If you or a family member sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) during a personal injury accident, you already know the impact these injuries can have. Coping with a brain injury is never easy. A TBI can be straining on an individual's physical, psychological, and financial health. A TBI can also make it difficult to work, resume your daily activities, and enjoy a long and active life.
After a brain injury, your future may depend on the treatment you receive and your ability to pay for the treatment that you need. That's why you should consult an attorney about getting the compensation you are entitled to. The medical bills and lost wages, as well as the pain and suffering, are not something you should have to handle on your own.
Contact a Calabasas traumatic brain injury lawyer at Drake Law Firm if you are suffering from 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.
Minor traumatic brain injuries usually impact an individual for a short time period before they make a full recovery. More serious traumatic brain injuries can cause bruising, torn tissue, bleeding, and other physical damage that causes long-term problems or death.
What Kinds of Brain Injury Cases Does Drake Law Firm Handle?
Our brain injury lawyers handle all kinds of cases involving brain injuries that were caused by another party's negligence. A few of the most common kinds of TBI cases we handle include:
Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Accidents
Motor vehicle accidents are among the most common causes of brain injuries in the United States. Car accidents are common and many result in head injuries. Truck accidents are less common, however they involve devastating force that leads to an increased possibility 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 cycling near roads. If a vehicle strikes a pedestrian, they are typically thrown or crushed from the force of the vehicle. This impact often causes brain injuries in serious pedestrian or bicycle accidents.
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 particular 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 excessive force or asphyxiation when the brain is deprived of oxygen for too long.
Slip and Fall
When a person slips and falls from a slippery floor or broken staircase, they can easily hit their heads hard enough to result in a brain injury. Some falls are not serious and result in 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 dangerous than others. For instance, an employee in the construction industry may sustain a brain injury at work from falling, being crushed, or during a vehicle accident. In these situations, they might be able to recover compensation through workers' compensation benefits. If a party besides the employer was responsible, they may be able to get additional compensation through 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 loved ones. For the most part, victims and their loved ones are dealing with accumulating expenses, stress, and an uncertain future. If your traumatic brain injury is serious, you may be out of work for some time. Along with medical bills, 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 attempt to settle, you may not receive enough compensation for past medical bills, never mind future medical expenses and lost time from work.
The different types of compensation that you can receive consist of:
Traumatic brain injuries can be minor or severe and might have long recovery times. Compensation for long-lasting injuries will help you support yourself and your family.
Get In Touch with a Calabasas Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney
The attorneys of Drake Law Firm have the experience and resources needed to represent you in your traumatic brain injury case. We will fight on your behalf to recover the maximum compensation you and your loved ones deserve.
Don't make the mistake of dealing with insurance companies by yourself. Hire experienced legal representation to protect you and your loved one's 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.