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Chico Brain Injury Lawyer


Brain Injuries are one of the most severe types of trauma that people suffer during accidents. Technically referred to as Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI), this type of trauma often has far-reaching consequences for accident survivors and their loved ones. Because the brain controls your ability to learn, think, sense, and move, suffering a TBI can affect many different aspects of your life. Additionally, nerve tissue heals slowly, and TBIs can come along with a long recovery time in addition to intense pain, disability, and other stressful factors like loss of work, medical bills, and a complete change of lifestyle.

After suffering a TBI, it is essential to focus on recovering and learning how to process your emotions. People recovering from a TBI often need to spend time with their families, adjusting to new daily routines and learning how to cope with what happened. During this time, the last thing that survivors and their families need is to worry about the financial burden of medical bills and other costs related to the injury. For this reason, it’s important to consult with an experienced and knowledgeable Chico brain injury attorney.

Working with TBI Survivors

Since we began my practice in 1982, we have worked with countless brain injury survivors. During this time, we have seen firsthand just how devastating the effects of brain injuries can be for people and their loved ones. Because we know how stressful it can be to face the challenges of recovery, we provide our clients with a unique approach to legal representation by focusing on personal relationships.

Many attorneys prefer to keep a strictly professional relationship with their clients. While this approach can work for some, our Chico brain injury attorneys prefer to spend time developing a friendship with the people we represent.

By getting to know my clients and their families, we have found that we learn more about how their injuries have affected their lives and can better represent their interests while negotiating with insurers or arguing their cases in court. Because we choose to run our practice this way, we’ve often been called the “personal” personal injury attorney.

Most Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Most TBIs are caused by accidents that happen in the blink of an eye. In many cases, these accidents happen because one or more people were negligent and either caused or failed to prevent the accident from happening.

The following list contains some of the more common types of accidents that result in serious brain injuries:
Establishing Liability in a Brain Injury Case

While going through our everyday lives, we are responsible for making sure that our actions don’t harm others. This is called a “duty of care,” and when people neglect to uphold it, they may be financially liable after accidents take place. As an example, drivers must follow traffic laws and maintain awareness of pedestrians, cyclists, and other drivers. When a driver fails to do these things, they are not upholding their duty of care and are typically considered negligent in the event of a crash.

In some cases, the duty of care is violated by inaction. For instance, if a company creates a product such as a ladder that fails to operate as it should, people can easily be left with severe injuries. Like with a reckless driver, the manufacturer of the product may be financially responsible for the accident because of their negligence.

Recovering After a Brain Injury

Recovering after a brain injury can be a complicated process. Not only do accident survivors often need to spend time in physical therapy, but many need to undergo multiple procedures and make modifications to their homes to continue living their daily lives.

All these things can be expensive, and suffering an injury often leaves people unable to continue working at their job. On top of medical expenses, this loss of income usually leaves survivors and their families unsure of how they will make ends meet.Importance of Working with an Attorney on a TBI Case

These concerns are serious and the reason that it’s so important for families to get in touch with a Chico brain injury lawyer who has successfully handled cases like theirs in the past. By filing a personal injury case against the parties responsible for the accident, survivors can claim payments for a wide range of financial and personal damages.

If you’d like to know more about the process of filing a personal injury claim, the best thing is to contact a trusted attorney in your area. Most injury lawyers are happy to offer free advice over the phone so that you can have the information you need to move forward.

Treating brain injuries can be complicated. To learn more about the topic, take a look at this video:

Contact a Chico Brain Injury Attorney Today

If you suffered head trauma in an accident caused by negligence, our Chico brain injury lawyers have handled TBI cases like yours since 1982 and may be able to help you. Learn more by calling us at (530) 392-9400 or (800) 404-5400 for free, friendly advice on your potential claim today.

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

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Editor’s Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 8.19.21]

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