Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury Claims in California

Accidental head injuries can have major consequences, and about half of traumatic brain injuries are caused by automobile accidents. While most people are familiar with what a concussion is, a concussion is the least serious form of brain injury. Unfortunately, many people who suffer from head trauma end up with life-long complications such as permanent brain damage.

Proving Liability in Traumatic Brain Injury Lawsuits in California

If a person suffers a brain injury as the result of another person’s negligence, then the injured person can collect compensation for his or her injuries from the person who caused the harm. Negligence occurs when someone fails to act as a reasonable person would act in a certain situation. An example of negligence would be a driver speeding at night without their headlights on. In this scenario, it would be fair to say this driver’s behavior was not that of a reasonably prudent person, and that the driver should be liable to anyone injured if his or her negligent actions caused an accident.

Damages Awarded in a Traumatic Brain Injury Case in California

If a person suffers a traumatic brain injury, the damages can be quite high. Damages are paid as compensation to an injured person. The cost of medical care, rehabilitation, surgeries, caregivers, and lost wages are all just a part of the equation when it comes to damages. Additionally, the estimated future costs of things like medical care will be calculated. Beyond that, damages may also be paid for things like pain and suffering and emotional distress.

When it comes to traumatic brain injuries, medical care can be extremely expensive. There is also the issue that some of these injuries prevent a person from ever working in their previous position again. Some individuals with traumatic brain injuries will even require caregivers to help them function. Determining the correct amount of damages to seek can involve a great deal of information and complicated calculations.

The Use of Medical Experts in Traumatic Brain Injury Cases in California

When something as complicated as the human brain is the focus of a lawsuit, it is often necessary to have a medical expert testify regarding the severity of the injury, and how it will impact the person in the future.

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Traumatic Brain Injury cases are complex and require effective, competent legal representation. For more information about filing a brain injury claim in California, please contact Maire & Deedon at 530-246-6050.

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