Pomona Brain Injury Lawyers
If you or a family member suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) during a personal injury accident, you already know the impact 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 everyday activities, and enjoy a long and active life.
After a brain injury, your future can depend on the treatment you receive as well as your ability to pay for the care that you need. That's why you should contact an attorney about receiving the compensation you deserve. The medical bills and lost wages, along with the pain and suffering, are not something you should have to manage on your own.
Get in touch with a Pomona traumatic brain injury attorney 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:
- 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.
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 other physical damage that causes long-term complications or death.
What Kinds Of Brain Injury Cases Does First Law Group Handle?
Our brain injury attorneys take on all types of cases involving brain injuries that were caused by another party's negligence. Some of the most common kinds of TBI cases 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 accidents are common and several lead to head injuries. Truck accidents are less common, but 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 biking near roadways. If a vehicle strikes a pedestrian, they are usually thrown or crushed from the force of the vehicle. This impact 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, 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 the use of 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 inflict a brain injury. Some falls are not serious and cause 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 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 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 loved ones are dealing with accumulating bills, stress, and an uncertain future. If your traumatic brain injury is severe, you may be out of work for a long time. In addition to 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 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 bills and lost time from work.
The various kinds of compensation that you might receive consist of:
- Past medical bills for injuries you suffered in the accident.
- Future medical expenses for upcoming surgeries and doctors' visits.
- Physical, cognitive and psychological therapies. These kinds of therapies might continue for months or years.
- Past lost wages for time you could not work due to your injuries.
- Future lost income 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 incident caused injuries serious 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 must hire someone for daily 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 might be mild or severe and can have long recovery times. Compensation for long-lasting injuries will help you support yourself and your loved ones.
Contact A Pomona 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 loved ones are entitled to.
Don't make the mistake of handling insurance companies alone. Hire skilled legal representation to protect you and your loved one's legal 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 Pomona, California are always available to take your call. For a Free Consultation, call us at (626) 888-8264, or visit our website: FirstLG.com