Traumatic Brain Injury

Georgia Brain Injury Lawyer

Atlanta personal injury attorney Stephen M. Ozcomert is dedicated to representing accident victims who have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI). For over 20 years, he has served personal injury clients throughout the State. He has been recognized as one of Georgia’s “Super Lawyers,” as well as a member of the “Legal Elite,” providing clients with the individualized care and representation they deserve. Proving the present and future costs of living with TBI is critical to recovering full compensation for loss in this context. Mr. Ozcomert has the experience to investigate and persuasively present your case.

Accidents Causing TBI

TBI is the leading cause of death and disability in the United States. Over 5 million Americans currently live with TBIs, with 1.7 million new injuries occurring every year. Physicians have found that TBI contributes to over one-third of all injury-related deaths, while about 75 percent of nonfatal injuries lead to “milder” forms of TBI. Leading causes of TBI include:

  • Slip-and-falls
  • Traffic accidents
  • Intoxicated driving
  • Sports and recreation
  • Moving, stationary collisions
  • Child/elder abuse, negligence
  • Third-party assault or violence
  • Striking head on/against something
  • Other forces causing blunt trauma

Falls and motor vehicle accidents continue to be the leading causes of TBI in the United States. Over 50 percent of children and 60 percent of adults who have sustained brain injury have done so due to falls. Traffic-related accidents cause the largest percentage of TBI-related deaths among all age groups. Any bump, blow, or jolt to the head can result in mild to severe brain injury. If you have been injured in an accident that has resulted in a brain injury, do not hesitate to contact Atlanta traumatic brain injury lawyer Stephen M. Ozcomert.

Slip-and-Falls and Blunt Force

Slip-and-fall accidents are largely preventable by responsible property owners. Employers, businesses, and landlords are held to a legal duty when they assume control of the premises. They must eliminate dangers that pose a foreseeable risk of harm to invitees on the property. Preventable falls and blunt head trauma may involve:

  • Slick surfaces
  • Cleaning residue
  • Wet, uneven stairs
  • Poor, absent lighting
  • Spilled food, beverages
  • Broken locks and handrails
  • Heavy equipment, machinery
  • Cracked or obstructed walkways
  • Unsecured overhead merchandise
  • Failure to provide sufficient security

Employees, meter readers, and patrons are all invitees on property. Consequently, they are owed a duty of reasonable care. Failure to rid or repair a known danger on property can result in liability for injury. When simple spills, broken lights and third-party attacks lead to falls or the striking force behind brain injuries, victims may be entitled to compensation based on premises liability.

Motor Vehicle Crashes

Georgia law also imposes liability on negligent drivers who cause accidents resulting in TBI. Like property owners, motorists can breach their legal duty to exercise reasonable care through reckless conduct endangering others. Preventable collisions resulting in brain injury often involve:

  • Speeding
  • Intoxication
  • Driver fatigue
  • Distracted drivers
  • Talking or texting
  • Trucking violations
  • Commercial vehicles
  • Force causing whiplash

On the road, small mistakes or a second of lost focus can have devastating results. Even at low speeds, collisions that snap the neck or jolt the brain have life-altering effects, impairing cognitive function. Negligent drivers can be held liable to victims for the costs incurred from TBI.

TBI Damages

TBI survivors generally require 5 to 10 years of intensive medical care and rehabilitation. The cost of necessary treatment and therapy can exceed $4 million. This does not include other future costs from lost income and pain and suffering. At-fault parties and their insurers can be held liable for financial and non-economic losses resulting from TBI. Experienced representation is critical to proving present and future expenses, including lost quality of life, in these cases.

Obtaining Compensation

If you sustained a TBI in an accident, contact Atlanta brain injury lawyer Stephen M. Ozcomert for help. With over 20 years of experience, Mr. Ozcomert understands how to establish the full extent of the damages incurred as a result of traumatic brain injury. Trust him to identify all liable parties and fight for the compensation you deserve. Call (404) 370-1000 for a free consultation or contact us online.

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