Citrus Heights Brain Injury Lawyer

Brain Injury

Brain injuries are some of the most debilitating injuries experienced in an accident. The impact of a severe head injury on an accident victim's life is accurately reflected by the term often used to refer to such an injury – traumatic brain injury (TBI).  The brain is one of your body's most important parts because it controls your ability to think, learn, experience sensations, and even move.

If you or a family member has sustained severe injuries in an accident in Citrus Heights or elsewhere in Sacramento County, reach out to our experienced injury lawyers today at (916) 921-6400 for a free case evaluation.

Why You Need an Experienced Injury Attorney

When your brain suffers an injury after an accident, you may face long recovery times, extreme pain, an inability to return to work, and other severe consequences like exorbitant medical bills, never-ending doctors' appointments, and a complete lifestyle change.

After sustaining a traumatic brain injury, you need to focus on recovery, coping with the tragedy with your loved ones, and learning how to adapt your daily routine to the damage. You do not need the added stress of worrying about paying for your medical bills and providing for your family. It is important to consult with a knowledgeable and experienced personal injury attorney.

Importance of Working with a TBI Attorney

We have worked with countless Citrus Heights brain injury victims since 1982, and we have witnessed firsthand the devastating effects that traumatic brain injuries have on victims and their families.  We provide a unique approach to representation that is different from other personal injury lawyers, and we believe in treating all clients like family. We strive to meet your goals and always make decisions focused on your best interests. 

Common Reasons for Brain Injuries

Most traumatic brain injuries are entirely preventable and are caused by sudden, unexpected, and unfortunate accidents. These accidents are commonly caused by negligence. Negligence is akin to carelessness or inattention. The at-fault party is negligent when they fail to exercise the appropriate duty of care towards the victim, causing injuries.

Common causes of brain trauma include:

The duty of care varies based on the type of accident and the relationship between the parties. Drivers of vehicles, such as motorcycles, trucks, and cars, must follow traffic safety laws, maintain awareness of their surroundings, and drive safely. When a driver fails to do one of those things, the driver is responsible for an accident caused by that carelessness. For example, if a driver is operating a big rig while intoxicated and causes a wreck, the driver has violated this duty of care.

Vehicle-related accidents like auto, trucking, motorcycle, bicycle, and pedestrian accidents carry a high incidence of brain trauma due to the force of impact.

Medical malpractice and birth accidents can cause brain damage because of oxygen deprivation in the brain. Brain injuries associated with workplace and construction accidents are often caused by falls, falling debris, and malfunctioning equipment.

The video below discusses new technology and the treatment of traumatic brain injuries.

Citrus Heights Brain Injury FAQ

How long does it take to recover from a severe brain injury?

The recovery time varies for each person. The fastest improvement usually occurs in the first six months after the injury, and you will likely think and move better during this period. You may continue to improve for years following the damage, but the recovery speed will slow down as time progresses. Doctors recommend that those suffering from a TBI maintain their brain health for the rest of their lives. Brain health is maintained through proper diet and exercise while avoiding alcohol and drugs.


What should you not do while healing from a traumatic brain injury?

When recovering from a TBI, avoid physically demanding activities, like heavy housecleaning, weightlifting, and activities that require a lot of concentration, such as balancing a checkbook. These activities can slow your recovery and make your symptoms. Also avoid activities that could lead to another concussion, such as recreational or contact sports. Do not drink alcohol until your doctor approves it. Alcohol may slow your recovery.


Call a Brain Injury Attorney in Citrus Heights, CA

If you suffered a traumatic brain injury in an accident caused by negligence, our law firm provides legal representation to injured parties and their families throughout Northern California. To learn how we can help, call our Citrus Heights brain injury lawyers today at (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400 for free, friendly advice on your TBI case.

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 5.4.22]

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