Burbank Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
If you are a victim of a traumatic brain injury and you believe the accident you were in is the fault of another party, you may be eligible for compensation under the law. To fight for compensation after a traumatic brain injury, you need the help of a personal injury lawyer that understands the severity of these injuries and the significant impact a TBI will have on your life. Contact Yarian Accident & Injury Lawyers, APC to discuss your matter today.
A brain injury can be insidious. It can sometimes take months or years to become fully apparent. The effects of a brain or serious head injury can result in impaired thinking, memory, movement, sensation, or emotional function. In the most serious cases, TBIs can be fatal.
Any person who has sustained a brain or head injury due to another’s carelessness is entitled to compensation for their damages.
Locating a Burbank Lawyer for Brain Injuries, CA
A brain injury can have devastating effects on your quality of life. Any kind of injury accumulates medical costs. Brain or serious head injuries, however, can require long-term and even life-long medical treatment.
This is why it is in your best interest to contact a personal injury attorney in the greater Los Angeles-Long Beach metropolitan area.
The attorneys at Yarian & Associates, APC have decades of experience representing people with head and brain injuries. Yarian & Associates, APC has settled millions for injuries in the past and approaches each client with compassion. We strive to help advocate for the best outcome for our clients.
Our team of attorneys at Yarian Accident & Injury Lawyers, APC want to help victims of traumatic brain injuries get the compensation they deserve from the parties responsible for their injuries. We know what it takes to fight insurers and other at-fault parties in a case as we represent the interests of our clients through the negotiations of a settlement or lawsuit. We can negotiate when possible and litigate when necessary to fight for the compensation you deserve for your future.
Call (844)291-1911 or submit an online contact form for a consultation today.
California Brain Injuries Overview
Causes for Brain and Serious Head Injuries
The Most Common Causes of a Traumatic Brain Injury in Burbank
While these injuries often take place in catastrophic level accidents, many also happen in accidents that may not initially appear serious. Traumatic brain injuries can happen in virtually any type of accident. Any accident where there is a risk of fall of the victim or impact from an external force can result in a head injury such as a traumatic brain injury.
Unfortunately, many traumatic injuries occur in preventable circumstances. Negligence is the most common underlying cause of traumatic brain injuries in victims. The reckless and negligent actions of a party can cause severe injuries or even the death of an unsuspecting victim.
Common causes of TBIs can include:
- Traffic accidents
- Motor vehicle accidents (motorcycle, ATV, car, etc.)
- Bicycle, skateboard, roller skate, snowboard, and ski accidents
- Slip and falls accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Sport collisions
- Boating accidents
- Recreational accidents
- Gunshot wounds
- Assaults and fights
- Military service
Brain Injury Symptoms
The effects of a brain injury can be extensive and profoundly disabling. Even a mild brain injury can induce a headache, confusion, dizziness, sensitivity to noise or light, ringing in the ears, blurred or double vision, restlessness, and insomnia. More serious injuries may also result in:
- Physical disabilities, loss of motor control, paralysis
- Seizures and convulsions
- Persistent nausea or vomiting
- Speech problems
- Loss of coordination
- Trouble thinking clearly and impaired judgment
- Emotional and behavioral issues, such as depression and aggression
- Changes in personality
- Lack of hand/eye coordination
- Chronic head or neck pain
- Mood changes, like uncalled anger or sadness
- Diminished senses of hearing, taste
- Inability to find words to convey thoughts
Recovery for a brain injury victim may take years, and some are never again their “old selves.”
Facing the Challenges of a Traumatic Brain Injury
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a disruption in the normal function of the brain that can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head.
Brain injuries can be extremely difficult emotionally, physically, and financially for victims and their families. A victim may never again be able to earn a living or work up to his or her old capabilities. Even if the victim is able to work, their TBI may trigger the need for lifelong medical care.
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury, you should seek a personal injury attorney experienced in pursuing compensation for brain injury victims.
Traumatic Brain Injury Statistics
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report detailing the most common causes of TBI. Some leading traumatic brain injury causes include:
- Falls account for 47 percent of all TBI-related emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and deaths in the United States.
- Being struck or against an object accounted for 15 percent of all TBI-related emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and deaths in the United States.
- Motor vehicle crashes result in 14 percent of TBI-related emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and deaths in the United States.
