Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers in Los Angeles
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After sustaining a traumatic brain injury (TBI), a person may experience physical and psychological symptoms immediately or these symptoms may manifest days or weeks afterward — either way, they can be very difficult to recover from. In many cases, TBIs take a large toll on a person as they try to recover from an injury to what is arguably the most important organ in the body.
If your TBI was caused by another party, you may be eligible to pursue compensation for any damages resulting from your injury: medical expenses, hospital bills, mental anguish, loss of present and future earnings, and more. We understand that it can seem difficult to tackle a legal claim in addition to trying to heal. That’s why, with your discretion, Robins Cloud LLP will take care of the legal red tape as we fight for your just compensation. We offer a deft guiding hand to help you make informed legal decisions with ease.
At Robins Cloud LLP, our lawyers are proud to offer our clients the experience, resources, and capabilities of a large law firm with the attention and care traditionally only found at small firms. We genuinely care about our clients; after all, our attorneys chose careers in personal injury law to help those injured by negligence. We will fight relentlessly for your rights, making sure to remain accessible so you have a say at every step of the way.
To schedule a free consultation with an award-winning traumatic brain injury attorney, contact Robins Cloud LLP online today.
What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
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. 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 (a) a loss of consciousness from a few seconds to a minute or (b) feelings of being disoriented and confused. Other symptoms may include a headache, fatigue or drowsiness, speech problems, light or sound sensitivity, mood changes, trouble remembering or concentrating on things, and more.
When a person suffers a moderate to severe traumatic brain injury, they may experience more serious symptoms in addition to mTBI symptoms. These may include but are by no means limited to:
- Loss of consciousness (ranging from minutes to hours)
- Persistent or worsening headaches
- Profound confusion
- Slurred speech
- Trouble waking up
- 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.
Treating Traumatic Brain Injuries
Dead brain cells cannot regenerate, which means that the efficacy of treatment depends on the severity of the TBI. In milder cases, brain cells may have only been stretched not killed, so they can return to their original state with proper care and enough time. For more serious cases in which brain cells were killed, there is the chance that the brain can be trained to take over the functions of some of the dead brain cells. When a full return to their previous state is not feasible, treatment for severe TBIs tends to focus on helping the person recover as much independence as they can.
Medications, counseling, physical therapy, and speech-language therapy, among others, often comprises a person’s treatment plan after sustaining a TBI. 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 lawyer 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 justice has been served.
Filing a Traumatic Brain Injury Claim in Los Angeles
How Do You Establish Liability in a TBI Claim?
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.).
Time Limits for Filing a Traumatic Brain Injury Claim
Traumatic 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 by as little as one day, 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 no more than two years to pass for you to formally file a claim since the date you were injured in an accident. 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.
A Los Angeles Attorney Team that Truly Cares
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 in your traumatic brain injury case.
At Robins Cloud LLP, we pride ourselves on our client-focused approach to legal representation. We are able to make our clients our top priority because we only offer our personalized, comprehensive legal counsel to a select number of clients at any given time. If you are currently out of state, 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.
To find out more about how Robins Cloud LLP can help, call our Los Angeles traumatic brain injury lawyers at (800) 691-2363 today. We accept cases from coast to coast.
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