If you or a loved one sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) during a personal injury incident, you already understand the effect these injuries can have. Coping with a brain injury is never easy. A TBI can be straining on an individual's physical, mental, and financial health. A TBI can also make it hard to work, resume your everyday 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 a lawyer about receiving the compensation you are entitled to. The medical expenses and lost income, along with the pain and suffering, are not something you should have to deal with on your own.
Get In Touch With a Northridge traumatic brain injury lawyer at Drake Law Firm if you are suffering from a head injury due to 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 mild to severe with varying symptoms and degrees of prognosis.
Minor traumatic brain injuries typically affect an individual for a brief period of time before they make a full recovery. More severe traumatic brain injuries can cause bruising, torn tissue, bleeding, and other physical damage that causes long-lasting problems or death.
What Types of Brain Injury Claims Does Drake Law Firm Handle?
Our brain injury attorneys take on all kinds of lawsuits 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 chance 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 car hits a pedestrian, they are often thrown or crushed from the force of the vehicle. This collision often results in brain injuries in serious pedestrian or bicycle accidents.
Medical malpractice happens when a physician, 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 occur during childbirth in particular circumstances 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 broken staircase, they can easily hit their heads hard enough to cause a brain injury. Some falls are not serious and result in minor injuries. Yet some can be devastating and result in long lasting consequences and real pain and suffering.
Some jobs and industries are known to be more dangerous than others. For instance, an employee in the construction industry may suffer a brain injury at work 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 might 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 loved ones. In most cases, victims and their families are dealing with accumulating expenses, stress, and an unclear future. If your traumatic brain injury is serious, you could be out of work for some time. Along with medical bills, you might be able to receive other compensation because of the accident.
Insurance companies 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 bottom lines. If you attempt to settle, you may not get enough compensation for past medical expenses, never mind future medical expenses and lost time from work.
The different types of compensation that you might receive include:
Traumatic brain injuries can be minor or serious and could have long recovery times. Compensation for long-lasting injuries will help you support yourself and your loved ones.
Consult a Northridge Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
The lawyers 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 family are entitled to.
Do not make the mistake of dealing with insurance companies on your own. Hire skilled legal representation to protect you and your family member'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.