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 difficult to work, resume your daily activities, and enjoy a long and active life.
After a brain injury, your future can depend on the treatment you get 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 bills and lost income, in addition to the pain and suffering, are not something you should have to manage on your own.
Contact a Fontana traumatic brain injury attorney at First Law Group if you are struggling with 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 generally impact a person for a brief period of time before they make a complete recovery. More severe traumatic brain injuries can cause bruising, torn tissue, bleeding, and various other physical damage that results in long-term problems or death.
What Types of Brain Injury Claims Does First Law Group 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
Motor vehicle accidents are one of the most common causes of brain injuries in the United States. Car accidents are common and many lead to head injuries. Truck accidents are less common, yet 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 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 roadways. If a vehicle hits a pedestrian, they are usually thrown or crushed from the force of the vehicle. This collision commonly causes brain injuries in serious pedestrian or bicycle collisions.
Medical malpractice happens when a doctor, 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 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 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 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 lead to 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 at work from falling, being crushed, or during a car accident. In these cases, they might be able to recover compensation through workers' compensation benefits. If a party besides the employer was responsible, they may 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 loved ones are dealing with accumulating bills, stress, and an unclear future. If your traumatic brain injury is serious, you might 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 do not care about your injuries; they only care about their bottom lines. If you attempt to settle, you might not receive sufficient compensation for past medical expenses, never mind future medical expenses and lost time from work.
The different kinds of compensation that you may receive consist of:
Traumatic brain injuries might be minor or serious and could have long recovery times. Compensation for long-term injuries will help you support yourself and your loved ones.
Contact a Fontana Traumatic 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 dealing with insurance companies by yourself. Hire competent 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.