Brain Injury

Holding Responsible Parties Accountable for Serious Accidents

Head and brain injuries are incredibly serious and almost always have life-long consequences for victims and their families. Brain injuries can result from a wide range of accidents including:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Defective products
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • And more

Often, these accidents are not the fault of the victim. When this is the case, the victim and his or her family may be legally entitled to financial compensation to assist with the cost of medical treatment, loss of wages, and more. At Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley, P.C., our dedicated Athens brain injury attorneys are prepared to help you and your family navigate the legal process so you can focus on obtaining the medical care you need. We offer compassionate legal services tailored to your unique situation, providing answers to your questions and updates on the status of your case every step of the way.

Did you or a loved one suffer a traumatic brain injury? Contact our firm at (706) 354-4000 to speak with an attorney about your legal options.

Types of Brain Injuries

There are a number of different types of brain injuries, all of which are very serious and require immediate medical attention. While car and truck accidents are the leading cause of brain injury in the United States, individuals involved in any type of accident should seek medical care as soon as possible to rule out a possible brain injury.

Common types of brain injuries include, but are not limited to:

  • Traumatic brain injury – A physical blow to the head that interrupts normal brain function
  • Concussion – Bruising of the brain as a result of a blow to the head
  • Skull fracture – Breakage of the skull bone around the brain
  • Anoxic brain injury – Loss of oxygen to the brain resulting in brain damage
  • Subdural hematoma – Blood buildup between the dura, or protective membrane, and brain tissue
  • Diffuse axonal injury – Severance of the brain’s connective nerve fibers due to disruption

Brain injuries can lead to memory loss, cognitive decline, complete loss of cognitive function, loss of sight or hearing, personality changes, or even death. Most brain injuries require lifelong treatment and ongoing medical care, including full-time at-home care for the victim.

Understanding Your Legal Options

When someone else acts carelessly or recklessly and you or your loved one are seriously injured as a result, you shouldn’t be left to suffer the physical, emotional, and financial consequences on your own. Our experienced Athens brain injury attorneys can advocate for your rights as we work tirelessly to recover the just compensation you and your family are owed. Our team can help you understand your options and devise a plan of legal action that’s tailored to your unique situation and personal legal goals.