Traumatic brain injury: in the blink of an eye, you can go from functioning normally to feeling out of sorts. You may experience personality changes, trouble taking care of tasks that you took care of all your life, or even gaping holes in your memory. Following a traumatic brain injury, you may have questions, including how you can get the compensation you deserve to pay for your injuries. If you suffered a traumatic brain injury in an accident, contact a California Brain Injury Lawyer at Gomez Trial Attorneys today at (866) 395-6792 for your free consultation.
When you suffer a traumatic brain injury, you need a brain injury attorney that has extensive experience negotiating with insurance companies, dealing with the court system, and understanding exactly what suffering a traumatic brain injury has the potential to cause in your life. At Gomez Trial Attorneys, you get an experienced team that has worked with many traumatic brain injury victims in the past. While our past case results cannot guarantee specific results in your traumatic brain injury claim, check out the experience we bring to the table:
When you choose Gomez Trial Attorneys, you will get all of our collective experience applied to your claim. We will provide you with valuable advice that will help you make the decisions that will work for you and your family, while fighting to get the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Some traumatic brain injury causes are when a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or a penetrating head injury, disrupts the normal function of the brain. Most victims of traumatic brain injury lose consciousness at the scene of the accident, but not everyone will lose consciousness. In some cases, like an auto accident, you may also lose consciousness so briefly that you fail to recognize it. Many different types of accidents can cause traumatic brain injury:
Regardless of how your traumatic brain injury occurred, many victims note severe symptoms that disrupt their lives every day. These symptoms may include:
These symptoms may vary based on the severity of your injury and where the brain suffers injury. Some victims of traumatic brain injury may have symptoms that linger for the rest of their lives.
When you head to the hospital after a traumatic brain injury, you must provide the hospital with your health insurance information. You will then take care of any payments necessary to settle your bill with the hospital. However, you can seek compensation from the party that caused your traumatic brain injury that can help cover those medical bills.
To establish liability after a traumatic brain injury, work with your attorney to understand whose negligence contributed to your accident. To bear liability for your injuries, the other party must:
Depending on the cause of your accident, a single individual or business may bear liability for your traumatic brain injury, or several individuals or businesses may share liability. Working with a lawyer can help you more effectively identify the individual who bears liability for your traumatic brain injury and, therefore, prevent you from missing out on the full compensation you deserve. Responsible parties may include:
Another driver. In an auto accident, if the other driver failed to follow the rules of the road, that driver may bear liability for your injuries.
A mechanic who failed to properly repair a vehicle. If you suffered a traumatic brain injury in an auto accident due to a faulty part or repair, the mechanic who failed to properly repair the vehicle may bear responsibility for those injuries.
The vehicle manufacturer. Did your airbags fail to properly protect you in an accident, leading to a severe traumatic brain injury? What about the other driver’s vehicle: did it have a known issue that led to the accident? If so, an auto manufacturer may share liability for your traumatic brain injury.
A construction company. If you suffer an accident on a construction site due to workers or companies choosing to ignore safety precautions, that company may bear liability for your injuries.
The nursing home or hospital. Did you suffer a slip and fall accident in a nursing home or hospital that led to your traumatic brain injury? If so, the medical facility may bear liability for your traumatic brain injury and your associated expenses, especially if the facility knew you had a high risk for falls and failed to take appropriate precautions.
The owner of the premises where you slipped and fell. Did you suffer a slip and fall that led to a traumatic brain injury? Several signs may indicate that the premises owner bears responsibility:
Your company. Did you suffer a traumatic brain injury on the job? If so, you may need to turn to worker’s compensation for the funds you need after your accident.
If you need help identifying the parties who bear responsibility for your traumatic brain injury, contact an attorney as soon as possible. An attorney can help gather evidence related to the accident, assess the responsible parties, and give you a better idea of who bears liability for your injuries.
The damages you receive for your traumatic brain injury will depend on a variety of factors: who caused your accident, the extent of your injuries and how long you should need to recover, and the extent of the insurance policy. If you can seek compensation from multiple parties, you may receive more in compensation than if you can seek compensation from only a single entity. Most victims of traumatic brain injury, however, include:
When you suffer a traumatic brain injury, you want to make sure you do not miss out on the funds you deserve for your injuries. An experienced traumatic brain injury attorney can:
If you suffered a traumatic brain injury in an accident due to someone else’s negligence, you need legal help to assist in navigating the claims process. An experienced brain injury attorney can investigate the facts of your case, serve as your personal advocate through every stage of the claims process, and handle the complexities of the justice system while you focus on what’s important: your recovery, your family, and your return to a normal life.
Contact Gomez Trial Attorneys today at (866) 395-6792 to schedule your free consultation, and learn more about what our team of brain injury professionals can do to ensure you receive justice after sustaining a traumatic brain injury.