Victorville Brain Injury Lawyers
Victorville Brain Injury Attorneys
Each year, traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are a leading cause of death and disability in the United States. Per the CDC, 2.8 million Americans suffer TBIs every year. If you’re among them, you can pursue monetary recovery from the party who injured you. To discuss your situation with an experienced Victorville attorney, give us a call.
Types of Brain Injury Claims Our Brea Personal Injury Attorneys Handle
The brain injury attorneys in our Victorville office have represented clients in all types of brain injury claims. Brain injuries can generally 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. This may include stroke, tumors, infectious disease, or a lack of oxygen supply to the brain. TBI is a specific type of ABI that results from external force or strain aimed at the brain or nervous system. Our attorneys are experienced in representing accident victims who have suffered from TBIs. Our brain injury lawyers also represent victims suffering from:
- Closed head injuries;
- Open head injuries;
- Brain hemorrhages;
- Edema; and
- Anoxic/hypoxic brain injuries.
When to Seek Treatment for Your TBI
The particular danger of a TBI is that many symptoms may not present until days, weeks, or even months after your accident. These symptoms can be serious and even life-threatening. Common TBI symptoms include:
- Persistent headaches
- Loss of consciousness
- Confusion and disorientation
- Nausea or vomiting
- Blurred vision
- Ear ringing
- Mood swings
- Disrupted sleep patterns
The severity of your symptoms will likely depend on the seriousness of the trauma you sustained in the accident. Some symptoms may not manifest for days or even weeks, so any symptoms – no matter how minor – warrant immediate medical attention.
What To Expect When You Hire A Personal Injury Lawyer
If you work with us, we will first sit down with you to understand the facts of your case. We will carefully investigate the cause of your brain injury and prepare for settlement negotiations based on the specific facts, the nature of your injury, and the cause of the injury. Generally, your lawyer will first attempt to settle with the other party’s insurance company. If that is unsuccessful, your lawyer can file a lawsuit against that party. 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 and life burdens you’ve shouldered as a result. In summary, a skilled personal injury attorney can:
- Work with medical professionals to evaluate the extent and severity of your injuries and to place a monetary value on your claim;
- Contact investigators and other professionals to establish the cause of the accident and to determine who should be held liable;
- Gather and evaluate evidence to present to an insurance company and, when necessary, a judge or jury;
- Correspond with insurance companies on your behalf to negotiate a settlement; and
- When needed, file a lawsuit against the at-fault party to seek a judgment or jury verdict in your favor.
Discuss Your Case with a Brain Injury Attorney in Victorville, California
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 vigorously represent your interests in a court of law. Call our 24-hour phone line at 1-800-GO-HARRIS or send us a message to schedule a complimentary case review today. We look forward to serving you.