A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be devastating. In fact, some TBIs can be so severe that you’re forced to alter or completely overhaul your lifestyle. A TBI may render you unable to work, making it difficult to earn a living, and your disability could force you to rely on your family and loved ones for help.
If you’ve suffered a traumatic brain injury in an accident in Santa Ana, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the Santa Ana personal injury lawyers of OnderLaw. You can either give us a call or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. We can review your case and advise you about what legal options you have and whether you may be eligible for compensation.
TBIs occur when excessive force or pressure is put on the head or skull. Some of the most common causes of TBIs include:
There are several different types of TBIs. Of course, the type and severity of your TBI will depend on the type of accident you were involved in, as well as the amount of force or pressure that was put upon your body. Generally, TBIs can be separated into two broad categories:
The most common type of TBI is a concussion, otherwise known as a mild TBI. Concussions are almost always closed brain injuries. They can result from events like motor vehicle collisions, falls, and high-contact sports.
Compensation for a TBI claim can’t be calculated without a review of your specific case, injuries, and records. The amount and types of compensation you can expect to receive depend on the severity of your injuries and the duration of your recovery. A TBI injury victim could be eligible for any of these types of compensation:
In California, negligence is when another person fails to exercise caution and good judgment when performing a duty or activity. That said, in order to prove negligence in California, you’ll need to provide sufficient evidence that another person owed you some type of duty. For example, if you’re on the road, other drivers owe it to you to obey traffic laws just as you owe it to them to do the same. Next, you’ll need to show that the other person failed to follow through on their duty, which led to an accident that caused your injuries. In keeping with the example above, say that you were preparing to make a right turn at a green light, and another driver ran a red light, colliding with your vehicle and causing you harm.
If you’re able, it’s important that you document details regarding your accident before, during, and following the incident. This way, when you’re ready to file a personal injury claim, you have evidence to support your claims.
The statute of limitations on personal injury lawsuits in the state of California is two years from the date of injury. If you seek to file a lawsuit beyond this deadline, your case will likely be dismissed, and you’ll lose the ability to pursue compensation through the court system.
We’ve compiled some statistics on TBIs to emphasize just how common this type of injury is. Here’s a glimpse into the reality of how devastating TBIs can be:
There are several reasons why it’s in your best interest to have a skilled lawyer on your team. An attorney can investigate your claim, seek relevant medical information and documents, and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf. Additionally, should your claim be denied, a lawyer can help you identify your next steps and file a lawsuit if required.
Not only can an attorney help you work through the logistics of your claim, they can also help to ease the emotional burden that comes with filing a personal injury claim. For these reasons and more, you can focus on recovering more fully from the injuries you’ve sustained while an experienced lawyer works to try and secure the compensation you deserve.
For nearly two decades, OnderLaw has been the go-to law firm for those involved in accidents in the Santa Ana area and beyond. Our team is experienced in handling personal injury cases of all types, and throughout the years we’ve been in practice, we’ve recovered over $21 million in damages for those injured in accidents resulting in a TBI.
Our firm and some of our team members are highly decorated, with recognition paid to them by some of the most prestigious legal organizations throughout the U.S. We’re proud to be members of The American Trial Lawyers Association, The American Society of Legal Advocates, and Top Verdict. Simply put: we’ve achieved a lot in our 19 years in practice, and we’re certain we’ll continue to help our clients recover the compensation they deserve while preserving client rights in the process.
If you’ve been injured in an accident that’s left you with a TBI in Santa Ana, contact the team at OnderLaw today. Contact us online or give us a call to schedule a free consultation. Remember, our firm won’t require payment from you until we’ve obtained compensation for you.