Glendora Brain Injury Lawyer
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, 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 can depend on the treatment you get and your ability to pay for the treatment that you need. That's why you should contact a lawyer about receiving the compensation you deserve. The medical expenses and lost wages, along with the pain and suffering, are not something you should have to handle on your own.
Contact a Glendora traumatic brain injury lawyer at First Law Group 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:
- Damage to the structural integrity of the skull
- Damage to the brain tissue from violent movement
- Injuries where the brain tissue is penetrated
TBIs range from mild to severe with varying symptoms and degrees of prognosis.
Minor traumatic brain injuries usually impact an individual for a brief period of time before they make a full recovery. More severe traumatic brain injuries can cause bruising, torn tissue, bleeding, and various other physical damage that results in long-lasting complications or death.
What Types Of Brain Injury Claims Does First Law Group Handle?
Our brain injury lawyers take on all kinds of cases involving brain injuries that were caused by another party's negligence. A few of the most common types of TBI cases we handle include:
Car, Truck, And Motorcycle Accidents
Motor vehicle accidents are among the most common causes of brain injuries in the United States. Car crashes are common and several 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 often thrown or crushed from the force of the vehicle. This collision often causes 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 might result.
Infant brain damage can occur during childbirth in particular situations that are naturally caused and also in situations 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 a person 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 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 may sustain 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 receive 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. In most cases, victims and their loved ones are dealing with mounting bills, stress, and an uncertain future. If your traumatic brain injury is severe, you might be out of work for some time. Along with medical bills, 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 just care about their bottom lines. If you attempt to settle, you might not get sufficient compensation for past medical expenses, never mind future medical costs and lost time from work.
The various types of compensation that you could receive consist of:
- Past medical expenses for injuries you sustained in the accident.
- Future medical costs for upcoming surgeries and doctors' visits.
- Physical, cognitive and psychological therapies. These types of therapies might continue for months or years.
- Past lost income for time you could not work due to your injuries.
- Future lost wages for time you can not work in the future or if you have to take a position that pays less.
- Vehicle repairs or replacement.
- Replacement of personal property damaged in the accident.
- Loss of companionship if the accident caused injuries severe enough so that you can not enjoy doing things with your family.
- Loss of consortium if the accident caused injuries serious enough that you can not enjoy a physical relationship with your spouse.
- The cost if you need to hire someone for everyday tasks, such as grocery shopping, home maintenance, and cleaning.
- Pain and suffering if doctors expect you to suffer from your injuries for the long term.
- Punitive damages if the at-fault driver's grossly negligent actions caused the accident.
Traumatic brain injuries may be minor or serious and could have extensive recovery times. Compensation for long-term injuries will help you support yourself and your loved ones.
Get In Touch With A Glendora Brain Injury Lawyer
The attorneys 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 recoup the maximum compensation you and your family are entitled to.
Do not make the mistake of dealing with insurance companies on your own. Hire experienced legal representation to protect you and your family member's rights.
At First Law Group, we really care about our community and we are driven by our passion for clients. Our personal injury lawyers in Glendora, California are always available to take your call. For a Free Consultation, call us at (626) 888-8264, or visit our website: FirstLG.com