Brain injuries are traumatic life events. These injuries are often severe and life-altering, impacting the lives of not just the injured, but also close friends, family, and other loved ones. More than 150 people in the United States die each day from brain injuries. While not all brain injuries result in death, many can cause life-changing situations for everyone involved. If you or a loved one has been affected by a traumatic brain injury speaking with a California brain injury lawyer can help you discuss your legal options. Speak with Gomez Trial Attorneys now.
Brain injuries run from mild to life-threatening. The most important factor in your ability to recover from a brain injury is to get medical attention immediately after your accident to make sure you are given proper medical care right away. More than 2.5 million hospital visits each year take place for victims of brain injuries. Making sure you get the proper care is the best way to ensure your recovery.
Your brain sits inside your skull but isn’t pressed up against the skull bone – it is essentially floating in fluid. When you’re involved in an accident, your head can be jerked or move rapidly back and forth. This motion causes your brain to slam up against the side of your skull in the impact’s direction. When the impact is forceful enough, the brain bounces off the skull with such force that it slams against the opposite side of your skull, too. Thus, this causes additional injury to your brain in two different locations.
When most people think of a brain injury, a concussion is what first comes to mind. The medical field classifies concussions as a mild traumatic brain injury, but victims of concussions often have a long road of recovery ahead that belies the term mild. Concussions are commonly caused by a sudden impact or jolt to the head as the result of a car accident, slip and fall, or sports injury.
A contusion occurs upon the rupture of blood capillaries, and which we commonly refer to as a bruise. A brain contusion, specifically, is when there are scattered areas of bleeding on the surface of the brain, most commonly diagnosed through a computed tomography (CT) scan. A bruise contusion is a serious medical condition that must be quickly treated and closely monitored. In some instances, a brain contusion can result in swelling in the brain or blood clots which may ultimately require surgery.
Diffuse axonal injuries happen when the body is moved so violently that nerve fibers within the brain are torn or severed. These nerve fibers are responsible for providing connections within the brain tell our bodies how to function. Thus, when they are injured, it may affect the person’s cognitive and physical abilities.
Brain injuries are caused by many different factors. But the most common causes of brain injuries are:
Regardless of what caused your brain injury, make getting better your sole focus. You shouldn’t have to worry about your bills or any legal claims. Your concern and your focus should be on your recovery, your medical care, and your family.
Living with a brain injury isn’t easy, but it’s also not impossible. More than five million people in the United States currently live with a traumatic brain injury. But how you live depends a great deal on the type of injury you suffered, your medical treatment, your support system, and yours and their understanding of your specific needs.
Traumatic brain injuries can cause neurologic, psychological, and physical consequences. These impact your behavior, physical abilities, and most importantly, your quality of life. Being aware of certain changes or symptoms will make it easier for you to adjust. After a brain injury. you may have trouble:
By understanding what to expect, you and your loved ones can better prepare for your life changes. While it can be frustrating to find yourself in this tragic situation, you can prepare and be proactive about your recovery.
Living with a brain injury requires diligence on your part, focusing on your recovery. But your recovery isn’t cheap and, depending on the severity of your injuries, may require a lifetime of medical care and attention. What you need is a trusted personal injury lawyer who is compassionate to your situation, will take the time to understand you and your brain injury, and who will aggressively fight to defend your rights.
When you work with us, we’ll fight to get you compensation for:
Many people have trouble accurately estimating the future costs associated with a traumatic brain injury, and this can end up costing them dearly. By creating an accurate estimate of your future costs, you understand the full value of your claim and what you need to support yourself and your recovery.
Insurance companies may try to offer you a quick settlement because they are ignorant of what your future needs are, or because they are hoping you haven’t created this estimate. Generally, their initial settlement offer won’t cover those future expenses. In fact, it may not even cover your existing medical bills. Signing a settlement offer with an insurance company before you get it reviewed by a skilled and experienced La Mesa brain injury lawyer could mean you end up having to pay out of pocket for your future medical expenses. In addition, you could waive your right to bring any future claims against the insurance company for the accident. So by the time you realize the low ball settlement doesn’t include enough funds to cover your future medical bills, it’s too late.
We don’t want to see this happen to you. We know how to negotiate with insurance companies to maximize your settlement. While it’s true that most personal injury claims settle out of court, we’re fully prepared to take your case all the way to trial, if that’s what is necessary to get you the compensation you deserve to live the best life possible.
Whether you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury from a car accident, workplace accident, slip and fall, or any other type of accident, you deserve to have a seasoned La Mesa brain injury lawyer standing by your side, guiding you through the complex personal injury process, helping to maximize your settlement, and give you the best chance of a full recovery.
Our team is here for you, ready to show you how we can help. Contact us online or by calling (866) 395-6792.