Ventura Personal Injury Lawyers | Accident Attorneys
Ventura Brain Injury Lawyers
If you or a loved one suffered a brain injury in an accident, contact our Ventura brain injury attorneys at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers right away. Our team has decades of collective experience handling claims involving traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and other types of head and brain trauma. We understand the importance of working with your medical providers and experts to pursue the maximum compensation possible for your injuries.
When someone else is responsible for your injuries because of their careless, reckless, or intentional misconduct, you may have the right to pursue compensation through a personal injury claim. Our Ventura brain injury lawyers are highly experienced in handling personal injury lawsuits and insurance claims involving head injuries.
At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we have a track record of success. We have helped more than 5,000 clients in California obtain more than $300 million in settlements and court rulings. We want to help you as we helped them.
Call us today at 1-800-GO-HARRIS to schedule your free consultation. There is no fee for speaking with one of our attorneys and learning more about the law and your rights.
We Handle All Types of Accidents Leading to Brain Injuries
At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we are proud of our experience in handling a wide range of personal injury claims.
Do not hesitate to call us if you suffered a TBI or other head injury in a:
- Car Accident
- Bike Accident
- Bus Accident
- Truck Accident
- Motorcycle Accident
- Uber or Lyft Accident
- Turo Accident
- Pedestrian Accident
- Scooter Accident
- Aviation Accident
- Boat Accident
- Train Accident
- Dangerous Property Accident
- Slip and Fall
- Dog Bite or Animal Attack
Whatever the circumstances that led to your injuries, we are here to investigate. We will gather and review as much evidence as possible to determine who caused the accident and who is liable for compensating you for your injuries.
Most importantly, we will look for any and all relevant insurance policies. Insurance coverage is often essential in obtaining you just compensation, and if there is more than one policy available, we will find it.
What is TBI?
A TBI is a brain injury sustained from a significant and traumatic force exerted against the head. In many cases, TBI victims suffer a direct blow to the head. It also is common for TBIs to arise in accidents in which a person’s head strikes a hard object, like a car window or dashboard. TBIs can also result from penetrating injuries to the skull, like bullet wounds.
TBIs are classified as minor, moderate, or severe based on several tests, such as the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS). The scale measures a victim’s motor respond (one through six points), verbal response (one through five points), and visual response (one through four points). The higher the points the better.
A concussion is a score of 13 to 15 points. A moderate TBI is a score between nine and 12 points. A severe TBI is a score between three and eight. A score of less than three is a vegetative state.
We Handle Claims Involving Other Types of Brain Injuries
TBIs are not the only type of brain injury you can suffer in an accident. Also, TBIs can occur along with other brain injuries.
Our Ventura brain injury attorneys handle claims involving TBIs as well as:
- Closed head injuries
- Open head injuries
- Anoxic and hypoxic brain injury
- Diffuse brain injury
Medical Experts Are Important to Brain Injury Cases
When you suffered a brain injury in an accident that was someone else’s fault, it is important to hire a brain injury attorney in Ventura right away. One of the many benefits of working with an experienced attorney is connecting with top medical experts.
Medical experts play a crucial role in brain injury cases. By hiring one or more experts, you have professionals who can explain the type of injury you suffered, the physical, cognitive, and emotional consequences of your brain injury, the lasting effects of the injury, and its impact on your future employment and social life.
Depending on the facts of your case, we may hire a neurologist, neurophysiologist, neuropsychologist, physical therapist, life care planner, economic, and/or vocational expert.
Brain Injury Compensation
Through a personal injury claim, our Ventura brain injury lawyers will demand you receive fair compensation for your:
- Past, Current, and Future Medical Expenses
- Out-of-Pocket Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Reduced Future Earnings
- Physical Pain and Suffering
- Emotional Distress
- Permanent Disfigurement
- Loss of Consortium
- Loss of Enjoyment of Life
- Property Damage
Additionally, if we have evidence that the at-fault party’s actions were reckless, malicious, or particularly egregious, we may ask for punitive damages. These damages are not intended to compensate you for physical, psychological, or financial injury. Instead, courts award punitive damages in limited circumstances when it is appropriate to punish the at-fault party.