Traumatic Brain Injury
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a catastrophic injury that disrupts normal brain function and is caused by an outside force, rather than an internal problem like a stroke. Unlike most other tissues of the body, brain tissue does not grow back, which means that any tissue damaged or destroyed by the injury is gone for good. Because the brain controls everything we do -- physical movement, emotion, senses, personality and thinking -- this can have a devastating effect on victims. Attorney Charles Scholle, and our team of excellent lawyers and legal professionals, are traumatic brain injury lawyers with the expertise and experience to navigate the challenging medical and legal issues involved with a TBI or traumatic head injury of any kind.
The most common TBI’s are concussions, but these can range from mild to serious and even a mild concussion can be very disruptive. TBIs are far more common than most people realize, with about 1.4 million Americans sustaining a TBI each year. Over five million Americans need lifelong or long-term help with daily life because of a TBI.
The most common cause of TBIs are falls, especially in children and the elderly, but other causes include:
- Car, truck and motorcycle accidents;
- Sports injuries;
- Being struck by or against a hard object;
- Assault with a firearm;
- Exposure to blast waves (especially during military service);
- Products Liability;
- Injury from criminal actions due to inadequate security;
- Boating accidents;
- Catastrophic injury.
If you, or someone you love, may have suffered a TBI it is important to consult with an expert as soon as possible. This cannot be overemphasized. Sometimes after an accident, victims decline treatment because they do not realize they have sustained a TBI. In addition, these injuries are not always easy to diagnose because they do not always leave a visible wound. Many TBI injuries and symptoms can take a few days or longer to become evident, which is why many TBI victims decline treatment after an accident.
Unfortunately, many insurance companies view a delayed diagnosis as a sign that you are being dishonest about your injuries and might try to avoid coverage. Even when your doctor diagnoses a TBI, insurers may use a delay in treatment as an excuse to deny coverage for an expensive-to-treat brain injury. That is why the legal team at Scholle Law advises clients with a potential head injury to seek medical and legal advice, even if they feel fine.CALL SCHOLLE LAW FOR A FREE CASE EVALUATION WITH A TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY ATTORNEY toll-free at 1-866-972-5287 or in metro Atlanta at (770) 717-5100
For over two decades, traumatic brain injury attorney Charles Scholle and the Scholle Law team have specialized in representing clients injured through the negligence of others. We bring significant expertise in cases involving very serious injury, including brain injury claims. Serious brain injury cases are legally and medically complex. Scholle Law understands not only the science, but how to value claims for damages in these cases, such as a lifetime of long-term care and a lost career. We have a record of positive results to back it up.
Perhaps most importantly, we understand what accident victims experience and work to ease their burdens by communicating closely and explaining things clearly and thoroughly, freeing them to get back to their jobs, their families and their lives. If you believe you have suffered a brain injury because of someone else's carelessness, contact Charles Scholle and Scholle Law for help.
To set up your free consultation, please send the firm a message online or call our offices toll-free at 1-866-972-5287 or in Atlanta at (770) 717-5100.
From a main office in Gwinnett County, he serves clients from offices in Buckhead and the Perimeter and represents victims throughout Atlanta and Georgia in all surrounding cities and counties including, Fulton County, Lawrenceville, Libum, Norcross, Johns Creek and Grayson.
To learn more about how we support our clients see: How a Personal Injury Case is Handled.