If you or a family member sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) during a personal injury accident, you already understand the effect 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 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 get and your ability to pay for the care that you need. That's why you should consult with an attorney 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 deal with alone.
Contact a Riverside traumatic brain injury attorney at the Law Offices of 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 minor to severe with varying symptoms and degrees of prognosis.
Minor traumatic brain injuries generally affect a person for a short time period before they make a full recovery. More serious traumatic brain injuries can cause bruising, torn tissue, bleeding, and other physical damage that causes long-lasting complications or death.
What Types of Brain Injury Cases Does the Law Offices of Tim D. Wright Handle?
Our brain injury lawyers handle all kinds of cases involving brain injuries that were caused by another party's negligence. Some of the most common types of TBI cases 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 several 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 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 hits a pedestrian, they are usually thrown or crushed from the force of the vehicle. This collision often results in 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 may result.
Infant brain damage can occur during childbirth in particular situations 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 broken staircase, they can easily hit their heads hard enough to result in 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 dangerous than others. For example, a worker in the construction industry might sustain a brain injury on the job 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 might be able to receive additional compensation with 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 mounting expenses, stress, and an unclear future. If your traumatic brain injury is serious, you may be out of work for some time. Along with medical expenses, you might be able to receive other compensation because of the accident.
Insurance companies 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 bottom lines. If you try to settle, you may not receive enough compensation for past medical bills, never mind future medical bills and lost time from work.
The various types of compensation that you may receive consist of:
Traumatic brain injuries might be mild or severe and may have long recovery times. Compensation for long-term injuries will help you support yourself and your loved ones.
Get In Touch with a Riverside 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.
Don't make the mistake of handling insurance companies by yourself. Hire competent legal representation to protect you and your loved one's rights.
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