What Does A Spinal Cord Injury or Brain Injury Case Involve?

When a person suffers a brain or a spinal cord injury as a result of the negligence or carelessness of someone else, it is important that they or their family consult a qualified, experienced attorney as soon as possible. Statutes of limitation and other laws can bar or limit recovery for such claims if too much time passes after the event that causes the injury or death. An attorney who is experienced in handling brain and spinal cord injury cases can also counsel you on what to expect during the course of the case. More important, a qualified attorney can provide advice as to what actions the victim and victim’s family should and should not take to protect the injured party’s rights and interests during the case.

Types of Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Lawsuits

There are two general types of lawsuits that can be filed in brain and spinal cord injury cases: a personal injury case or a wrongful death case. There are somewhat different items of recovery that are available in each type of case. If an injured party passes away as a result of the injury during the pendency of a case, a personal injury case will be converted into a wrongful death case.

Why Choose the W. Winston Briggs Law Firm to Handle Your Brain Injury or Spinal Cord Injury Case?

Brain injury and spinal cord injury claims are extremely complex, are typically hard-fought, and require a skilled attorney who is capable of taking on highly educated doctors and experts hired by the defense. Many times it is difficult to prove whether or not a person’s health problems or physical symptoms after an injury are the result of a brain or spinal cord injury, or instead are the result of normal health or aging factors, such as dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, brain atrophy, or congenital abnormalities.

Symptoms of brain injury usually develop soon after the trauma. In some cases, however, an injured person will have no symptoms at first, only to develop serious symptoms hours or days later. In minor cases, a person with a head injury may have a mild headache, a lump on the head, and a bruise or a cut on the scalp. The absence of major physical symptoms, however, does not rule out a serious brain injury. Symptoms may not appear until much later, especially in cases where an injury causes fluid to build up within the brain. For this reason, a person who has experienced a brain injury should be watched closely for any sign of delayed symptoms. Brain and spinal cord injury cases usually involve the testimony of neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuropsychiatrists, orthopedic doctors, vocational rehabilitation specialists, and life care planners. The trial of such cases can be a daunting, stressful, and hard-fought experience.

The W. Winston Briggs Law Firm is well-equipped to successfully handle brain and spinal cord injury cases. Winston Briggs has tried numerous brain injury and spinal cord injury cases during his career. Mr. Briggs’ experience includes cases involving brain and spinal cord injuries caused by trauma, falls, motor vehicle accidents, trucking accidents, medical negligence, sports injuries and exposure to chemical and toxic substances. Mr. Briggs and his law firm know exactly what is involved in brain and spinal cord injury cases, including what evidence and expert testimony is needed to win the case. They are familiar with how to cross-examine highly educated expert witnesses for the defense, as well as how to overcome typical defenses asserted by the opposition. In a brain injury or spinal cord injury case, experience and skill matter. Mr. Briggs has experience and a history of success in these types of cases. The W. Winston Briggs Law Firm can be trusted to obtain the best possible result for you and your family in brain and spinal cord injury cases.

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Suffering a serious injury due to another person’s negligence can change your life in an instant. Without warning, you can be facing massive medical bills and find yourself unable to work. Once you have received medical care for your immediate injuries, it is important that you seek the advice of a reputable personal injury lawyer in Atlanta who can help you understand your rights.

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The Briggs Law Firm specializes in representing people and the families of people injured or killed due to the carelessness and recklessness of others. Our founder, W. Winston Briggs, has tried more than 200 jury trials in his 30 year career. Mr. Briggs is a skilled trial lawyer well known for his ability and willingness to try cases. That results in higher settlements to our clients because insurance companies recognize that Mr. Briggs is a seasoned and fearless litigator who will try cases if they don’t pay the full value of the claim. If the case must be tried, there is no better firm to have on your side.

Winston and his team were the best I’ve ever dealt with. Honestly, I’ve hired many law firms in the past 10 years and no other law firm made me feel as important as Winston Briggs. To them I wasn’t just another case, I was family and for that I’m forever grateful. They got me a settlement that I deserved and they fought tooth and nails to make sure I wasn’t being taken advantage of. Nicole, kept me updated with my case’s progress and anytime I had a question she was on it! I felt like I was the only client because of how personalized they made it feel. Best of the best hands down. Thank you once again for everything you did for my family and I!
EM Watson, Former Client
After interviewing attorneys recommended by other cyclists, I engaged W. Winston Briggs as my attorney because he seemed to have the best grasp of my situation and because, of the attorneys I interviewed, Winston had the most litigation experience. Six months after the collision, we have received a policy limit settlement from the driver’s insurance company, and Mr. Briggs has addressed the subrogation claim of my health insurance company, resulting in a substantial reduction of their claim.
Tom Erdmanczyk, Former Client
The case required Mr. Briggs to make numerous trips to Virginia to take on the responsible parties on their home turf. Although it required significant effort, at the end of the day, Mr. Briggs successfully forced the responsible companies to accept responsibility for my husband’s death and to pay a settlement that will take care of my son and me over the course of our lives. The event was tragic but I am very pleased that I hired Winston to represent me and my son in the case.”
Mary Ann Garrard, Former Client
I injured myself requiring surgery when I fell at a hotel in New Orleans while on business. The insurance company for the hotel initially denied responsibility for my injury and then later offered me only a modest sum to settle the case, claiming there were multiple problems with my claim. I retained Winston Briggs to handle my claim and he did the rest. Without having to go through a lawsuit, Mr. Briggs convinced the hotel’s insurance company to pay more than six times the amount they had offered me to settle the claim before I hired Mr. Briggs. I hope I never need his services again but, if I do, I wouldn’t think of hiring any other attorney to represent me.
Ed Dietzel, Former Client
I am extremely pleased I hired The Briggs Law Firm and would highly recommend them to anyone who finds themselves in the position of needing a personal injury lawyer, and particularly, one who has been injured in a bicycle accident. Once the insurance carriers learned Mr. Briggs was my lawyer, they accepted responsibility for the accident and compensated me for my injuries.
Bruce Fernald, Former Client
To those injured; I’m writing to show everyone out there that Mr.Winston Briggs is here to help you. As he listened to my story I realized that he sincerely cared and knew that, even though the injury occurred, he was able to see forward and find ways to help. Winston through the years has demonstrated that he is on the cutting edge of injury recovery. He makes a painful process turn into a more profitable and emotional reward...
Brandon Johnson, Former Client
Attorney Briggs accepted my case, within a month the defendant was served, and less than a year my case was settled. To him I am indebted for his enthusiastic, encouragement and support he and his staff offered throughout the handling of my case. Unlike any other law firm, they continue to keep me in the loop on how my case progressed. I highly recommend Winston Briggs Law Firm to anyone looking for an attorney in Atlanta who cares and have integrity in his work getting the case settled, without a doubt, he’s the Best!
Camille, Former Client

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