If you or a loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) during a personal injury accident, you already understand the impact these injuries can have. Coping with a brain injury is never easy. A TBI can be straining on a person's physical, mental, and financial health. A TBI can also make it difficult 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 getting the compensation you deserve. The medical expenses and lost wages, as well as the pain and suffering, are not something you should have to handle alone.
Contact a Van Nuys traumatic brain injury attorney 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 minor to severe with varying symptoms and degrees of prognosis.
Minor traumatic brain injuries typically affect an individual for a short time period before they make a complete recovery. More severe traumatic brain injuries can cause bruising, torn tissue, bleeding, and various other physical damage that causes long-lasting problems or death.
What Types of Brain Injury Cases Does Drake Law Firm Handle?
Our brain injury attorneys handle all types of cases involving brain injuries that were caused by another party's negligence. A few of the most common types of TBI cases 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 several result in head injuries. Truck accidents are less common, however they involve devastating force that results in 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 cycling near roadways. If a vehicle strikes a pedestrian, they are typically thrown or crushed from the force of the vehicle. This collision commonly results in brain injuries in major pedestrian or bicycle collisions.
Medical malpractice happens 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 circumstances 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 a person 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 result in lasting consequences and real pain and suffering.
Some jobs and industries are known to be more hazardous than others. For example, an employee in the construction industry might suffer a brain injury on the job from falling, being crushed, or during a vehicle 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 get 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 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 may be out of work for a long time. Along with medical expenses, 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 do not care about your injuries; they just care about their profits. If you try to settle, you might not receive sufficient compensation for past medical expenses, never mind future medical costs and lost time from work.
The different types of compensation that you may receive consist of:
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.
Consult a Van Nuys 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 recoup the maximum compensation you and your loved ones deserve.
Don't make the mistake of dealing with insurance companies alone. Hire competent 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.