Palo Alto Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys

Palo Alto Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys

According to the CDC, every year, 2.8 million Americans suffer from the effects of traumatic brain injuries or TBIThe brain injury lawyers in our Palo Alto office represent many of these victimsWe work with clients who’ve sustained closed and open head injuries, hemorrhages, hematomas, edema, and anoxic or hypoxic brain injuries and help them pursue compensation for their medical expenses and other damages.   To learn more, give us a call at 1-800-GO-HARRIS or send us a message to schedule a complimentary case review.

What Makes A TBI So Dangerous and How Do I Know If I Have One?

Many TBI symptoms may not present until days, weeks, or even months after an accident. However, when left untreated, a TBI can be serious and life-threatening. If you’ve been involved in an accident and suspect you may have head trauma, look out for these telltale symptoms:

  • Headaches 
  • Confusion  
  • Nausea or vomiting 
  • Blurred vision 
  • Ear ringing 
  • Mood swings 
  • Depression 
  • Dizziness  
  • Anxiety 
  • Disrupted sleep  

Keep in mind that any symptoms – no matter how minor – warrant medical attention. If you haven’t already seen a doctor to discuss your accident, do so immediately to ensure you receive the treatment you need. This should be your very first priority.

What Will A Personal Injury Lawyer Do to Help Me?

As soon as you contact our office, a lawyer will sit down with you to discuss the particulars of your case: What happened? Who else was involved? Did you seek treatment, and if so, what did you have done? How are you feeling now?  Then, your legal team will get to work gathering evidence. This may involve working with medical professionals to further evaluate your injuries, visiting the accident scene, reviewing photographs and the accident report, contacting eyewitnesses, and ultimately, negotiating with the responsible party’s insurance company to attempt to settle.  Particularly in cases of minor injury, you can often walk away with a decent settlement from an insurer. This settlement will allow you to pay your medical bills and manage other expenses stemming from your injury. However, if that is unsuccessful, your lawyer will help you decide whether it is worthwhile pursuing a remedy through litigation. This is called a personal injury lawsuit and involves asking a judge – or jury – to place a monetary value on your claim and to seek a judgment in your favor. In a personal injury lawsuit, your lawyer will need to prove four things:

  • that the other party owed you a duty of care,  
  • that he breached that duty of care,  
  • that this breach caused your injuries, and  
  • that you suffered concrete damages.

Your lawyer will attempt to prove this by presenting evidence of the facts leading up to the accident, the nature and extent of your injuries, and the expenses you’ve incurred as a result.

Don’t Settle for Less Than You Deserve

Reach out to us if you have questions about your injuries. We can handle each step of your case, from gathering evidence to negotiating with an insurance carrier on your behalf. If necessary, we will take your case to trial. Call our 24-hour phone line at 1-800-GO-HARRIS or send us a message to schedule a complimentary case reviewIf you are unable to travel to our office in Palo Alto, we will come to you.