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The Only Los Angeles Traumatic Brain Injury Law Firm You Need

January 31, 2023 
by LA Injury Group

Accident victims generally suffer serious traumatic brain injuries (TBI) because of another person’s negligence. An injury such as this can occur in several situations from slips and falls to tragic vehicular accidents. You may not see visible signs but they can devastatingly affect almost every aspect of your life.  Suffering from a traumatic brain injury requires considerable medical treatment and continuous therapy. In severe cases, the victim may suffer permanent disabilities. Think of hiring our experienced Los Angeles traumatic brain injury lawyer at LA Injury Group. We’re here to protect your legal rights and pursue the compensation you rightfully deserve.

You may reach us at (818) 240-1800. Call now for a FREE evaluation of your case. We work on a contingency fee basis. 

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Experienced Los Angeles Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer: What is Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?

It’s an injury to the brain as a result of a violent blow or jerk to the head or body. An object that penetrated the brain tissue, such as a sharp object, a smashed piece of the skull, or a bullet can cause TBI. A mild one may temporarily affect your brain cells. 

Damage to the brain can be focal, meaning it’s contained to one side of the brain. It can also be diffused or it happened in more than one area of the brain. The severity of the damage can vary from a small concussion to a catastrophic injury, resulting in a coma or death.

What are the Most Common Causes of TBI in Los Angeles?   

You can never tell when an accident will happen and what causes it. However, you can be sure that someone’s negligence causes it and that someone will surely suffer pain and injuries. Some of the most common causes of traumatic brain injury include:

Vehicle Accidents. This accident involves any type of vehicle such as cars, trucks, motorcycles, and pedestrians. It can range in consequence from minor fender benders to disastrous collisions. This type of accident includes:

  • Head-on collision
  • Parked car damage
  • Vehicle rollover
  • T-Bone car accident
  • Single-vehicle accidents
  • Multiple vehicle collision
  • Sideswipe collision
  • Crashes at intersections
  • Backing collisions

Falls. These are more common in workplaces such as in construction sites, warehouses, and when cleaning building windows or cutting trees. These people may fall from broken stairs, ladders, scaffoldings, or trees. 

Explosive blasts. Those who work in the military are usually the ones affected. Miners are also susceptible to TBI when the explosives they’re using accidentally exploded. Moreover, workers in a chemical factory are also in danger when the chemicals explode. The pressure wave that passes through a victim’s brain can significantly disturb the brain’s normal functioning.

Sports injuries. Extreme and challenging sports can cause traumata and other head injuries. Example of these sports includes boxing, soccer, wrestling, martial arts, equestrian, skateboarding, and skiing to name a few.

Violence. This is an act of physical force that incite or intends to cause harm. The damage it inflicts may be psychological, physical, or both. Violence can be in a form of child abuse, physical assault, gunshot wounds, and domestic violence among others. 

Responsibility in Traumatic Brain Injuries

In this type of injury, there may be one or more liable parties involved, which makes it more complicated. Proving responsibility in a TBI case is difficult and it’s recommended that you hire a skilled Los Angeles traumatic brain injury attorney to handle your case. Identifying the responsible parties and their negligence is the only way that you can recover damages for your injuries and losses

We’ll closely figure out the type of accident you were involved in and identify the liable party or parties who might be responsible for causing your brain injury. We’ll investigate:

  • Negligent drivers
  • Government agencies
  • Vehicle/parts manufacturer, designer, and distributors
  • Car dealerships
  • Other possible third parties

In case of a slip and fall accident, we’ll consider checking on the property owner where the accident occurred. We have to determine if his or her negligence caused dangerous conditions on the premises.  

What If You are Partly At-Fault?

Los Angeles acknowledges pure comparative law. When you’re partly to blame for the accident, you can still recover damages depending on the percentage of your contribution. It means that your injury settlement will decrease based on the degree of your liability. If you were 25% accountable for the accident, expect that your settlement will be reduced by 25%.

Retaining a knowledgeable Los Angeles traumatic brain injury can help you recover damages even if you’re partially at fault for the accident. Your hired advocate that fault is fairly assessed in your case.

Seeking Maximum Compensation for Your Traumatic Brain Injury Claim

In terms of seeking maximum compensation, you must prepare to deal with insurance companies which we all know are for-profit. They will find ways to reduce your compensation or deny it completely which will help them reduce the profit loss of the company.

Moreover, insurance companies will only pay victims based on the policyholder’s limit. If there’s an excess to the limit, or if the damage isn’t covered by the insurance policy, you can get the remaining losses by a civil claim against the negligent party or defendant. 

Possible damages you may recover include economic damages which are quantifiable and have fixed monetary values, such as hospital bills, loss of income, and property damages among others. You may also get compensated for non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, and inconvenience to name a few.  

Moreover, the court may award you punitive damages if the defendant’s actions are outrageously reckless, obnoxious, or unspeakable. 

Contact LA Injury Group for Help 

Our compassionate and proficient Los Angeles traumatic brain injury attorney will protect your rights and defend you from insurance companies. We can help you recover and maximize the compensation you deserve. 

Reach out to us sooner so we can help file a claim within the statute of limitations to ensure that you’ll get your compensation earlier. Call (818) 240-1800 and schedule a FREE consultation. We work on a contingency fee basis so you can focus better on your immediate recuperation while we take care of the case for you.

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