Novato Brain Injury Lawyer


Novato, California, is a fast-growing city. An increase in population brings about busier streets and highways, which can also lead to more car accidents. These accidents can cause serious injuries, such as traumatic brain injury, leaving families and their loved ones under a significant amount of heartache and stress.

A traumatic brain injury can cause one to spend time in the operating room and/or the intensive care unit. While most of the attention surrounding brain injuries is placed on the patient, and rightfully so, it is essential to remember that the patient's family can also go through severe emotional and financial upheaval.

If you or a family member has suffered significant head trauma in an accident due to someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation from the at-fault party. Reach out to our experienced Novato brain injury lawyer today at (415) 521-2515 to learn about your legal options. We always offer free, friendly, and compassionate advice.

Severe Brain Injury After an Accident

Someone injured in a car or pedestrian accident often has a significant brain injury that could require extensive medical care. If a patient needs surgical operations or a stay in the intensive care unit, these medical bills can be costly; however, the price for medical care does not compare to the amount of stress that individuals and their families face when a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury.

Whether these injuries are due to penetrating trauma or a closed-head impact, brain injuries can leave patients with significant mental, physical, and sensory effects that severely diminish their quality of life.

Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries

There are many reasons why someone could suffer a traumatic brain injury. Patients and their families need to understand the different circumstances that can lead to these severe injuries and seek expert medical care if a brain injury results. Some of the causes of traumatic brain injuries include: 

  • Traumatic injuries from a car accident
  • Penetrating injuries from a knife or bullet wound
  • fall from a significant height
  • Defective products that damage the user
  • Medications that restrict oxygen flow to the brain
  • Blunt-force trauma from an assault, such as with a baseball bat

These types of traumas can lead to significant brain injury by restricting blood flow or oxygen to the brain, a direct contusion to the tissue itself, or dissection of the brain tissue either through a penetrating injury or from a bone fragment.

Delayed Symptom Onset

Depending on the type of trauma, a person may not know they suffered a brain injury until much later. Sometimes, people are knocked unconscious and regain consciousness later, thinking they are fine, only to realize that they have suffered a severe injury. For this reason, it is essential to seek medical attention immediately after a head injury.

Watch the following video for more about how doctors treat patients with traumatic brain injuries.

Challenges of Recovering from a Brain Injury

Patients and their families often face significant challenges in recovery from a traumatic brain injury. Someone recovering from a brain injury may have trouble using the bathroom without assistance. They may have difficulty moving from place to place. They could have sensory loss over a portion of their body. Their memory could be impaired. They could have significant cognitive defects that make it difficult to work. All of these complications of brain injuries can create financial stress that families may not handle on their own.

If you or a family member has suffered a brain injury, call an experienced accident lawyer for assistance. Your attorney can help you recover compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages. This allows you and your family to focus solely on your recovery.

Call Our Brain Injury Attorneys in Novato, CA

Did you suffer a traumatic brain injury after an accident caused by someone else's negligence? Call our experienced Novato brain injury lawyers at (415) 521-2515 or (800) 404-5400 for free, friendly advice on recovering compensation for your TBI case.

Our injury attorneys are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.

See our past verdicts and settlements.

Editor's Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 1.20.23]

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