Atlanta Brain Injury Lawyers Who Know How to Help

Our dedicated personal injury attorneys can fight for you

A traumatic brain injury can cost you and your family millions in medical care alone over a lifetime. In order to afford the treatment you need and make up for the cost of lost income and independence, your best course of action may be a personal injury lawsuit.

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If your brain injury was caused by the negligent actions of another, you should not bear the cost of this harm alone. A lawsuit can help you access funds for high-quality medical treatment, secure dignified long-term care, and ensure financial security for your family. The Atlanta personal injury attorneys at Fried Goldberg LLC are ready to fight for you.

Our firm is known throughout the country for our work in complex cases involving trucking litigation and other severe injuries. We are dedicated to standing up for the injured and fighting for the compensation they deserve.

Our traumatic brain injury lawyers are dedicated to getting results

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when a violent blow or jolt to the head or body damages the brain tissue. A mild TBI, such as a concussion, may affect your brain cells temporarily, but a severe TBI can have permanent effects on your physical, cognitive, emotional, and social functioning. Both may leave you with significant losses.

The potential damages in a traumatic brain injury lawsuit may include:

  • Economic damages such as medical bills for past and future care, or lost wages and job-related benefits like health insurance. Special needs can also be addressed here, like home modifications for long-term changes to your mobility.
  • Non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, or the loss of enjoyment of life. These types of injuries do not typically come with receipts like economic damages often do, but they are nevertheless real and recognized by the court.
  • Punitive damages if the other party acted with shocking indifference to safety, as may be the case in accidents caused by driving under the influence from a repeat offender. These are funds charged to punish the other party which a judge may then award to you as additional compensation.

The value of a traumatic brain injury lawsuit depends on various factors, including the severity of your injury, the impact the injury had on your life, the liability of the defendant, and the insurance coverage available. 

Studies have found that the average lifetime costs of TBI treatment can range from tens of thousands to millions of dollars. We will also consider lost income, psychological injuries, and other costs when arguing for a fair and meaningful settlement for you and your family. An experienced brain injury attorney can fully evaluate your case and give you a clear picture of your options and the types of funds you may be entitled to for your losses.

Traumatic brain injury verdicts and settlement

The Atlanta traumatic brain injury attorneys at Fried Goldberg have won numerous multi-million-dollar results for our clients with traumatic brain injuries, including concussions. Whether your injury was the result of a truck accident, workplace harm, or another form of negligence, we are fully prepared to represent your best interests. Our results include:

  • $52 million for a teen who suffered a severe brain injury when a tractor-trailer ran a stop sign in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • $37.5 million in Rockdale County, Georgia for a young adult who suffered catastrophic physical injuries and a TBI when his vehicle struck a tractor-trailer that was improperly stopped in the interstate middle lane.
  • $20 million in a case where a tractor-trailer ran a red light and hit a car, leaving a man with permanent brain damage along with other injuries in Cobb County, Georgia.
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Types of accidents our TBI attorneys handle

Our firm can represent you after brain injury accidents such as:

  • Truck, car, and motorcycle accidents – We are nationally recognized for our work in commercial truck accident litigation, as well as other motor vehicle collisions that cause brain injuries.
  • Workplace and construction accidents – For dangerous jobs involving heavy machinery, scaffolding, or perilous terrain, our attorneys can help you negotiate worker’s compensation claims and potentially sue for hazardous working conditions.
  • Premises liability cases – If you’re injured by a slip and fall accident, by unsafe building construction or maintenance, or due to insufficient security at a public or rental property, we can represent your best interests in a lawsuit to recover your losses.
  • Other personal injury matters – Personal injury law covers many situations involving negligent harm, including dog or animal attacks, various forms of assault, and pedestrian and bicycle accidents.
  • Wrongful death cases – If the incident which caused your loved one’s traumatic brain injury caused or contributed to their death, you may be able to sue for economic damages like their loss of income, as well as the irreplaceable loss of their companionship.

