Augusta Brain Injury Attorneys
Chris Hudson & Associates provides the highest-quality legal representation for brain injury victims and their families in Augusta and across Georgia. These injuries can be devastating, life-altering, and long-lasting, so it is crucial to hire a legal team with the right experience and resources to handle your case.
According to the Brain and Spinal Injury Trust here in Georgia, more than 1.7 million people suffer traumatic brain injury in the United States each year. Of those who are affected by brain injuries, 275,000 are hospitalized, and 52,000 will ultimately die. Brain injuries can be challenging to diagnose and can be even harder to treat. Medical treatment is expensive and lengthy, with injured victims and their families facing complications all along the way.
Recovery from brain injuries is generally associated with significant emotional stress for the entire family of the injured victim. You probably have questions about treatment and recovery, let alone the money that takes to pay for all of the care needed to handle a brain injury.
If you or a loved one have suffered a brain injury, your best chances for the most successful recovery are to seek immediate medical treatment and to find reliable attorneys to help you with your case. If you are facing financial burdens due to your injuries, experienced brain injury attorneys can help.
At Chris Hudson & Associates, we handle every brain injury case with the attention and kindness you expect while you and your family are in a time of crisis. We will help you seek financial compensation after an accident that causes a traumatic brain injury from the responsible party or parties. This will help you to get the medical treatment you need for your condition and the financial relief for the time you have lost from work and other expenses you face due to your injuries.
Call us today at 706-863-6600 to discuss your case and start working on a legal strategy that will get you the help you need.
Why Do I Need a Lawyer?
An experienced brain accident lawyer can help you with all of your needs after a brain injury, including many things you may not think about. From finding the best medical specialists to treat your injuries to making sure that you seek compensation from the right parties, our Augusta brain injury lawyers have the tools you need at our fingertips.
Here at Chris Hudson & Associates, we understand the pain, frustration, and fear associated with a brain injury, and we can provide you with professional guidance that you need so you can focus on your recovery. For example, our knowledgeable lawyers will handle all legal aspects of your case, from originating all paperwork for a claim, collecting medical bills, estimating needs for future care, and more.
All of this work is a full-time job for experienced legal professionals, let alone a family struggling to care for a loved one in addition to keeping up with regular daily responsibilities. This type of legal assistance means that not only will you have a lawyer on your side, but an entire law firm of experience to support your every need.
Many brain injury cases will require that an injured victim seek compensation directly from an insurance company. Insurance adjusters will pretend to be your best friend, but they have one focus, and that is to settle your claim for as little money as possible. This may result in a low lump sum settlement offer. You always should seek the assistance of an experienced lawyer whenever you receive a settlement offer.
Many early settlements take advantage of injured victims because they offer money that they need to pay for treatment right away, but this can leave you without enough to pay for future medical treatment or long-term damage that may affect your ability to work in the future. At Chris Hudson & Associates, we can review the offer and evaluate it according to your needs, and we know when to accept a settlement and when to ask for more. This process can turn into a significant conflict without the help of an attorney.
If you do try and seek compensation for your injuries on your own, it can take an extremely long time because the other party may employ delay tactics in hopes that you give up your claim. You only have two years to formally bring your claim int eh state of Georgia to recover any money for a personal injury claim, so delay tactics could prevent you from recovering anything, even if the other party was at fault. If an experienced brain injury attorney represents you, the other party will be less inclined to try underhanded tactics to evade your claim, and if they do, we know how to deal with them. A knowledgeable lawyer will get aggressive with your claim when needed so that you the best possible results available to you by law.
Why Choose Chris Hudson & Associates?
Chris Hudson and his associates dedicate their practice to serving injured persons so that you and your family can get the relief that you need after a serious brain injury. This is the kind of foundation in a law firm you want and need when you select an attorney to represent you because our attorneys focus on personal injury law. When you or a family member face an injury, choose a personal injury lawyer with proven results, like the millions of dollars won for our clients at Chris Hudson & Associates.
The superior litigation techniques provided at Chris Hudson & Associates have earned us recognition by the best legal rating agencies, including the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, an AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, Top Attorney recognition and 5-star ratings on Avvo, and more. This level of accolade means that our clients and other attorneys in the industry value the service we provide enough to rank us as highly as possible compared to other legal services in the area. You do not have time to waste if you or a loved one need to seek compensation for your brain injury, so trust the research done by others before you in the selection of your legal representation.
About Brain Injuries
Brain injuries are severe head injuries that cause damage to the brain. A brain injury can be caused by nearly any type of accident or injury, but the most prevalent causes include:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Falls from heights
- Job site accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Injuries from violent crimes
- Sports injuries
If you or a loved one has experienced a brain injury from one of these accidents, or any others, please seek medical attention right away. Call an experienced attorney to get the help you need with your claim to seek financial compensation for your injuries as soon as you can.
Many brain injuries are difficult to diagnose because symptoms may not emerge until some time passes after an accident. It is essential to let your doctor know if your accident involved any fall or blow to the head that could cause a brain injury, but even then, an examination does not always yield immediate results. Here are some significant symptoms to watch for:
- Severe headaches
- Uncontrollable vomiting
- Seizures or convulsions
- Numbness or pain in limbs
- Speech slurring
- Aggressive behavior
- Dilated eyes
These types of symptoms may indicate a serious brain injury, so it is essential to consult a doctor for medical attention right away if you notice anything like this in yourself or a loved one.
Brain damage cannot be undone, but an early diagnosis can help to achieve the best possible results. Some brain injuries can affect your life significantly by changing your ability to work, and may even require that you alter your life in a way to accommodate your new normal. These types of changes can be costly and affect your ability to make an income into the future. At Chris Hudson & Associates, we have helped other injured victims and their families navigate these types of changes, and it starts by pursuing the parties responsible for your injuries so that you can get the compensation you need to thrive.
What Types of Compensation Are Available After a Brain Injury?
A brain injury can affect all facets of the life you and your family once knew. When you seek compensation in a personal injury claim, you can recover:
- Medical expenses, including reimbursement for therapy, rehabilitation, and prescriptions
- Lost wages for time away from work
- Future wages
- Damages for pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Long-term disability
- Loss of consortium
- Wrongful Death
There is never a guarantee of damages in a personal injury claim, but at Chris Hudson & Associates, we always strive to achieve maximum compensation available for our clients. This means that we will fight for you until we get the results that you deserve.
Call Chris Hudson & Associates Today for a Free Consultation
We know that a brain injury can be a scary time for you and your family. You are likely facing medical bills, time away from work, and difficulty taking on your normal tasks. You need to get professional help to get through this as fast and as successfully as possible. At Chris Hudson & Associates, we are standing by to assist you with any questions you may have about your case so that you can get the compensation you need for your injuries. Your first consultation is always free, so call us today at 706-863-6600.