Brain Injury Attorney Referral Service
Your brain is a mass of soft tissues containing billions of microscopic nerve cells that communicate with one another through electrical and chemical impulses. Each portion of the brain is responsible for specific bodily functions such as breathing, motor responses, memory, temperature control and speech.
While the brain is covered by a hard, protective skull, trauma or force applied on the head can cause the soft tissue underneath the skull to shake, move around and come into contact with the bony wedges of the skull. As a result, affected parts of the brain can become torn or damaged in what is known as traumatic brain injury or TBI.
Effects of TBI
Brain injury can result in a wide range of cognitive, emotional and behavioral difficulties, depending on the type and severity of the damage. Some of these effects include memory loss, speech and motion difficulties, problems in concentration and focus, and coma.
What types of accidents can cause TBI’s?
TBI can arise from accidents that involve trauma or any blow to the head such as in auto and trucking accidents, slips and falls at home, in public places or in the workplace, construction accidents, and mining and gas explosions. In the U.S., 51% of TBI’s result from vehicular accidents, including bicycle and motorcycle accidents and 21% arise from falls.
Signs and symptoms of TBI
Persons suffering from TBI may exhibit some or a combination of the following symptoms in varying degrees depending on the extent or severity of the brain injury:
- Loss of consciousness
- Sleep problems
- Blurred vision
- Light and sound sensitivity
- Memory problems
- Mood swings
- Anxiety and depression
Are traumatic brain injury claims covered by personal injury attorneys?
If you or a loved one is suffering from traumatic brain injury symptoms after an accident, getting immediate medical attention is vital. You may also be entitled to compensation for TBI. It is very important that you consult a personal injury attorney immediately in order to learn about the appropriate legal remedies.
How can an attorney help me recover?
The total cost of TBI in the US is over $48 billion each year. Anyone suffering from TBI will require medical treatment and ongoing therapy and rehabilitation for recovery. In addition to medical expenses that you incur, you may need to take time off work either due to a temporary or permanent disability and to completely recover.
The financial costs required for you to recover from a TBI can be enormous and the adjustments that you may have to make can have an adverse and permanent impact on your lifestyle and relationships.
Your personal injury attorney can help in sorting all your legal issues that are tied to your TBI, help identify and establish legal responsibility for your injuries, prepare the necessary documents to formalize your claim, set a fair value for your claim and negotiate a settlement in your behalf or represent you in litigation when an out-of-court settlement is not possible.
Your claim should cover compensation for:
- Medical expenses already incurred
- Ongoing costs for medical treatment and therapy/rehabilitation
- Lost earnings or time off work
- Lost earning capacity if there is a resulting disability
- Pain and suffering
- Costs for obtaining home care
The role of a personal injury attorney is important because presenting a claim for TBI involves a careful study of the circumstances surrounding the accident, a good grasp of tort law and civil procedure, and a wealth of litigation and negotiation experience in order to obtain the best possible outcome for you.
If you are unable to leave your hospital bed or home due to your injuries, some personal injury attorneys are happy to visit you to discuss your case and provide essential legal advice.
In the San Fernando Valley, California, finding the right personal injury attorney to represent you is quick and convenient through an online lawyer referral system. The SFVBA online referral service is composed of a network of qualified lawyers with experience in TBI claims.
If you or a family member was injured, and you require legal counsel, it is it is important you contact an attorney right away.
Speak with the Attorney Referral Service of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association. Our trained staff will provide you with a prompt referral. Talk to our trained referral consultants about your exact need. For us to make the best referral, it is important to gather pertinent information about each case and the client’s needs. The call to the referral service if free. Initial consultations with an ARS attorney is free. ARS can accommodate hospital visits, evening appointments, telephone consultations, or you may request to visit with the attorney at the attorney’s office.
Call the SFVBA Attorney Referral Service today 818-340-4529!