If you or a loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) during a personal injury incident, you already understand the effect these injuries can have. Suffering from 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 hard to work, resume your daily 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 consult a lawyer about getting the compensation you are entitled to. The medical expenses and lost income, in addition to the pain and suffering, are not something you should have to handle alone.
Contact a Baldwin Park traumatic brain injury lawyer at First Law Group 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 affect a person for a short period of time before they make a full recovery. More serious traumatic brain injuries can cause bruising, torn tissue, bleeding, and various other physical damage that causes long-lasting complications or death.
What Kinds of Brain Injury Claims Does First Law Group Handle?
Our brain injury attorneys take on all kinds of claims 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 one of the most common causes of brain injuries in the United States. Car crashes are common and many lead to head injuries. Truck accidents are less common, but they involve devastating force that results in 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 roads. If a car strikes a pedestrian, they are typically thrown or crushed from the force of the vehicle. This collision commonly results in brain injuries in serious pedestrian or bicycle accidents.
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 can result.
Infant brain damage can happen 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 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 inflict 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 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 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 get additional compensation with 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. For the most part, victims and their families are dealing with accumulating expenses, stress, and an unclear future. If your traumatic brain injury is severe, 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 companies 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 profits. If you attempt to settle, you may not get sufficient compensation for past medical bills, never mind future medical costs and lost time from work.
The different types of compensation that you could receive consist of:
Traumatic brain injuries can be minor or severe and may have extensive recovery times. Compensation for long-term injuries will help you support yourself and your family.
Get In Touch with a Baldwin Park Brain Injury Lawyer
The lawyers of First Law Group 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 family are entitled to.
Do not make the mistake of dealing with insurance companies alone. Hire experienced legal representation to protect you and your family member's legal rights.
At the First Law Group, the client comes first. Contact us today for a free case evaluation where we will discuss your health needs first, then get you the compensation you deserve.