San Dimas Brain Injury Attorneys
Every year, our attorneys meet with victims of traumatic brain injuries, or TBI. We have represented thousands of clients who’ve suffered as a result of someone else’s negligence and helped them pursue compensation for their medical expenses and other damages. We understand the lasting impact of these injuries, from permanent brain damage to financial strain and reduced earning capacity. We take every case seriously, no matter how seemingly minor, and work to build the strongest cases possible for our clients.
What Makes A TBI So Dangerous? How Do I Know If I’ve Sustained One?
The danger of a TBI is that many symptoms may not present until days, weeks, or even months after an accident. When left untreated, a TBI can be serious and life-threatening. If you’ve been involved in an accident and suspect you may have sustained head trauma, look out for these common TBI symptoms:
- Confusion and disorientation
- Nausea or vomiting
- Blurred vision
- Ear ringing
- Mood swings
- Disrupted sleep patterns
Keep in mind that any symptoms – no matter how seemingly insignificant – warrant medical attention. If you haven’t already seen a doctor to discuss your accident, do so immediately. Then, your next call should be to a personal injury lawyer.
What Will A Personal Injury Lawyer Do to Help Me?
A personal injury lawyer will sit down with you to discuss the particulars of your case. Expect to answer questions like what happened? Who else was involved? Were you injured? Did you hit your head? 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 to grasp what exactly happened and who may have been responsible.
- Contacting eyewitnesses.
- Negotiating with the responsible party’s insurance company to compensate you for your medical bills.
This last step is critical. Typically, before jumping into a lawsuit, your lawyer will try to “settle” the case with the other party’s insurance company. Often, this is where your case will end. Many TBI cases, especially if they are minor, resolve through a brief negotiation between the injured party’s attorney and the defendant’s insurer. This settlement will allow you to pay your medical bills and manage other expenses stemming from your injury. Sometimes, though, these negotiations are unsuccessful, the TBI is extremely serious and you prefer to jump straight into litigation, or the opposing party proves uncooperative. In these cases, your lawyer will initiate the litigation process by filing a lawsuit against the other party. Sometimes, your attorney may choose to file a lawsuit while still negotiating a settlement. This shows the other party that you are serious about resolving your case and will not back down.
Don’t Settle for Less Than You Deserve.
If you are struggling to navigate the aftermath of a serious brain injury, reach out to us. 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. We are here for you no matter the severity of your injury. Call our 24-hour phone line at 1-800-GO-HARRIS or send us a message to schedule a complimentary case review. We look forward to hearing from you.