Going through an accident that injures your head can put your entire life on hold. Not only must you deal with the immediate medical bills and treatment stemming from your injury, but you also will need to consider the long-term impact of your injury upon your personal life and your ability to return to work.
When you suffer head injuries in an accident, and another party was at fault, the law entitles you to damages. If you experienced your head injury on the job, you might seek workers’ compensation benefits. Whatever source of benefits and compensation you deserve, however, you will work against insurance companies that want to pay you nothing or as little as possible. You want someone protecting your rights.
Having a San Mateo head injury lawyer from Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos. LLP, on your side as soon as possible after your injury will support the best possible outcome in your case and ensure that you receive the compensation you need to cover all the costs from your injury. Once you get the initial medical treatment you need, never hesitate to learn about your legal rights from our team at no cost to you.
Head Injuries Can Have Serious Health and Professional Implications
When you experience a traumatic injury to your head, whether from a bump, blow, strike, jolt, penetrating wound, or another source, you can experience a traumatic brain injury (TBI). A traumatic brain injury can happen in many situations, such as when you fall and strike your head, when another car hits you and causes whiplash, or if you have a gunshot wound to the head.
In motor vehicle collisions, head injuries are common, and head injuries often come alongside TBIs. Even a mild TBI can lead to changes in your ability to concentrate, as well as shifts in your mood and personality for months or years. This can affect your personal and professional life, negatively impacting not only your earning ability but your relationships. Moderate to severe TBI can cause serious health implications, from seizures to an inability to awaken after sleeping. Without proper treatment, a moderate to severe TBI can lead to death.
Symptoms of TBIs following head trauma include:
- The inability to maintain consciousness
- Numbness of the extremities
- Sleep disruptions
- Difficulty with cognitive functioning
- Slurred speech
- Lack of balance or coordination
Anyone exhibiting symptoms of a brain injury must reach out to a medical professional immediately after the injury. Once you receive immediate medical care for your injuries, an attorney can begin their role in the process to ensure you collect the fullest compensation for your injury possible.
Compensation in head injury claims might include:
- The costs of past, current, and future medical care
- Lost earnings, both in the past and future
- Physical and mental pain and suffering
- Permanent impairments from serious TBIs
Parties are Liable for the Injuries They Cause
Head trauma can happen for many reasons, and often, these accidents are the result of someone else’s negligence. For example, one of the most common causes of accidents and fatalities on the road today is distracted driving, which is engaging in any activity while driving that takes your attention off of the road. The reality is that most drivers today are engaging in some form of distracted driving, and when they hit you, they (through their insurance company) should cover your injury-related damages.
Some other causes of head injuries include:
- Negligent drivers hitting cyclists or pedestrians
- Motorcycle crashes
- Falls, including slip and fall accidents
- Accidents due to defective products
- Violent attacks
Sometimes, the cause of your accidents and injuries is obvious, but other situations might require investigation. There might be multiple parties who share liability, such as a negligent truck driver who crashed into your car, as well as the trucking company that employed the driver.
Our attorneys come into play at this point and will collect the evidence you need to determine if any other parties - or multiple parties - owe you compensation. Then, we can begin the process of preparing, filing, and negotiating the proper insurance claims.
You Can Afford the Right San Mateo Head Injury Attorney
We understand that for many people, the thought of reaching out to an attorney is intimidating. You might not be sure how much an attorney costs and worry that you cannot afford one, so you don’t bother reaching out to call. First off, you will owe our head injury attorneys nothing until you sign an agreement outlining what we will do for you. We will receive payment only if your claim recovers compensation, so you can always call our legal team attorney risk-free to ask if your case might fit with our firm.
While other types of lawyers charge costly hourly fees, we take our cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that there is no out-of-pocket cost to you, and your attorney only receives fees if they win your case. Should your attorney win your case, they receive payment as a percentage out of what they earn for you, so the more they receive, the more you receive. Having an attorney on your side helps to even the playing field against the insurance company and their lawyers so that someone is protecting your rights and working to ensure that you receive the fullest compensation possible.
Contact a San Mateo Head Injury Lawyer Today
With a San Mateo head injury lawyer from Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos, LLP, on your case, you can rest assured that your claim will have the support and attention it needs and that we will fight for your best interests. Contact our office directly at (650) 345-8484 for a free case evaluation and to ask about what some options are to get you the compensation you deserve. We are ready to advise you on the best course of action following your head injury.