If you or a loved one sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) during a personal injury accident, you already understand the effect these injuries can have. Coping with a brain injury is never easy. A TBI can be straining on an individual's physical, mental, and financial health. A TBI can also make it difficult 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 and your ability to pay for the treatment that you need. That's why you should talk with an attorney about getting the compensation you deserve. The medical expenses and lost income, along with the pain and suffering, are not something you should have to manage on your own.
Consult a Bakersfield traumatic brain injury attorney at Tim D. Wright 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:
TBIs range from mild to severe with varying symptoms and degrees of prognosis.
Mild traumatic brain injuries generally affect an individual 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 results in long-term problems or death.
What Kinds of Brain Injury Cases Does Tim D. Wright Handle?
Our brain injury attorneys handle all kinds of claims 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
Automobile accidents are one of the most common causes of brain injuries in the United States. Car accidents are common and several result in head injuries. Truck accidents are less common, yet 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 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 cycling near roadways. 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 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 can result.
Infant brain damage can occur during childbirth in certain circumstances that are naturally caused and also in situations 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 broken staircase, they can easily hit their heads hard enough to cause a brain injury. Some falls are not serious and cause minor injuries. Yet some can be devastating and result in long lasting consequences and real pain and suffering.
Some jobs and industries are known to be more dangerous than others. For instance, 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 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
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 loved ones are dealing with accumulating expenses, stress, and an uncertain future. If your traumatic brain injury is serious, 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 providers will pay the least amount possible because they are in business to make money. They don't care about your injuries; they only care about their profits. If you try to settle, you might not receive sufficient compensation for past medical expenses, never mind future medical costs and lost time from work.
The different types of compensation that you might receive include:
Traumatic brain injuries can be mild or severe and may have lengthy recovery times. Compensation for long-lasting injuries will help you support yourself and your family.
Get In Touch with a Bakersfield Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
The lawyers of Tim D. Wright 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 deserve.
Don't make the mistake of dealing with insurance companies on your own. Hire skilled legal representation to protect you and your loved one's legal rights.
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