If you or a loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) during a personal injury incident, 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, psychological, 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 receive and your ability to pay for the treatment that you need. That's why you should talk with a lawyer about getting the compensation you deserve. The medical bills and lost wages, along with the pain and suffering, are not something you should have to deal with on your own.
Get in touch with a Rancho Cucamonga traumatic brain injury lawyer at First Law Group if you are struggling with a head injury due to a motor vehicle 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 an individual for a brief time period 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-term complications or death.
What Types of Brain Injury Claims Does First Law Group Handle?
Our brain injury lawyers 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 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 lead to 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 biking near roadways. If a car hits a pedestrian, they are usually thrown or crushed from the force of the vehicle. This impact commonly 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 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 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 defective 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 lead to lasting consequences and real pain and suffering.
Some workplaces and industries are known to be more hazardous than others. For instance, a worker in the construction industry might suffer a brain injury at work 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 may 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 expenses, stress, and an unclear future. If your traumatic brain injury is serious, you could be out of work for a long time. Along with medical bills, you may 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 just care about their profits. If you attempt to settle, you may not get enough compensation for past medical expenses, never mind future medical bills and lost time from work.
The different kinds of compensation that you can receive include:
Traumatic brain injuries might be minor or severe and can have long recovery times. Compensation for long-term injuries will help you support yourself and your loved ones.
Contact a Rancho Cucamonga Brain Injury Lawyer
The attorneys of First Law Group 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.
Do not make the mistake of handling insurance companies on your own. Hire competent legal representation to protect you and your loved one's 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.