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When a traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs as the result of an accident with an automobile or commercial truck, it’s important to immediately retain the skilled representation of a qualified brain injury attorney. Chances are, you are (or will be) dealing with costly medical bills, lost wages, and many other expenses. Whenever you’re hurt by someone else’s negligence, you have the right to pursue compensation for such losses. However, it’s not always as easy as it should be to get a fair settlement.
At Del Rio & Caraway, P.C., our Sacramento traumatic brain injury lawyers are passionate about helping people like you get justice against the individuals and/or corporations that caused your suffering. We take the time to listen to your case and provide you with the legal guidance and counsel you need. Especially when dealing with a catastrophic injury, going through the insurance claim process alone could result in missed opportunities to maximize your compensation. We can help you make strategic moves and will take care of all the procedural work of filing a claim.
Backed by more than 35 years of combined legal experience, our Sacramento TBI attorneys can aggressively advocate for you after a traumatic brain injury. Contact Del Rio & Caraway, P.C. today at (916) 229-6755 for a free case evaluation.
Can I File a Lawsuit for My Brain Injury?
If you’re questioning whether or not you have the legal recourse to pursue damages after you or a loved one suffered a TBI, our brain injury attorneys will sit down with you, completely free of charge, to review your case and identify your options. On the simplest level, all you need to answer is this question: Was the injury caused by someone else’s carelessness or misconduct? If you think the answer is yes, you likely have the right to file for compensation. We can help investigate your case to learn the full details of what transpired.
The following are examples of the most common causes of traumatic brain injuries:
- Falls caused by unsafe premises
- Motor vehicle accidents involving cars or semi-trucks
- Violent assault
- Sports-related injuries, most commonly a concussion
- Explosions or military combat injuries
Those who are lucky will suffer only a mild TBI (concussion or mTBI), which has a much higher rate of total recovery; high-velocity impacts and/or puncture wounds can cause much more severe damage to the brain. However, even an mTBI can greatly impact a person’s health.
Per a recent study, mTBIs are very common and often unrecognized by emergency departments. In fact, only 23.1% of patients with an mTBI were officially diagnosed with one in the emergency department. This data is quite unnerving considering the long-term effects of an untreated mTBI: emotional regulation issues, irregular sleep patterns, headaches, post-traumatic amnesia, learning and speech difficulties, among others. Thus, it is advisable to monitor yourself for such symptoms and consult a medical professional again should they persist.
No matter how your traumatic brain injury occurred, if it was caused by someone's negligence, you deserve to be compensated for your pain and suffering. Contact a Sacramento TBI lawyer from Del Rio & Caraway, P.C. to get started on your case with a free consultation.
Recovering Compensation for a Life-Changing TBI
When addressing a traumatic brain injury claim, it’s important not only to document your expenses and new needs but also to show how this injury will forever impact your quality of life. For this type of analysis, we can work with medical experts to gauge how your future is likely to look.
In your personal injury lawsuit, our brain injury attorneys will pursue compensation for the following types of damages:
- Lost wages you missed from being unable to work;
- Lost earning potential if you can't return to your field of work or any type of work;
- Medical expenses from your TBI, including hospital bills, doctor visits, and medications; and
- Non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering or the loss of quality of life.
We’ll also need input from you and your family so we can get a sense of your previous day-to-day life. The more detail we can give, the more convincing your claim will be.
Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury
As the command center for everything we do, the brain is uniquely valuable. It’s also unique in that it cannot regrow and replace cells after they die. A brain that has been damaged will always retain that damage. Some recovery may be possible if the brain can rewire itself. However, these gains are hard-won and do not happen for everyone.
Brain injury victims may suffer the following symptoms, along with many others:
- Difficulty concentrating
- Memory problems
- Language and communication problems
- Slurred speech
- Lack of control over speech
- Difficulty understanding speech
- Changes in sensory perception
- Chronic pain
- Sleep disorders
- Lack of awareness
Though every symptom may not be immediately apparent, they can still cause serious hardships for patients and their families. They can also slip through initial evaluations. We won’t let an insurer cover up a disability just because they think it isn’t important or wasn’t caused by your accident.
Our Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys in Sacramento Are Ready to Help
We know after a catastrophic injury like this, you may be experiencing grief, anger, confusion, and other difficult emotions. It isn’t always easy to consider legal actions with everything else going on. When you work with Del Rio & Caraway, P.C., you’ll have 24/7 access to our team so we can answer your questions and provide advice. We are dedicated to helping our clients fight for the justice they deserve, and we will stay by your side from the day you first speak with us to the day your case is resolved.
Find out more about your legal options by calling Del Rio & Caraway, P.C. at (916) 229-6755. Our caring team of Sacramento brain injury attorneys is here to help you.
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