Serious Violent Injury Attorneys

The legal team at Deitch + Rogers has the expertise, knowledge and extensive experience to get the compensation and help you deserve for your serious violent injury.

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Violent Crime Injury Atlanta

No one expects to be the victim of a serious violent injury. Even the most safety-conscious person could become the victim of a violent criminal attack. In most instances, violent attacks cause significant physical and emotional trauma. Sometimes, the physical trauma includes permanent, debilitating injuries to the brain or spinal cord.

People who have suffered a serious injury because of a criminal attack or a violent crime should seek a reputable and experienced attorney for advice. Unlike any other law firm in the State of Georgia or the Southeast, our practice is devoted exclusively to representing crime victims. It is all we do. And we are very good at it. The results speak for themselves.

What Can Be Considered a Violent Crime?

Violent crimes are offenses involving an act of physical violence against another person that causes serious injury. These crimes include assault, rape, robbery, and other violent offenses. Upon conviction, penalties for these crimes can be harsh.

However, many victims of violent crimes are unaware they have a right to file civil personal injury lawsuits. That way, a violently injured person can seek financial recovery not only from the criminal, but possibly also from other persons or businesses that allowed the attack to happen. If the responsible parties are found to be liable, they can be required to pay financial compensation for the injuries. 

Violent Injury

Criminal attacks such as a shooting, stabbing, or beating may result in serious injuries such as brain damage, paralysis, and even death. Potential long-term injuries include the following:

  • Brain damage
  • Full or partial paralysis
  • Broken bones
  • Permanent scarring and disfigurement
  • Blindness
  • Deafness
  • Ongoing physical pain and discomfort
  • Depression and anxiety or PTSD
  • Speech impairment
  • Nerve damage
  • Loss of control of bodily functions requiring colostomy, bladder catheterization, dialysis, etc.
  • Sexual dysfunction

When the serious injury was caused by a violent attack on a business or property of another, the victim or their family should consult with serious violent injury attorneys in Atlanta.

Traumatic Brain Injury

According to the National Center for Injury and Prevention Control, common symptoms of brain injury are:

  • Headaches
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Memory loss
  • Tiredness or listlessness
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Loss or decrease in smell or taste
  • Change in sleeping patterns
  • Irritability/Changes in attitude

These are life-changing symptoms with long-reaching implications that can be permanent. They can make it difficult if not impossible to maintain employment, housing, physical health, and relationships.

Why Hire a Crime Injury Attorney Atlanta

A skilled and experienced personal injury lawyer will do an extensive investigation to determine if a legitimate civil case exists. This includes deciding who the responsible parties are. 

When an individual suffers a serious personal injury, other people, companies, employees, and even the government can be held liable. In many cases, a business or property owner’s negligence may have created conditions that allowed for a criminal assault to take place. This is known as premises liability. An example would be when a dangerously dark parking lot or the absence of a security patrol resulted in a violent criminal attack.

The violent injury attorney will also consult with medical experts to fully understand the nature, extent, and prognosis of the victim’s current and long-term physical and emotional injuries. The attorney will work with the victim and the victim’s family to develop a strong and complete personal injury case in order to receive full compensation from all responsible parties to cover past, current, and future effects of the violent injury.

What Damages Can Crime Victims Recover?

Victims of violent crimes may seek compensation for several types of expenses, including:

  • Medical bills
  • Additional medical expenses
  • Lost wages

Victims may also seek compensation for prescription drugs, expenses of physical or rehabilitative therapy, and the cost of treatment for potential psychological issues resulting from the crime.

In addition to economic and non-economic damages, which are meant to be compensation for your injuries, punitive damages may also be available. According to Georgia law (51-12-5.1), these damages are also called exemplary damages. They are awarded because of aggravating circumstances to punish the defendant and deter them from this kind of action in the future. Assault, battery, and sexual assault are crimes that may qualify for punitive damages.

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Atlanta Brain Injury Lawyer

When someone is the victim of a violent attack, the results may require the assistance of a brain injury lawyer. Also known as Traumatic Brain Injury, or “TBI”, a serious brain injury can be highly devastating.

How Does Brain Injury Occur?

A blow to the head, a fall/throw to the ground, a gunshot, or other types of impact can cause a brain injury resulting in learning and memory impairment, impaired speech, decreased physical mobility, or the inability to live independently. Depending on the severity of the injury, many victims of brain trauma may not fully show symptoms of this catastrophic injury for days or even weeks after the assault. If you or a loved one has suffered a blow or other injury to the head, careful monitoring by medical personnel is highly recommended.

For anyone who has suffered a head injury because of a criminal attack, it is imperative that they contact a serious violent injury attorney to discuss the facts of the case and the options for moving forward. This is especially important because the effects of the trauma may not be evident for quite some time. Retaining legal counsel soon after the injury will ensure the victim has the necessary knowledge to pursue damages if the symptoms manifest or increase at a later time.

To choose the right law firm, research your options. You should be sure the law firm has experience representing crime victims who have suffered traumatic brain injuries. Deitch + Rogers has that experience. Check out these testimonials as you consider contacting Deitch + Rogers for the best representation.

Paralysis Lawyer in Atlanta

Spinal cord injuries and paralysis are other possible results of serious violent injury.

If the spinal cord is damaged during a criminal attack, the result may be a complete or incomplete spinal cord injury. Complete spinal cord injury often results in quadriplegia or paraplegia, rendering entire parts of the body inoperable. An incomplete injury may leave the victim unable to move their limbs but still sensitive to the touch.

Coping With Paralysis After a Violent Injury

Coping with paralysis is particularly difficult, and while an effective attorney cannot turn back time, they can assist in the recovery and care for these devastating and  significant injuries. They will aggressively represent the victim and their family in a lawsuit against the negligent parties who failed to take reasonable steps to prevent the violent attack. A favorable resolution of the lawsuit will often provide for ongoing medical treatment, necessary adjustments and alterations to living quarters and daily care, as well as compensation for physical and emotional pain and suffering.

If you or a loved one have been left paralyzed by a criminal attack, you should seek representation from an attorney with experience representing paralysis victims. Deitch + Rogers has that experience, having successfully represented paralysis victims to help them obtain the compensation they need and deserve from negligent businesses and property owners.

If you are looking for personal injury attorneys to handle a serious violent injury in Atlanta, please contact us directly at (770) 394-9000. We offer a case evaluation with no obligation.

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