If you or a loved one sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) during a personal injury incident, you already know the effect these injuries can have. Coping with 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 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 as well as 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 deal with on your own.
Contact a Encino 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 mild to severe with varying symptoms and degrees of prognosis.
Mild traumatic brain injuries typically impact a person 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-lasting problems or death.
What Types of Brain Injury Claims Does Drake Law Firm Handle?
Our brain injury attorneys take on all kinds of cases 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 among the most common causes of brain injuries in the United States. Car crashes are common and many result in head injuries. Truck accidents are less common, however 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 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 hits a pedestrian, they are often thrown or crushed from the force of the vehicle. This impact often causes brain injuries in major pedestrian or bicycle accidents.
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 particular 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 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. 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, a worker in the construction industry may sustain a brain injury on the job from falling, being crushed, or during a vehicle accident. In these cases, they might 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 loved ones. In most cases, victims and their families are dealing with mounting expenses, stress, and an unclear future. If your traumatic brain injury is serious, you may be out of work for some time. Along with medical expenses, 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 do not care about your injuries; they only care about their bottom lines. If you attempt to settle, you may not receive sufficient compensation for past medical bills, never mind future medical costs and lost time from work.
The different kinds of compensation that you might receive consist of:
Traumatic brain injuries may be mild or serious and could have lengthy recovery times. Compensation for long-term injuries will help you support yourself and your family.
Get In Touch with an Encino 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 recover the maximum compensation you and your family deserve.
Don't make the mistake of handling insurance companies by yourself. Hire skilled 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.