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Atlanta Brain Injury Attorney

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death nationwide, with an estimated 190 brain injury deaths per day and 586 hospitalizations. The elderly population has the highest instances of brain injury deaths and hospitalizations, but brain injuries occur across all demographics. The Brain Injury Association of Georgia reports over 30,000 suspected brain injuries in the state each year, caused not by strokes or medical conditions but by trauma such as car accidents and falls—the top two leading causes of brain injuries. Sadly, most brain injuries are preventable and occur as the direct result of negligence, such as reckless or distracted drivers or careless property owners. 

The Atlanta brain injury attorneys at Piasta Walker Hagenbush, LLC understand the dramatic impacts of a brain injury on survivors and their family members. Call our Atlanta law office today at (404) 996-1296. We cannot erase the injury, but our brain injury lawyers are ready to hold the negligent party accountable and help relieve the financial hardship so you can focus on achieving the maximum medical improvement for you or your injured family member.

Why Choose Us for Your Brain Injury Lawyers in Atlanta?

When you or a loved one suffers a life-altering injury due to another individual’s or business’s wrongdoing, Georgia courts offer a means of addressing the negligent party’s action through the civil courts. Brain injuries are physically and financially devastating. When someone else’s actions caused the injury, they are accountable for providing compensation to the victim—typically through the appropriate insurance policy. Unfortunately, insurers frequently protect their profits at the victim’s expense. An Atlanta brain injury lawyer from Piasta Walker Hagenbush, LLC is ready to work assertively on your behalf to promptly achieve results. Our experienced attorneys:

  • Offer free case consultations and contingency-based payment so you pay nothing until we secure your settlement or win your court case
  • Use our track record of success in securing millions for injury victims in Atlanta to put a powerful voice behind your brain injury claim
  • Prepare your case carefully throughout every step to ensure that we are successful in making the most compelling case for your financial recovery 
  • Use our strong investigation and negotiation skills to present evidence of liability to the insurance adjusters and attorneys assigned to your case and negotiate for the highest possible out-of-court settlement so it’s unlikely you’ll have to go to court
  • Bring our sharply honed litigation skills to the forefront if the insurer fails to offer an ample settlement to cover your damages so we can secure a large jury award for your damages in court

No one without an Atlanta personal injury attorney should have to take on the legal battle required by Georgia’s modified comparison negligence insurance system—especially while dealing with a brain injury. Georgia requires injury victims to prove another party’s negligence before recovering their losses—known as damages in a Georgia personal injury case. Veteran and active-duty military member, and attorney, Edward A. Piasta is recognized among the top five percent of “Super Lawyers” in Georgia, while Michael P. Walker is a “Top 40 under 40” trial lawyer.

Meet the Attorneys

Piasta Walker Hagenbush attorneys

Attorneys Edward Piasta and Michael Walker met while working at a nationally renowned law firm specializing in wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases. Ed and Mike’s backgrounds include elite training at various law practices, including the U.S. Army’s Judge Advocate General Corps, the U.S. District Court, and insurance defense.

The team of attorneys at Piasta Walker Hagenbush prepare every case as if it will eventually go to trial. We do this because we want to be the most prepared side in every legal fight, and the more prepared we are, the better the results will be for our clients. Our legal team has a broad range of expertise handling personal injury cases and a proven track record of success representing injured clients.

Client Testimonials

“Mike Walker was one of the BEST people to work with on getting my case handled quickly, efficiently, and with great compassion for my particular needs. I could call or email day or night with the most outrageous questions and I would have a response within a day or two. If you need a firm that will treat you like family and work for YOU and what your needs are, not for a ‘quick win’, I would not hesitate to call or email Mike and/or his team.”

– Amanda H.

“Edward and his team treated my situation like it was the only thing that mattered. After weeks of dealing with this issue, the resolution came within a day of reaching out to this firm and my wife and I finally had peace of mind. Words cannot describe how easy this team is to work with or how fast they reach a resolution. If you’re reading these reviews, you may need legal representation. I would encourage you to look no further and allow this firm to bring back your peace of mind.”

– John R.

What Compensation Can I Recover for Brain Injury Damages in Atlanta? 

The effects of a serious brain injury are ongoing, often with impacts on the victim’s ability to earn a living and accomplish daily routines. Many brain injury victims in Atlanta require home health assistance or intensive rehabilitation. Regaining independence is possible for many brain injury victims but requires expensive medical treatment. Common compensation in brain injury cases in Georgia recover damages such as the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Future medical costs
  • Lost income
  • Future income loss and diminished future earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Diminished quality of life/disability
  • PTSD and emotional trauma

Compensation may come from one or more parties depending on how the injury occurred and the limits of the insurance coverage of an at-fault party. Because brain injuries require expensive ongoing care and impact the victim’s ability to earn a living, damages may exceed the limits of the at-fault party’s insurance coverage. In these cases, brain injury victims may pursue a lawsuit against the responsible party or parties.

Common Causes of Brain Injuries in Atlanta

The brain is the center of human thought and reason as well as all bodily functions. It’s also a highly sensitive organ despite the protection of a bony skull and layer of cushioning fluid. Our Atlanta car accident attorneys understand that when the head sustains a powerful blow, violent shake, or penetrating wound, the millions of tiny neurons packed into each portion of the brain suffer cell death due to pressure from bleeding and inflammation, with impacts on cognition, emotion, and function. Common causes of brain injuries in Atlanta include the following:

Brain injuries range in severity from mild concussions which sometimes have long-term or cumulative effects, to severe diffuse axonal injuries leaving victims with a range of impairments and disabilities. With proper medical care and rehabilitation, the brain may be able to “rewire” itself to restore function, but some brain injury victims are left with permanent disability with a level of dysfunction depending on the location and severity of the injury.

Liability in Atlanta Brain Injury Claims

Personal injury claims, like brain injury claims in Georgia, center around the legal expectation that all people owe a duty of care toward those in their orbit to take reasonable measures to prevent causing injury. For example, a driver must follow traffic laws and avoid distractions from their cell phone to avoid causing a car accident, and a restaurant owner must promptly address a leaky pipe in a restroom to prevent a slip-and-fall injury to a customer. Proving liability for a traumatic brain injury in Atlanta requires demonstrating the following:

  • The liable party owed a duty of care to take reasonable measures to prevent injuries to others
  • They breached their duty through an act of negligence, recklessness, or wrongdoing
  • Their breach of duty directly caused the accident
  • The injury victim suffered serious economic and non-economic damages from the injury.

A brain injury lawyer from Piasta Walker Hagenbush, LLC will diligently investigate all aspects of the injury to identify the negligent act, the liable party or parties, and the appropriate insurance company. Then, after carefully calculating the damages, they’ll negotiate with the insurance adjuster to obtain the largest settlement possible for your damages or settle the matter in court if required.

Call Piasta Walker Hagenbush, LLC Today

Georgia has a two-year statute of limitations for brain injury lawsuits. This allows time for investigation and negotiations before the deadline for filing a lawsuit in court. The timing of your claim is important, so don’t wait. Call the compassionate client advocates at Piasta Walker Hagenbush, LLC, today for a free confidential evaluation of your case. We’re ready to begin a strong strategy to recover your financial losses and a sense of justice.

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