If you or a loved one 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 difficult 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 as well as your ability to pay for the treatment that you need. That's why you should consult a lawyer about getting the compensation you are entitled to. The medical expenses and lost wages, as well as the pain and suffering, are not something you should have to deal with alone.
Contact a Fresno traumatic brain injury attorney at Tim D. Wright 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:
TBIs range from minor to severe with varying symptoms and degrees of prognosis.
Minor traumatic brain injuries typically affect an individual for a short time period 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 Kinds of Brain Injury Claims 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. Some 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, 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 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 biking near roads. If a car hits a pedestrian, they are often thrown or crushed from the force of the vehicle. This collision often causes brain injuries in major pedestrian or bicycle collisions.
Medical malpractice happens 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 particular situations 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 result in minor injuries. Yet 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 may 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 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 loved ones. 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 may be out of work for some 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 bottom lines. If you attempt to settle, you may not receive enough compensation for past medical bills, never mind future medical expenses and lost time from work.
The different types of compensation that you might receive include:
Traumatic brain injuries can be mild or serious and can have lengthy recovery times. Compensation for long-lasting injuries will help you support yourself and your loved ones.
Get In Touch with a Fresno Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney
The attorneys 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 recoup the maximum compensation you and your loved ones deserve.
Do not make the mistake of handling insurance companies by yourself. Hire skilled legal representation to protect you and your loved one's rights.
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