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A Riverside accident victim may experience a serious brain injury in a split second that results in a lifetime of challenges and expenses. If you or a loved one suffered a brain injury due to the negligence of another party, a Riverside brain injury lawyer from Gomez Trial Attorneys can help you. You may qualify to seek compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. To learn more, contact our Riverside personal injury injury lawyers online or call us for a free case evaluation.
The human brain is the body’s most complex organ. It weighs approximately three pounds and controls most of how we think, move, and feel. Maintaining good health of the human brain is essential for learning, for activity, and for experiencing sensations. When the brain suffers a traumatic injury, one or more of these tools are often impaired or damaged forever.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines a brain injury as a bump, blow, or jolt that disrupts normal brain function. A traumatic brain injury, known as a TBI, can include a severe concussion. Many patients never fully return to who they were before the accident. If your loved one experienced a traumatic brain injury, he or she may change from a typically happy person to one prone to angry outbursts.
The changes that accompany such a serious injury are disturbing and emotionally devastating. When you or someone you love experiences a brain injury due to the reckless actions of another person, you have legal options. A personal injury lawsuit may be an option for seeking possible compensation for the damages you’ve experienced due to no fault of your own.
For most brain injury patients, the road to recovery is generally long, and for some, there is no recovery. Traumatic brain injury can result in a permanent disability that affects an injured individual’s ability to work and maintain relationships. If this happened to you or someone you love, we can help you during this difficult time. Call Gomez Trial Attorneys now to determine your eligibility to seek compensation.
Brain injuries can occur in a variety of situations that involve trauma to the head. Some of the most common causes of brain injuries include:
A violent traffic accident involving a car, truck, or motorcycle can result in a traumatic brain injury. Whether the vehicles collide with one another or one strikes a pedestrian or bicyclist, the injured victim may never be the same again.
The latest data from the California Department of Safety shows that for every one person killed in traffic accidents, approximately 71 individuals suffer injuries. The data also shows that every three minutes there was a report of a traffic accident involving a fatality or serious injury.
There are multiple reasons for motor vehicle accidents, including:
If your Riverside bicycle ride, daily walk, or drive to the store turned tragic due to a speeding or distracted driver, fight for justice. The funds you need for your medical care should not come from your personal finances. While each case is different, pursuing a personal injury lawsuit against those responsible for your injuries may result in you receiving financial compensation for your injuries.
Slip and fall accidents are a leading cause of traumatic brain injuries, according to the CDC. The blunt force trauma of striking your head against a hard surface can impact your life forever. If your slip and fall accident resulted from a negligent property owner’s action or inaction, you may qualify for compensation. The medical bills you incur due to a known hazard that a property owner failed to repair or warn you about can accumulate quickly. Depending upon the severity of your brain injury, the medical costs may continue to escalate, particularly if you require long-term medical care.
Some of the types of hazards that may result in a serious slip and fall accident include:
When property owners invite you onto their property, you likely accept their invitation assuming that you will be free from harm. If you or a loved one experienced a traumatic brain injury due to a negligent property owner, a brain injury lawyer from our team can help you.
The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) reports that assaults are the third leading cause of traumatic brain injury after vehicle accidents and falls. In addition to the overall impact on a victim’s health, many patients of an assault experience post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD).
These are just a few examples of accidents that may result in traumatic brain injury. Pursuing civil action is separate from any criminal charges that a responsible party may face.
As many as 3.8 million sports-related concussions happen every year in the United States; however, as many as 50 percent go unreported. Teens and young children comprise approximately 70 percent of sports-related brain injuries seen in emergency departments.
Sports with some of the highest incidences of brain injuries include:
Studies have analyzed the development of former players from the National Football League (NFL). The repeated head trauma that players experience places them at risk for this degenerative brain disease caused by repeated concussions.
Other situations that may result in a brain injury are construction site accidents or medical malpractice. The tragic outcome of a brain injury is something that affects an injured individual’s career, relationships, and quality of life. If you’ve suffered a TBI, you may need assistance with your personal care needs, such as bathing and dressing. A personal injury lawsuit provides you the legal route to seek compensation for your losses, your medical care, and any personal care needs that result from your injuries.
