One moment someone could be walking down a crosswalk, and the next struck by a vehicle. They could wake up days later from a coma in a haze with their loved ones beside them in a hospital bed, to a new reality that is living with a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Sustaining a TBI as a result from an accident is a horrific, life-altering experience.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 61,000 deaths relating to a TBI occurred in the United States in 2019. On average, there were 166 TBI deaths happening each day. This type of injury contributes to a third of all injury-related fatalities in the nation. Common factors that account for a TBI include falls, intentional self harm, motor vehicle accidents, and assaults.
If your TBI was caused by negligent actions committed by another party, you may be entitled to receive recoverable compensation for damages. At West Coast Trial Lawyers, our expert brain injury attorneys are readily available to offer legal assistance to victims of personal injury. We will help strengthen your claim and negotiate with insurance companies to get you a fair settlement offer.
Common symptoms of a TBI include, but are not limited to:
Symptoms may vary depending on the severity of the injury.
For some, brain injury is the start of a lifelong disease process. The symptoms for a moderate to severe TBI can be long-term or permanent. Many people have reported permanent physical or mental disabilities. Even patients who are showing signs of improvement may have long-lasting effects that won’t go away anytime soon.
Daily tasks and even work that was routine before TBI can be much more difficult to complete after the fact. And when TBI is the result of someone else’s negligence, having to deal not only with these new changes in a patient’s life, but also having to deal with the physical, financial, and emotional burdens can be taxing on a person and their family.
In California, it is required for the individual to file a personal injury claim within 2 years from the date of their incident. Failure to do so will result in their claim being barred. However, there are exceptions:
If you or a loved one were the victim of brain injury due to negligent acts committed by another individual, our skilled brain injury attorneys at West Coast Trial Lawyers will help you recover compensation for the losses you have suffered, including medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
We offer a free, no-obligation consultation at our firm. No fees are paid until your case has been settled. Reach out to our 24/7 legal team by calling 213-927-3700 or filling out our quick contact form.