Our Firm is on the Move!

Effective July 1st of 2017, our firm will be moving to its newest location in Atlanta, GA. After many years at our current office, we have outgrown our working unit and look forward to bringing more results for our clients at the following location:

Ross Moore II, P.C.

5901 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Suite A-220

Atlanta, GA 30319

The expansion of our firm allows for us to serve more clients in need, with the same exceptional care that Ross Moore II, P.C. values. The one mile move down Interstate 285 from our previous office will allow our firm to stay in close proximity to former clients, as well as stay actively involved in the community that we have always appreciated.

We look forward to hearing from you! Please contact us at (404) 491-8511 for any further questions about the move, or if you or a loved one is in need of legal representation.

What Defines “Damages” in a Personal Injury Case?

Personal injury law provides victims who are injured due to the negligent or wrongful acts of others with the right to pursue legal action against the at-fault party and hold them responsible for their expenses, losses, and suffering. The ability to recover damages in a personal injury case is a legal remedy for negligence, and particularly when that negligence causes real injuries which disrupt the lives of victims and create physical, emotional, and financial burdens.

At Ross Moore II, P.C., our firm is passionate about helping injured victims and families seek a full and fair recovery of their damages following preventable injuries. Because every case, accident, and injury is unique, we place an emphasis on personalized service in order to understand the full scope of how injuries impact the lives of our clients and their loved ones.

Under personal injury law, damages directly related to an injury and accident are generally recoverable, and it is our job to not only ensure that the at-fault party is held accountable for these damages, but also that all damages are taken into full account so that we pursue the maximum compensation possible. Below are examples of the damages you might be entitled to following an injury:

  • Economic Damages – Victims injured in preventable accidents often face a number of economic expenses and burdens. These economic damages are verifiable financial losses suffered by victims as a direct result of their injuries and they commonly include the costs of medical care and lost wages caused by missing work. In some cases, particularly those involving serious injuries, victims can also recover economic damages for any future medical needs they may have, as well as lost future wages or diminished earning capacity caused by impairment or disability.
  • Non-Economic Damages – As opposed to economic damages, non-economic damages are more difficult to equate into monetary figures. This is because they are meant to compensate victims for their intangible injuries and damages, including their physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, impairment or disfigurement, and loss of quality or enjoyment of life. Non-economic damages are a critical component of personal injury recoveries, and it takes an experienced lawyer to illustrate the extent of emotional injuries victims suffer when they have been hurt by the negligence or others. In some cases, families of injured or deceased victims may also be entitled to recoveries or non-economic damages for their emotional injuries and loss of support or companionship.
  • Punitive Damages – Injured victims are nearly always entitled to economic and non-economic damages in personal injury cases, but there is another form of damages available in some cases: punitive damages. Also known as exemplary damages, punitive damages are not awarded in all personal injury cases, and are instead reserved for cases where wrongdoers commit egregious acts of negligence or willful misconduct, fraud, or malice. Punitive damages are designed to further punish wrongdoers for their inappropriate conduct and set an example that deters others from engaging in similar behavior. When available, our firm aggressively pursues a recovery of punitive damages to help our clients receive the maximum compensation possible.

Damages will always vary from case to case, which is why it becomes critical to work with a legal team that treats you as a real person, not a number. Attorney Ross Moore II has established himself as a passionate advocate for the injured and an attorney who truly cares about the well-being and future of our clients. If you have questions regarding the damages you may be entitled to in your unique case, do not hesitate to request a free case evaluation with a member of our legal team. Call (404) 491-8511 to get started.

Signs You Had a Brain Injury in a Car Wreck

Because traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are caused by sudden blows to the head or sudden forces that cause the brain to rapidly accelerate and decelerate within the skill, they are common injuries in car accidents. In fact, concussions and more severe brain injuries can happen in all types of car wrecks, from rear-end wrecks to t-bone collisions. Although these injuries are common, the unpredictable nature of brain injuries can make it difficult for victims to feel as though they are readily apparent.

If you or someone you love has recently been involved in a car wreck, seeking a timely medical evaluation is critical, regardless of whether a direct blow to the head occurred. Brain injuries may not always manifest in obvious ways, and signs or symptoms may lead victims to think they can simply shake off a head injury. The fact of the matter is that even minor head injuries can quickly become serious medical complications, which is why having a doctor evaluate you for symptoms and signs of injury is important following any type of wreck.

At Ross Moore II, P.C., our legal team has worked with many car accident victims throughout the Atlanta area and surrounding communities of Georgia, including many who suffered brain injuries in preventable wrecks. When clients reach out to our firm, our primary concern is their health, and we strongly encourage and enable them to connect with medical professionals and specialists who can help identify underlying issues and rule out more serious issues. To help victims understand how brain injuries can manifest and why they should seek a medical evaluation, we’ve put together the following information:

  • Pain and symptoms – Although traumatic brain injuries can affect victims in vastly different ways, there are a few obvious indicators that a head injury occurred, and that there may be more significant injury to the brain. These include visible injuries to the head, as well as symptoms that include fogginess, nausea or vomiting, difficulty sleeping, fatigue, dizziness, changes in mood, and sensitivity to light or sound. More serious brain injuries can result in loss of consciousness, especially for extended periods of time, and may also cause slurred speech, seizures, and numbness or tingling in the neck, shoulders, arms, or other extremities. Anyone experiencing pain and concussion symptoms following a head injury should seek medical treatment as soon as possible. Most often, victims who experience visible head injuries at the scene of an accident will be transported to a hospital for further evaluation, if emergency crews arrive.
  • No blow to the head – Brain injuries commonly occur when there is a sudden impact to the head, but that is not the only way they can happen. In fact, traumatic brain injuries can occur even when there is no direct impact to the head or skull. This is because rapid acceleration and deceleration, which are forces common in car wrecks, can cause the brain to move quickly back and forth inside the skull, causing injuries and tiny tears within the brain. This is why victims who suffer whiplash injuries, characterized by the lashing back and forth of the head, in accidents can sometimes suffer concussions. Even if you did not have a direct injury to the head, but did experience forces on the neck or body, you should still be evaluated for a brain injury, especially if any signs or symptoms begin to present themselves.
  • No apparent signs – Brain injuries are unique in that they affect victims differently. In some cases, some victims may feel normal following a wreck, and may not have any signs or symptoms. Even if you seemingly feel normal, you should still seek an evaluation for any head injury, as there may me injuries you are not aware of, including hemorrhaging. Regardless of whether you suspect a brain injury or have a visible injury to the head, diagnostic tests will reveal whether any serious issues are present and if medical action should be taken.

A medical evaluation is always important after a wreck, as it ensures a doctor can begin the process of identifying your injuries and initiating the treatment you need to recover. It is also essential to spotting serious injuries such as TBI, and reducing risks of potentially severe and even fatal complications related to hemorrhaging. Pain and symptoms are always cause for concern and reason to see a doctor, but given the nature of brain injuries, you should still seek an evaluation even if signs and symptoms are not readily or immediately apparent. Your health should be your most important concern in the immediate aftermath of a wreck.

Seeking a medical evaluation is also critical to providing documentation of your injuries, which can be useful should you choose to file a personal injury claim, especially when fighting against insurance companies that often argue that victims were not really hurt because they waited to seek medical care. Remember, the at-fault party responsible for causing your wreck can be held accountable for their negligence, and liable for any damages you incur as a result, including your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Our Atlanta car accident lawyer at Ross More II, P.C. is ready to help you learn more about your rights, the personal injury process, and what our firm can do to help you fight for the compensation you deserve.

For a free consultation, call (404) 491-8511.