When a brain injury occurs due to the negligence of another person, the responsible individual is generally liable for the damages that you’ve incurred. Every brain injury case is different.
Compensation awards may include the following:
Unfortunately, no amount of money will return your life to the way it was before the accident. Compensation can, however, help support you in your life living with brain injury, and hopefully prevent others from experiencing harm by holding the liable party accountable for his or her actions. To determine whether a civil action is an option for you, contact Gomez Trial Attorneys now for your free case evaluation.
When you or your loved one has suffered a brain injury, the last thing you want to deal with is insurance companies. Medical appointments, procedures, and time with family should constitute your top priorities as you learn to deal with your injury. Insurance companies know this is the most vulnerable time for accident victims and thus often use the time immediately following an accident to present a settlement offer.
The best way to protect your future medical and financial needs is to:
At Gomez Trial Attorneys, we’re familiar with the tactics that insurance companies use to underpay accident victims. We use our negotiation skills to reach fair settlements out of court, but when necessary, we are always prepared to go to court. Our goal is to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.
The amount of compensation that an insurance company offers you may seem like all you will need for your future. While we do not know what the future holds, we do know that medical costs generally continue to rise; they rarely decrease. Planning for the future medical care of your brain injury or that of your loved one is vital to ensuring the funds are there when needed.
As brain injury lawyers, we understand how to calculate the costs that accompany serious injuries. We also work with experts when calculating how much compensation to seek in each case. From rehabilitation to a Riverside skilled nursing facility, the costs of long-term treatments often far surpass accident victims’ savings. If your traumatic brain injury prevents you from working, contact us today. You deserve quality care and the funds to pay for such care.
If a loved one succumbed to his or her traumatic brain injury, you may qualify to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Possible compensation for your loss may include:
These are just a few examples of the types of compensation often awarded in wrongful death cases. However, the types and amounts of compensation in these cases can vary significantly depending on the specific circumstances surrounding the wrongful death. Your relationship with the victim plays an important role in whether you qualify to file such civil action. Call Gomez Trial Attorneys now for a free case evaluation: 866-395-6792.
Experiencing a traumatic brain injury often proves devastating. The frustration of re-learning simple tasks can lead to feelings of anger. Understanding that your injury—or that of your loved one—was preventable, had another person exercised more care, is infuriating.
Our work with brain injury victims has taught us that this type of injury presents a hardship for many Riverside families. In addition to the stress of caring for your loved one, the stress of how to pay for needed medical care only adds to your overall stress level.
Interacting with others, whether it is on the roadway, in a restaurant, or on a football field, should not result in a brain injury. By using care and protecting others from harm, such types of accidents are often avoidable. No one has the right to change another person’s life so drastically due to the choice to drink and drive, send or read a text, or failure to clean a spill.
Civil action takes time. While we work hard to secure prompt compensation for our clients, we strive to never settle for less than they deserve. Gomez Trial Attorneys provides clients with excellent customer service during a tragic period of their lives.
Indeed, our commitment to compassion and communication demonstrates our desire to help the injured. If you or a loved one experienced a serious brain injury due to the reckless actions of another person, you must act quickly. The statute of limitations is a state law regarding the time allowed to pursue civil action. Once the deadline for filing your case expires, you miss your opportunity for pursuing compensation.
Collecting and reviewing evidence pertaining to your case takes time. If your injury is from a slip and fall accident, a copy of the incident report is important to your case. A police report from a vehicle accident and accident scene photos are important for Riverside brain injuries caused by negligent drivers.
No matter how your Riverside brain injury occurred, the statute of limitations clock starts the moment you suffer the injury. Time passes very quickly once you or a loved one suffers such a serious injury. Keeping track of important deadlines is just part of how our team can help your case.
A brain injury requires your full focus. Let Gomez Trial Attorneys handle the details of your Riverside brain injury case. Contact us now for a free case evaluation by calling (619) 237-3490 or online regarding your Riverside brain injury accident.
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