menu

Savannah Brain Injury Lawyer

Brain injuries can present life-threatening or debilitating challenges that affect a family emotionally, physically, and financially. Unfortunately, brain injuries also account for nearly a third of all injury-related deaths each year. If you or a loved one suffered harm due to a brain injury and believe someone else is legally liable, contact the Savannah law firm of Butler Wooten & Peak LLP. We help victims of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) seek maximum compensation for their injuries, pain and suffering.

  • Our law firm has more than 30 years experience, in which time we’ve represented clients across 30 states.
  • Our proven track record speaks for itself – we are responsible for many settlements in excess of $100 million, including the largest collected judgment in the United States.
  • We are selective about the kinds of cases we take on, which allows us to dedicate our full attention and firm’s power to client needs.

Causes of Brain Injuries

A brain injury can occur in any number of ways, and each type affects the victim differently. Even a mild traumatic brain injury such as a concussion can seriously affect movement and cognition and may lead to other potential complications.

The causes of brain injuries vary, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention establishes that the most common in the United States include:

  • Falls are responsible for nearly a 1/3 of all TBIs, which is the leading cause of all brain injuries in the United States. They’re also responsible for 2/3 of all TBIs in individuals over the age of 65. Falls may arise as the result of nursing home negligence, work hazards, unsafe or defective property conditions, and more.
  • Sustaining a blow to the head from an object is the second most common form of TBI, accounting for 15% of annual cases. This is also a leading cause of death in the construction industry and may also occur as the result of playing recreational sports and other factors.
  • Motor vehicle accidents are the third leading cause of TBI, leading to 14% of all related emergency department visits in the United States.

Who Is Liable for Brain Injuries?

Liability in a brain injury case can be complex and depends on the exact nature of the accident. For example, pursuing a brain injury claim may require knowledge of Georgia insurance law, car accident law, premises liability, and other laws related to the tort system. Generally, brain injury claims rely on the theory of negligence. This legal concept holds that all people, businesses, and entities have a responsibility to act with reasonable care around one another. When reckless, intentional, or careless conduct leads to injury, a party may be legally responsible for any damages that result. Determining liability in a brain injury case involves identifying negligence and holding the responsible party accountable for it.

Damages You Can Recover

A victim of a brain injury may incur large damages due to the extensive nature of his or her injuries. A brain injury claim seeks to compensate the victim fully for his or her material losses. Damages in these types of cases include compensation for economic harms, such as medical bills, lost wages, loss in income, and any loss in earning capacity resulting from the accident. It also addresses the intangible losses suffered by the defendant, such as physical pain and suffering, emotional anguish, and any decrease in life quality.

Why You Need a Lawyer

No two brain injuries are alike. These ailments often require extensive medical and rehabilitative care, leading to ongoing expenses for the victim and his or her family. As a result, brain injury claims often involve high damage amounts. The attorneys at Butler Wooten & Peak LLP hold parties wholly accountable for their negligence. Contact us today to schedule a free case evaluation.