If you or a family member suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) during a personal injury accident, you already understand 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 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 with an attorney about receiving the compensation you deserve. The medical expenses and lost income, in addition to the pain and suffering, are not something you should have to handle alone.
Consult a Inland Empire traumatic brain injury attorney at the Law Offices of Tim D. Wright if you are suffering from 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 usually 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 other physical damage that causes long-term problems or death.
What Types of Brain Injury Claims Do the Law Offices of Tim D. Wright Handle?
Our brain injury lawyers take on all types of cases involving brain injuries that were caused by another party's negligence. A few of the most common kinds of TBI cases we handle include:
Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Accidents
Automobile accidents are among the most common causes of brain injuries in the United States. Car crashes 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 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 roadways. If a car strikes a pedestrian, they are typically thrown or crushed from the force of the vehicle. This collision often results in brain injuries in serious pedestrian or bicycle accidents.
Medical malpractice happens 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 can result.
Infant brain damage can happen during childbirth in particular circumstances 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 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 damaged staircase, they can easily hit their heads hard enough to result in a brain injury. Some falls are not serious and cause 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 dangerous than others. For instance, a worker in the construction industry might suffer a brain injury on the job from falling, being crushed, or during a vehicle accident. In these cases, they might be able to recover compensation through workers' compensation benefits. If a party besides the employer was responsible, they might be able to get 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 families are dealing with mounting expenses, stress, and an unclear future. If your traumatic brain injury is severe, 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 providers will pay the least amount possible because they are in business to make money. They don't care about your injuries; they just care about their profits. If you attempt to settle, you might not receive sufficient compensation for past medical bills, never mind future medical bills and lost time from work.
The different kinds of compensation that you may receive include:
Traumatic brain injuries can be minor or severe and could have long recovery times. Compensation for long-lasting injuries will help you support yourself and your family.
Contact an Inland Empire Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
The lawyers of the Law Offices 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 family are entitled to.
Do not make the mistake of dealing with insurance companies alone. Hire experienced legal representation to protect you and your family member's rights.
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