If you or a family member suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) during a personal injury incident, you already know the impact these injuries can have. Living with a brain injury is never easy. A TBI can be straining on a person'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 can depend on the treatment you receive and your ability to pay for the care that you need. That's why you should contact a lawyer 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 handle on your own.
Consult a San Fernando Valley traumatic brain injury lawyer 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.
Minor traumatic brain injuries usually impact an individual for a brief period of time before they make a complete recovery. More serious traumatic brain injuries can cause bruising, torn tissue, bleeding, and various other physical damage that results in long-term complications or death.
What Kinds of Brain Injury Claims Does Drake Law Firm Handle?
Our brain injury lawyers handle all types of lawsuits involving brain injuries that were caused by another party's negligence. A few of the most common types of TBI claims 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 several result in head injuries. Truck accidents are less common, however they involve devastating force that results in an increased likelihood 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 cycling near roadways. If a vehicle strikes a pedestrian, they are typically thrown or crushed from the force of the vehicle. This impact often results in brain injuries in serious pedestrian or bicycle collisions.
Medical malpractice happens when a physician, hospital, or other healthcare provider deviates from the standard of care, causing 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 certain 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 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 inflict a brain injury. Some falls are not serious and cause minor injuries. Yet some can be devastating and lead to 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 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 receive additional compensation through a third-party personal injury claim.
Compensation for Damages from a Brain Injury
Getting 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 accumulating bills, stress, and an uncertain future. If your traumatic brain injury is serious, you could be out of work for a long time. In addition to 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 profits. If you attempt to settle, you may not receive enough compensation for past medical bills, never mind future medical bills and lost time from work.
The different kinds of compensation that you may receive include:
Traumatic brain injuries can be minor or severe and can have extensive recovery times. Compensation for long-lasting injuries will help you support yourself and your family.
Get In Touch With a San Fernando Valley Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
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 family deserve.
Don't make the mistake of handling insurance companies on your own. Hire skilled 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.