Santa Ana Brain Injury Lawyers
Traumatic brain injuries are a common accident-related injury. Concussions and more serious TBI's can happen in car crashes, other motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls and more. If you or a loved one were diagnosed with a TBI following an accident, we recommend contacting our Santa Ana brain injury attorneys at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers. We understand how serious a TBI is and how it can have a profound impact on your life. Even concussions, which seem minor, can have longer lasting side effects. When you or a loved one are suffering due to a brain injury and another person is responsible for placing you in this position, you should speak with a lawyer. When another person’s carelessness, recklessness, or intentional misconduct causes an accident and TBI, our Santa Ana lawyers for brain injuries can help you pursue compensation. To learn more about this option, schedule a free, no-risk consultation. You can contact us online or call 1-800-GO-HARRIS to schedule your appointment.
Our Santa Ana Brain Injury Lawyers Will Fight for Your Maximum Compensation
When you suffered through a difficult brain injury, or you are still suffering the effects of a TBI, it is essential you work with highly skilled and experienced brain injury lawyers in Santa Ana. At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we routinely handle cases involving severe and catastrophic harm, including TBI's and other brain injuries. Because of our firsthand knowledge of how brain injuries impact your everyday life and future, we understand the importance of fighting for every possible dollar. We will thoroughly investigate your case and gather as much evidence as possible. We will build a strong case to prove the injuries you are suffering from and to prove who is at fault. We also will carefully calculate your damages. We are careful to never overlook any of your physical, psychological, emotional, or financial injuries, ensuring we properly value your claim and pursue the most compensation possible.
What is a TBI?
A traumatic brain injury, TBI, is an injury that happens suddenly to the brain and causes temporary or permanent impairment to the brain’s function. Because it is a traumatic injury, this typically means you experience a significant blow to the head. In a TBI, the skull may or may not have been penetrated by an object. The extent to which the brain’s function is impaired and the duration of that impairment depends on the severity of the injury.
- A concussion is a mild or minor TBI. The brain is impaired to a relatively small degree and for a relatively brief period of time. Most victims recover from a concussion within weeks or months. That being said, in some individuals, concussion symptoms last longer, and they may be diagnosed with post-concussion syndrome.
- A moderate TBI is more serious. You likely feel a greater degree of impairment, and the symptoms of the TBI will last longer. Moderate TBI's also have been associated with permanent side effects.
- A severe TBI corresponds with serious physical, cognitive, and emotional side effects, which could be long-term or permanent. The more severe the TBI, the more likely it is to lead to a coma, vegetative state, minimally conscious state, or brain death.
If you are suffering from a TBI, or a loved one is currently unresponsive or passed away from a TBI, do not hesitate to contact our Santa Ana brain injury lawyers. We are here to listen to your story, review your circumstances, and advise you of your legal rights and options. You or a loved one may have the right to pursue compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. Or, if your loved one has passed away, you and your family may have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Compensation Available in a California Brain Injury Claim
Under California law, individuals injured due to other people’s negligence can pursue several types of damages through a personal injury claim. The term “damages” refers to physical, psychological, and economic injuries for which the at-fault party can compensate you. These are typically referred to as compensatory damages. Through a personal injury lawsuit, our Santa Ana brain injury lawyers may pursue compensation for:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages and future earnings
- Property damage
- Other economic losses or expenses
- Emotional distress and mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
- Reduced quality of life
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium (the spousal relationship)
Another type is called punitive damages. These are not intended to compensate you. Instead, punitive damages are meant to punish the wrongdoer. These are not available in most brain injury claims. You must be able to prove the at-fault party’s conduct was egregious or malicious in order to receive punitive damages.
Talk With our Santa Ana Brain Injury Attorneys as Soon as Possible
You do not have to wait to call an attorney. Harris Personal Injury Lawyers is available 24/7. Call us at 1-800-GO-HARRIS at any time to schedule your free case evaluation.