Oakland Brain Injury Lawyers
Suffering an unexpected brain injury, or watching a loved one go through this experience, can be devastating. Brain injuries can impact all aspects of your life, including your cognition, emotions, memory, speech, and physical capabilities. The more severe a brain injury, the more likely it is to lead to permanent changes and disabilities. The most extreme brain injuries are fatal.
After suffering a brain injury, or losing a relative to one, we recommend you call Harris Personal Injury Lawyers to speak with one of our Oakland brain injury attorneys. We have decades of experience representing brain injury victims and surviving family members.
We will fight hard for you to receive full and fair compensation for your injuries or loss. While the value of your claim depends on a number of factors, we have won more than $300 million for over 5,000 clients.
To talk with us about your experience and how we can help, contact us online or call 1-800-GO-HARRIS.
How an Oakland Brain Injury Lawyer Can Help
If you or a loved one suffered a brain injury in an accident as a result of someone else’s careless, reckless, or intentional misconduct, it is important to seek out legal advice right away.
When another individual appears to be at fault, we will conduct an independent and thorough investigation. We look into every case we take on. We never rely on quickly made and limited police reports.
Through our investigatory process, we gather and analyze all types of evidence. This may include photos of the aftermath of the accident, camera footage of the accident, eyewitness testimony, business records, electronic data, and more. This enables us to determine why and how the accident occurred, who was at fault, and whether the same or another party is liable for compensation you for your injuries.
During this process, we also look for any relevant insurance policies. Many personal injury and wrongful death claims are resolved through insurance settlements. However, if there is no insurance coverage, your claim is denied, or the insurer refuses to negotiate an appropriate settlement, our brain injury lawyers in Oakland are not afraid to take your case to court.
We Accept Claims Involving All Types of Brain Injuries
Our Oakland brain injury attorneys have handled cases involving:
- Minor TBI (Concussion)
- Moderate-to-Severe TBI
- Closed Head Injury
- Open Head Injury
- Anoxic/Hypoxic Brain Injury
- Diffuse Brain Injury
Whatever the type or severity of the brain injury, talk with us right away to discuss who is at fault and how to pursue compensation.
We Are Highly Experienced in TBI Cases
One of the most common types of brain injuries we handle is a TBI, which is an injury that occurs because of a sudden force exerted against the head. TBIs often occur in car crashes, truck wrecks, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian, and bicycle accidents, and slip and falls.
Physicians diagnose and rate TBIs based on the degree to which the injury impacts your motor response, verbal response, and eye-opening. This is known as the Glasgow Coma Scale, and each factor is worth a certain number of points.
Motor responses are scored between one (no response) and six (obeys commands for movement). Verbal responses are scored between one (no response) and five (oriented). Eye-opening responses are scored between one (no response) and four (spontaneous, open with blinking at baseline).
The lower the score, the more severe the TBI. Concussions, or mild TBIs, are 13-15 points. Moderate TBIs are nine to 12 points. Severe TBIs are between three and eight points, and anything lower is a vegetative state.
At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we have handled cases involving all severity of TBIs, from individuals who suffered concussions to those who suffered a catastrophic, severe TBI. Whatever your or your loved one’s condition, our Oakland brain injury lawyers are here to fight for the maximum compensation possible.
Brain Injury Compensation
Through a personal injury case, one of our brain injury attorneys in Oakland will pursue compensation for your:
- Past, Current, and Future Medical Expenses
- Other Injury-Related Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Reduced Future Earnings
- Pain and Suffering
- Emotional Distress
- Loss of Consortium
- Loss of Enjoyment of Life
- Property Damage
We Handle Fatal Brain Injury Cases
If your relative passed away after suffering a severe brain injury in an accident, we are here for you and your family. Harris Personal Injury Lawyers has years of experience handling California’s wrongful death claims. We will thoroughly investigate the accident as we would for a personal injury case. When we identify the liable party, we will aggressively pursue medical expenses, funeral and burial expenses, the loss of your loved one’s income, the loss of the value of your relative’s services, and the loss of their love and companionship.
Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS Today
When you are suffering from a brain injury or mourning the loss of a relative because of someone else’s negligence, you do not have to try and handle it all on your own. We are here to help. Call Harris Personal Injury Lawyers today or reach out online to schedule a free consultation with an Oakland brain injury lawyer.