Concussions from Car Accidents in Georgia: What You Need to Know

In Georgia, a substantial number of individuals who have been involved in car accidents suffer from concussions. These traumatic brain injuries, although not visible externally, can lead to severe health complications. Understanding their significance and what steps to follow post-accident is crucial for your recovery and legal action.

At Morain & Buckelew, LLC, we understand the physical, emotional, and financial burden a concussion can impose. Our compassionate legal team is dedicated to advocating for your rights and ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve. We meticulously analyze every detail of your case, from accident circumstances to the depth of your injury, to formulate a robust legal strategy.

Understanding Types of Concussions from Car Accidents

Car accidents often lead to concussions, a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, not all concussions are the same. They are typically categorized into three grades – Grade 1, Grade 2, and Grade 3.

  • Grade 1 Concussions are mild, with symptoms such as confusion or disorientation lasting for less than 15 minutes. There is no loss of consciousness at this level, but victims might experience headaches, dizziness, or difficulty concentrating.
  • Grade 2 Concussions are moderate, with the same symptoms as Grade 1, but they persist for longer than 15 minutes. Although there’s no loss of consciousness, the symptoms are more severe and can significantly disrupt daily activities.
  • Grade 3 Concussions are severe and involve loss of consciousness, even if just for a few seconds. The symptoms can be quite severe and long-lasting, potentially leading to memory loss, behavioral changes, and difficulties with speech and coordination.

The effects of these concussions can be far-reaching, impacting every aspect of a person’s life. They might result in missed work or school, impede one’s ability to perform everyday tasks, or contribute to emotional issues such as anxiety or depression. We understand the complexities of these injuries and the profound impact they can have on an individual’s life.

Our Client-Centered Approach to Handling Concussion Cases

At Morain & Buckelew, LLC, we take a unique approach to every case, focusing on each client’s specific situation. Here’s a breakdown of our process:

  • Comprehensive Evaluation: We start with an in-depth assessment of your injury, examining the severity of your concussion, any additional injuries, and the overall impact of the accident on your physical and emotional wellbeing. We take time to understand your personal circumstances, such as your lifestyle, your profession, and how the injury has disrupted these areas of your life.
  • Gathering Critical Evidence: The foundation of a solid personal injury case lies in the robustness of the evidence collected. Our team is meticulous in gathering all essential documentation, including:
    • Medical Records: These prove the existence and severity of your concussion and any other injuries. They detail the treatments administered, medications prescribed, and the anticipated path to recovery.
    • Accident Reports: We obtain reports from law enforcement agencies and any other relevant authority. These documents often provide an objective view of the accident, including details of involved parties, potential causes, and other key elements.
    • Witness Testimonies: We interview witnesses who can corroborate your account of the accident. Witness testimonies can greatly strengthen your case by providing independent validation of your experience.
  • Building a Compelling Case: Once we’ve collected all necessary information, we use our expertise to construct a compelling case. We illustrate the circumstances of the accident, detail the nature and severity of your concussion, and demonstrate the effect it has had on your life. Our goal is to effectively represent your situation and advocate for your rightful compensation.

Understanding the Cost of a Concussion Post-Accident

When you’ve sustained a concussion from a car accident, the financial burden can quickly mount up. Medical expenses are usually the most immediate and significant costs. Emergency room visits, necessary diagnostic tests such as CT scans or MRIs, appointments with specialists like neurologists, and any required physical therapy or rehabilitation all come with substantial bills. Furthermore, if your concussion is severe, you might need ongoing medical care or even home modifications to assist in your recovery, adding to your expenses.

In addition to medical costs, there are often hidden expenses. If your ability to work is impacted, whether temporarily or permanently, you may suffer from lost wages or a reduced earning capacity. In some cases, you may need to hire help for household tasks that you previously performed yourself, such as cleaning, gardening, or childcare. The emotional and psychological impact of a concussion can also lead to costs. You might require therapy or counseling to cope with the changes in your life post-accident. Plus, there’s the diminished quality of life, a non-tangible yet significant impact that’s often overlooked. At Morain & Buckelew, LLC, we understand the comprehensive financial strain a concussion can impose. We’re committed to fighting for you, striving to secure maximum compensation to ease this burden, and allow you to focus on recovery. 

Get the Legal Support You Need with Morain & Buckelew, LLC in Georgia

Facing a concussion resulting from a car accident is an overwhelming experience, and having a seasoned legal team on your side can make all the difference. At Morain & Buckelew, LLC, we aim to ensure your legal journey is as smooth as possible. If you or your loved ones have suffered a concussion due to a car accident in Georgia, don’t hesitate to reach out. We are here to help! Call us today at (404) 448-3146.