You or your loved one may suffer permanent impairment from a traumatic brain injury. At the same time, your life will change forever. You won’t be able to do the things you did before the accident. What’s more, your bills will pile up different expenses because of the injury. To rectify these, you need an aggressive Glendale traumatic brain injury lawyer to ensure justice and fair compensation.
What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an injury to the brain because of outside force, such as a blow, knock, or bump to the head. This could lead to minor or serious damage to the brain. Inside force, on the other hand, includes stroke or aneurysm, generally called Acquired Brain Injuries (ABI).
TBIs are often caused by whiplash, struck by an object, violent crimes, or slip and falls. Victims may experience long-term problems with how they act, move, learn, or sense. These repercussions necessitate comprehensive medical treatment and prolonged care.
Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries
An injured victim may suffer either one of the brain injuries.
Closed Brain Injury
This type of brain injury occurs when there are no objects that penetrate the skull. However, the trauma can start from minor injuries to calamitous, fatal major injuries.
- Falls (from height or from standing)
- Sports injuries (from contact sports including boxing and wrestling)
- Vehicular accidents
- Bike accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
Closed brain injury symptoms depend on the type of the victim’s injury has and its extent. Victims with a mild closed head injury may experience:
- Headaches and migraines
- Confusion or memory problems
- Vision or hearing problems
- Passing out
- Dizziness or lightheadedness
- Blood or clear fluid draining from the ears or nose (maybe sign of fractured skull)
- Scalp bruising, bleeding, or swelling
- Speech difficulty
- Difficulty in movement
Penetrating Brain Injury
This type of brain injury occurs when an object penetrates the skull and damages the brain. Also called open head injuries, can hurt a small or large portion of the brain.
- Severe fall
- Falling objects
- Gunshot wounds
- Persistent headache
- Agitation other unusual behavior
- Weakness or numbness in fingers and toes
- Convulsions or seizures
- Irritability or Mood swings
- Slurred speech
- Inability to awaken from sleep
- Coma and other disorders of consciousness
- Profound confusion
- Loss of coordination
- Dilation of one or both pupils of the eyes
A traumatic injury is an extraordinary case and impacts each victim in various ways. That’s why it’s crucial to review your injury with an aggressive Glendale traumatic brain injury lawyer. There are four elements that need evidence to prove a claim is valid.
Duty of Care
Under this element, another person owed you a legal duty of care. It means he needs to take sensible actions to prevent harming another person. An example is that manufacturers need to ensure that the products they make are safe to use.
Breach of Duty of Care
The defendant missed fulfilling his duty of care to you. He becomes liable for negligence if his breach of duty caused you injuries or mental ill-health. An example is a medical staff who failed to make the patient take the medicine on time that aggravated the medical condition.
Connection Between Breach and Injury
You suffered injuries and losses because of the defendant’s negligence to fulfill his duty of care. Because of it, you may become disabled, disfigured, or mentally incapacitated.
Due to the injury, you sustain damages including lost salaries, medical expenditures as well as pain and suffering.
Recoverable Damages in Traumatic Brain Injuries
Victims who suffer from TBIs will shell out thousands of dollars in lost earnings, medical expenses, other out-of-pocket overheads. The only approach for an injured party to reclaim costs is to file a claim against the at-fault person. You need to hire a Glendale traumatic brain injury who can ensure justice and fair compensation for you.
The damages you can recover include:
This type of damages encompasses future loss of earnings. It also covers similar expected reasonable costs if the victim suffers a permanent brain injury.
The court awards this to victims who suffer a disability, mental anguish, and pain and suffering. It also includes other non-concrete things generally linked with a traumatic brain injury.
It pertains to compensating for the loss of life’s pleasures. Most often than not, many victims can never live a normal life again, especially if they become impaired or bed-ridden. Because of this, depression sets in.
This type of damages is difficult to win. But, if you have an aggressive Glendale traumatic brain injury lawyer by your side, you’ll have bigger chances of a successful case.
This type of damage aims to teach the defendant by making him pay additional money. The court will award the extra cash to the victim because of the defendant’s negligent behavior that caused critical injuries or death of the plaintiff or victim.
Filing a TBI Claim
Filing a claim is a complicated procedure, especially when it involves a large amount of money. You also need to deal with unscrupulous claims adjusters. Let the Oktanyan Der-Grigorian Law Group represent you and ensure you’ll get justice and the compensation you rightfully deserve.
Call (818) 975-3080, and we’ll be happy to discuss your case at no cost. Our team of aggressive and expert traumatic brain injury lawyers will fight for you.