Visalia Personal Injury Lawyers | Accident Attorneys
Visalia Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys
According to the CDC, every year, 2.8 million Americans suffer from the effects of traumatic brain injuries or TBI. The brain injury lawyers in our Visalia office represent many of these victims. We work with clients who’ve sustained closed and open head injuries, hemorrhages, hematomas, edema, and anoxic brain injuries, and many other types of TBI. Our experienced, compassionate team can help you pursue compensation for your 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.
What Are the Symptoms of TBI?
When left untreated, a TBI can be serious and life-threatening. If you’ve been involved in an accident and suspect you may have head trauma, look out for these telltale symptoms of TBI:
- Nausea or vomiting
- Blurred vision
- Ear ringing
- Mood swings
- Disrupted sleep
TBIs are particularly dangerous because these symptoms may not present for hours or even days after an accident. It is a good practice to seek medical attention any time you sustain head trauma, even if you don’t feel any symptoms yet.
Also, keep in mind that any symptoms – no matter how minor they seem – require medical attention. If you haven’t already seen a doctor to discuss your accident, do so immediately to ensure you receive the treatment you need to prevent your injury from worsening. Seeking medical treatment should always be your ultimate priority – even above seeking legal assistance.
How Can I Personal Injury Lawyer Help?
In a California personal injury lawsuit, your lawyer will need to prove four things:
- 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 have incurred as a result. This may involve working with medical professionals to further evaluate your injuries, visiting the accident scene, reviewing photographs and the accident report, contacting eyewitnesses, and ultimately, negotiating with the responsible party’s insurance company to attempt to settle.
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.
However, if you are unable to obtain a satisfactory settlement offer from the insurance company, your lawyer will help you decide whether it is worthwhile pursuing a remedy through litigation. This involves presenting your case to a California judge or jury. If they rule in your favor, they will assign a monetary value to your case by way of a verdict or judgment. Sometimes, your lawyer may try two separate cases: one for liability, and one for damages.
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. To set up an appointment with one of our personal injury lawyers, call our 24-hour phone line at 1-800-GO-HARRIS or send us a message. If you are unable to travel to our office for your case review, we can come to you.