If you or a loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) during a personal injury accident, you already know the impact these injuries can have. Suffering from 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 hard 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 get and your ability to pay for the treatment that you need. That's why you should consult an attorney about receiving the compensation you are entitled to. The medical expenses and lost wages, in addition to the pain and suffering, are not something you should have to handle on your own.
Consult a Topanga traumatic brain injury lawyer at Drake Law Firm if you are struggling with 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 minor to severe with varying symptoms and degrees of prognosis.
Mild traumatic brain injuries usually affect a person 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 results in long-lasting complications or death.
What Types of Brain Injury Cases Does Drake Law Firm Handle?
Our brain injury attorneys 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 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 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 roadways. If a car hits a pedestrian, they are often thrown or crushed from the force of the vehicle. This impact commonly results in brain injuries in major pedestrian or bicycle collisions.
Medical malpractice occurs 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 may result.
Infant brain damage can happen 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 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. Yet 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, a worker 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. In most cases, victims and their families are dealing with accumulating bills, stress, and an unclear future. If your traumatic brain injury is serious, you could be out of work for a long time. In addition to medical bills, you may 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 don't care about your injuries; they only care about their bottom lines. If you try to settle, you may not get enough compensation for past medical expenses, never mind future medical costs and lost time from work.
The different types of compensation that you might receive consist of:
Traumatic brain injuries may be minor or serious and can have lengthy recovery times. Compensation for long-term injuries will help you support yourself and your loved ones.
Consult a Topanga Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney
The attorneys 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 by yourself. Hire experienced 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.