Head Injury/Brain Damage – Personal Injury Attorney Richmond CA
A personal injury attorney is qualified to handle legal cases involving brain injuries that cause trauma to the victim. Compensable brain injuries are typically the result of someone suffering an automobile/ motorcycle/bicycle accident, medical malpractice, violent assault or work-related accident. Pedestrian “strikes” (when a pedestrian crossing the street is is hit by a vehicle) also account for a large portion of brain injury cases in California.
If you or a loved one has endured injury to the brain due to an accident caused by the negligence of another, a personal injury lawyer has the knowledge and experience necessary to get you the compensation you deserve for your medical bills, pain and suffering and lost wages.
How a California Personal Injury Attorney Can Help You Win Your Case
Latest statistics reveal that California had over 29,000 people hospitalized in one year due to a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Nearly all TBIs culminate in lawsuits filed by a personal injury attorney who bases his lawsuit on a legal concept called negligence. Claims of negligence means that the personal injury lawyer intends to prove that the defendant in a traumatic brain injury case is legally responsible for causing a serious brain injury to the plaintiff.
It is not uncommon for victims or their loved ones to obtain the services of a personal injury lawyer weeks or months after the incident. This is because many brain injuries are not readily apparent, especially if it is a closed head injury that leaves no visible mark left on the head. Unless the person involved in the accident sees a doctor right away and has x-rays taken of his head, the injury may not manifest itself until symptoms appear three hours, three days or even three weeks later. Symptoms of possible head trauma include severe or frequent headaches, personality changes, loss of vision/blurry vision an increasing difficulty remembering or thinking clearly.
What Happens After You Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?
If you or a loved one suffer a brain injury due to the negligence of another, an experienced personal injury lawyer will gather all medical documentation necessary to successfully argue your case in court. Records of MRI, CT and PET scans are vital to proving that the diagnosis of a brain injury is viable and compensable. In addition, neuropsychological test results may be required in cases where the brain injury has produced dramatic personality or cognitive changes in victims that permanently incapacitates them.
Although many people fully recover from the most brain injuries, recovery time can be a slow process. While recovering from a TBI, you will inevitably accumulate a mountain of medical debts in addition to lost wages. An expert personal injury lawyer will fight for the compensation you need to pay off those bills as well as future medical bills and living expenses.
Eric Wagner is an experienced personal injury attorney and helps people just like you to recover the money you need to pay the expenses relating to your head injury or brain injury. From our offices in Richmond California, we proudly serve clients in Contra Costa, the San Francisco Bay Area, and the surrounding cities. If you are involved in an accident that results in a head or brain injury, the law allows us to help you receive compensation for a multitude of losses due to negligence. Please contact a us today at (855) 529-4465, for a free initial consultation.