When your head strikes an object in an accident, or if you are suddenly jolted, you can easily suffer a serious brain injury. Your life may change forever. Like many brain injury victims, you may need extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation, and your injury could prevent you from being able to work. You and your family members can quickly become overwhelmed.
If someone else’s negligence caused you to suffer the brain injury, you owe it to yourself to consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer and learn about all of your legal options. Contact Adamson & Cleveland, LLC, today and schedule a free consultation through our Norcross office.
We can bring more than 40 years of combined legal experience to your brain injury case and a record that includes more than $150 million in verdicts and settlements that we have secured on behalf of clients in Gwinnett County and throughout the greater Atlanta area. We are ready to put that experience to work for you and go above and beyond to help you to get your life back on track.
Common Causes of Head and Brain Injuries
Our attorneys at Adamson & Cleveland, LLC, have extensive experience with helping head and brain injury victims in Norcross and surrounding communities. We understand how these injuries commonly result from the negligence of others. Some of the most common causes of head and brain injuries are:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Falls from heights (commonly at construction sites)
- Slip and falls
- Medical malpractice
- Sports and recreation accidents.
When we take on your case, we will thoroughly investigate the cause of your brain injury. In addition to finding out how your injury occurred, we will also identify every party that should be held accountable for the injury and the economic and non-economic damages that you have suffered as a result of it.
Signs and Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury
According to the Mayo Clinic, traumatic brain injury (TBI) carries several signs and symptoms. While some of these signs may be immediately apparent, others may develop over time. Common symptoms include:
- Loss of consciousness for any amount of time
- Nausea or vomiting
- Vertigo, dizziness and loss of balance
- Sensitivity to sounds or bright lights
- Blurred vision
- Tinnitus (or ringing in the ears)
- Changes in mood and sleeping habits
- Anxiety and depression
- Difficulty with concentration or memory
- Slowed speech or impaired thinking.
If you were involved in any type of accident, you should see a doctor as soon as possible. A physician will know how to examine you, conduct tests such as MRIs or CT scans and diagnose your brain injury. The sooner you can begin treatment for your brain injury, the better off you will be in the long run.
Types of Head Injuries Our Lawyers Can Assist You With
When people think of a head injury, a concussion may be the first one that comes to mind. A concussion can occur when the brain hits the walls of the skull hard enough. A person with a concussion is highly susceptible to suffering a second concussion if the person suffers head trauma before the first concussion heals. Studies show that people who have suffered multiple concussions are also at risk of developing chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), which is a degenerative brain disease.
In addition to concussions, people involved in accidents can suffer injuries such as:
- Skull fracture – A crack or break in the skull which can result in damage to brain tissue
- Hematoma – When blood pools or collects outside of the blood vessels
- Hemorrhage – Uncontrolled bleeding within the brain
- Edema – Swelling of tissues inside the brain
- Diffuse axonal injury – When damage to nerve fibers within the brain occurs, leading to serious cognitive and physical problems
- Coup-contrecoup – When damage occurs at the point of impact as well as on the opposite side of the brain
- Anoxic brain injury – A complete loss of oxygen to the brain
- Hypoxic brain injury – A partial loss of oxygen within the brain.
When you work with Adamson & Cleveland, LLC, we will gather and study your medical records and discuss your head injury with your doctors. We may also consult with outside medical experts. To seek just compensation for you, we will need to fully understand the nature of your brain injury and the effect on your overall health, your ability to earn a living and your enjoyment of life.
How Our Reliable Brain Injury Lawyers Help TBI Victims in Norcross
At Adamson & Cleveland, LLC, we take pride in providing highly individualized service to our clients. If you or a loved one suffered a severe head injury due to the careless or reckless acts of another, we will focus on the unique effect of the injury on your life, and we will aggressively pursue a result that justly compensates you for the harm that you have suffered.
Insurance companies often try to downplay the severity of head and brain injuries. We will stand up to the insurance company in your case and clearly establish your right to be compensated. If the insurance company refuses to make a full and fair settlement offer, we will be ready to take your case to trial.
We know that your case is important to you. We want you to know that it is important to us, too. We give our personal cell phone numbers to our clients for a reason. When you work with us on your brain injury claim, we will be available 24/7 to address any questions or concerns that you have about your case.
Contact Our Experienced Norcross Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers Today
If you or someone you love is suffering from a brain injury after an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, call our Norcross personal injury attorney at Adamson & Cleveland, LLC, we are committed to helping accident victims to pursue the compensation they need to deal with their injuries. We charge our clients nothing for our services unless we recover compensation for them. To get started, contact us today and receive a free evaluation of your case. Our office is located at 4295 International Blvd. Suite D Norcross, GA 30093.
Alan is a Gwinnett County native who proudly serves his community and provides skilled representation to injury victims and their families as a founding partner of the personal injury law firm of Adamson & Cleveland, LLC. Alan earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia and went on to graduate, summa cum laude, from Atlanta's John Marshall Law School. He is also a graduate of Gerry Spence’s renowned Trial Lawyers College (TLC) in Wyoming. In his free time, Alan frequently speaks at continuing legal education seminars. He also volunteers as a youth baseball coach and assists his local high school's moot court competition team.