California Brain Injury Attorney-
When the head is subjected to sudden trauma or force, it can result in brain tissue being damaged. Injury can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt of the head. A sudden drop in the brain’s oxygen supply can also cause brain cells to die, resulting in moderate to severe cognitive impairment. A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is an injury that affects how the brain works. There are three main types of TBI:
Mild TBI or concussion
TBI is a major cause of death and disability. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are over 64,000 TBI-related deaths annually in the United States. That’s about 176 TBI-related deaths every day. Every year in the United States alone, over 1.7 million brain injury cases occur. Victims and their families often struggle to cope with the debilitating effects of a loved one’s brain injury.
Depending on the severity of the injury sustained, those who get a TBI may face health problems that last a few days or the rest of their lives. When a serious brain injury occurs, these victims may suffer life-long effects from the injury while some may spend months or even years recovering from their injuries and must often undergo extensive physical therapy and rehabilitation. Due to the long recovery times often required for brain injuries and the cognitive This seriously and directly affects the victim's quality of life, as well as their ability to work.
At Big League Law our attorneys approach these types of injuries with the seriousness and attention they require. We will lead you by the hand to ensure your insurance claim or lawsuit is handled with the care and skill required for you to receive the best treatment and the biggest compensation.
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury due to someone else’s negligence, contact Big League Law today!
What Symptoms Should You Look Out for with a Brain Injury?
A headache that gets worse and does not go away
Drowsiness or inability to wake up
One pupil larger than the other
Slurred speech, weakness, decreased coordination, numbness, general fatigue
Unusual behavior, personality change, increased confusion, agitation, or restlessness
Loss of consciousness (even for a short period of time)
Because brain injury victims often require extensive and long-term care, compensatory damages awards can be quire substantial in these cases. You can recover all of your medical expenses, non-medical needs such as cooking and driving, compensation for lost wages, loss of future earning capacity, home modifications as well as psychiatric support and speech therapy.
Non-economic damages include pain and suffering, loss of consortium, injury to reputation, humiliation, loss of companionship and society, and emotional distress.
Exemplary damages, sometimes referred to as “punitive damages” are recoverable in some cases when a defendant acted with malice, oppression, or fraud. Examples include, a drunk driver, fleeing from police, or engaging in other criminal or reckless behaviors.
When Should You Consult with a Brain Injury Attorney?
Oftentimes brain injuries are elusive and may be missed after an accident if not properly diagnosed because symptoms of TBI sometimes overlap with other medical conditions. The sooner a brain injury is noticed and diagnosed, the better chances a victim can receive crucial treatment for full recovery.
It is important to document all symptoms and signs of a brain injury at the beginning of a case. Since these sensitive injuries are often overlooked, it is best to contact an attorney as soon as possible. This will also ensure that you receive the necessary treatment earlier. A variety of different circumstances can lead to a brain injury and may be caused by several different types of accidents:
Slip and Falls
Car, Motorcycle, Truck, and Bus Accidents
Brain Injury Victims Deserve Full and Fair Compensation
Brain injuries can often be huge events in a victim’s life that affect their speech, freedom of mobility, cognition, income potential, and many other aspects of life. We may be able to win you compensation for loss of income, medical bills, and the vast emotional trauma that brain injury victims commonly experience.
It is essential that you consult a brain injury lawyer who has experience handling brain injury cases. The attorneys at Big League Law will conduct a thorough review of your case and provide a free case consultation.
At Big League Law your case is handled with care and on a contingency fee basis by a brain injury attorney that will aggressively represent your interests to obtain the biggest possible recovery for your injuries. This means no upfront costs for you, and we don’t collect a fee until we win. Brain injury cases include complex understanding of medical issues and make for complex settlement negotiations and sometimes intense litigation in order to help you recover the big reward our clients deserve. Call (949) 414-6630 NOW or fill out our FREE Consultation Form and we’ll contact you when you’re ready.