If you or a loved one sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) during a personal injury accident, you already understand the impact these injuries can have. Suffering from a brain injury is never easy. A TBI can be straining on a person's physical, mental, and financial health. A TBI can also make it hard to work, resume your daily activities, and enjoy a long and active life.
After a brain injury, your future can depend on the treatment you receive as well as your ability to pay for the care that you need. That's why you should talk with an attorney about receiving the compensation you are entitled to. The medical expenses and lost income, as well as the pain and suffering, are not something you should have to deal with on your own.
Contact a Burbank traumatic brain injury attorney at Drake Law Firm if you are struggling with a head injury because of a motor vehicle accident or any other accident.
What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
The definition of a traumatic brain injury is "a disruption in the normal function of the brain that can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or penetrating head injury." These injuries include:
TBIs range from minor to severe with varying symptoms and degrees of prognosis.
Mild traumatic brain injuries generally affect a person for a brief time period before they make a full recovery. More severe traumatic brain injuries can cause bruising, torn tissue, bleeding, and various other physical damage that results in long-term problems or death.
What Types of Brain Injury Cases Does Drake Law Firm Handle?
Our brain injury lawyers handle all types of cases involving brain injuries that were caused by another party's negligence. Some of the most common types of TBI cases we handle include:
Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Accidents
Motor vehicle accidents are one of the most common causes of brain injuries in the United States. Car crashes are common and several lead to head injuries. Truck accidents are less common, however they involve devastating force that leads to an increased likelihood of a TBI. And motorcycle riders simply have little to no protection and can easily injure their head when they are struck or ejected from their bike.
Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents
Pedestrians and bicyclists are completely exposed when they are walking or biking near roadways. If a car hits a pedestrian, they are usually thrown or crushed from the force of the vehicle. This impact commonly results in brain injuries in serious pedestrian or bicycle collisions.
Medical malpractice happens when a doctor, hospital, or other healthcare provider deviates from the standard of care, resulting in an injury to the patient. If the mistake causes a lack of oxygen to the brain, or fails to notice or treat an existing brain issue, a TBI might result.
Infant brain damage can happen during childbirth in certain situations that are naturally caused and also in situations involving negligence. The most common causes of birth injury TBIs are using an instrument like forceps with too much force or asphyxiation when the brain is deprived of oxygen for too long.
Slip and Fall
When an individual slips and falls from a slippery floor or defective staircase, they can easily hit their heads hard enough to inflict a brain injury. Some falls are not serious and cause minor injuries. But some can be devastating and result in long lasting consequences and real pain and suffering.
Some workplaces and industries are known to be more hazardous than others. For instance, an employee in the construction industry may sustain a brain injury on the job from falling, being crushed, or during a car accident. In these cases, they may be able to recover compensation through workers' compensation benefits. If a party besides the employer was responsible, they may be able to receive additional compensation with a third-party personal injury claim.
Compensation for Damages from a Brain Injury
Receiving compensation for a brain injury that was not your fault can make all the difference for you and your family. In most cases, victims and their families are dealing with mounting expenses, stress, and an uncertain future. If your traumatic brain injury is severe, you might be out of work for a long time. In addition to medical expenses, you may be able to receive other compensation because of the accident.
Insurance providers will pay the least amount possible because they are in business to make money. They do not care about your injuries; they only care about their profits. If you try to settle, you may not get enough compensation for past medical expenses, never mind future medical expenses and lost time from work.
The various types of compensation that you might receive consist of:
Traumatic brain injuries might be mild or severe and can have long recovery times. Compensation for long-lasting injuries will help you support yourself and your family.
Contact a Burbank Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
The attorneys of Drake Law Firm have the experience and resources needed to represent you in your traumatic brain injury claim. We will fight on your behalf to recoup the maximum compensation you and your family deserve.
Don't make the mistake of handling insurance companies on your own. Hire competent legal representation to protect you and your family member's legal rights.
Contact Drake Law Firm so I can answer any questions you may have and let you know what I can do to help. If you’re unable to visit our firm, we can come to your home or hospital room.