Head injuries from car accidents can range from minor to severe. Accident victims in Valdosta can face months or years of treatment. Don’t take the situation lightly. If you or a loved one suffered a head injury, contact a Valdosta head injury lawyer today.
At John Foy & Associates, we understand how serious a head injury can be after an accident. Head injuries can affect your daily life, work, and so much more. Plus, the financial and emotional costs are often enormous.
We can help you seek compensation for injuries from an accident you didn’t cause. Contact us today for a free, no-risk consultation. We’ll review your case so that you know your legal options. Call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online to get started.
How We Build Head Injury Cases
After a head injury, you might wonder when’s the best time to contact a lawyer. For most head injury cases, it’s good to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible.
Our team will start with a free consultation to learn more about your situation. Then, we’ll determine your legal rights and what you deserve in compensation. If you have a case, we can help you build a strong personal injury claim.
Personal injury claims depend on negligence. According to the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA) §51-1-2, negligence is a lack of care that ordinarily careful people would have. There are four parts to proving negligence.
1. Duty of Care
Everyone in Georgia has a “duty of care” to others. Drivers must act in a way that doesn’t cause harm on the road.
2. Breached Duty
If someone is not careful, they have failed in their duty of care. For example, a driver who runs a red light is breaching their duty to other drivers.
If you suffered a head injury from an accident, it’s not enough to prove your injury. You must also show that the responsible party was careless towards you.
The at-fault party doesn’t always mean to cause harm. Many accidents happen because someone has just been careless.
3. Breached Duty Caused the Injury
You must show that the driver’s carelessness caused your accident and head injury. Our lawyers can help gather evidence to establish the connection.
4. You Suffered Damages
Your claim must also prove that the accident led to your personal injury damages. There are two main types of damages:
- Economic damages like medical costs, lost wages, and property damage
- Non-economic damages like pain and suffering and mental anguish
We at John Foy & Associates can help you with each step. We know how to collect the right evidence and build a strong claim. You can focus on healing while we handle the legal side.
Contact us today to learn more about your rights. We’ll start with a free consultation, and there’s no fee unless we win. Call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online to get started.
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Our Legal Process for a Head Injury
After an accident, you should feel that your case is in skilled and competent hands. That’s what we provide when you contact our firm. We have over 20 years of experience in building head injury claims.
Our process involves actions like:
- Determining who’s at fault for your head injury
- Gathering information from the accident scene
- Collecting proof of your treatment and other costs
- Calculating your total accident damages
- Working with expert witnesses
- Calling on our network of professionals
- Handling the at-fault party’s insurance company
You should not have to handle your legal claim alone. We’ll protect your rights and fight for what you deserve. Reach out today to get the help you need and deserve.
Compensation Options After a Head Injury
If someone else was at fault for your injuries, they are responsible for the costs. Head and brain injuries can be incredibly expensive and affect your life in many ways.
Let’s break down some of the damages you might claim after your accident.
You can seek compensation for all treatment costs for your head trauma. Head injuries often need intense, long-term medical attention like:
- Multiple doctor visits
- Hospital stays
- Surgeries or other procedures
- Physical therapy
- Mental health counseling
- Occupational therapy
You should not be responsible for these costs. Your claim can seek financial recovery for each treatment-related expense.
A head injury makes it difficult to work as you could before. At the very least, you might need to miss significant work time as you recover. At the most, you could lose your job, have to take on lower-paying work, or be unable to work at all.
Head injuries can affect personality, bodily functions, and so much more. If your injuries affect your work, talk to a lawyer. You can include lost wages in your injury claim.
Pain and Suffering
Your claim should also account for emotional damages like:
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Anxiety or depression
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Talk to your doctor and lawyer about how your life has changed after the injury. Our lawyers can calculate the value of what your head injury has taken from you.
Too many head injuries result in death. If you lost a loved one in an accident, you could have a wrongful death claim. Specific family members can bring this type of case.
Wrongful death damages can include:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship or consortium
- Funeral and burial costs
Of course, money can never undo the loss of someone’s life. But we find a wrongful death claim helps family members cover costs and seek justice.
Talk to a Valdosta Head Injury Lawyer for Free
Head trauma can impact your life in so many ways. But if you were not at fault for your accident, you shouldn’t have to bear the costs alone. You might deserve 100% compensation for what you’ve lost.
At John Foy & Associates, we can help. Our team has been helping accident victims for over 20 years. We promise to treat each client with respect and compassion, and we’re dedicated to getting the justice you deserve.
Contact us today for a free, no-risk consultation. We do not collect a fee unless we win your case. Call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.