A long-term brain injury may be caused by problems in pregnancy, during birth, or in an accident; whether a sporting accident, vehicle accident, slip and fall, or other types of accidents or purposeful actions. In many cases, when you suffer a traumatic brain injury, your cognitive and physical processes are affected enough so that you need a caregiver to help you with simple tasks. If you or a loved one is suffering from a brain injury from a recent incident, contact a California brain injury lawyer for a free consultation.
A concussion is considered a type of traumatic brain injury. Most brain injury causes are by a blow or jolt to the head or when something penetrates the skull. The brain is a strange creature in that the same injury applied with the same force to two different people may result in different symptoms, and even different recovery outcomes. It is difficult for doctors to predict how long a brain injury may last, which means getting an experienced brain injury lawyer is important so that you are sure that you get the compensation you are entitled to.
Symptoms of a brain injury may include:
Any of these symptoms could make your life more difficult. Traumatic brain injury usually comes with more than one, depending on the severity of the injury. The symptoms may last for a few days, many years or permanently.
A traumatic brain injury lawyer will work with expert witnesses who are medical professionals to review your medical records. An experienced TBI lawyer will work with experts to formulate a case for you to receive compensation based on how long the expert witnesses believe your injury and the symptoms may last.
All brain injuries have the potential to be life-altering. You may need help with doing simple tasks. This means that you have to wait for a family member to help you. If you have home health care coming in to help you, you may have to wait a day or more, depending on when the aide is scheduled to visit you. This could lead to depression and/or anxiety. As part of your settlement for pain and suffering, you are entitled to compensation to see a psychologist or psychiatrist to help you work through these feelings.
Sometimes family and part-time home health care aren’t enough. During the settlement process or before the trial, if you believe that it won’t be enough, let your attorney know that you need additional help. Our traumatic brain injury attorneys will help you get the full-time care you need.
While compensation doesn’t make you whole again, it does help you with the extra costs involved in living with a brain injury. You may be entitled to compensation for:
Insurance companies are out to make a profit. In many cases, they are going to offer you the least amount possible to make you go away. A traumatic brain injury lawyer makes sure that you have the best chance to obtain what you are entitled to. In many cases, the insurance company’s limits are not nearly enough to cover the medical bills for your injuries, much less compensate you for the losses and life-changing events you and your family are going through.
An attorney builds a case based on your medical records and individual circumstances to pursue the compensation you need, including punitive damages if the defendant’s actions were grossly negligent or done to injure you. This includes suing the defendant and/or other entities that may be at fault in an accident, such as the owner of an establishment or a trucking company, in addition to the person who caused the accident.
Contacting An experienced TBI attorney can recognizes that the job is to tell the survivor’s story—including not just the medical history, but also the personal harms to the survivor and his family.