Long Beach Brain Injury Attorneys

A serious brain injury can result in permanent physical and cognitive disabilities that impact almost every aspect of life. Even minor brain damage can have devastating consequences for both the victim and his or her family. If you or someone you love has suffered head trauma in an accident that another party caused, our Long Beach brain injury attorneys can help you pursue compensation for all resulting medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and other economic and non-economic damages.

Because a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be so costly, it is not uncommon for insurance companies to offer settlements in these cases that are far less than what the victim deserves. Depending on the circumstances, you may be entitled to compensation for future healthcare bills, domestic help, and loss of future earning capacity. Our lawyers can help you account for all potentially recoverable losses and make sure the opposing party doesn’t take advantage of you.

We offer free consultations, and we don’t charge a retainer for our legal services. Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS to speak with a member of our team.

Why Might the Insurance Company Dispute My Brain Injury Claim?

Our goal in every personal injury case is to get our clients the money they deserve as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, insurance companies are not in the business of paying out compensation unless they absolutely have to. The adjuster will search for any possible reason to dispute your claim—especially if there’s a lot of money on the line.

As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Our brain injury lawyers in Long Beach can take the necessary steps to prevent disputes before they arise. Such steps include:

  • Compiling All Evidence of Liability: One of the many strategies the insurer might use to reduce their liability is to shift blame to the victim. Even if they can only prove that the victim was partially at fault, this could amount to several hundred-thousand dollars in savings given the substantial losses that brain injury victims tend to incur. To avoid and overcome such disputes, our Long Beach brain injury attorneys will launch an immediate investigation to gather all evidence of fault. The specific kinds of evidence we will compile depend on the facts of your case, but generally speaking, the following evidence is often valuable when it comes to proving liability: the police and/or incident report, photos of the scene where the injury happened, video recordings of the accident, percipient witness deposition, and expert witness deposition. Our lawyers work with an extensive network of experts in a variety of disciplines who have the credentials to provide deposition and testimony in brain injury cases. We can also file subpoenas to obtain evidence if necessary. If you or your injured loved one was in fact partially liable for the accident, we will apply the relevant statutes and case law to try to minimize the percentage of fault imposed on you while doing our best to avoid unnecessary disputes that lead to expensive and lengthy litigation.
  • Compiling All Evidence of Causation: Even if there is sufficient evidence to prove that the defendant was negligent, you won’t be able to recover damages unless it can be shown that the alleged tort was the proximate or actual cause of the brain injury. Much of the evidence needed to prove causation is the same evidence that is used to prove liability and damages. One circumstance when causation may be disputed is if the victim had a pre-existing brain injury that was aggravated by the accident. In this scenario, our lawyers may use expert witness deposition as well as the victim’s medical records from before and after the injury to demonstrate that his or her condition has worsened.
  • Compiling All Evidence of Damages: The cost of medical care, lost income, and other economic damages after a brain injury can add up to a veritable fortune. The opposing party will do everything in their power to minimize the amount of compensation they have to pay out. Our attorneys will compile all evidence of damages so we are in a favorable position to overcome a damages dispute should one arise.
  • Taking over Correspondence with the Insurer: No matter how strong your case seems, you might still face a dispute if you provide a statement to the insurance company that brings fault or the value of your damages into question. Our Long Beach brain injury attorneys will take over this dialogue so you don’t provide any harmful statements.
  • Helping You Avoid Mistakes: During your free initial consultation, we can explain the mistakes you must avoid to protect your claim. For example, you will have to take all reasonable steps to mitigate your damages. Such steps include following your doctor’s orders and avoiding activities that have the potential to aggravate your injury or to prolong your recovery. We will also discuss the importance of staying off social media so the opposing party is less likely to use your posts to dispute your claim.

Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS to Speak with a Brain Injury Lawyer in Long Beach, California

If you are unable to come to us for the consultation, one of our legal professionals will come to you. To schedule a free case review, send us a message or call our 24-hour phoneline at 1-800-GO-HARRIS.

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