A brain injury is a sudden and traumatic event that changes your life, and can do so permanently. This complex organ controls important functions that, when injured, can require a lifetime of medical and personal care. Experiencing a brain injury due to the negligence of someone else results in physical, financial, and emotional stress. The injury may prevent you or your loved one from returning to their career or to hobbies they once enjoyed. If you or someone you love has experienced a brain injury in Poway due to the reckless actions of another person, contact a California personal injury lawyer today.
Brain injuries fall under one of two categories: traumatic brain injury (TBI) and acquired brain injury (ABI). Each type has devastating effects on a victim’s quality of life and symptoms in a lifelong need for medical and personal care. Here’s a closer look at these two main types of brain injuries:
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) defines a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a bump, blow, or jolt to the head—or a penetrating head injury—that disrupts normal brain function. A TBI can affect the ability to perform daily tasks due to its impact on:
The behavioral and emotional changes are especially difficult for family members to witness. The funny and cheerful person you once knew may now be prone to angry outbursts and bouts of depression. It is an extremely stressful time for both the patient and their loved ones as they learn to deal with their new reality—all because of another person’s negligence.
This type of brain injury is non-traumatic and occurs at the cellular level within the brain. Many acquired brain injuries involve insufficient oxygen or a lack of oxygen to the brain. Examples of an ABI include:
Second impact syndrome is another devastating type of brain injury. Also known as a “second injury,” this type of brain injury occurs before the symptoms of the first injury have healed. A second injury can occur weeks or months after the first, and result in brain swelling and other damage.
When another person fails to exercise the same care that a reasonably prudent person would use in a similar situation, they are negligent. Negligence in most cases is the cause of a brain injury in these usual instances:
A penetrating head injury occurs when a foreign object like a knife or a bullet from a gun enters the brain. This type of brain injury is extremely serious, and one that, unfortunately, many don’t survive. If someone you loved was the victim of a penetrating head injury due to the actions of another person, contact us. Depending upon the circumstances of your case, you may be entitled to compensation from a wrongful death claim.
Caring for a loved one with a brain injury is more than most people can handle alone. A skilled living facility is often the only option for patients that require around-the-clock care. This type of care is expensive, with the average facility ranging in price between $8,000 to $9000 per month.
Other medical costs can include:
Ensuring that your loved one receives the care they deserve means fighting for justice on their behalf. When the reckless behavior or negligent actions of another person result in permanent harm for someone you love, contact us to discuss your legal options.
Having someone on your side, protecting your best interests is essential during this difficult time. Insurance companies like to settle cases quickly and for the least amount possible. While an initial settlement offer may seem like a large sum of money to you and your family, chances are it isn’t enough to cover your future medical needs.
Our legal team understands the tactics insurance companies use to protect their best interests. Years of experience provide us with the skills necessary to aggressively negotiate a fair settlement for you. If we are unable to settle the case out-of-court, we are unafraid to go to trial.
No one should pay-out-of-pocket for injuries that were due to no fault of your own. While each case is different, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Medical costs continue to rise. Ensuring you have the funds to secure the medical care you need is vital for a brighter future. Don’t speak with insurance company representatives and discuss your case with our legal team instead.
We offer a free case evaluation and should we proceed with litigation, there is no attorney’s fee unless we recover damages for you. Don’t delay—the sooner you reach out to us, the sooner we can get to work for you. The statute of limitations begins the moment the injury occurs. Collecting and reviewing the evidence and interviewing witnesses takes time.
Gomez Trial Attorneys proudly serves Poway and the surrounding area. While we are aggressive in our pursuit of a fair settlement, we treat all clients with the respect they deserve. To schedule your free case evaluation, call us at (866) 395-6792 or contact us online today.