LOS ANGELES BRAIN INJURY LAWYER
Serious brain injuries, also known as Traumatic Brain Injuries (“TBI”), can change your life forever. People who have suffered TBI will need medical care to help them overcome the limitations caused by the injury. Some, unfortunately, will need treatment for the rest of their life.
With the help of a brain accident lawyer, you can get money to pay for:
- Past and future medical care and treatment
- Loss of earnings
- Loss of earning capacity
- And other expenses or losses
You Need Experts on Your Side
Insurance companies hire career experts who claim that you did not get hurt or that your injury is not permanent.
Without the help of an injury attorney who has the experience and a proven track record of success in litigating brain injury cases, you are diminishing the true value of your case.
Brain Injury Cases are Complex
Brain injury cases are very complex and require detailed preparation including medical examination, scientific testing, and expert testimony. You need a brain injury attorney who has a team of experts that can work on your case and help you get money for your injuries.
You Owe it to Yourself
The cost of treating brain injuries is enormous especially if you need medical care for the rest of your life. You owe it to yourself to hire an attorney who can get you the most money for your injuries.
If you have sustained a serious brain injury, the last thing you want to do is worry about the cost of medical care. Our attorneys can help.
We work with highly skilled experts in the field of neurology, neuropsychology, cognitive rehabilitation, and psychiatry to fully evaluate the extent of your brain injuries and use experts to opine on the diagnosis, causation, prognosis, and cost of medical care and treatment.
Do You Have a Case?
Our Los Angeles brain injury attorneys can help you determine how much you can get for your traumatic brain injury. Whether the brain injury resulted in a mild concussion or a permanent disability, our attorneys will litigate your case against all of the individuals and/or corporations that are responsible for your injury.
Our attorneys will help you:
- Prove that defendant was negligent and caused your serious brain injury.
- Secure expert opinions from a team of brain injury experts regarding your medical condition and the cost of your future medical treatment.
- Document the emotional and physical effects of the brain injury, such as behavioral change, physical pain, and depression.
- Compile testimony from family and medical professionals which show the full extent of your injuries to paint a vivid picture of the hardships caused by your brain injury.
What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
Traumatic Brain Injuries are head injuries resulting from trauma to the head. They are also referred to as “closed head” injuries or, in rare cases, “open head” injuries. Most TBIs are caused by auto accidents involving cars, motorcycles, and pedestrians. The rest are typically attributed to injuries to the head due to a slip and fall accident or an injury sustained while engaging in some form of recreational activity such as sports.
TBIs have many common symptoms that victims struggle with:
- Cognitive defects such as memory loss or inability to concentrate or think
- Loss of motor skills or paralysis
- Sensory processing such as loss of smell or hearing
- Speech disorders
- Constant ringing in the ear
- Blindness or blurred vision
- Neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease or dementia
- Behavioral Disorder such as depression, anxiety, personality changes
- Coma or epilepsy
If you notice any of these symptoms following an accident, please visit an emergency room. Doctors typically diagnose TBIs by asking you questions and performing certain tests. Imaging tests like a CT Scan can also show trauma to the brain.
Unfortunately, there is no pill on the market that can help the brain heal. However, a doctor can help you manage your symptoms and might prescribe medication to help you sleep, lessen anxiety, or fight depression. In most cases, patients need to rest until their symptoms resolve.
If you suffered a moderate or severe injury, then rehabilitation is often necessary. Severe TBIs require that patients relearn how to walk or talk. Many cannot get dressed or cook for themselves, so occupational therapy becomes essential so that the patient retains some autonomy. To deal with cognitive or behavioral changes, TBI patients often benefit from therapy. And let’s not forget the stress that affects all family members living with a patient with a TBI. When the injury is serious, these loved ones often need group therapy to help them adjust to the challenges caused by the injury.
Closed Brain Injury
The term “closed head” refers to a trauma to the head by an object that does not penetrate the skull. Symptoms range from mild lightheartedness to severe brain damage. The appearance of symptoms also varies in time; some appear immediately while others take days or weeks to surface.
Closed brain injuries are particularly insidious because many people do not receive prompt treatment. Since they see no blood, they don’t believe that they have suffered any trauma. Consequently, those suffering from closed brain injuries often remain undiagnosed for considerable periods of time.
Do not assume that your closed brain injury is not serious or that you can forgo rest. Indeed, some of the most severe brain injuries we have seen were “closed” in nature.
Penetrating Brain Injury
This type of injury is often referred to as an “open head” injury because the skull bone is penetrated upon impact. Penetrating brain injuries are quite obvious compared to closed. They also can lead to more serious injuries because a patient might bleed inside their skull, or the brain matter can suffer permanent injury.
No Fees Unless We Get You Money
We understand that sustaining a brain injury is a life-altering event and the last thing you should be worrying about is attorney’s fees. Many of our clients are struggling with how to pay their bills because their brain injuries prevent them from going back to work. They might spend months being unable to get out of bed or to even look at a computer screen. With bills continuing to pile up, the last thing they believe is that they can hire an attorney to represent them in a lawsuit.
This is why we do not collect any fee unless we get money for our clients. It might sound too good to be true. But we have used these “contingency fee” agreements for years. They allow our clients to access immediate, professional legal help to begin building a case for compensation while paying no upfront legal fees. Please contact our Los Angeles brain injury attorney to find out more about how we can help.
TBI and Auto Accidents
TBI can result from a car accident. In a recent study conducted by the National Association of State Head Injury Administrators (NASHIA), seventeen percent (17%) of all TBI cases resulted from some type of motor vehicle accident. TBI can occur if the vehicle’s occupant hits his or her head on the windshield or steering wheel during an accident.
TBI is a contributing factor in 30% of all injury deaths in the U.S. – Center for Disease Control. (Tweet This)
Unfortunately, people who sustain TBI underestimate the severity of the injury and often delay seeking medical help.
Interestingly, twenty to twenty-four-year-olds have the highest rate of TBI in motor vehicle deaths. And elderly Americans are the second-highest group of people who are more susceptible to experiencing TBI even from a minor fall. They also have the highest rate of hospitalization due to some form of TBI.
If you or your loved one has suffered a minor concussion or has a permanent disability due to serious brain injury, our experienced Los Angeles traumatic brain injury attorneys who have a proven track record of success can help you obtain the compensation you and your loved ones are entitled to.
TBI from Slipping and Falling
Traumatic brain injuries resulting from slipping and falling typically occur while playing sports. Young people and small children are most affected by TBI. Football, bicycling, soccer, and basketball are common sports where falling and head injuries are common. In contact sports, the trauma of being tackled or struck can sometimes cause a TBI by snapping the head back and forth or directly striking the head.
How to Prevent Traumatic Brain Injuries
By taking the following simple safety steps, you can significantly reduce your chances of getting a traumatic brain injury.
- Protect your head by wearing appropriate headwear. Use helmets when riding motorcycles, playing sports, or cycling.
- Wear seat belts even if you are sitting in the back of a car. Seat belts along with headrests help your head from moving violently during an accident.
- Stay focused and always be aware of your surroundings. Put away your cell phones and other electronic devices while driving. Texting while driving is the same as driving with a blindfold. For additional useful tips, visit Distraction.gov.
- Learn how to properly buckle your child in a child safety seat. Unfortunately, there are far too many people who do not know how to properly secure a child seat. For additional useful tips, visit Safekids.org.
At the law offices of Fisher & Talwar, our attorneys have handled all types of brain injury cases. We believe that anyone who has been injured due to negligence should have access to the best Los Angeles brain injury lawyers who focus on personal injury law.