Serious Personal Injury
The human body is complex and interconnected. Any damage done to one part of the body can seriously affect a person’s ability to carry on day to day activities, including work. This is especially true of any injuries involving the central nervous system and injuries that subject the victim to immense pain.
In the blink of an eye, another person’s carelessness can cause an accident that causes one of these serious injuries to you. Your life can change at that moment. When that happens, it’s important for you to seek the compensation you deserve for the loss you’ve suffered and the for the opportunities you’ve lost in the future.
Atlanta Lawyer for Serious Personal Injury
When you suffer a serious, life-changing injury, it is important to be represented by an attorney who will carefully review your case and your injuries, and seek recovery that will cover both your short-term and long-term losses. You do not want someone who will settle your case with minimum effort for a quick buck.
ReShea Balams is an Atlanta personal injury lawyer who gives each and every case the time it deserves, and fights for full recovery for every client. Contact her today at (404) 445-2005 to schedule a free consultation.
The Balams Firm serves clients throughout the Atlanta area, including Roswell, Smyrna, Sandy Springs, College Park, Milton, Alpharetta, Lawrenceville, Norcross, Forest Park, Duluth, Decatur, Johns Creek, East Point, Brookhaven or anywhere in Fulton, Gwinnett, Clayton, Cobb or DeKalb Counties.
Serious Injury Information Center
Injuries to the Central Nervous System
The central nervous system starts with the brain and is what tells our body to do everything it does, from making critical decisions to moving a limb to basic functions like breathing. Any injury to this fragile system can be debilitating.
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can be caused by any impact to the head. A person who suffers from a brain injury may immediately lose consciousness, and even go into a coma. Others may suffer long-term effects, like headaches, dizziness and general loss of cognitive function.
The spinal cord runs through the vertebrae, and transmits messages to and from the brain from all over the body. An injury to the spine may occur through whiplash or a broken back. Effects could be immense, long-lasting pain and/or paralysis of the limbs.
Paralysis is, most often, an effect of damage to the central nervous system, whether the brain or anywhere else in the nervous system. A person could lose function in a part of their body, such as in paraplegia, or nearly their entire body, such as quadriplegia.
Other Serious Injuries
Other injuries can also seriously affect your quality of life and your ability to work. Some of these can include:
- Burns: Burns can be caused by heat, including steam and fire, and chemicals, like acid. Pain from burns can be immense, and often does not go away quickly. Burns can also cause scars and disfigurement.
- Broken Bones / Fractures: When a part of the skeletal system breaks, it takes time to heal. During that time, that part of the body must be immobilized. This can be a tremendous inconvenience and keep a person from being able to work.
- Amputations: Amputation is when a part of the body, including an arm, leg, finger or toe, must be removed entirely. This can be, for example, the result of a severe injury in which the doctors cannot repair the damaged limb or due to the failure to treat an infection.
- Poisoning: Accidentally swallowing something unfit for human consumption through food poisoning can lead to severe damage to internal organs. Eating improperly prepared food can also lead to a person ingesting bacteria or fungus that could lead to a significant and life-threatening illness.
Liability for Severe Injuries
Under Georgia law, a person or entity is liable, or responsible, for your injuries if his or her intentional act or negligence was the cause of your suffering them. That person or, in most cases, his or her insurance company, must pay to make you whole again.
It is important to realize that, for many serious injuries, you will not just face hospital expenses and other immediate costs. Your ability to earn an income may be impacted, and you may need long-term care.
Once you settle or win your case and receive a judgment, you will not be able to go back and get more money once you realize these expenses. That is why it is important to have knowledgeable legal counsel represent you, to carefully calculate what this accident truly costs you.
The Balams Firm | Attorney for Atlanta-Area Severe Injuries
ReShea Balams will carefully review your case and give your matter the time and energy it deserves. She is an Atlanta personal injury lawyer who will delve into all ramifications of a serious injury and determine the full scope of damages. Call today at (404) 445-2005 to schedule a free consultation.