Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of death and disability in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 2.87 million TBI related emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and deaths occurred in the United States. Many survivors of TBI will suffer lifelong disabilities and require extensive medical treatment. Our legal team at Bojat Law Group has a significant amount of experience fighting for our victims and their families’ rights in order to compensate them for their injuries caused by the negligence or willful act of another.
CAUSES AND SYMPTOMS OF TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES
A TBI is caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that disrupts the normal function of the brain. An object that penetrates brain tissue, such as a bullet or shattered piece of skull, also can cause traumatic brain injury. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/traumatic-brain-injury/symptoms-causes/syc-20378557
One of leading causes of TBI are auto accidents. In an auto accident a person’s head may violently shake from the impact or the head may strike an object such as the window or windshield causing significant damage to the brain. Thus, your head may not need to directly hit an object for a TBI to occur. Moreover, brain injuries may often occur as the result of sporting accidents, bicycle accidents, motorcycle accidents and pedestrians involved in such accidents. Other causes of TBI include slip and falls on an unsafe premises and construction accidents such as falling from a ladder.
Symptoms of TBI can range from mild, moderate, to severe. Victims of TBI may initially experience relatively mild physical symptoms such as headaches, nausea, dizziness, fatigue, problems with speech, difficulty sleeping, or sleeping more than usual. The most common type of medical diagnosis from a mild case of TBI are concussions. Mild mental symptoms include changes in personality, memory or concentration problems, mood swings, depression, or anxiety. In order to ensure the best medical results possible, anyone who incurs a head injury should seek immediate medical attention to help accurately diagnose the extent of the injury and commence medical treatment.
GETTING THE RIGHT MEDICAL TREATMENT YOU DESERVE
The inherent debilitating nature of TBI requires an enormous amount of medical care and treatment. The costs associated with TBI can be insurmountable. Moreover, the financial and emotional impact can have lasting effects on victims and their families. While some victims suffering from TBI may recover in six months to a year, for many victims the recovery process may last a lifetime as they suffer from permanent disabilities. As such, years of medical treatment, physical therapy, rehabilitation, and permanent disabilities can potentially cost hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars depending on the severity of the TBI.
YOU MAY RECOVER MONETARY DAMAGES EVEN THOUGH YOU WERE PARTIALLY AT FAULT
Under California’s “comparative fault” law a victim may still recover damages in their lawsuit even though he or she was partially at fault, also known as comparative negligence. In this instance, a jury will determine to what degree was the victim at fault and apply their damages accordingly. Therefore, if you were partially at blame for your injuries you may still receive monetary damages even if you were more than fifty percent to blame. A jury is the fact finder who will determine to what degree were you at fault and deduct that percentage from the amount awarded. A common example of this would be a multi-vehicle accident. Our expert witnesses would be able to determine in their professional opinion who may be to blame, even if you think that you contributed to the accident. This evidence would help a jury decide to what degree were you culpable for your injuries. So don’t wait to get the medical help you need even if you think you were partially at fault.
CALL AN EXPERIENCED WOODLAND HILLS ATTORNEY FOR A FREE CONSULTATION
If you or a loved one has suffered TBI due to the negligent or willful acts of others, you should seek legal consultation in order to pursue compensation for your medical expenses that may extend over a lifetime. Our team is dedicated to advocating for victims and their families. Get the help you need with Bojat Law Group as we have the necessary experience and skills to get you the compensation you deserve. There is no fee for our services unless a recovery is won. Call us now for a free consultation and speak with an experienced attorney about your case.