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A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is among the most catastrophic injury an individual can sustain. This type of injury results when a person suffers trauma to the head causing brain damage. A TBI from an accident may cause emotional, mental, and physical impairment resulting in financial hardship now and well into the future. For that reason, it is critical to have an experienced traumatic brain injury attorney who can work diligently to obtain the best case result possible.

If you suffered a TBI in an accident caused by negligence, it is essential to have a Brentwood traumatic brain injury lawyer working diligently to obtain the fair compensation you deserve. To learn how our law firm can help, call (925) 428-5220 or (800) 404-5400 for free, friendly case advice today.

Our personal injury law firm has handled TBI cases since 1982. Our attorneys have the skills and resources to prevail against difficult insurance companies and defense counsel representing negligent parties. We know how to overcome the common tactics at-fault parties use to evade financial liability.

What are the Most Common Causes of Head Injuries?

There are several potential causes of traumatic brain injuries. According to Mayo Clinic, the most common reasons for TBI include:

  • Sports Injuries
  • Slip and Fall Accidents
  • Vehicle-Related Crashes
Motor Vehicle Accidents and Brain Injuries

Auto accidents are one of the leading causes of head injuries in the United States. In a motor vehicle, the head is exposed to a wide array of objects that may cause harm if struck with force in a traffic accident. This includes the back of the headrest, airbag, windshield, steering wheel, and more. Even if an object does not strike the head of a vehicle occupant in a car wreck, the sheer force of the crash may cause the brain to move against the skull cavity, resulting in a TBI.

What are the Common Symptoms of Head Trauma?

A traumatic brain injury is not always easy to detect and, in some cases, may take time for the symptoms to present themselves. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), some of the most common types of symptoms that may indicate head trauma include:

  • Blurred vision
  • Changes in personality
  • Changes in sleeping patterns
  • Decreased motor skills
  • Difficulty with memory, making decisions or paying attention
  • Increased sensitivity to sound or light
  • Dizziness, light-headedness, and loss of balance
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Sudden changes in mood
Types of Treatments for TBI Patients

The types of treatments for head trauma will depend on various factors, including the severity of the injury and the overall health of the TBI patient. A medical professional must conduct a thorough assessment of the patient's condition before determining an appropriate treatment plan. The following includes the common types of treatments for traumatic brain injury patients:

  • Cognitive or speech therapy
  • Inpatient or outpatient rehab hospital
  • Occupational or physical therapy
  • Psychological or vocational counseling
  • Psychiatric care and social support

Extensive medical care and treatment are often required for traumatic brain injuries due to their severity. For this reason, it is essential to retain an experienced brain injury lawyer in Brentwood. An attorney can help a TBI patient file a personal injury claim or lawsuit for damages from the individual or entity responsible for the accident. This party may be held financially accountable for reasonable and necessary medical expenses.

Recovering Compensation for a Head Injury

For evaluating a traumatic brain injury claim, the most challenging task is often proving that the TBI resulted from the accident in question. This is because there is no normal pattern for head trauma as individuals respond differently to such injuries, making it complex to compare head trauma cases and value them. To prove a personal injury claim for a TBI, it is essential to ensure that evidence of the head injury is well-established. If you have suffered trauma to the head in an accident, it is critical for you to:

  • Seek immediate medical care
  • Establish loss of consciousness
  • Obtain an early diagnosis
  • Maintain consistent medical treatment

The success of a bodily injury claim for a TBI is often based upon the amount of evidence produced. If you suspect that you may have sustained a head injury in a recent accident, contact an experienced brain injury lawyer in Brentwood today for a free consultation.

Should I Accept a Settlement from the Insurance Company for a Head Injury Claim?

Claimants are required to file a personal injury lawsuit for a TBI within a specific deadline. Under the California Code of Civil Procedure Section 335.1, the statute of limitations is two years from the date of the traumatic brain injury. Since the time limit to bring a lawsuit can pass quickly, it is essential to retain a Brentwood brain injury lawyer early in the claims process. For details on how to find the best TBI attorney to handle your personal injury case, watch the video below.

Importance of Working with an Attorney on a TBI Case

Many people often wonder if it is necessary to hire an attorney for legal representation after a catastrophic accident. While retaining a lawyer is not required, it can be useful for a traumatic brain injury case. For instance, an attorney can protect TBI patients from difficult insurance companies, offer insight into potential options for financial recovery, protect the client's best interests, retain expert witnesses to prove personal injury damages, and more. This is an extensive process our legal team is capable of handling on behalf of our clients.

Our attorneys understand the importance of resolving traumatic brain injury cases professionally and promptly. We also know that your immediate concern is recovering the fair compensation you need for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. That is why we work diligently to resolve TBI cases with difficult insurance carriers and defense attorneys. If you or a loved one suffered head trauma in a catastrophic accident because of someone else's negligence, contact our law firm today to schedule a free consultation.

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