Elk Grove Brain Injury Lawyer

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traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the more severe and debilitating forms of accident injury.  These severe injuries affect hundreds of thousands of Americans each year. Since 1982, our experienced Elk Grove brain injury attorneys have worked closely with the Elk Grove community, assisting victims and families in coping with the traumatic effects of severe brain injuries.

Brain injuries can be caused by any type of accident. They are impossible to predict and difficult to treat. Recent advances in healthcare have allowed doctors to detect and treat traumatic brain injuries faster than ever before. However, these injuries remain debilitating and life-altering for both victims and their families.

California Brain Injuries

California personal injury law is designed to make or at least attempt to make victims whole again through monetary compensation for injuries. Traumatic brain injuries are often associated with long recovery times, surgeries, medical procedures, countless doctor visits, therapy, etc. Past and future medical expenses can rise astronomically if you suffer this type of injury.  Head injuries also frequently cause severe emotional distress, pain and suffering, and a diminished quality of life.

California law requires specific individuals to maintain insurance in case of an accident. For example, car drivers must carry car insurance at state-mandated minimum levels. Other parties, like employers and construction companies, are also required to maintain workers’ compensation insurance in case employees are injured. Insurance coverage assists at-fault parties with compensating victims for damages sustained in an accident, which are expenses at-fault parties likely would not be able to cover without insurance. Additionally, Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Insurance is often available when the responsible party has no insurance or does not have enough insurance. Contact an experienced Elk Grove traumatic brain injury lawyer for free, friendly advice today if you have questions regarding your potential TBI claim.

Common Causes of Brain Injuries in Elk Grove

Brain injuries are widespread physical damage associated with negligence-based accidents. Virtually any type of accident can result in a brain injury. Common accidents associated with brain injuries include:

A TBI can also occur when an object pierces the head and injures the brain directly. This is called a penetrating injury or an open head injury.Common Brain Injuries

A traumatic brain injury can range from a “mild”  concussion to severe, permanent brain damage that causes permanent loss of cognitive ability or even wrongful death. A TBI is often caused by injuries to any part of the head, including the skull, cranial nerves, face, eyes, ears, nose, and mouth. 

Examples of traumatic brain injuries and their effects include:

  • Concussion
  • Contusion
  • Bleeding of the brain
  • Coma
  • Migraines
  • Dizziness and vertigo
  • Lack of oxygen to the brain
  • Fractured skull
  • Memory loss
  • Loss of cognitive function
  • Diminished or impaired sensation
Assisting Elk Grove Residents with Brain Injuries

Our law firm, comprised of experienced personal injury lawyers, paralegals, experts, investigators, and support staff, has worked hard to deliver each Elk Grove client a satisfactory and personalized approach since 1982. We have devised many practical strategies for combating brain injury companies' brain injury cases. Also, we try very hard to make a personal connection to every client and the families of injured parties.

Holistic Approach

Our Elk Grove brain injury lawyers believe that every relationship between the attorney and client is unique. Unlike other law firms that take an impersonal approach, we take the time to truly get to know each client. We believe a focus on each client as an individual makes for a more positive experience and helps us understand our clients’ needs and goals.  

Watch the video below for more on our holistic approach to personal injury law.

Elk Grove Brain Injury FAQ

What type of brain injury causes memory loss?

A mild concussion can cause temporary memory loss. However, severe memory loss can occur in moderate to severe brain trauma that injures the part of the brain handling memory and learning. A traumatic brain injury can affect a person's short-term memory more than their long-term function. The injured person often has difficulty with prospective memory, important events, or the recent past.


What part of the brain is least protected from an injury? 

The brain's frontal lobe, especially the prefrontal cortex, is highly receptive to injury. Severe injury is due to shockwaves produced by blunt force trauma caused by an accident, sports injury, violence, or a brain hemorrhage. There may be no apparent damage to the brain in the first minutes or hours after the accident, other than the penetration, bruising, or injury to the head.


Discuss Your Case with an Elk Grove Brain Injury Lawyer Today 

After suffering a traumatic brain injury in an accident in Elk Grove, the last thing you want to deal with is insurance companies disputing your claim. Let our head trauma attorneys review your potential TBI case and provide free, friendly advice by calling (916) 694-0002 or (800) 404-5400 today.

We are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.

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Editor’s Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 4.22.22]

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