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Traumatic Brain Injury in Pasadena, California

Law Offices of Tim D Wright - Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys in Pasadena, California

If you or a loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) during a personal injury incident, you already understand the effect these injuries can have. Coping with a brain injury is never easy. A TBI can be straining on a person's physical, mental, and financial health. A TBI can also make it difficult 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 receive and your ability to pay for the treatment that you need. That's why you should consult a lawyer about receiving the compensation you deserve. The medical bills and lost income, along with the pain and suffering, are not something you should have to manage alone.

Contact a Pasadena traumatic brain injury lawyer 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:

  • 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 affect an individual for a brief time period before they make a full recovery. More serious traumatic brain injuries can cause bruising, torn tissue, bleeding, and other physical damage that results in long-term problems or death.

What Types of Brain Injury Cases Does Tim D. Wright Handle?

Our brain injury attorneys handle all types of lawsuits involving brain injuries that were caused by another party's negligence. A few of the most common types 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 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 cycling near roadways. If a vehicle strikes a pedestrian, they are usually thrown or crushed from the force of the vehicle. This impact often results in brain injuries in serious pedestrian or bicycle collisions.

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice happens when a physician, 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.

Birth Injury

Infant brain damage can occur during childbirth in particular 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 too much 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 result in minor injuries. But some can be devastating and lead to lasting consequences and real pain and suffering.

Work-Related Accidents

Some jobs and industries are known to be more dangerous than others. For instance, 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 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

Getting compensation for a brain injury that was not your fault can make all the difference for you and your family. In most cases, victims and their families are dealing with accumulating bills, stress, and an uncertain 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 just care about their profits. If you attempt to settle, you might not get sufficient compensation for past medical bills, never mind future medical costs and lost time from work.

The various kinds of compensation that you might receive consist of:

  • Past medical expenses for injuries you suffered in the accident.
  • Future medical bills 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 because of your injuries.
  • Future lost income for time you can not work in the future or if you need 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 severe enough that you can not enjoy a physical relationship with your partner.
  • The cost if you must employ someone for everyday 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 may be mild or severe and can have extensive recovery times. Compensation for long-term injuries will help you support yourself and your loved ones.

Get In Touch With a Pasadena Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney

The attorneys 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 recover the maximum compensation you and your loved ones are entitled to.

Don't make the mistake of dealing with insurance companies on your own. Hire competent legal representation to protect you and your loved one's rights. 

For more information about Traumatic Brain Injury and Personal Injury Attorneys in Pasadena, California, contact Law Offices of Tim D. Wright at (323) 379-9995 or visit our website at​​ TimWrightLaw.com for a Free Consultation!

I am very satisfied and thankful with Attorney Tim Wright and his whole team for taking care and handling my fathers personal injuries case. Thank you all very much your staff is amazing, very helpful.
Abraham Ortega
The Law Offices of Tim D. Wright were awesome. They were professional, they kept an open communication with me through out the process.  Big shout out to Sergio and Mercedes for being very helpful with my settlement.
Frank Medina

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