Elk Grove Brain Injury Lawyer
A 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, I 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 often are associated with extremely long recovery times, surgeries, medical procedures, countless doctors’ visits, therapy, and more. 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 maintain car insurance at state-mandated minimum levels. Other parties, like employers and construction companies, also are required to maintain workers’ compensation insurance in case employees, are injured on the job. 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 the assistance of insurance. Additionally, Uninsured Motorist Insurance is often available when the responsible party has no insurance or not enough insurance.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:
- Vehicular accidents like car accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, truck accidents, and pedestrian accidents
- Medical malpractice and birth injuries
- Workplace accidents like warehouse accidents and construction site incidents
A traumatic brain injury can range in severity 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:
- Bleeding of the brain
- Dizziness and vertigo
- Lack of oxygen to the brain
- Fractured skull
- Memory loss
- Loss of cognitive function
- Diminished or impaired sensation
My law firm, comprised of experienced personal injury lawyers, paralegals, experts, investigators, and support staff, have worked hard to deliver each Elk Grove client with a satisfactory and personalized approach since 1982. We have devised many practical strategies for combating insurance companies in brain injury cases. Also, we try very hard to make a personal connection to every client as well as to the families of injured parties.Holistic Approach
We believe that every relationship between 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 and Sacramento Brain Injury Lawyer
I’m Ed Smith, an Elk Grove brain injury attorney with the most informative accident website available, www.autoaccident.com. If you or someone you love has been injured due to the negligence of another, please call me at 916-694-0002 or 800-404-5400 for free, friendly advice.
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Editor’s Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 5.22.19]