If you or a loved one has been injured due to someone else’s negligence and has suffered a traumatic brain injury, you will need an experienced traumatic brain injury attorney to help you navigate the complex legal issues involved in your case. These cases may require expert witnesses in the medical field to testify in your favor to support your case. A skilled attorney with experience in this area of law will be an invaluable asset when it comes to the success of your case.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines a traumatic brain injury as an injury that occurs when a blow, bump, or jolt to the head causes a disruption in the body’s normal brain function. A penetrating head injury can also cause a traumatic brain injury. These brain injuries can have devastating effects on anyone, but in particular, elderly adults and children.
Attorney Johann Hall has successfully taken on many California traumatic brain injury cases. If you or someone you care about has experienced a traumatic brain injury caused by another party’s negligence, we may be able to help you. Contact the Law Office of Johann Hall today so we can get started representing you in your claim for compensation for traumatic brain injuries.
Hiring a Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney
The best time to hire a traumatic brain injury attorney is as soon as possible after the traumatic accident. Traumatic brain injuries can occur as a result of a sports injury, a slip and fall, a motor vehicle accident, or many other ways. The first priority, of course, should be obtaining immediate emergency medical care. Once you have begun treatment and your condition has stabilized, the next step is hiring a traumatic brain injury attorney to pursue compensation for your injuries on your behalf.
It is essential to hire a personal injury attorney as soon as possible so that your attorney can gather the evidence that is needed to prove your case. This can mean anything from speaking with witnesses to the accident and getting their statements, to reviewing pictures of the accident scene and reviewing your medical records. Later on, your attorney may need to consult with a doctor who specializes in brain injuries in order to help establish the facts of your case that pertain to your injuries and the associated medical treatment.
Statute of Limitations
Another reason it is crucial to hire a traumatic brain injury attorney to handle your case as soon as possible after your injury is because California (like other states) has a statute of limitations on personal injuries. This means that there is a strict deadline by which you must formally file your case in court in order to preserve your claim for damages. If you miss the statute of limitations deadline, you will likely lose your right to pursue compensation for your case, so it is extremely important that you follow it.
The statute of limitations for personal injury cases in California is generally two years, though it can be just one year under certain circumstances. An attorney with experience handling personal injury cases can help evaluate your case and determine what statute of limitations deadline applies in your case.
Compensation for Traumatic Brain Injuries in California
If another party is at fault for your traumatic brain injury in California, you may be able to sue them for damages. Damages are designed to make you whole again and are generally awarded in the form of compensation. The forms of compensation that may be available to you include money to pay for the medical bills you incurred due to necessary treatment for your traumatic brain injury and lost wages for the time you had to be off work because of your injury. These forms of damages are called economic damages. Economic damages are those that can be quantified with a dollar amount.
There are also non-economic damages to consider in your case. The most common form of non-economic damages awarded in cases like this is pain and suffering. “Pain and suffering” is considered a non-economic form of damages, because there is no easy way to quantify this into a dollar amount. Therefore, the money you may receive in settlement or a jury award will vary, but typically, the more serious and permanent your injuries are, the more money you will end up receiving.
If you or someone you care about has sustained a traumatic brain injury in California, contact attorney Johann Hall today. We can help you fight for the compensation you deserve for your injuries.