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Factors Considered in Georgia Traumatic Brain Injury Cases

Post-concussion syndrome, a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by an impact to the head, may not be identified without expert medical attention following an accident. A Clayton County brain injury lawyer at the Law Office of Shane Smith can pursue a Georgia personal injury claim.  

Georgia courts will consider multiple factors when evaluating a TBI case. These factors include:

  • Lost wages and/or loss of future earning capacity: TBI victims may receive compensation for work missed while rehabilitating from an injury and for reduced earning potential.
  • Medical expenses: TBI victims may receive compensation for past, present, and future medical expenses. Medical experts are usually required to testify and determine the likely treatment length and potential future medical issues that will result from the TBI. Some future medical issues might include in-home care (such as retrofitting bathrooms), therapy or rehabilitation expenses (which could include physical or speech therapy) and home health care.
  • Pain and suffering: TBI victims may be eligible for compensation for the physical pain and emotional suffering directly related to the brain injuries. This may include chronic pain (including headaches) and lifestyle alterations resulting from the injury (including a reduced quality of life).
  • Loss of consortium: A married TBI victim's spouse may have a loss of consortium claim to compensate for spousal relationship deprivation.
  • Punitive damages: In especially egregious or reckless cases a court may award punitive damages to punish the offending party.

The Law Offices of Shane Smith will aggressively pursue a brain injury case to get the victim fair compensation. Call Clayton County brain injury lawyer Shane Smith for a free consultation.

 


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia