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Brain Injuries

Accident Attorneys Representing Bay Area Residents

Few injuries are as traumatic and life-altering as brain injuries. Even a seemingly minor impact can result in a brain injury that causes headaches, diminished cognitive capabilities, and a variety of other symptoms, and many brain injuries render victims permanently incapacitated. Generally, brain injuries arise out of accidents caused by careless behavior, and in many instances, people who suffer brain injuries can recover damages. If you suffered a brain injury in an accident caused by another party’s negligent actions, it is prudent to speak with a knowledgeable attorney regarding whether you may be owed compensation from the party that caused your harm. The San Mateo brain injury lawyers at Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos, LLP are well-versed in what it takes to set forth a winning case, and we will fight diligently to help you seek a successful outcome. Collectively, our attorneys have more than 75 years of experience helping injured people protect their interests in the California courts.

Causes and Symptoms of Brain Injuries

Brain injuries can be caused by a variety of factors, but most are caused by an impact, puncture, or deprivation of oxygen. Brain injuries are frequently sustained in motor vehicle collisions, construction accidents, and falls. They can be caused by medical negligence as well. Notably, a person does not need to lose consciousness to suffer a brain injury, and in many instances, symptoms of a brain injury will not appear until several hours or days after the injury occurred. Examples of brain injuries include concussions, hematomas, hemorrhages, and coup and contrecoup injuries. Typically, brain injuries are diagnosed through imaging studies, such as MRIs or CT scans, but some injuries can be assessed based on a person’s symptoms. Brain injuries often cause headaches, confusion, dizziness, mood changes, and impaired memory. In severe cases, brain injuries can lead to seizures, vision loss, coma, and death. The brain injury attorneys at our San Mateo firm understand the wide range of conditions that can develop.

Recovering Damages for Brain Injuries

Brain injuries rarely occur without an accident. While some accidents cannot be avoided, most are caused by the negligent acts or omissions of one or more parties. Therefore, in most cases in which a party wishes to recover compensation for a brain injury, he or she will file a lawsuit against the party that caused the accident, alleging that the party was negligent. A plaintiff alleging negligence in California must prove certain elements to establish liability. In other words, a plaintiff must demonstrate a duty to act with reasonable care, behavior that constituted a breach of the duty, and actual harm proximately caused by the breach. Thus, if a plaintiff can show that his or her harm was caused by the defendant’s failure to act as a reasonable person would have acted under the circumstances, the plaintiff may be awarded damages.

Damages Recoverable in a Lawsuit Arising Out of Brain Injuries

If our San Mateo brain injury attorneys prove a defendant’s liability, the plaintiff will be able to secure compensation for the economic and noneconomic harm caused by his or her brain injuries. Economic harm includes medical expenses, out of pocket costs, and lost wages. Noneconomic harm refers to harm that is not readily quantified, such as the emotional trauma and physical pain and suffering caused by the injury. If the plaintiff was married when his or her harm occurred, the plaintiff’s spouse may also be able to recover damages for the loss of the plaintiff’s services and companionship.

Talk to a Knowledgeable Personal Injury Attorney

Brain injuries frequently cause devastating and permanent harm, and people who suffer brain injuries have a right to compensation for their damages. If you or someone you love suffered a brain injury, it is advisable to talk to an attorney about your potential claims. At Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos, LLP, we possess the knowledge and skills needed to help you seek a favorable result, and we will work diligently to help you hold the party that caused your harm accountable. The brain injury lawyers at our San Mateo firm regularly represent people in personal injury cases throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. You can contact us through our form online or at (650) 345-8484 to schedule a meeting to discuss your legal needs.

Client Reviews
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I retained Ilya Frangos of Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos on a business litigation matter involving a frivolous lawsuit filed in federal court. Ilya guided me through the case and helped make sure that I understood the process… He always took the time to answer all my questions and helped put my mind at ease. I would highly recommend him and this firm! Agatha
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I called Mr Frye after my wife had passed away… John listened to my case over the phone, after aggreeing to represent me, handled everything from there… I have already recommended Mr Frye to a friend for help with a similiar case and would without reserve recommend him to anybody. He came highly recommended as an expert in these type cases, and I believe he demonstrated this personally. Jerry
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Chantel Fitting is as good as it gets. If you have been injured, need help and cant get what you know you deserve from one of the big insurance companies, then you have got to call Chantel. She will fight for you like it was her that was hurt… She cares. Call her. You wont be sorry you did. Cindy C.
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A great experience. Excellent law firm which treats their client's with the utmost respect. Very knowledgeable and made me fell extremely secure when handling my personal injury claim. Would highly recommend Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos to handle your next case. Lisa D.
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I was fortunate enough to have been represented and retained by this law firm for my injuries sustained by an under insured motorist. I must say Chantel Fitting and Illya Frangos went above and beyond trying to resolve my case… I would highly recommend this law firm and stop shopping around if you are looking for the best, as this is as good as it gets. Joanna K.