Traumatic Brain Injury

Los Angeles Brain Injury Lawyer

Fighting for the Rights of TBI Victims in Los Angeles, CA

If your brain injury was caused by another party's negligence, you may be eligible to pursue compensation. At Robins Cloud LLP, we understand that the effects of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be devastating. We understand that it can seem difficult to tackle a legal claim and seeking compensation for the damages caused by a TBI in the aftermath of an accident, which is why you should let our team at Robins Cloud LLP handle your case while you focus on your recovery.

Our Los Angeles brain injury attorneys are proud to offer our clients the experience and resources of a large firm with the attention and care traditionally found at smaller firms. We genuinely care about our clients; after all, our attorneys chose careers in personal injury law to help those injured by negligence. We are knowledgeable in the laws governing TBI cases in California and will fight aggressively to ensure that your rights are protected.

To schedule a free consultation with an award-winning Los Angeles traumatic brain injury attorney, contact Robins Cloud LLP online or call (800) 691-2363.

Why Choose Robins Cloud for Your TBI Case?

For the past three decades, Robins Cloud LLP has fought for justice against negligent parties, large and small, in complex cases. We have recovered billions of dollars in compensation for our clients who have suffered a catalog of catastrophic losses and injuries. We are prepared to do the same for you.

At Robins Cloud LLP, we pride ourselves on our client-focused approach to legal representation. Our brain injury lawyers in Los Angeles are able to make our clients our top priority because we only take on a select number of clients at any given time. We will even travel to meet you for your convenience.

We do not accept cases based on how much money we can make or acclaim we can get, as some other firms might; we accept cases because we truly care about making a difference in the lives of our clients.

Our TBI Services

  • Advising on legal issues related to TBI
  • Representation in court proceedings
  • Negotiation of settlements with insurance companies
  • Representation in personal injury cases
  • Representation in medical malpractice cases
  • Representation in wrongful death cases

Establishing Liability in a Brain Injury Case

TBIs can result from a variety of accidents. Sometimes, a client will come to us after suffering a TBI in a motor vehicle collision or construction accident caused by another party or due to a doctor’s failure to diagnose or treat their TBI in a timely manner. These are only a few examples of how negligence can lead to a TBI.

Fortunately, for most claims, establishing negligence will look the same, as you will have to prove the four following factors beyond a reasonable doubt:

  • The other party owed you a standard or duty of care;
  • The other party breached this duty of care, such as through negligence;
  • This breach directly caused your traumatic brain injury; and
  • Your TBI caused you to suffer damages (hospital bills, pain and suffering, etc.).

How Long Do I Have to File a Claim?

Brain injury claims must be filed within the statute of limitations determined by the state or else they will be considered invalid. That means that even if you have a strong case, should you miss the deadline, your claim will not be seen by a judge or jury, and you will have no chance at recovering compensation.

In California, the statute of limitations allows two years from the date of your injury to file a claim for compensation. This deadline is not the same for every claim involving a TBI, such as if your claim hinges on medical negligence. To find out which statute of limitations applies to your claim, consult an attorney.

Common Causes of Brain Injuries

At Robins Cloud, we help those who have suffered serious brain injuries in all types of accidents.

Traumatic brain injuries are often caused by:

Common Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries

TBIs can result from a variety of accidents and violent incidents, and they can have profound and lasting effects on a person's life. Here are several common types of brain injuries, as well as their symptoms and potential consequences.

Concussion

Concussions are perhaps the most widely recognized and frequently occurring form of TBI. They often result from a blow to the head or a jolt to the body that causes the brain to move within the skull. Common causes of concussions include sports-related injuries, falls, or car accidents.

Symptoms of a concussion can vary but may include headaches, confusion, memory problems, dizziness, nausea, and sensitivity to light and noise. In many cases, these symptoms are temporary, and the person can fully recover with rest and medical supervision. However, repeated concussions can lead to long-term cognitive issues, such as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

Contusion

A brain contusion is a more severe form of TBI characterized by bruising or bleeding of the brain tissue. Contusions typically occur when the head experiences a significant impact, such as in high-velocity car accidents or violent assaults.

Symptoms of a brain contusion can range from mild to severe, depending on the extent of the injury. Common signs include loss of consciousness, weakness in limbs, speech difficulties, and altered mental states. Immediate medical attention is vital in cases of brain contusions, as they can lead to life-threatening complications if left untreated.

Coup-Contrecoup Injury

A coup-contrecoup injury is a type of TBI that results from a double impact, often occurring when the head experiences a forceful blow. In this injury, the brain is not only damaged at the site of impact (coup injury) but also on the opposite side of the brain where it rebounds against the skull (contrecoup injury).

Symptoms of coup-contrecoup injuries can be complex and may include multiple cognitive, sensory, and motor deficits. These injuries can be challenging to diagnose and manage, requiring extensive medical evaluation and treatment.

Diffuse Axonal Injury (DAI)

Diffuse axonal injury (DAI) is a severe TBI that occurs when the brain rapidly shifts within the skull, causing damage to the brain's nerve cells, known as axons. DAI is often associated with high-speed car accidents or severe falls.

Symptoms of DAI can vary but may include profound cognitive impairment, coma, or even a persistent vegetative state. The long-term prognosis for DAI can be grim, as it often results in significant neurological deficits.

