When you suffer a traumatic brain injury, it can quickly begin to impact all areas of your life: your work, your relationships, and even your ability to take care of yourself. If you suffered your injuries due to someone else’s negligence, whether in a car accident, a construction accident, or a slip and fall, you deserve compensation for your injuries. Do you have a brain injury attorney fighting on your side? Contact California brain injury lawyer today at (866) 395-6792 to set up your free consultation.
At Gomez Trial Attorneys, we do not just have extensive experience in personal injury law. We also have considerable experience working with the victims of traumatic brain injuries as they seek the compensation they deserve for their injuries. Thanks to our experience, we know how traumatic brain injury can impact your entire life, what pain and suffering you have experienced, and how to negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf, increasing the odds of a favorable resolution to your claim. Check out our past results in other traumatic brain injury claims:
Our past case results cannot guarantee the results of your claim. However, when you choose Gomez Trial Attorneys as your Encinitas brain injury lawyers, you will receive all the benefits of that substantial experience as you work through your claim and try to seek the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Many victims of TBI find that when they work with us, they can substantially increase the compensation they receive for their injuries.
Many people assume that traumatic brain injuries just affect memory. The reality, however, is that traumatic brain injuries can affect much more than that.
Traumatic brain injury occurs when the head experiences substantial force in an accident. Generally, traumatic brain injury results when the head meets another object with substantial force—a bump, blow, or jolt—but penetrating injuries can also cause trauma to the brain, resulting in a change in normal brain function. Common accidents that result in traumatic brain injury include:
Construction accidents. On construction sites, workers must wear hard hats to help protect the head and the brain against the possibility of injury. Unfortunately, hard hats do not remove the risk of traumatic brain injury entirely. Workers must also take care to maintain and replace their hard hats regularly for those hard hats to continue to offer the high level of protection construction workers need. Objects falling from heights onto the worker’s head can cause traumatic brain injury, as can fall accidents. Many construction workers spend their shifts well above ground level each day. Without proper safety precautions, this can substantially increase the risk of injury.
Even people who do not work on the construction site can sustain a brain injury. Visitors to the construction site, or those walking by, can face many of the same hazards from falling objects that construction workers deal with every day, but without the appropriate training and knowledge of safety precautions.
In the case of construction accidents, the construction company can bear liability for any traumatic brain injuries that occur on the job site, especially if the company fails to take appropriate safety precautions to keep every member of the workforce as safe as possible. If a worker suffers injuries while on the job, including traumatic brain injury, the worker may need to make a worker’s compensation claim. The owner of the building may also bear responsibility for construction accidents if the building had unexpected hazards or the owner caused the construction workers to take unnecessary chances in some way.
Premises liability accidents. If you walk through a store and something falls on your head, it can cause serious injury, including traumatic brain injury. Likewise, slips and falls can cause severe injuries. When you hit your head as you fall, either on a nearby object or wall or on the ground, that single moment can lead to traumatic brain injury. In a slip and fall accident, typically, the premises where the slip and fall occurred bears liability if the workers should reasonably have offered warning or protections for patrons. For example, workers should quickly clean up wet floors or leave signs indicating the problem. On public premises, including restaurants and stores, owners must also provide reasonable handrails, even floors, and safe locations for patrons to travel.
Auto accidents. When most people think of serious accidents, they usually imagine auto accidents: the crunch of metal, high speeds, and substantial damage to both vehicles. In an auto accident, your head may strike the steering wheel or the back of your seat. In severe accidents, you may hit the windshield or even fly out of your car to strike another object. Your head may not even strike anything—the force of the accident can cause the head to snap and the brain within to strike the inside of the skull.
In an auto accident, the party that bears responsibility for the accident also bears responsibility for your traumatic brain injury. This might include:
Nursing home accidents. In a nursing home, a patient with a known fall risk must receive particular care. Unfortunately, in many nursing homes, the patient may not receive adequate care to reduce fall risk. If the patient slips and falls, resulting in a head injury, the nursing home may have liability for those injuries, including traumatic brain injury.
Following a serious accident, even if you think you have no injuries at the scene of the accident, you should always have yourself checked at an emergency room or urgent care facility. If you lose consciousness at any point, even for only moments, make sure you inform EMTs and treating doctors. A loss of consciousness could be the first warning sign of traumatic brain injury.
Mild traumatic brain injury does not refer to minor symptoms that resolve within a relatively short period of time. Instead, they only refer to the initial presentation of the injury. A “mild” traumatic brain injury may cause extremely serious symptoms that can take a long time to develop and could last for a patient’s entire life.
A more severe traumatic brain injury—which, again, refers only to the initial presentation of the injury—can also cause lasting symptoms, and they sometimes take time to develop.
Brain injury symptoms may include:
Victims of traumatic brain injury may find that it takes a long time to recover—and still others suffer permanent disability as a result of traumatic brain injuries. Of the 2.5 million individuals who suffer traumatic brain injuries across the United States each year, about 80,000 suffer permanent disabilities.
Following a traumatic brain injury due to someone else’s negligence, you deserve compensation for your injuries. The compensation you receive will vary based on who bears responsibility for your injuries, the severity of your injuries, and the extent of the insurance policy that covers the responsible party’s negligence. However, many victims of traumatic brain injury file for:
Working with our brain injury lawyers can help you more effectively seek the compensation you deserve for your traumatic brain injury. A brain injury attorney can provide valuable advice as you move through the claims process, negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf, and prevent you from accepting a low compensation offer given by the insurance company. Many victims find that simply working with an attorney can help increase the compensation they receive after a traumatic brain injury. Others find that having a brain injury attorney reduces stress throughout the claims process. The sooner you contact an attorney, the sooner he can start working for you—and the sooner you can get the compensation you need to start moving forward with your life.
If you suffered a traumatic brain injury in an accident due to someone else’s negligence, don’t wait to contact an attorney to start working on your behalf. Reach out to Gomez Trial Attorneys today at (866) 395-6792. We will start with a free consultation to better understand how your traumatic brain injury occurred and give you a better idea of how the claims process will progress.