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Savannah Brain Injury Attorneys Seek Compensation for Catastrophic Harm

Determined advocacy for victims whose lives may have been changed forever

When people suffer brain injuries, they often experience changes in their physical coordination, fine motor skills, cognitive abilities, and even their personalities. The brain is the control center for the entire body, and when it gets damaged, whether from an accident, medical complication, or violent act, life may never be the same for the victim and his or her family.

If you or a loved one suffered a brain injury due to an accident, assault, or medical mistake, you may be entitled to compensation. Brain injury victims often face long roads to recovery, and injury-related disabilities can prevent them from going back to work for months, years, or even permanently.

At Owens & Mulherin Injury Lawyers, we know the difficulties that victims and their families face after brain injuries. When you contact us, we’ll make sure the insurance company knows how your brain injury has affected your life or the life of a loved one. We’ll also consult experts and obtain the medical evaluations necessary to prove and explain your injury.

Common causes of brain injuries

Any trauma to a victim’s head can result in a brain injury. There are many events that can result in people suffering brain injuries:

Regardless of how you or your loved one suffered a brain injury, we want to help. Our attorneys can work to determine if the other party’s negligence contributed to or caused the accident that resulted in the injury. Then, we’ll do everything we can to help you get compensation.

Traumatic brain injury at a glance

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), incidents of brain injury across the country are far too frequent. The following statistics give some idea of the scope of the problem:

  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI) prompts 6,849 hospital emergency department visits per day, or about 2.5 million annually.
  • TBI victims are hospitalized at a rate of 773 per day, or 282,000 annually,
  • TBI causes 153 deaths per day, or about 56,000 annually.
  • About one-third of all injury-related deaths in the United States involve a traumatic brain injury.
  • About 75 percent of TBIs are concussions or other forms of mild traumatic brain injury.
  • Direct medical costs and indirect costs of TBI, such as lost productivity, amounted to about $60 billion nationally in the year 2000.
  • The age groups most likely to sustain a traumatic brain injury are 0-4, 15–24 and 75+.
  • Traumatic brain injury rates are much higher for males than for females.
  • Falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injury.
  • Self-harm was the leading causes of traumatic brain injury–related death.

These numbers can be eye-opening, but if you or a loved one has sustained a traumatic brain injury, you certainly don’t want to be treated like a statistic. Our firm is committed to understanding the unique aspects of your accident, your injury, and its impact on your life, as we work diligently to recover the full compensation you deserve.

Common brain injury complications

Brain injuries can cause a variety of complications, ranging from headaches and light sensitivity to coma and even death. In some cases, victims may develop severe complications hours or even days after their accidents.

Some of the most common complications of brain injuries include:

  • Cognitive problems — When a head injury affects parts of the brain responsible for higher-level thinking and communication, victims may experience difficulties with memory, reasoning, problem-solving, speaking, and understanding others. These complications can be distressing for both victims and their loved ones.
  • Behavioral and emotional problems — Brain injury victims may experience difficulties controlling their emotions or their actions. They may struggle in social situations, act inappropriately, or engage in risky behavior. They also may be prone to emotional problems such as depression, anxiety, mood swings, irritability, and anger.
  • Nerve and sensory problems — Many victims become temporarily or permanently disabled due to brain injury complications. They may experience nerve damage, which can result in double vision, reduced or lost vision, facial paralysis, and difficulty swallowing. In some cases, victims have problems with their senses and experience effects such as tinnitus (ringing in the ears), poor object recognition, impaired hand-eye coordination, dizziness, and chronic pain.
  • Altered consciousness — Even minor brain injuries have the potential to cause victims to temporarily lose consciousness, while moderate to severe brain injuries can result in profound changes in awareness. Some victims may slip into comas or minimally conscious states; others may experience vegetative states or even brain death due to severe head trauma and the destruction of brain tissue.

Brain injury victims often need help with everyday tasks, including getting dressed, going to the bathroom, and even feeding themselves. People who suffer severe brain injuries may be dependent on life-support systems. We’re dedicated to helping those victims get justice for the injuries they’ve suffered.

Get the personal attention you and your loved one deserve

Victims of brain injuries can quickly incur medical bills they might not be able to afford — especially if their conditions prevent them from going back to work. If you or a loved one is suffering from brain injury complications, you deserve a law firm that will fight to get you maximum compensation.