The Types of Traumatic Brain Injury
A traumatic brain injury is not one type of injury. Any blow to the head or sudden jolt of force on the neck and body can result in one of the various types of traumatic brain injuries. Just as all traumatic brain injuries are not the same, the injury may develop in a victim quite differently. While some traumatic brain injuries can be clear in the moments and hours after an accident, many other TBIs can develop slowly over time. Even injuries to the brain that manifest in one way after an accident can later develop into other symptoms, conditions, or complications in the weeks and months that follow.
Traumatic brain injuries can be difficult to predict, diagnose and treat successfully.
The medical community will classify the injuries into:
- A closed injury to the brain – The injuries to the brain take place because of the external force and momentum a victim’s head and the body suffer in an accident, not from an open wound.
- A penetrating injury to the brain – An object or blunt trauma to the head fractures or pierces the skull and may have reached the brain. Doctors often call this an open head injury.
In most instances, a medical team will describe a victim’s head injuries as falling into one of the two classifications. However, in devastating and forceful accidents a victim may suffer both injuries to different areas of the brain.
The brain is a powerful but fragile part of the body. Any injury to the head can have unexpected involvement in the brain which can lead to effects on the overall wellbeing of an individual. It is not just the brain that is at risk of effects from a brain injury but every function and ability that the brain controls in the body of the victim. This is why traumatic brain injuries can cause such destruction to a victim.
The Impact of a Traumatic Brain Injury on the Life of a Victim
Each victim of an accident faces a unique situation. One accident can end up causing minor injuries to one victim yet life-threatening injuries to another. The impact of a traumatic brain injury is often evolving. It is difficult for a victim to know the extent to which a traumatic brain injury will affect their lives in the immediate days and weeks after an accident.
In fact, many brain injuries develop over days, and the impact on your physical health, emotional, and mental wellbeing can change with time. For some victims, recovery does not mean that they will heal fully from their injuries. Instead, they will need to learn to cope and adapt as best they can to their permanent injuries.
Traumatic brain injuries are often to blame for disabilities in many victims of negligent accidents. While some disabilities might be temporary, many of those suffering from a brain injury will face permanent loss of functions and ability due to the injury.
Common impacts of a traumatic brain injury include:
- Physical Challenges – The physical manifestations of a TBI can include various impacts on the body depending on the severity of the injury. Victims can suffer from weakness or paralysis in areas of the body to loss of their senses or motor functions and skills due to the injury to the brain. While some victims may be successful in gaining back some of the physical losses, for others the effects are permanent with little hope for recovery.
- Cognitive Challenges – Some of the most frustrating injuries to an individual with a TBI is the impact on their mental state and cognitive abilities. Many victims will suffer delays in their thinking and processing of information because of the loss of memory and challenges with concentrating or focusing on activities. These losses to a victim’s cognitive abilities can leave them with many obstacles to their ability to meet their daily needs and to find employment that works with their disabilities.
- Psychological and Emotional Challenges – Traumatic brain injuries have lifelong effects on the mental and emotional wellbeing of a victim. The changes to the brain can affect a victim’s moods and behaviors and cause psychological disorders such as anxiety and depression.
Discovering Who Is at Fault After a Traumatic Brain Injury
Liability for a traumatic brain injury will depend on who is ultimately at fault for the accident causing your injuries. If you believe your injuries are the result of the actions of another party, they may be responsible for the losses and damages you suffer from your traumatic brain injury under the law. Personal injury law will look to the elements of negligence to determine whether a party is liable to a victim for the injuries in an accident.
The liability for a traumatic brain injury does not necessarily fall on only one party. In fact, accidents that involve multiple parties may have more than one party that a victim can hold liable. A lawyer can help you look closely at the facts surrounding your case to help ensure you are seeking compensation from all of the parties that may be responsible for the damages to you.
The liability for damages in a traumatic brain injury case can fall on:
- A motor vehicle driver
- An employer
- A business or other organization
- A healthcare professional
- A homeowner or landowner
- Manufacturer of a defective or dangerous product
Compensation You Could Pursue in an Injury Claim or Lawsuit
The losses from a traumatic brain injury are often extensive. You will not only suffer the pain and trauma of the accident and your injuries but also the challenges and obstacles that will arise as you try to settle into your life with a TBI.
