If you or a family member suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) during a personal injury incident, you already understand the effect 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 may depend on the treatment you get 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 manage on your own.
Contact a Studio City traumatic brain injury lawyer at Drake Law Firm if you are suffering from a head injury due to 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.
Mild traumatic brain injuries typically impact an individual for a short period of time before they make a full recovery. More serious traumatic brain injuries can cause bruising, torn tissue, bleeding, and other physical damage that results in long-lasting complications or death.
What Kinds of Brain Injury Claims Does Drake Law Firm Handle?
Our brain injury lawyers take on all kinds of claims involving brain injuries that were caused by another party's negligence. A few of the most common kinds of TBI claims we handle include:
Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Accidents
Automobile accidents are one of the most common causes of brain injuries in the United States. Car accidents are common and several lead to head injuries. Truck accidents are less common, yet 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 cycling near roadways. If a vehicle hits 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 collisions.
Medical malpractice occurs 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 can 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 the use of an instrument like forceps with too much 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 damaged 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. Yet some can be devastating and lead to long lasting consequences and real pain and suffering.
Some workplaces and industries are known to be more dangerous than others. For example, an employee in the construction industry may suffer 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
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 expenses, stress, and an uncertain future. If your traumatic brain injury is serious, you might be out of work for a long time. Along with medical bills, you might 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 don't care about your injuries; they just care about their bottom lines. If you attempt to settle, you might not get sufficient compensation for past medical bills, never mind future medical bills and lost time from work.
The various types of compensation that you might receive consist of:
Traumatic brain injuries may be minor or severe and may have extensive recovery times. Compensation for long-lasting injuries will help you support yourself and your family.
Contact a Studio 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 case. We will fight on your behalf to recover the maximum compensation you and your loved ones are entitled to.
Don't make the mistake of handling insurance companies alone. 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.