This is not an exhaustive list. If your accident or circumstance doesn’t match the above practice areas, we may still be able to help you. Contact us for a free professional evaluation of your case. The more information you have about your legal options, the better choice you can make for your future.

Traumatic brain injury FAQ

How can a lawyer help my brain injury case?

Brain injury litigation is extremely complicated and requires the counsel of an experienced TBI attorney. By choosing a traumatic brain injury lawyer from Fried Goldberg to act on your behalf, you can minimize and often eliminate the work associated with pursuing a lawsuit from your tasks. It’s your attorney’s job to build and pursue a legal case, not yours — your time is better spent focusing on your health and the well-being of your family.

Among other things, an attorney can:

  • Assess your case and its worth based on how serious your injury is, how it affects your life and work, and how much your medical bills and future care costs are likely to be. 
  • Collect proof that the other party was responsible for causing your injury, such as police reports, witness statements, medical records, and the opinions of accident reconstruction experts. 
  • Communicate with the insurance company or the defendant’s lawyer to reach a reasonable settlement that pays for your damages and losses. 
  • Sue in court if a settlement is not possible or if the offer is too low. 
  • Represent you at trial and argue your case to a judge or jury using convincing evidence presentations and powerful testimony.

Our firm has a team of attorneys who are experienced in handling complex cases involving commercial trucking accidents, and all the injuries associated with such collisions. Injuries involving the neck, head, and brain are some of the most common associated with large vehicle crashes. That means we have the knowledge and experience necessary to interpret your medical information for negotiation or trial in ways that the court can recognize and compensate.

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TBIs often don’t display symptoms right away, so it’s important to seek medical treatment after any head injury. This helps prevent avoidable worsening of the injury, and also helps in establishing evidence of your injury for any future insurance claim, settlement negotiation, or trial verdict. Then, as soon as possible, consult an experienced attorney.

The reality of a TBI can be devastating, not only interrupting a person’s ability to control their body, but also their ability to speak and retain their memories and sense of self. A brain injury caused by negligence is one that could have been prevented. Your choice to pursue a lawsuit can help secure the compensation you need to recover, and also hold others accountable for such a harmful lack of care. 

The sooner you secure representation, the sooner a TBI lawyer can start working on your case. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys. We can discuss your legal options and answer any questions you have.

Should I accept an insurance settlement for a traumatic brain injury?

You should not accept a settlement without first consulting a lawyer who specializes in traumatic brain injury cases. Your attorney will help you consider both your current and future medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages when deciding whether to accept a settlement or negotiate a higher amount to cover the true cost of your losses.

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Can I sue on behalf of a loved one incapacitated by a traumatic brain injury?

In some instances, yes, certain family members have the right to pursue a lawsuit on behalf of their incapacitated loved one. Examples include filing a claim on behalf of a child or spouse. However, the laws associated with this form of guardianship vary from state to state, so it’s advised that you reach out to a local attorney with the details of your situation.

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Can Fried Goldberg represent me if I live outside of Atlanta, Georgia?

In many instances, yes, the attorneys at Fried Goldberg can represent you if you are not local to Atlanta or Georgia. We have won brain injury cases in Florida, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and as far away as California. If you were injured in Georgia but live in another state, or if you think Fried Goldberg is the ideal firm to represent you, contact us to discuss your details — we may be able to offer representation, co-counsel, or refer you to trusted colleagues in your area.

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How long do I have to file a traumatic brain injury claim in Atlanta?

In Georgia, you have 2 years from the date of the incident that caused a traumatic brain injury to file a lawsuit against the person or entity responsible. This rule is called a statute of limitations.

While these rules are usually quite strict, there may be some rare exceptions, such as if you were exposed to a toxic substance that caused your brain injury and were unaware of the injury until it was formally diagnosed. Contact us right away to ensure you do not miss your one window for justice.

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