California Brain Injury Lawyers | Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers
California Brain Injury Lawyers
Millions of Americans suffer traumatic brain injuries each year in the United States. The effects can be debilitating. Victims and their families often struggle to cope with cognitive and physical disabilities, loss of independence, and changes in personality. If you or someone you love sustained a brain injury due to another person’s or company’s negligence, contact Harris Personal Injury Lawyers to discuss your case.
Our Brain Injury Lawyers Have Over a Decade of Experience
Our California brain injury attorneys will help you identify all potentially liable parties, gather evidence, and fight for the compensation you need to pay for medical care, lost income, emotional distress, and other damages. We have recovered more than $300,000,000 for our clients. Call us today at 1-800-GO-HARRIS for a free initial consultation.
What Damages Might Be Recoverable After a Brain Injury in California?
If your brain injury was caused by someone else’s negligent or intentional actions, you have the right to bring a claim against the liable party for your compensatory damages. These include objectively verifiable losses (economic damages) and intangible losses (non-economic damages).
Because brain injury victims often require extensive and long-term medical care, compensatory damages awards can be quite substantial in these cases. You can bring a claim for all of your medical expenses including doctor’s appointments, physical therapy, diagnostic imaging, psychiatric support, and speech therapy. Your claim can also include compensation for lost wages, loss of future earning capacity, home modifications, and non-medical needs such as cooking and driving.
Non-economic damages include pain and suffering, loss of consortium, injury to reputation, humiliation, loss of companionship and society, and emotional distress. You may be entitled to compensation for non-economic damages if:
- You endured severe pain due to your injuries;
- You endured mental anguish, grief, shame, or shock;
- Your brain injury caused permanent and disabling effects such as blindness or paralysis; or
- Your brain injury has affected your ability to be intimate or provide moral support to your registered domestic partner or spouse.
Exemplary damages, also called “punitive damages,” are sometimes recoverable against defendants who acted with malice, oppression, or fraud. For example, if your brain injury was caused by a driver who was drunk, fleeing from police, or engaging in other criminal or reckless behaviors, punitive damages may be recoverable.
How Much Is My Brain Injury Case Worth?
No brain injury lawyer in California can guarantee a particular outcome for your case; however, the experienced attorneys at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers can evaluate your case for free and explain potential outcomes based on relevant laws and past outcomes of similar cases.
Several factors will influence whether your injury claim will be successful and the total amount of compensation you may be able to recover. Those factors include:
- The cost of your past and future medical treatment;
- The amount of income you lost while recovering from your injury;
- Whether your brain injury affected your future earning capacity;
- The permanence and severity of your injury;
- How the injury affected your relationship with your spouse or registered domestic partner;
- Whether the defendant acted with malice, oppression, or fraud; and
- The cost of any home care you will need.
It is critical that you consult a brain injury lawyer who has experience handling brain injury cases and who can ensure that your claim includes all potentially recoverable damages. The attorneys at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers know what it takes to prove negligence, liability, and the value of your damages. We will conduct an immediate and thorough review of your case, talk to witnesses and your healthcare providers, arrange expert witness testimony, and help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
What Evidence Will My California Brain Injury Attorney Use to Prove Damages?
The cost of medical bills and lost wages can be exorbitant after suffering a brain injury. Ultimately, the success of your case will hinge on the strength of your evidence. Even if it seems obvious that the defendant caused your injuries, you will need strong evidence to prove liability and the value of your damages.
Common evidence used to prove damages in brain injury cases includes:
- CT scans, X-rays, and other diagnostic imaging;
- Medical documentation;
- Proof of lost benefits;
- Photos and videos of your injuries and the accident that caused them;
- The police report, if applicable;
- Receipts and invoices for home care, home modifications, and other expenses related to your injury; and
Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS to Speak with a California Brain Injury Attorney Today!
At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we understand how difficult it can be to cope with the physical and psychological effects of a brain injury. We are here to alleviate the burden on you and your family by helping you pursue the compensation you need to restore your financial stability. Call us today at 1-800-GO-HARRIS or contact us online for a free consultation. If you cannot make it into one of our office locations, we can come to you!