Grass Valley Brain Injury Lawyer
A traumatic brain injury is often life-altering and may necessitate years of medical care, and that is if you are fortunate enough to survive. Traumatic brain injuries are a major cause of disability and death in the U.S. and are cited in approximately 30 percent of all injury deaths, according to the CDC. In fact, each and every day, over 150 people lose their lives from injuries, including brain injuries.
If survived, a serious brain injury can create a range of negative life outcomes including constant distraction and inability to focus on work or even permanent disability. The financial consequences of a traumatic brain injury can also be a harsh shock to a family’s finances, resulting in mounting medical bills and a reduced household income.
Because of the very serious nature of this type of injury, if you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, you should contact an attorney immediately to discuss your legal options. The medical costs alone that will result from this type of injury make exploring the possibility of a lawsuit worthwhile.Incidents That Lead to a Traumatic Brain Injury
Major causes of brain injuries include serious collisions between two cars, a collision between a car and a commercial semi-truck, a pedestrian being hit by a vehicle, a motorcyclist being hit by a vehicle, etc. These accidents can leave a driver or vehicle occupant brain injured by a jolt or blow to the head. The severity of a traumatic brain injury may range from “mild” to “severe.”
Another common way people suffer brain injuries is by a preventable error during a medical procedure. If you are undergoing surgery or other procedure and you are suddenly deprived of oxygen for an extended period, you can develop anoxia. This will result in significant damage to your brain.
The video below discusses how doctors are monitoring and treating traumatic brain injuries.Why It Makes Sense to Hire an Experienced Brain Injury Attorney
A traumatic brain injury is one of the most devastating bodily injuries a human can endure. The financial ramifications of a brain injury can be enormous, especially when the injured person requires a lifetime of medical care and is deemed unable to return to their job. Many insurance companies will do all they can to try and reduce or deny liability. Due to the complexity and technical nature of brain injury cases, you need someone who is well versed in this area of law to help guide you through the litigation process. An experienced Grass Valley brain injury lawyer is best suited to review the facts of your particular case and assess the best legal strategy going forward. A lawyer can also help ensure your legal rights are protected by filing a lawsuit within the applicable statute of limitations.Legal Representation Is Not Going to Bankrupt You
If you or a family member suffered a brain injury in an accident, you are probably struggling with the financial strain that comes with enduring a life-altering injury in an unexpected accident. You may be concerned about the cost associated with hiring an attorney. Thankfully, most Grass Valley brain injury lawyers work on a contingency fee. Basically, this means you do not pay your lawyer an hourly fee. The lawyer's fee is paid contingent upon money being recovered for you. If no money is recovered then you typically do not owe the lawyer anything.Financial Restitution For the Losses Caused by Your Brain Injury
Many brain injuries result from the negligence of another person or entity. Victims working with an experienced attorney may be able to seek compensation through the civil justice system. A personal injury claim will enable you to seek financial restitution for the following harms and losses:
- Your medical bills, which will likely be significant considering what is needed to properly treat a brain injury.
- Lost income due to your inability to return to work.
- Lost earning capacity, if you are deemed permanently disabled and unable to work again.
- Pain, suffering, and emotional trauma.
I’m Ed Smith, a brain injury lawyer in Grass Valley. If you or a loved one have suffered a brain injury because of the disregard or negligence of another person, please call us at (530) 392-9400 for free and friendly advice with no obligation. We can also be reached online.
I have been serving the Grass Valley and Greater California community as an accident lawyer since 1982, helping injured people and their families recover.
Editor’s Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 3.5.21]
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