Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers
If you or a family member suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a result of an accident or birth injury, it may require long-term or lifelong care. The brain injury lawyers at Bowles & Verna LLP represent victims of catastrophic injuries such as TBI, helping to recover the compensation they need and deserve. Want to learn more about traumatic brain injuries?
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About Traumatic Brain Injury
Bowles & Verna LLP in Walnut Creek represents California clients who have suffered or lost a loved one due to a brain injury. We handle catastrophic cases in California and internationally with focus and tenacity, and we prioritize our clients’ needs. Our lawyers have successfully represented clients who have suffered serious brain injuries in auto and truck accidents, boating accidents and aviation accidents, including international airline accidents. As a 23-attorney law firm, Bowles & Verna LLP is equipped to handle major, complex litigation, while families focus on healing. Our lawyers are skilled at obtaining the compensation our clients deserve. Contact our firm today to discuss your case in detail with a traumatic brain injury attorney.
Effects Of Brain Injuries
The short-term and lasting effects of brain injuries vary greatly based on the trauma experienced, the time it took for medical staff to arrive, and the overall health of the victim. Brain injuries include traumatic brain injury (TBI), open head trauma and closed-head trauma, all of which can produce many devastating effects, including:
- Hematoma, which is the rupturing of blood vessels in the brain
- Loss of essential senses, such as sight, smell, touch, taste or hearing
- Loss of short-term and long-term memory
- Personality defects such as radical mood swings, depression, and other changes in behavior
- Cognitive defects, including loss of ability to perform commonplace mental tasks
The consequences on a brain injury victim’s life are nothing short of catastrophic. If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury due to someone else’s negligence, an attorney from Bowles & Verna LLP can help you receive compensation for your suffering.
How Long Does It Take To Recover From A Brain Injury?
Recovery time depends on the severity of the injury, the brain regions affected and any other complicating medical factors the patient may have. Very mild concussions can fully resolve in a few weeks, while more serious TBIs can take months or years to heal. In some cases, the damage and the symptoms are permanent.
How Much Is A TBI Case Worth In A Settlement Or Jury Trial?
As with the question above, it depends on numerous factors, including the severity of the injury and expected recovery time, total medical and treatment costs, permanent disability, lost wages and other expenses. Although there is no fixed or standard amount of financial compensation, it is not unusual for TBI cases to resolve for hundreds of thousands of dollars (or more), because the costs associated with brain injury are so high.
Proper Medical Diagnosis
In many brain injury cases, the symptoms of the injuries are latent for a long time after the injury occurs. On first analysis, a doctor might not detect any issues. For your safety, it is essential that you seek at least one follow-up opinion from a doctor. We also advise talking to a traumatic brain injury attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights going forward. Receiving a medical diagnosis that does not underestimate the extent of your brain injuries is vital to securing full compensation for your injuries in a personal injury lawsuit.
Ensure Maximum Compensation
Medical insurance companies are an essential ally for you and your family following a traumatic brain injury, especially if the injury is fatal. However, you should also be aware of their priorities. Insurance companies are always interested in settling cases quickly and with as little expense to them as possible. Acting on an initial diagnosis or allowing a hastily arranged settlement can mean less compensation than you and your family deserve.
We meet with traumatic brain injury victims and their families free of charge as part of an effort to do everything we can to help in these dire situations.
Schedule Your Free Consultation
We do everything we can to help bodily injury victims seek the assistance they need, and offer free consultations here at our office, in your home, or at the hospital. To reach a traumatic brain injury attorney at Bowles & Verna LLP, call 925-935-3300 or contact us online, so we can act quickly on your behalf.