If you or a loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) during a personal injury incident, you already know the impact these injuries can have. Suffering from a brain injury is never easy. A TBI can be straining on an individual'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 get as well as your ability to pay for the care that you need. That's why you should contact a lawyer about receiving the compensation you are entitled to. The medical bills and lost wages, along with the pain and suffering, are not something you should have to deal with on your own.
Contact a Santa Ana traumatic brain injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Tim D. Wright if you are suffering from a head injury due to a motor vehicle 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 generally impact a person 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 Do the Law Offices of 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 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 crashes are common and many result in head injuries. Truck accidents are less common, however they involve devastating force that leads to 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 vehicle strikes a pedestrian, they are often thrown or crushed from the force of the vehicle. This impact commonly 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 might result.
Infant brain damage can happen 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 damaged 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 result in lasting consequences and real pain and suffering.
Some jobs and industries are known to be more dangerous than others. For instance, an employee 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 may 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 loved ones. For the most part, victims and their loved ones are dealing with mounting bills, stress, and an uncertain future. If your traumatic brain injury is severe, you might be out of work for a long time. Along with medical bills, 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 do not care about your injuries; they only care about their profits. If you attempt to settle, you may not receive sufficient compensation for past medical expenses, never mind future medical expenses and lost time from work.
The different types of compensation that you could receive consist of:
Traumatic brain injuries may be mild or severe and might have lengthy recovery times. Compensation for long-lasting injuries will help you support yourself and your loved ones.
Contact a Santa Ana Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
The attorneys of the Law Offices 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 deserve.
Do not make the mistake of handling insurance companies by yourself. Hire competent legal representation to protect you and your family member's legal rights.
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