Tustin Personal Injury Attorneys | Accident Lawyers
Tustin Traumatic Brain Injuries
According to the CDC, every year, 2.8 million Americans face traumatic brain injuries. These injuries are a leading cause of disability and death.
Every year, our attorneys see victims of traumatic brain injuries, or TBI. We’ve 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. To learn more, give us a call at 1-800-GO-HARRIS or send us a message to schedule a complimentary case review.
We Handle a Variety of Brain Injury Claims in Our Tustin Office
Brain injuries can be categorized as one of two primary types: traumatic brain injury (“TBI”) and acquired brain injury (“ABI”). ABI describes any type of head injury that is not the result of a birth injury or a hereditary or degenerative condition like stroke, tumors, infectious disease, or a lack of oxygen. TBI is a specific type of ABI that results from some type of external force aimed at the head (for instance, when you are involved in a car accident or someone hits you).
Our brain injury lawyers represent victims suffering from closed head injuries, open head injuries, hemorrhages, hematomas (bruising), edema (brain swelling), and anoxic or hypoxic brain injuries.
What Makes A TBI So Dangerous and How Do I Know If I Have 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 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 minor – warrant medical attention. If you haven’t already seen a doctor to discuss your accident, do so.
What Will A Personal Injury Lawyer Do to Help Me?
First and foremost, a lawyer will sit down with you to discuss the particulars of your case: 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; and/or 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 first try to “settle” with the other party’s insurance company. Often, this is where your case will stop. 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.
If that is unsuccessful, your lawyer can file a lawsuit against the party who caused the accident. This is called a personal injury lawsuit.
In a personal injury lawsuit, your lawyer will need to prove four things: First, 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 review.