If you or a family member suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) during a personal injury incident, you already understand 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 might depend on the treatment you receive as well as your ability to pay for the treatment that you need. That's why you should consult with an attorney about receiving the compensation you are entitled to. The medical bills and lost income, as well as the pain and suffering, are not something you should have to deal with alone.
Get in touch with a Panorama City traumatic brain injury lawyer at Drake Law Firm if you are suffering from a head injury because of an automobile 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 impact a person for a short period of time before they make a complete 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 Kinds 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 kinds of TBI claims we handle include:
Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Accidents
Automobile accidents are among the most common causes of brain injuries in the United States. Car accidents are common and many lead to head injuries. Truck accidents are less common, yet 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 hurt 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 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 major pedestrian or bicycle accidents.
Medical malpractice occurs 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 happen during childbirth in particular situations that are naturally caused and also in circumstances 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 an individual slips and falls from a slippery floor or defective staircase, they can easily hit their heads hard enough to cause a brain injury. Some falls are not serious and result in minor injuries. But some can be devastating and lead to lasting consequences and real pain and suffering.
Some workplaces and industries are known to be more dangerous than others. For instance, a worker in the construction industry might sustain a brain injury on the job from falling, being crushed, or during a car 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 family. For the most part, victims and their families are dealing with mounting bills, stress, and an uncertain future. If your traumatic brain injury is serious, you could be out of work for some time. In addition to 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 bottom lines. If you attempt to settle, you might 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 can receive consist of:
Traumatic brain injuries may be mild or serious and could have extensive recovery times. Compensation for long-lasting injuries will help you support yourself and your family.
Consult a Panorama City Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney
The lawyers 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 recover the maximum compensation you and your loved ones are entitled to.
Do not make the mistake of handling insurance companies alone. Hire skilled 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.