The damage from a traumatic brain injury accident can reach far beyond your physical injuries and medical needs. Maybe you cannot work but face mounting financial pressures and strain on your family and relationships, all from the injuries you sustained.
The law allows for you to recover certain damages against the parties responsible for your TBI. You may be able to seek compensation against an at-fault party for both your economic and non-economic damages that relate to the accident and your injuries. The damages you can seek will depend on your actual monetary losses, the extent of your injuries, and the effect your injuries will have on your life currently and in the future.
Damages in a traumatic brain injury case can include:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Future losses for medical expenses or loss of income
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of quality of life
- Wrongful death of a loved one
When Should You Seek the Help of Our Burbank Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys
It may take you some time to understand the gravity of your injuries after an accident where you suffer a brain injury. Victims of traumatic brain injuries can require extensive hospitalization, rehabilitation, medical care, and intervention. In some cases, a victim of a traumatic brain injury may not be fully aware of the events that have transpired or the injuries they are facing.
Damages for Traumatic Brain Injury Cases
To prove a negligence claim, your attorney will have to show that your brain or head injury was caused by someone else’s negligent action or failure to act. Your attorney will fight to ensure that you win full and fair compensation for your short- and long-term needs, including:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional damages
- Punitive damages
The Risk of a Traumatic Brain Injury in Burbank
When most people think about their risk of acquiring a traumatic brain injury, they will likely think of dangerous activities or sports. However, the reality is that most people that suffer traumatic brain injuries do so while partaking in everyday activities. Anyone can be at risk of a traumatic brain injury when they are in an accident. While there are some indications that certain groupings of people may have a higher susceptibility to such an injury or more severe outcomes, any person can sustain a TBI regardless of age, gender, or ethnicity.
In Burbank, you may face dangers that have the potential to result in a traumatic brain injury each day. From your daily commute, during work, recreation, or other extracurricular activities and sport, an unexpected event or actions by another person can cause you to suffer a TBI through no fault of your own.
The CDC reports that over 160,000 people will lose their lives each year because of traumatic brain injuries. This is a staggering number that represents only the people that die from their injuries. Countless more victims each year will survive a traumatic brain injury but face challenges and difficulties as a result of those injuries, some of which can be long-term or permanent.
TBI: Get the Facts – Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website and read an article regarding traumatic brain injuries. Research traumatic brain injury definitions, traumatic brain injury symptoms, and traumatic brain injury treatment and recovery.
California Traumatic Brain Injury Resources – Visit Family Caregiver Alliance’s website, a community-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to address the needs of families and friends providing long-term care for loved ones at home. See Los Angeles traumatic brain injury resources for disability rights, rehabilitation, associations, and injury programs.
What is Traumatic Brain Injury? – Visit the Brain Injury Association of California, a nonprofit organization and chartered state affiliate whose mission is to be the voice of brain injury. Read traumatic brain injury defined under medical professionals, statistics, and released data by the Brain Injury Association.
Results for Our Clients with Traumatic Brain Injuries
We have successfully assisted our clients to positive resolutions in their cases after traumatic brain injuries.
For example, we recovered:
- $5 million for the victim of a brain injury
- $2.65 million for a client with brain injuries after an accident
While we cannot guarantee any specific results, contact Yarian Accident & Injury Lawyers, APC today to see what we can do for you.
Contact an Experienced Burbank Brain Injury Lawyer Today
Recovering from a brain injury requires time, financial resources, and the assistance of a team of medical and rehabilitative experts. The attorneys at Yarian & Associates, APC understand the complex medical issues brain injury victims are facing. Call us to evaluate and file a claim for your brain injury today.
If you can, contact our law office at Yarian Accident & Injury Lawyers, APC, for a free consultation. If a victim can’t contact an attorney themselves because of their injuries, a family member may get the process underway by contacting our traumatic brain injury lawyers on the victim’s behalf.
We will protect the rights and interests of a victim from the onset of an insurance claim. If you must file a lawsuit, we can represent you through the process and help you build your case against the parties responsible for your injuries.
Contact us today to get started at (818) 459-4999. As you recover from a TBI, an insurance claim for an accident may already be underway.
Yarian Accident & Injury Lawyers Burbank Office
700 N Central Ave Suite 470
Burbank, CA 91203