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Bakersfield Brain Injury Lawyers
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) are extremely complex injuries, because the full implications of the victim’s trauma may not become entirely evident for several weeks, or maybe months. Depending upon the severity of the injuries, TBI’s can have long- lasting effect on victims and their families. The Bakersfield traumatic brain injury lawyers at Farahi Law Firm, APC have years of experience in fighting for fair compensation in TBI cases that were a direct result of someone else’s negligent behavior.
With approximately 2.8 million (CDC,2014) Traumatic brain injuries occurring every year in the United States, it is a serious public health problem. Approximately 30 percent of all injury deaths are results of traumatic brain injuries, making it a major cause of death and disability. Every day, 138 Americans succumbs to TBI. And motor vehicle crashes were the leading cause of death in youth and young adults. Those who survive a TBI may face life long disabilities depending on the severity. The common effects of TBI can include, memory loss, impaired movement or sensation, or personality changes, depression etc.
What is Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)?
A TBI is caused by a bump, hit, or jolt to the head (like in whiplash) that interferes with normal brain activity. The severity of a TBI may vary from “mild” to “severe”. Mild cases can lead to a brief shift of mental state or consciousness, while severe cases can lead to long periods of unconsciousness, coma, or even death. Concussions are the mild TBI’s that occur every year.
Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injuries
Symptoms of a TBI may be mild, moderate or severe, depending on the severity of the brain damage. Some symptoms are immediately visible, some may appear after days or may be weeks after the incident. Bakersfield brain injury lawyers advise auto accident victims to visit doctors immediately after the accident even if they aren’t feeling any pain or have any apparent injury. Following are common TBI symptoms:
- Loss of consciousness
- Dilated pupils
- Ringing in the ears or hearing impairment
- Vision changes
- Dizziness and balancing issues
- Breathing problems
- Slow pulse rate
- Slow breathing rate,
- Increase in blood pressure
- Ringing in the ears or hearing impairment
- Cognitive difficulties
- Abnormal emotional responses
- Speech difficulties
- Difficulty in swallowing
- Body numbness or tingling
- Facial numbness or weakness
- Loss of bowel or bladder control
What damages can I claim?
TBIs’ leading causes include Slip and Falls, being struck by or against an object, assaults, and motor vehicle crashes. If you have sustained a traumatic brain injury, when the other party behaved negligently, you may seek damages by personal injury lawsuits. A knowledgeable traumatic brain injury attorney in Bakersfield, CA will help you get the compensation you need to cope with the life-long effects of traumatic brain injury. The damages you are entitled to receive compensation for include:
- Economic losses
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Lost wages & earning capacity
- Past & future Medical expenses
- Property damage
- Physical pain & suffering
- Shock/mental anguish
- Loss of consortium or companionship
- Occupational therapy and other rehabilitation services
- Punitive damages
Insurance Companies Taking Advantage of TBI Victims
Insurance companies often try to take advantage of TBI Victims, especially when their case is unrepresented. They may sound sympathetic, but their motive is always to pay you as little as possible. They may even rush you to accept any initial low-ball offer they present. And if you commit to a settlement without consulting an attorney, you may miss-out chance of any future TBI-related benefits. On the other hand, a brain injury attorney will protect your best interests and negotiate with insurers to get you the maximum compensation you deserve.
Our traumatic brain injury lawyers are familiar with the special concerns associated with traumatic brain injury and strive to get our clients compensation keeping in mind the long-term financial considerations of treating TBI.
Hire Bakersfield Brain Injury Lawyers To Build A Strong Case
After a traumatic brain injury in an accident, it is essential for the victim to prove that other party was negligent and liable to pay for damages. In the absence of substantial evidence, the other party’s insurance company will look for reasons to deny your claim. Thus, it is vital to consult an experienced brain injury lawyer immediately after the accident to protect your rights.
A lawyer will have resources to gather all the evidence to establish the liability of the accident and support your claim. He’ll use specialized legal strategies to build a strong case that effectively tells the insurer or judge just how your brain injury has affected you, your life, health, future, relationships and well-being. And gets you the maximum compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Farahi Law Firm, APC has built a reputation as one of Bakersfield’s premier brain injury law firms. If you or a loved one is suffering from a traumatic brain injury as result of a motor vehicle crash, our expert brain injury attorney can help you and your family to deal with long-term effects of TBI. Contact us at (844) 4-JUSTICE to schedule a free consultation. We offer no fee guarantee, which means you don’t pay us unless we win.