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A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of disability and death among young adults and children in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Approximately 1.5 million Americans suffer a TBI each year. This type of catastrophic injury occurs due to blunt force trauma to the head, resulting in damage to the brain. A TBI can be mild, moderate, or severe, depending on the extent of brain damage.

If you were involved in a catastrophic accident and suffered a TBI, an experienced Pittsburg traumatic brain injury lawyer can help you recover fair compensation for your losses. Contact our law firm today to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys at (925) 428-5220 or (800) 404-5400.

When it comes to dealing with head injury cases and difficult insurance companies, experience matters. Fortunately, our personal injury law firm has handled TBI cases since 1982. Our legal team has the experience, skills, and resources necessary for determining the full and fair settlement a TBI patient deserves after a catastrophic incident caused by someone else's negligence. Nevertheless, our experienced brain injury lawyers in Pittsburg can help you obtain the justice and fair compensation you deserve for your TBI and losses incurred. To learn more about how we can help, schedule a free consultation today.

National Statistics on Brain Injuries

Without question, the CDC is the best source for data regarding the prevalence of traumatic brain injuries in the United States:

  • Approximately 150 people succumb to TBI-related injuries every day.
  • TBI contributes to approximately 30 percent of all injury-related fatalities.
  • The top causes of non-fatal traumatic brain injuries include slip and falls, being struck by an object, and motor vehicle accidents.
What are the Most Common Signs and Symptoms of a TBI?

The signs and symptoms of a traumatic brain injury may not present themselves immediately after a catastrophic accident. For this reason, it is essential for everyone to seek immediate medical treatment anytime they sustain trauma to the head. This way, a medical professional can quickly diagnose and treat a head injury by performing the appropriate tests. Some of the most common symptoms of brain injuries include:

  • Anxiety, irritability, more emotional than usual, nervousness, or sadness
  • Bad taste in the mouth, ringing in the ears, or changes in the ability to smell
  • Blurry or fuzzy vision
  • Changes in personality or mood
  • Difficulty concentrating, thinking clearly, and remembering new information
  • Having no energy or feeling tired
  • Problems with balance or speech
  • Sensitivity to light or noise
  • Sleeping more or less than usual
  • Trouble falling asleep
  • Vomiting or nausea

The severity of a head injury will depend upon the extent of damage to the brain. Most symptoms of traumatic brain injuries may impact a TBI patient's ability to return to school, work, or even engage in daily activities. Such effects can last long after the head injury occurred.

Types of Compensation in a Traumatic Brain Injury Case

Depending on the severity of the traumatic brain injury in question, a claimant may recover medical expenses, including the costs of reasonable and necessary future medical treatment, lost wages, loss of consortium, and pain and suffering. Severe traumatic brain injuries may leave injured parties with permanent brain damage or even prevent their ability to return to work. In such situations, TBI patients may recover personal injury compensation for the income they would have expected to earn in the future if not for the head trauma suffered in the catastrophic incident.

Determining the Value of a Brain Injury Case

Non-economic damages are not always easy to calculate as they are subjective losses. Through evidence gathered by a law firm, such as family documentation, medical records, expert witness testimony, and photographs, an attorney can make the case that a TBI patient's life has been significantly impacted because of the catastrophic accident and that they have suffered immense pain and suffering.

Without a lawyer, it can be challenging for a claimant to know how much their case is truly worth. Insurance companies often take advantage of injured parties without legal counsel. For this reason, it is essential to work with an attorney who is experienced in handling complex brain injury claims and working with expert witnesses to calculate the full and fair values of cases. Keep in mind that each personal injury claim is subject to the two-year statute of limitations under the California Code of Civil Procedure Section 335.1. Therefore, reach out to an experienced lawyer today for free, friendly advice.

How is Negligence Proven in a Head Injury Claim?

To succeed in a personal injury lawsuit, a Pittsburg brain injury lawyer must prove that the at-fault party owed the injured party a duty of care, breached that duty, their negligence was the proximate cause of the TBI, and the head injury resulted in damages. To determine your eligibility for economic and non-economic damages for a TBI case, reach out to an experienced injury attorney today. For details on how to find the best lawyer to handle your head injury claim, watch the video below.

Importance of Working with an Attorney on a TBI Claim

TBI cases are often challenging due to the life-long challenges of the trauma. Retaining the services of a traumatic brain injury attorney is essential for a TBI patient and their family to ensure they receive a fair settlement. Injury lawyers experienced in handling head trauma cases will have the skills and resources to prove negligence. They collect, preserve, and present the necessary evidence to show a difficult insurance company, defense attorney, and jury that their client has a just cause for full and fair compensation.

If you or a family member has sustained a TBI in a catastrophic accident caused by negligence, then contact one of our Pittsburg brain injury lawyers for a free consultation to learn about your potential legal options for recovery. Our attorneys are available anytime to hear your story and determine the best strategy for bringing your case forward.

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