Brain Injuries

Brain Injuries

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  • Identification: Accurately identifying the cause of a TBI is a critical step in personal injury claims, with common sources including falls, vehicle accidents, sports, work-related incidents, and unsafe premises.
  • Recovery: Victims of TBIs can recover damages for a wide range of losses, including immediate and future medical costs, lost income, pain and suffering, and necessary modifications to living accommodations.
  • Challenges: TBIs pose unique challenges due to their complex nature, affecting not only physical health but also emotional well-being and cognitive function, making the role of experienced legal representation crucial.
  • Experience: Callahan & Blaine is renowned for its expertise in handling traumatic brain injury claims, and securing multi-million dollar settlements for victims, underscoring their commitment to achieving the best possible outcomes for their clients.
  • Contact our office for an initial consultation at 714-241-4444 or fill out a contact form to learn how we may help you recover the compensation you need.

Traumatic brain injuries are some of the most challenging and catastrophic accidents victims can face, ranging from mild concussions to severe brain damage. These injuries can alter a person’s life in an instant, bringing about significant medical and physical hardships. From slip-and-fall accidents to motor vehicle collisions, seeking justice and compensation for a TBI is fraught with challenges. The lawyers at Callahan & Blaine are here to help you navigate the intricacies of the legal process and your medical diagnosis, understand the long-term implications of the injury, and fight for the maximum compensation against the parties at fault.

Our Orange County brain injuries lawyers fight for the full value of each case so our clients will be able to pay their medical bills and monthly expenses as well as compensate for lost income. In many brain injury cases, the injury victim is unable to work or care for his or her family. We ensure that clients’ current and long-term needs will be met.

Causes of Brain Injury Accidents

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) are among the most severe and life-altering injuries that can occur as a result of accidents. These injuries can lead to long-term cognitive, physical, and emotional impairments, significantly affecting a victim’s quality of life. Understanding the causes of TBIs is crucial for personal injury claims, as it helps not only establish liability but also advocate for the necessary compensation to cover medical expenses, rehabilitation, and other damages.

SLIP-AND-FALL ACCIDENTS

Falls are the leading cause of TBIs across various age groups, particularly among the elderly and children. Slip-and-fall incidents occur in various settings, including at home, in the workplace, or in public spaces such as stores and restaurants. Factors contributing to falls include wet floors, uneven surfaces, poor lighting, and inadequate safety equipment or barriers.

MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS

Motor vehicle collisions, including car crashes, motorcycle accidents, and truck collisions, are a significant source of TBIs. The impact of the crash causes the brain to hit against the skull, leading to concussions, contusions, and other forms of brain injuries. These accidents are often a result of speeding, driving under the influence, distracted driving, and failing to follow traffic laws.

SPORTS INJURIES

High-impact and extreme sports, such as football, boxing, skateboarding, and cycling, can also lead to TBIs. Concussions are particularly common in contact sports, where repeated blows to the head are part of the game. Coaches, event management, or property owners may be liable if negligence caused a TBI during a sporting event.

WORKPLACE ACCIDENTS

Certain occupations, especially those in construction, manufacturing, and extraction industries, pose a higher risk for TBIs. Workplace accidents such as falling from heights, being struck by heavy machinery, or sustaining injuries from explosions can lead to serious brain injuries.

PREMISES LIABILITY

Property owners are legally obligated to ensure premises are safe for visitors. Unsafe conditions, such as unsecured construction sites, poorly maintained equipment, or inadequate security, can lead to accidents causing TBIs.

Establishing the cause of the injury is critical in determining liability and securing compensation for victims. The legal team at Callahan & Blaine will investigate the accident, gather evidence, and advocate for your legal rights to ensure you recover the compensation needed for your recovery and rehabilitation.

Recoverable Damages in a Brain Injury Claim

The financial toll of TBIs on families can be staggering, with costs exceeding $48.3 billion annually nationwide. Victims and their families often face not just immediate medical bills but also long-term care expenses, lost income, and the need for rehabilitation and support services.

At Callahan & Blaine, we assess the present and future losses you face and fight for the following economic and non-economic damages on your behalf:

MEDICAL EXPENSES

Medical expenses represent a substantial portion of recoverable damages in TBI cases. This category includes costs for emergency care, hospitalization, surgery, diagnostic tests, medication, and any ongoing treatments such as physical therapy or rehabilitation. Future medical expenses are also considered if the victim requires ongoing care or treatment.

LOST WAGES

TBI can significantly impact a victim’s ability to work, leading to lost wages. This category compensates for the income lost during the recovery period. If the TBI affects the victim’s ability to work in the future, compensation can also be awarded for loss of earning capacity, reflecting the difference between the victim’s pre-injury and post-injury earning potential.

PAIN AND SUFFERING

Pain and suffering damages aim to compensate for physical pain and emotional hardship the victim endures due to the injury, including the impact on the victim’s overall quality of life, such as ongoing discomfort, depression, anxiety, and loss of enjoyment of life.

LOSS OF CONSORTIUM

In cases where a TBI significantly affects the victim’s relationship with their spouse or family, these damages may be awarded. This compensation addresses the loss of companionship, affection, support, and marital relations.

LONG-TERM CARE

For severe TBIs, victims may require long-term care or rehabilitation services, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and psychological counseling. Compensation can cover these costs to ensure the victim receives the necessary support to maximize their recovery.

MODIFICATIONS TO LIVING ACCOMMODATIONS

If a TBI results in disabilities requiring changes to the victim’s living environment, compensation can include the costs of making these modifications. This might involve installing wheelchair ramps, modifying bathrooms, or other adjustments to accommodate the victim’s needs.

Given the complexities involved in calculating and proving these damages, victims of TBIs must seek the legal guidance of the experienced personal injury lawyers at Callahan & Blaine. We ensure that all potential areas of compensation are thoroughly explored and pursued.

Contact Us to Speak With an Orange County Brain Injuries Lawyer Today

Callahan & Blaine has recovered millions of dollars for clients who have suffered traumatic brain injuries (TBI) due to the negligence of other parties. Our successes include a $28 million settlement for a man who suffered a brain injury in a trucking accident and a $7 million settlement for a man who was struck by a car while riding his bicycle.

As we do with every case, our Orange County brain injury lawyers take great care when preparing and valuing brain injury cases. Our lawyers understand the devastating effects that TBI has on the victims and their families. Without sufficient compensation from the negligent party, TBI victims cannot afford the extensive medical treatment and long-term care they need. The firm works with doctors, economists, and life-care planners to evaluate evidence and calculate the victim’s past, present, and future losses. Contact our office for an initial consultation at 714-241-4444 or fill out a contact form to learn how we may help you recover the compensation you need.

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