At Owens & Mulherin Injury Lawyers, our Savannah legal team has focused on giving clients the personal attention they deserve for nearly 20 years. From keeping you up to date on our progress to answering questions about your case, you can count on us to be at your side every step of the way. Call us at 912-212-2100 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation. Because we use the No Fee Guarantee®, you won’t owe us anything unless we get money for you.

Reviews From Our Clients
  • "I was pregnant and injured in an automobile accident. Mr. Owens, personally, came to the hospital. He told me he would handle everything, I just needed to get healthy for the baby and myself. Mr. Owens did everything he said he would. I highly recommend Owens and Mulherin. Everyone in their office is friendly and informative. You're not just another client with them, they genuinely care." - Lindsay Chadwick

  • "Highly recommend working with this group!! They are very friendly, understanding, caring people and very easy to talk to. They Gave us plenty of time to talk with them. Did not make us feel rushed and explained everything thoroughly. Made the experience the best possible and we had a positive outcome during a tragic time. Thank you to the attorneys and entire staff." - Cindy Shuman

  • "I found Mr. Owens to be very professional and extremely sympathetic towards my needs as a result of my injuries. His experience helped guide me through my case and we ultimately won in the end...settled out of court! Thanks for all your help!" - Diane Calahan

  • "Following an automobile accident I sought representation from Wil Owens. Throughout the process he and his staff were always very kind, informative, and diligent in protecting my rights and interests. I knew my case was minor comparatively speaking, however, they never minimized the importance of my situation or claim. I would highly recommend this local law firm!!Sincerely,Christi (Fry) Vinyard" - Christi Fry

  • "This was my first time having to get an attorney and my experience was great. They make sure you fully understand everything that's going on and make sure the case is settled in your favor. I highly recommend this attorney office if you need one." - Dee James

  • "Absolutely 100% the best law firm around. I was completely blown away by the staff with all their generosity and helpfulness every step of the way. Wilbur Owens is hands down the best attorney I have ever met. He was caring, professional, and helpful in all aspects of my case, from the very begining with all my treatments to the very end with my settlement. He was highly recommend to me and I have heard nothing but great things about him and his firm. They truly are the best around and if ths need were to arise again in the future I will gladly come to the law firm of Owens and Mulherin. Wonderful people and they gave me my life back as well as piece of mind, and for that I am and always will be truly thankful." - Courtney Graves

  • "I had a good experience with Mr. Owens and Ms. Teresa. They were very professional and was on point. It was a long process but it was worth the wait. I would recommend anyone to this lawfirm." - Ashley Robertson

  • "My thanks to Mr. Owens and his crew. After getting injured at work , and not knowing what to do I found them thru a local web search. Everyone in the office was great, Will walked me thru my case and explained how it would go. After everything I would highly recommend this law firm. I can't say enough of Mr. Owens and his staff . Thank you for your help!" - Mark Kalla

  • "I worked with Mr. Ownens and his team for my most recent accident involving 2 uninsured motorists, and I am extremely pleased with the way my case was worked, as well as the outcome. I cannot say anything negative about the law firm whatsoever, but I can tell you that being hit by uninsured vehicles is a nightmare." - Nic Schuman

  • "Loved working with me. Mulherin. Didn’t make me feel rushed or pinned against a wall. He gave me the beat and worse case scenario. Went to bat for me when the insurance company thought they could get away with being cheap. Brooke was amazing to work with to. Always answered calls or emails in a timely manner." - Natasha Campbell

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Wilbur D. Owens

Mr. Owens devotes his practice exclusively to representing plaintiffs in personal injury and wrongful death claims. His primary focus is automobile/tractor-trailer accidents, dog bites, slip/trip and falls, medical malpractice, injuries from dangerous products, job injuries and nursing home abuse. Before joining forces with Mr. Mulherin to open Owens & Mulherin in 2001, Mr. Owens worked…

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Joseph A. Mulherin

Mr. Mulherin represents individuals in personal injury cases. His primary practice areas are automobile accidents, tractor-trailer collisions, medical malpractice claims and workplace injuries. Before forming Owens & Mulherin with Mr. Owens in 2001, Mr. Mulherin practiced at Bouhan, Williams & Levy, LLP, from 1984 - 2000, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury cases.…

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