Sacramento Brain Injury Attorney
After a traumatic brain injury (TBI), not only is the injured person affected, his or her family, co-workers, and friends are as well. The victim’s family must find new ways to secure a lifetime of income; adaptations need to be made to their home so it can accommodate wheelchairs or motorized scooters, not to mention the ongoing costs of medical care and therapy.
As with any serious injury, the Sacramento brain injury attorneys at Rosenthal & Kreeger, LLP understand how overwhelming these burdens can be and our goal is to ensure that our clients receive the best compensation possible to alleviate these stressors so they can move on with their lives without these worries.
Our personal injury law firm has the resources to hire medical, psychological, and vocational experts to help support our client’s case and the wherewithal to go nose-to-nose with the insurance company, whether that means success at the bargaining table or in the courtroom.
Call our experienced brain injury lawyers at (916) 774-7200 to discuss your case during a free initial consultation. Our attorneys offer appointment times and locations to suit you and your family. For more than 25 years, Rosenthal & Kreeger, LLP has fought to protect the rights of injury victims throughout Northern California.
Why Trust Rosenthal & Kreeger, LLP with Your Brain Injury Claim?
The Sacramento personal injury attorneys at Rosenthal & Kreeger, LLP have decades of experience handling civil claims in California. For more than 25 years, our firm has helped many clients throughout California recover compensation for their injuries caused by negligent parties. We understand the devastation a brain injury can cause for victims and their families and we approach every case with compassion and integrity. Our firm has the power and resources of a big-city firm with the personal atmosphere of a small local business and we work hard to ensure every client understands his or her rights and legal options after an injury.
Compensation for Brain Injury
Plaintiffs in brain injury lawsuits can generally receive two main types of compensation: economic compensation to repay financial losses resulting from a defendant’s behavior and non-economic damages for things like physical pain, emotional distress, and psychological damage. A brain injury can easily result in physical damage to different parts of the brain that control motor functions, speech and language faculties, and memory.
Economic damages are fairly straightforward and easy to prove. The plaintiff must show proof of medical expenses, lost income, and property damage resulting from the defendant’s behavior. When it comes to pain and suffering damages, the jury may multiply the plaintiff’s claimed medical expenses and award a lump sum or use a “per diem” system to compensate the plaintiff for every day he or she spends in recovery. A brain injury can cause personality changes, cognitive difficulties, and a host of other complications that can drastically diminish the victim’s quality of life, so pain and suffering damages will likely be significant in any brain injury lawsuit. Learn more about damages specific to your case by speaking with a Sacramento brain injury attorney.
Why Do I Need an Attorney for My Brain Injury Case?
Traumatic brain injuries are some of the most severe injuries a person can experience and many brain injuries result in permanent or long-term damage. When it comes to injuries this severe, victims and their loved ones need reliable legal counsel to navigate the court system and recover the compensation they deserve.
When another person or party cause a brain injury, the resulting damages can be extraordinarily expensive. Attempting to represent your own case may seem like a good way to save money on legal fees but the reality is that the average person will not be able to reach the same level of representation that an experienced Sacramento traumatic brain injury lawyer could.
This could lead to less compensation than the victim deserves or a judge may throw a case out before it even reaches trial for a procedural violation or failure to meet a required filing deadline. Hiring an attorney not only increases the amount of compensation a plaintiff can receive from a brain injury claim but it will also increase the claimant’s chances of succeeding with the claim.
What Causes Traumatic Brain Injury?
Traumatic brain injuries are caused by an external force, like a violent blow or jolt to the head or body. People who have experienced a hemorrhage, concussion, significant loss of consciousness, coma, or skull fractures are considered to have experienced moderate to severe brain injuries.
These injuries can result in brain dysfunction, dramatically affecting the victim and his or her family because the injured person may be fine one minute but then exhibit distressing symptoms the next. Further complicating the issues, traumatic brain injuries are also difficult to treat, as they are internal, and physicians often misdiagnose the symptoms. Some of these symptoms include:
- Confusion or other cognitive problems
- Lack of smell or taste
- Personality changes
- Severe vision problems
If you experience any of the above symptoms, seek immediate medical attention. In the event your TBI was caused by the negligence of another party, speak with a Sacramento brain injury lawyer as soon as possible.
Types of Brain Injuries
There are many types of brain injuries and they can range in severity from mild to life-threatening or fatal. Some of the most common causes of brain injuries in the United States include workplace accidents, car accidents, sports accidents, and intentional torts like assault and robbery. A mild brain injury like a concussion may only cause a few negative symptoms and will clear up with time but there is always the potential for significant physical and psychological complications after any brain injury.
A penetrating injury from a weapon or debris in a car crash is very serious and requires immediate care. In many cases, a penetrating head wound is fatal without immediate emergency treatment. These injuries leave the brain vulnerable to infection and can interfere with many neurological functions. Some brain injuries do not result from direct interference from physical forces but rather exposure to toxic fumes or substances. For example, inhaling some toxic chemicals can cut off the brain’s oxygen supply, resulting in serious brain damage without immediate medical intervention.
Discuss Your Case with a Brain Injury Lawyer in Sacramento
This is not an exhaustive list of medical symptoms and you know better than most the issues that you and your family are dealing with. Read our brain injury FAQ or schedule an in-person consultation at our office in the city of Sacramento to learn more about our services.
It doesn’t matter if a motor vehicle accident, construction accident, or slip and fall was to blame for your TBI, our firm can help. Consult an experienced Sacramento traumatic brain injury attorney who understands your needs and can get you the compensation you deserve. Call Rosenthal & Kreeger, LLP today at (916) 774-7200 or contact us online.