If you or a loved one sustained 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 an individual's physical, mental, and financial health. A TBI can also make it hard to work, resume your everyday activities, and enjoy a long and active life.
After a brain injury, your future might depend on the treatment you get and your ability to pay for the care that you need. That's why you should contact an attorney about receiving the compensation you are entitled to. The medical bills and lost wages, in addition to the pain and suffering, are not something you should have to handle on your own.
Consult a Woodland Hills traumatic brain injury lawyer at Drake Law Firm if you are struggling with 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 minor to severe with varying symptoms and degrees of prognosis.
Mild traumatic brain injuries generally impact an individual for a brief 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-term problems or death.
What Types of Brain Injury Claims Does Drake Law Firm Handle?
Our brain injury lawyers take on all types of cases 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 crashes are common and several result in head injuries. Truck accidents are less common, but 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 often thrown or crushed from the force of the vehicle. This collision commonly causes brain injuries in serious pedestrian or bicycle accidents.
Medical malpractice happens 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 can result.
Infant brain damage can happen during childbirth in certain situations that are naturally caused and also in situations 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 an individual 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. But some can be devastating and result in 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 might sustain a brain injury on the job from falling, being crushed, or during a car accident. In these situations, they may be able to recover compensation through workers' compensation benefits. If a party besides the employer was responsible, they might 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. In most cases, 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 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 only care about their profits. If you try to settle, you might not get enough compensation for past medical expenses, never mind future medical costs and lost time from work.
The different kinds of compensation that you may receive consist of:
Traumatic brain injuries can be mild or severe and could have lengthy recovery times. Compensation for long-lasting injuries will help you support yourself and your family.
Consult a Woodland Hills 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 recoup the maximum compensation you and your loved ones are entitled to.
Don't make the mistake of handling insurance companies by yourself. Hire competent legal representation to protect you and your family member'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.