Brain Injury Lawyer in Los Angeles
California Brain Injury Attorneys At Kenmore Law Group, we take great pride in representing individuals who have sustained a brain injury. Our goal is to maximize the financial compensation received for each and every person whose life has been affected due to a brain injury. Our brain injury lawyers have extensive experience with complicated lawsuits, and they know what it takes to recover millions of dollars for traumatic injuries.
About Brain Injuries Every year, over 1.3 million people in the United States sustain head and brain injuries. Most brain injuries are caused by a blow to the head, which could happen in traffic accidents, work-related accidents, recreational accidents, falls, assaults, or while using a defective product. A head injury can be categorized as closed or open. In a closed head injury, the head region sustains an injury due a blow to the head, which causes the brain to knock against the skull. In an open head injury, an object penetrates the skull and actually enters the brain. Unlike most body tissues, brain tissue cannot repair itself. Therefore, traumatic brain injuries are usually permanent and disabling, and they can be devastating for both the injured victim and their family.
Symptoms of a Brain Injury The symptoms of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and other head trauma vary greatly from case to case and they can include a number of obvious physical symptoms like loss of consciousness, seizures, paralysis, speech and communication problems, loss of eyesight or hearing, and loss of balance. However, some individuals may appear fine because their symptoms are more subtle. These symptoms can include memory loss and loss of cognitive function. For example, you may tell a brain injury victim an interesting story and one day later, the person may not remember the story at all or they may remember only parts of it. There could also be confusion; the person may go to the store and not know why they are there. The person may not be able to perform simple addition and subtraction any more. Personality changes can also come about as a result of a brain injury. The person may develop anxiety, depression, and anger. If they were happy and social before the injury, they may become depressed and isolated after the accident. Other symptoms include sleepiness, irritability, and headaches. Symptoms can appear immediately after an injury or slowly over time.
Compensation Available A competent head injury attorney can recover all of the following:
- Current medical bills - These are bills that you have incurred so far as a result of the accident. Any hospital costs, private doctor fees, and fees that you paid for medications can be recovered.
- Future medical bills - A doctor specializing in head trauma can estimate the future medical bills that the individual will incur and these can also be recovered.
- Loss of earning capacity - A vocational expert will testify how much the person could have earned during their lifetime and this amount will be added to your demand to be recovered from the negligent parties. Loss of income could be in the millions.
- Lifetime care - If the individual will require long-term care, the cost can be recovered.
- Rehabilitation - If the individual will require rehabilitative therapy, the cost can be recovered.
- Compensation for pain and suffering, plus loss of enjoyment of life may also be available.
Steps to Take After a Head Trauma A head trauma can result in a brain injury that does not initially show up and only shows up after a few hours. In other words, even if the individual feels fine, they might have a brain injury. Therefore, the first step is to receive medical help. Report to your nearest emergency room immediately. If you cannot go there yourself, call emergency services and have an ambulance take you. Emergency rooms have the resources available to diagnose and take care of these situations. Some people may have to be rushed to emergency surgery to prevent further damage to the brain. Then, contact an injury attorney who specializes in traumatic head and brain injury to find out about your legal options.
Experienced Attorneys Available From a legal perspective, brain injury accidents are complex because there are many questions that will have to be answered. Not every personal injury lawyer can handle a brain injury case. There are many lawyers who can handle simple car accident, truck accident, and motorcycle accidents as long as the injuries are not that severe. However, for more severe injuries like a brain injury, you will need to speak to a brain injury lawyer who has handled several of such cases before. You will need a lawyer who is knowledgeable, compassionate, and aggressive. We have years of experience in this field, and we have successfully obtained several six-figure and seven-figure settlements for our injured clients. If you need a brain injury attorney and you are located in California, our attorneys will travel to any location to meet with you to discuss your case. This consultation will be provided to you free of charge, with no obligation. A wrongful death action may also be taken against all responsible parties if the victim ends up dying as a result of the injuries.
Zero Fee Guarantee Our law firm will take cases on a contingency basis. This means once we accept you as a client, we will do all the legal work without any upfront fees. If and when your case reaches a successful conclusion, our fees will be collected from the total settlement collected. If we do not get you money, then we will not charge any fees. That's how confident we are in our skills as brain injury attorneys. You will get the help that you need from an experienced Los Angeles brain injury lawyer without having to take any unnecessary risks. Our office also has a network of medical doctors who will also work with you without upfront fees.
Free Consultation Our dedicated attorneys are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can call us at any time of the day to speak with us. No matter where in California you are, we will be happy to meet with you at any location to provide you with a consultation, free of charge.
Hire the Best Injury Attorneys We are world-famous and are known within the community as compassionate, caring, and aggressive lawyers. Our lawyers have extensive experience in this field and they know how to get you the maximum compensation possible. We take cases from the entire State of California. If you or a loved one have suffered from a brain injury, you can contact our law firm today for a free consultation. The consultation is provided free of charge. We will review your case and provide you with our expert opinion. You can call us right now for a free review of your case.