not be knocked out or struck on the head to sustain a brain injury; smaller forces are sufficient to cause mild traumatic injuries that have permanent, devastating effects. Atlanta brain injury attorney Stephen M. Ozcomert has the knowledge and experience to pursue compensation if you have suffered a traumatic injury to the brain.

Brain Injury in Car Accidents

Motor vehicle collisions are a leading cause of brain injury. In most cases, negligent drivers violate a legal duty to safely operate their vehicles. In an instant, a reckless mistake can cause a serious collision, forever altering the lives of others. Brain injuries in crashes often involve:

  • Speeding
  • Drunk driving
  • Motorist fatigue
  • Distracted driving
  • Commercial vehicles
  • Front, rear-end collisions
  • Motorcycle-vehicle crashes
  • Failure to yield right-of-way

Over half of brain injury cases involve intoxication at the time of injury. Simply hitting another vehicle causing whiplash is enough to shake the brain, causing long-term impairments. Negligent drivers can be held liable to these victims for the cost of injuries sustained in the crash.

Premises Liability

Dangerous conditions on property can cause invitees to fall, be struck by an object, or exposed to third-party violence. Guests and customers may slip on slick surfaces, hitting their heads on the floor. Falling merchandise or machinery may likewise strike or crush workers, causing trauma. Lack of security can also make people easy targets for assault. When property owners fail to prevent or repair these dangers, they can be held liable for resulting injuries. This places the financial burden on negligent landlords, municipalities, and businesses that lease or control the premises.

Recovering Compensation

If you have suffered a brain injury, Atlanta personal injury attorney Stephen M. Ozcomert can help. With over 20 years of experience, Mr. Ozcomert understands the present and future costs of living with impairments arising from traumatic injury. The cost of medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering are all damages that parties found to be negligent must pay. Mr. Ozcomert knows how to demonstrate the expenses associated with the lifelong care and rehabilitation after serious accidents. Experienced representation is critical to establishing the full extent of losses incurred as a result of brain injury. Call (404) 370-1000 for a free consultation or contact us online.

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