Savannah Brain Injury Lawyers
Your brain controls everything in your body, from voluntary movements and breathing to your memories and personality. When you sustain a serious brain injury, your brain struggles to perform everyday tasks that are an essential part of your life. Although your brain can heal over time, you will likely experience severe deficits for years after your injury. You may be unable to return to work, communicate with your loved ones, or even care for your basic needs.
The stress, strain, and long term consequences you face after a brain injury are more devastating when you know that your injury could have been avoided if another person or party had been more responsible. In many cases, brain injuries are entirely preventable, if everyone around you works to create a safe environment. Unfortunately, it only takes one mistake or negligent act to cause a serious accident.
You should never have to pay the price for another person’s actions, and the Savannah brain injury attorneys at Chris Hudson Law Group are ready to fight for you. We know that you need compensation after a serious brain injury, and we will use our legal expertise to help you recover the financial support you need.
You cannot afford to wait any longer for compensation, so you need to take action on your brain injury claim right now. Contact Chris Hudson Law Group at 706-863-6600 today, for a consultation on your brain injury case.
Why You Need a Lawyer
When you or a loved one have a brain injury, you do not have time to spend filing an injury claim. You need to focus on your healing so that you can adjust to this new and unexpected change in your life. However, you only have a limited time to file your injury claim after an accident, so you cannot afford to wait for the right time for work on your case.
You need to work with a skilled brain injury lawyer, who you can trust to manage your case while you focus on your well-being. Your lawyer will be able to answer each of your questions and help you navigate this difficult and often confusing process. They will spend their time collecting medical records, expert witness testimony, and any other evidence you need to support your case. Furthermore, they will negotiate on your behalf to ensure that you receive fair compensation for the severity of your injury.
Your lawyer will dedicate their time and resources to help you create the strongest brain injury claim. With an attorney by your side, you will know that you have the best possible chances of winning your case and receiving the financial support you deserve.
Why Choose Chris Hudson Law Group to Handle Your Case
Christopher Hudson has lived and worked in Georgia almost all of his life, and he is proud to offer his community high-quality legal counsel. Since the founding Chris Hudson Law Group in 2005, Chris and his associates have dedicated their lives to fighting for the people of Savannah after a serious injury. Through hard work and extensive legal experience, Chris Hudson Law Group has helped our clients recover millions of dollars in settlements.
The attorneys at Chris Hudson Law Group understand the unique needs and challenges Savannah residents face, and we are prepared to personalize our legal services to meet your needs. We know that you are coming to us during a time of crisis, so it is our priority to make your case as smooth and stress-free as possible. Furthermore, will always promptly return your calls and ensure that you are updated on all of our progress.
When you work with Chris Hudson Law Group, you will know that you have an attorney who will advocate for you. We will do everything in our power to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation, so you can heal after a devastating brain injury.
Understanding Brain Injuries
There are two different types of brain injuries that you may experience: traumatic brain injury (TBI) and acquired brain injury (ABI).
A traumatic brain injury occurs when you experience an extreme force to the head. BIs typically result in significant brain swelling or bleeding, causing brain tissue death and significant impairments. You may sustain a penetrating TBI, if an object enters your skull, or a non-penetrating TBI, due to damage from an external impact.
Even if you do not hit your head, you can sustain a TBI. When your body experiences an intense force, such as during a car accident, your brain typically hits the sides of your skull. Just the movement of your brain within your skull may be enough force to cause serious damage.
Acquired brain injuries occur when the brain does not receive enough oxygen. Without oxygen, your brain tissue cannot survive, and irreversible damage may occur within minutes. ABIs typically result from conditions within the body that prevent your blood from reaching part or all of your brain. ABIs may be the result of unpredictable events, like a stroke, or they may be related to a specific medical condition and the treatment you receive.
Although ABIs and TBIs are equally serious conditions, not every brain injury will result in the same type or severity of impairments. The severity of a brain injury is typically classified by the length of time you experienced a loss of consciousness (LOC) and whether you experience post-traumatic amnesia (PTA). The most common brain injury classifications are:
- Mild: LOC of less than 30 minutes; PTA of less than 24 hours; also commonly referred to as a concussion
- Moderate: LOC between 30 minutes and 24 hours; PTA between 24 hours and seven days
- Severe: LOC for more than 24 hours; PTA for more than 24 hours; typically called a coma until the person regains consciousness
No matter the kind of brain injury you experience, you may have severe symptoms and impairments that will take a substantial amount of time to recover from. Your lawyer will help you seek financial support after your brain injury, so you can continue to provide for yourself and your loved ones during this difficult time.
Common Causes of Brain Injuries
The main difference between a TBI and an ABI lies in the way the injury occurred. TBIs are typically the result of a specific event or accident that put excess force on your brain. Some of the most common causes of traumatic brain injuries include:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle or bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Assaults or abuse
- Blasts during military duty
According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 48% of all TBIs are a result of falling. The risk of a serious brain injury after a fall increases significantly for adults over the age of 65.
Acquired brain injuries occur under very different circumstances than TBIs. The most common causes of ABIs include:
- Lack of oxygen due to choking, drowning, or severe asthma
- Aneurysms and brain tumors
- Epileptic episodes
- Surgical procedures
- Birth injuries
In some cases, ABIs are preventable, if medical professionals correctly diagnose dangerous conditions and promptly provide treatment or preventative measures. However, if a doctor fails to perform their job, you may experience life-long consequences.
In both TBI and ABI cases, your injury may ultimately be the result of another person’s careless behavior. A skilled brain injury lawyer will help you identify the person or organization that caused your injury, and they will ensure that this individual pays the price for their actions.
Short and Long Term Effects of a Brain Injury
After the initial incident that caused your brain injury, you may experience symptoms that can cause pain and physical discomfort. Some of the most common early symptoms of a brain injury include:
- Blurred vision
- Sensitivity to light and sound
- Nausea or vomiting
These symptoms typically appear right after your brain injury occurs and may continue for several days or weeks after your injury. However, even if these symptoms subside relatively quickly after your injury, your brain’s healing process may last for months or years.
The long-term effects of brain injuries can impact every aspect of your life, typically resulting in physical, cognitive, and emotional impairments.
Some of the most common long-term effects of brain injuries include:
- Difficulty concentrating
- Trouble remembering new information
- Difficulty organizing and expressing thoughts
- Slurred speech
- Difficulty forming sentences or choosing vocabulary
- Difficulty swallowing
- Changes in personality
- Extreme anger or sadness
- Loss of impulse control
- Problems with balance or mobility
The impact a brain injury has on your life can vary dramatically, based on the part of your brain that was injured.
After a brain injury, you may require extensive medical treatment, rehabilitation services, and ongoing care, which can cause a serious financial burden. The compensation you receive from your injury claim can help you seek the care you deserve, without facing financial ruin.
Contact Chris Hudson Law Group Today
If another person caused your brain injury, you have the right to demand substantial compensation. The Savannah personal injury lawyers at Chris Hudson Law Group are ready to fight for you and your loved ones after this devastating injury.
We are prepared to take on your case right now, so you can receive compensation as soon as possible. Take the first step in your brain injury claim today by calling Chris Hudson Law Group at 706-863-6600 or filling out our online contact form.