Brain Injury Attorneys – Personal Injury Law
Brain injuries (often referred to as a “concussion”) rarely, if ever, affect just a single victim. The consequences radiate outward and effect the victim’s family, loved ones, and friends in a profound way. In most cases, victims of brain or spinal injuries require extended help with their everyday needs, long-term medical care, and they may lose their job, their independence, and maybe even their self-esteem. If you or a loved one has been a victim of a traumatic brain injury that was the result of another person’s negligence, illegal, or reckless behavior, you could be entitled to receive compensation. At MCIS Lawyers, we are committed to working with brain injury victims and their families, and we will strive to help you achieve the case result that will benefit you the most.
Common Causes of a Traumatic Brain Injury
A brain injury can occur when an outside force traumatically damages the brain. The force can come from a direct blow to the head or a result of a whiplash injury that causes the brain to move inside the head. The severity of the injury can range from mild to severe, such as when a person loses consciousness. A brain injury is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, and according to the Center for Disease Control close to 1.4 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury a year.
Brain injuries can occur as a result of the following:
Motor vehicle accidents
Medical Malpractice including preventable birth injury
Blow to the head
Work related accidents
There are a variety of symptoms that occur as a result of a concussion or brain injury. Common symptoms include:
-Lack of senses(hearing, taste, sight, dining in the ears)
-Inability to move body parts to do simple tasks
-Lack of focus
-Lack of hand/coordination
-Chronic neck or head pain
Each cause is unique, and the circumstances in involved in the accident will determine the type of evidence needed and the compensation granted.
Past and Future Medical Expenses
Past and Future Pain and Suffering
Past and Future Wage Loss
Impairment of earning capacity
Punitive damages, if the defendant acted reckless, malice or had any intent to do harm
Home care services for non-medical needs such as cooking and cleaning
Schedule a Consultation with MCIS Lawyers
The prosecution of brain injury cases involves complex medical and legal issues. If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury, you need a trial lawyer to maximize your recovery. Our firm includes a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Less than 1% of all lawyers in California belong to this group because it is limited to those who have significant trial experience.