Penetrating Injury

Penetrating injuries involve foreign objects, such as bullets or sharp objects, penetrating the skull and directly damaging brain tissue. These injuries are often associated with gunshot wounds or acts of violence.

Symptoms of penetrating brain injuries can range from localized deficits to more widespread neurological impairment, depending on the location and extent of the injury. Immediate medical intervention is critical to remove foreign objects, control bleeding, and minimize further damage.

Second Impact Syndrome

Second impact syndrome occurs when an individual sustains a second concussion before fully recovering from the first. This condition is more common among athletes, particularly those participating in contact sports like football or hockey.

Second impact syndrome can have catastrophic consequences, including brain swelling, herniation, and even death. It underscores the importance of proper concussion management and allowing adequate time for the brain to heal after an initial injury.

Signs & Symptoms of Mild, Moderate & Severe TBIs

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are, as the term implies, injuries to the brain that result from either a violent jolt or blow to the head and/or body or an object penetrating the brain tissue. It is important to recognize the severity of these injuries as TBIs can significantly disrupt a person’s daily functioning and life, and sadly, the ramifications of a brain injury may last a lifetime.

Mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBIs), also referred to as concussions, can result in loss of consciousness from a few seconds to a minute or feelings of being disoriented and confused.

The symptoms of a TBI can vary depending on the specific part of the brain affected and the nature of the injury, whether it be blunt trauma, penetrating trauma, blood toxicity, or oxygen deprivation.

Other symptoms may include a headache, fatigue or drowsiness, speech problems, light or sound sensitivity, mood changes, trouble remembering or concentrating, and more. When a person suffers a moderate to severe brain injury, they may experience more serious symptoms in addition to mTBI symptoms.

These may include but are not limited to:

  • Loss of consciousness (ranging from minutes to hours)
  • Persistent or worsening headaches / migraines
  • Seizures
  • Profound confusion
  • Slurred speech
  • Insomnia or trouble waking up
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness in the extremities

In the worst cases, a person who has suffered a moderate to severe TBI may be affected by a coma or diagnosed with another type of disorder relating to consciousness.

Treatment Options for Traumatic Brain Injuries

Advancements in medical technology and treatment options have made it more feasible to address a wide range of brain injuries. Regardless of the number of symptoms experienced by you or your loved one, there may be potential for reducing them through various medical treatments. It is essential to explore available medical options under the guidance of a trusted physician.

Treatment options for brain injuries may include:

  • Extensive hospitalization
  • Brain surgery
  • Neurological therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Specialized education
  • Prescription medication

Expenses and Losses Resulting from a TBI

Living with a traumatic brain injury exacts a toll on both physical and mental well-being. Additionally, it can also pose significant financial burdens, which may compound the challenges caused by the injury itself. The cost of necessary medical care alone can be exorbitant, and your health insurance coverage may have limits that are exhausted even before your hospital stay concludes.

To safeguard your financial stability, you may need to pursue legal action against the responsible party. This is where the Los Angeles brain injury attorneys at Robins Cloud LLP come in. We possess the knowledge and expertise to mount a strong case against insurance companies, corporations, medical institutions, and other entities.

Understanding the Long-Term Impact of Brain Injuries

Medications, counseling, physical therapy, and speech-language therapy, among others, often comprises a person’s treatment plan after sustaining a traumatic brain injury.

The bills can quickly add up, especially because a TBI can reshape your entire life. Many people who sustain a severe brain injury require lifelong care, which unfortunately means a lifetime of medical expenses.

You should not have to empty your pockets to pay for someone else’s negligence.

A Los Angeles brain injury lawyer from Robins Cloud LLP can assist you in recovering compensation so that you can afford the treatment you need and deserve. More than that, a lawyer will fight to hold the at-fault party accountable and bring you some sense of closure knowing that justice has been served.

Types of Financial Compensation

The financial compensation you may be entitled to through a TBI claim or lawsuit could encompass:

  • Medical expenses: The liable party should be held accountable for all medical costs already incurred or outstanding, including estimated future expenses such as long-term rehabilitative therapy.
  • Lost income: We can fight for compensation for the income you were unable to earn due to hospitalization or incapacitation. Additionally, we can seek damages for the income you will never be able to earn due to permanent limitations resulting from the brain injury.
  • Pain and suffering: In a TBI claim, you can seek damages for the physical pain, emotional distress, and trauma endured. The amount of compensation may be substantial, depending on the extent to which your life has been affected and complicated by the injury and the underlying accident or incident.

    Start Your Case with a Free Consultation

    Finding a brain injury attorney in Los Angeles can be a stressful and overwhelming process.

    You need to find an attorney who understands your needs and is capable of providing compassionate and effective legal support. At Robins Cloud LLP, we have a team of experienced Los Angeles brain injury lawyers who are well-equipped to handle the unique challenges faced by victims of brain injuries.

    Our attorneys have the knowledge and expertise needed to navigate the complex legal landscape associated with these cases, and they will work tirelessly on your behalf to help ensure that you get the compensation you deserve. So if you're in need of a Los Angeles brain injury attorney, don't hesitate to reach out to us today.

    We'll be happy to provide you with all the guidance and support you need in this difficult time.

    To find out more about how our Los Angeles brain injury lawyers can help, contact us online or at (800) 691-2363 today. We accept cases from coast to coast.

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