Head injuries are among the most severe types of injuries you can suffer. Every year in Atlanta, head injuries leave people unable to return to work, unable to carry out day to day activities, and unable to enjoy the activities they once loved. Many head injuries involve trauma to the brain, the body’s most sensitive and important organ. Even a minor head injury can lead to serious consequences—and big medical costs. If you have suffered from a head injury, no matter how small, you should speak to a lawyer.
John Foy & Associates offers some of most experienced Atlanta head injury lawyers. For over 20 years we have worked with victims of head injuries to recover their financial costs and get their lives back on track. We are aware of the intense emotional pain that comes with a head injury, and the long road you face. We want to be at your side and help you through this time. We also want to make sure you get out of it debt-free. We can help you pursue a financial settlement that could pay for your hospital bills, medication, cognitive therapy and physical therapy, and even your lost work time.
Let us help you. At John Foy & Associates we offer a 100% free consultation. We will sit down with you and help you decide if you have a claim and how best to pursue it. Call us at 404-400-4000 and get your free consultation today.
How can an Atlanta head injury lawyer help me?
Most head injuries are caused in some kind of accident. Almost always, there is an insurance company that is supposed to take care of the cost—whether it was a car accident, an injury at work, or a slip and full injury. You count on the insurance company to do their job and pay for your treatment. But they don’t want to. Their only goal is to keep their costs as low as possible.
This means that they may:
- Not approve you for the full amount of treatment you need
- Encourage you to go to a doctor or clinic that they believe will give you a less serious diagnosis
- Refuse to cover emergency treatment
- Limit your options for speech therapy, physical therapy or occupational therapy
- Mislead you and use your own words against you
- Delay your claim for months at a time
This is how they force people to accept too little money or too little treatment. To you, recovering means getting your life back, but to the insurance company, it’s about their bottom line.
But a head injury lawyer can turn the tables. When you hire an attorney, they will step in and handle all communication with the insurance company. Then they will pull together evidence for your claim—documentation of the injury, witness statements about what happened, and most importantly, a full diagnosis from a doctor who truly understands head injuries and traumatic brain injuries. This will help your lawyer prove that the true cost of your injury is much, much higher than what the insurance company offered.
Your lawyer is your negotiator, your legal counsel, and your ally in the very complicated world of insurance.
How do I know if I have a head injury case?
It’s impossible to know until you speak to a lawyer. But the general answer is: if you have medical costs because of a head injury of any kind, there’s a good chance you have a claim.
We urge all potential clients to take their head injuries seriously, for two reasons:
- The brain is crucial to your day to day activities, including basic actions like speaking or walking. All too often a seemingly minor concussion leads to swelling that injures the brain. Any head injury should be treated as potentially serious from the outset.
- Head injuries typically require a visit to the hospital and often an MRI scan of the brain. If there is a brain injury you could require surgery, medication, a hospital stay or all three. Head injuries can get expensive quickly.
And these are just mild head injuries. In the case of a traumatic brain injury, you could require years of treatment, and may never be able to return to work. That’s why you and your family should get a legal opinion as early as possible.
At John Foy & Associates, we have successfully handled head injury cases involving:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Assaults and robberies
- Workplace injuries
- Slipping and falling
- Hit on the head by a falling object
- Nursing home neglect
- Medical malpractice
No matter how your injury came about, there’s a good chance you have a claim.
What does it cost to hire an Atlanta head injury attorney?
You should pay nothing unless you win.
At John Foy & Associates, our mission is to help those who were injured. If we can’t help you, you should not have to pay us. That’s why we have a very simple fee structure:
- You pay nothing for your initial consultation or any consultation
- You pay nothing up front
- You pay nothing unless we win you money
If we secure a financial recovery for you, then we take our fee as a percentage of that amount. This way you have no risk going into your case.
Is there a deadline to file a head injury claim in Atlanta?
Yes. Atlanta follows statutes of limitation set at both the state and federal level. All head injury claims are subject to these deadlines and often the deadlines are short. In the best case scenario you may have up to two years to file your claim. But for some types of cases you have to file an accident report within 30 days or you lose your claim forever. Do not delay—speak to a good lawyer immediately.
Speak to an Atlanta Head Injury Lawyer for Free
The one thing every head injury patient wishes is that they could go back and undo their injury. That may not be possible, but we can help you get back to the best health possible—without being consumed by debt. Let us give you a free consultation. Contact us at 404-400-4000 or fill out the form to your right and get your FREE consultation today.