Walnut Creek Brain Injury Lawyers
Call Us If You Have a TBI Claim
When you are dealing with the aftermath of a traumatic brain injury (TBI), you need a legal team that understands the complexities of those injuries and how to most effectively recover compensation for you. Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook in Walnut Creek would be honored to help you with your catastrophic injury case and have secured hundreds of millions of dollars for clients in settlements and verdicts. No matter what needs to be done to get a fair legal resolution to your TBI case, we can handle it.
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Three Leading Causes of Brain Injuries
A traumatic brain injury is any brain injury that causes a permanent or significant disability or health condition. Because even a slight amount of damage to the brain can cause permanent changes, it is rare for any brain injury to not be considered “traumatic.” There are also “mild” TBIs, such as a concussion, although even mild TBI’s can have long-lasting or permanent health consequences.
The cause of your brain injury, whether it is mild or severe, will influence how we approach your case. Through our investigations, we may be able to convincingly prove your brain injury’s cause and who is liable for it.
Three leading causes of TBIs include:
- Auto accidents: Across the nation, thousands of car accidents happen every day. Violent car accidents are among the leading cause of preventable brain injuries.
- Falls: What might seem like a simple slip-and-fall accident could be the source of a lifelong brain injury, depending on how the victim lands. Additionally, a fall from a height, such as from a defective ladder, can present a serious risk of causing a traumatic brain injury.
- Sports injuries: High-contact sports like football are known to cause brain injuries in their players. Suing for a TBI caused by a sports injury could be difficult, though, due to legal defenses like primary assumption of risk.
How Can You Tell If a TBI is Mild or Severe?
If you are involved in an accident involving a serious impact to your head, you should visit a medical professional immediately for an evaluation. Only a doctor like a neurologist can diagnose your injury and determine if you suffered a traumatic brain injury, the severity, and the appropriate treatment plan.
Typically, a mild brain injury can cause migraines, memory loss, and insomnia, which are all concerning. A severe brain injury can cause even more severe symptoms, like speech or motor impairment, cognitive deficits, and profound memory loss.
How Much Compensation Can You Get for a TBI?
The value of a traumatic brain injury claim can easily range into several million dollars in cases involving serious TBI’s. It depends on the severity of the injury, the consequences of the injury, and the insurance and/or assets of those who were responsible for causing the accident.
Compensation in a TBI case could include:
- Past and future medical care
- Past and future income loss and diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering and other non-economic damages, such as diminished quality of life
How Long Does a TBI Settlement Take?
A traumatic brain injury case can take months to years to resolve. Each case is different. The length of the legal process depends on many factors, including the complexities in the medical issues, the challenges in proving liability (fault), the amount of insurance available, among other factors.
It is our role as Walnut Creek TBI attorneys to remove as many obstacles from your case as possible to leverage fair compensation for you as soon as possible. Our careful approach in case preparation to our vast experience negotiating with major insurance companies will benefit your case. We cannot guarantee that your TBI case will settle in a certain amount of time, but we will use all of our vast resources to minimize the time to reach a successful resolution of your case.
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Did you know that Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook has more than 50 verdicts and settlements that secured more than $1 million each for our clients? We believe that our history of impressive case results for catastrophic injury claims and lawsuits reflects that we are more than prepared to handle your high-stakes TBI case. Let our Walnut Creek brain injury lawyers know what happened today, so we can let you know if we’re the right fit for your case.