Whether you are in a car crash on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge, a driver hits you in a bike lane in Silicon Valley, or you fall and hit your head while shopping at Safeway El Camino Real, you may suffer a traumatic brain injury.
Going through an accident and a traumatic injury can put your life on hold, affecting your ability to work and live your normal life until you recover. You might never recover from a permanent injury but will need to learn to adapt. When you get a traumatic brain injury in an accident due to the negligence of another party, you can seek compensation to make the post-injury process easier.
You may not know how to approach your injury and collect full compensation for your damages, both present and future. This is especially true when you must deal with your injury and related treatment.
One of the experienced San Mateo traumatic brain injury lawyers from Galine, Frye, Fitting, and Frangos, LLP, is here to help you pursue the best options in your case.
A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, affects the way that your brain works, and it is one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. Traumatic brain injuries occur when there is a blow to the head in a fall, car crash, or another type of accident, or someone’s head shakes violently enough to damage the brain tissue.
When your brain sustains injury in a traumatic accident, it can impair your ability to function in the present and the future.
Common accidents that cause brain injuries in San Mateo are:
The cause of the accident that leads to the traumatic brain injury will help determine how your injury claim proceeds and what compensation is available to you. Your local San Mateo brain injury attorney has the experience to identify all sources of compensation and seek financial recovery on your behalf.
It is important to seek out immediate medical attention if you have experienced a blow or piercing injury to your head. When your head collides with another object or jolts violently, your brain shakes around inside your skull, and the impact it has against the inside of your cranium can lead to bruising of your brain, bleeding, tissue damage, or worse.
Symptoms of TBIs can vary in severity, and some might go unnoticed in the moments after an accident, which can be a chaotic scene. Seeking out immediate medical care and follow-up opinions from medical professionals will ensure that you begin proper treatment right away and have medical records to prove your injury claim.
When you have experienced a traumatic brain injury, immediate medical attention is critical to ensure that you do not face life-threatening implications. In the long-term, patients with TBIs will require individualized treatment programs to address the unique needs that their unique brain injury has on their ability to function.
This treatment can include physical therapy, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physiatry or physical medicine, social support, and psychology or psychiatry. Brain injuries can impact your ability to return to work and can result in you requiring life-long healthcare and treatment to manage the symptoms of your injury.
The costs of a brain injury include medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and a variety of other losses. Consulting with a San Mateo brain injury attorney before accepting a settlement from the insurance companies and before deciding whether to file a lawsuit will support the best possible outcome of your claim.
You can collect damages for your injury when it happened due to the negligence of another party, making them liable for your damages and compensation related to the injury. This can happen in many situations, but we do not expect you to master the law and establish an operational understanding of liability. Instead, we’ll give you the basics.
Essentially, when you are in an accident and experience injuries and damages that would not have happened but for the actions of another party, then that party is liable. This can be a person who drives drunk and hits your car, causing a TBI, or in a similar vein, can be a defectively manufactured brake pad that caused your accident and your TBI.
The unique facts and circumstances of your accident will determine if you have the right to damages and compensation from another party, and your experienced brain injury attorney can advise you of what your best options are.
The experience of going through an injury is traumatic, and seeking out medical attention and treatment can take up much of your available free time and focus. During this difficult time, negotiating with the insurance companies of the opposing parties in the accident is the last thing you might want to think about and devote your time to, and this is where your brain injury attorney comes into play.
Your attorney steps into your shoes and handles any negotiations with the insurance company and opposing party, removing the stress from your day-to-day life. Further, your attorney has experience with similar cases and knows what kind of damages you should receive for your short- and long-term medical bills, in addition to the loss of earnings and any damages for pain and suffering.
Many residents and visitors consider San Mateo a pristine, even idyllic location. Its location on the San Francisco peninsula means that breathtaking scenery, culture, and an abundance of outdoor activities are available.
What many don’t consider, though, are the hazards that exist in San Mateo. Many of those hazards, like motor vehicle accidents, are a risk anywhere in the United States. Other risks are unique to the region, like suffering a traumatic brain injury (TBI) after a fall while hiking the trails of San Mateo.
If you or a loved one have suffered a TBI in San Mateo, some questions to consider include:
The cause of a TBI is always relevant, especially when you decide to take legal action.
There possible causes of TBIs in San Mateo include:
San Mateo also has the same health hazards that exist nationwide. Accidents involving pedestrians, motorcycles, bicycles, and trucks can all result in traumatic brain injuries.
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury:
By creating a record of your injuries, you will have documentation that your brain injury came from a specific event—like an auto accident.
Medical paperwork can also be critical when pursuing compensation for your losses. Once you’ve received medical care, you may turn your attention to a possible insurance claim or lawsuit. The first step you may take in this process is to hire a traumatic brain injury lawyer.
You may recover compensation for your traumatic brain injury. An insurance claim or a lawsuit can be the means to your financial recovery.
An attorney from our firm can review your case.
We will identify all losses that have come from your TBI, possibly including:
Every TBI case is unique. An attorney will carefully examine your damages. They may work with you, your doctors, and qualified experts to determine the financial value of your case.
This depends on:
There are many other factors to weigh when calculating your losses. One thing is certain: Once your attorney determines the value of your case, they should settle for nothing less than you deserve.
No. The civil court system in San Mateo is intimidating, and you do not want to pursue your case without ample experience.
When you’re recovering from a traumatic brain injury, handling a legal case alone is unwise.
Should you choose to forego an attorney and handle your case, you may:
Our firm accepts TBI cases at no upfront cost to the client. We only receive a fee if we win your case. The financial risk for you is minimal, and we may recover the compensation you deserve.
We are ready to help with your TBI case. You can focus intently on your recovery—we will handle the legal side of things. We’re familiar with the civil system and insurance companies serving San Mateo, so we’ll be prepared however your case unfolds.
Call Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos LLP today for a free consultation. Don’t wait—we can start protecting your rights today.
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