If you or a family member suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) during a personal injury incident, you already understand the impact these injuries can have. Living 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 everyday activities, and enjoy a long and active life.
After a brain injury, your future might depend on the treatment you get as well as 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 wages, along with the pain and suffering, are not something you should have to handle alone.
Consult a North Hollywood 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 mild to severe with varying symptoms and degrees of prognosis.
Minor traumatic brain injuries usually impact an individual for a short time period 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-lasting problems or death.
What Kinds of Brain Injury Claims Does Tim D. Wright Handle?
Our brain injury lawyers take on all types of lawsuits involving brain injuries that were caused by another party's negligence. Some of the most common types of TBI claims 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 accidents are common and many result in 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 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 vehicle hits a pedestrian, they are usually thrown or crushed from the force of the vehicle. This impact 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, 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 can result.
Infant brain damage can occur during childbirth in certain circumstances 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 an individual slips and falls from a slippery floor or defective staircase, they can easily hit their heads hard enough to cause a brain injury. Some falls are not serious and result in minor injuries. But some can be devastating and lead to lasting consequences and real pain and suffering.
Some jobs and industries are known to be more dangerous than others. For example, a worker in the construction industry may sustain a brain injury at work 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 may 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. 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 might be out of work for some time. In addition to medical bills, you may 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 try to settle, you may not receive enough compensation for past medical expenses, never mind future medical expenses and lost time from work.
The various types of compensation that you might receive include:
Traumatic brain injuries may be mild or severe and may have long recovery times. Compensation for long-term injuries will help you support yourself and your loved ones.
Contact a North Hollywood Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
The lawyers of Tim D. Wright have the experience and resources needed to represent you in your traumatic brain injury case. We will fight on your behalf to recoup the maximum compensation you and your family are entitled to.
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 rights.
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