Our Los Angeles brain injury attorneys provide help if you or a loved one suffered any kind of head trauma. Approximately 223,000 people in the U.S. are hospitalized every year because of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). This figure does not even consider medical attention for less severe types of head injuries, such as concussions. If you suffered a head or brain injury and reside in the Los Angeles area, let our firm help you obtain full compensation for your losses.
Common causes of head injuries include
Brain injury victims can suffer a wide range of medical conditions, from disorientation to severe brain damage and even death.
If you experienced any of these in a brain or head injury accident, our legal team can file a lawsuit on your behalf. These claims are often based on one of the following legal theories:
In addition to bringing a lawsuit, our skilled Los Angeles personal injury attorneys can help by:
- managing your ongoing medical care,
- gathering evidence to support your case,
- filing a brain injury claim with any applicable insurance companies,
- negotiating this claim on your behalf, and
- maximizing your compensation.
The Shouse Law Group is a California-based personal injury law firm, with offices in Los Angeles, which represents brain injury victims. Our head injury attorneys and traumatic brain injury lawyers work tirelessly for all our clients and seek to get you the maximum compensation possible. Call today to get the legal representation you deserve.
What are common causes of brain injuries and their symptoms?
A brain injury is considered a catastrophic injury that is unfortunately not a rare occurrence in southern California and throughout the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are about 223,000 TBI-related hospitalizations and emergency room visits every year.1 The scary fact is that this number does not even include hospital events or medical treatment for less severe forms of head trauma, like concussions or contusions.
Note that motor vehicle accidents and truck accidents are common events that result in brain injuries. Other common causes include:
- construction accidents,
- workplace accidents,
- metro accidents,
- sport-related incidents,2 and
- slip and fall accidents.
While types of brain injuries can range from contusions to skull fractures to TBIs, they sometimes emerge with few symptoms. Common warning signs that may indicate you have suffered a head injury include:
- loss of consciousness,
- personality changes,
- mood swings,
- memory loss,
- sensitivity to light, and
Who are common defendants in brain injury cases?
Our Los Angeles brain injury lawyers can file a lawsuit on your behalf if you experienced any type of brain or head injury. Our firm often files these suits against:
- negligent drivers,
- property owners,
- product manufacturers, and
- government entities.
If you succeed in a case (either at trial or via a settlement), you can likely recover compensation for the following:
- medical bills and medical expenses,
- home health medical care,
- physical therapy and occupational therapy,
- lost wages,
- lost earning capacity, and
- non-economic damages such as pain and suffering and loss of quality of life.
When fatal injuries occur in brain accident cases, a victim’s family members can likely file a wrongful death lawsuit against the person or entity responsible for causing the accident. Damages can include (but are not limited to):
- burial and funeral expenses,
- amounts the deceased would have earned as income, and
- compensation for the loss of the deceased’s companionship and support.4
What is the role of a Los Angeles brain injury lawyer?
A personal injury lawyer serves many purposes in these personal injury cases.
Personal injury attorneys can help you receive immediate medical attention. With severe head injuries, or a severe traumatic brain injury, a lawyer can also assist in managing your ongoing medical care.
Attorneys learn the facts of your particular case and can help gather evidence to prove that someone was responsible for your accident. If necessary, injury lawyers can even hire medical experts to help explain this evidence to a judge or jury.
Head injury attorneys can also file two important claims on an injured person’s behalf. The first is a personal injury claim with the insurance company of the person or entity that caused your accident. The second, if applicable, is a claim with your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier. With the latter, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits (including disability benefits).
Finally, attorneys can file lawsuits in these cases and work to receive favorable verdicts for their clients.
What are the benefits of a brain injury lawyer?
There are a host of benefits in seeking legal representation in head injury and traumatic brain injury cases.
The main benefit is that an attorney will maximize your compensation.
For example, an experienced lawyer will know what a case is worth. As a result, the attorney will not accept a low-ball settlement offer.
Attorneys can also find hidden value in a case, which means that you will receive a larger final payout.
Note as well that a head injury lawyer will begin managing a case from the moment he/she accepts it. A result is that you can:
- avoid worrying about the daily rigors of your case, and
- focus on your health and healing, and
Almost all personal injury lawyers provide free case evaluations. A free consultation means you can get all of your legal questions answered with no fees.
Further, most injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you will not have to pay for legal services unless you win your case or receive a favorable settlement.
For additional help…
If you or a loved one experienced a head or brain injury, we invite you to contact our legal team at the Shouse Law Group. Our attorneys provide both free consultations and skilled legal advice.
We work tirelessly to get you the maximum compensation available for your case.
- CDC website, “Traumatic Brain Injury & Concussion.”
- As to sporting events, note that in 2019, about 15% of all U.S. high-school students self-reported one or more sports or recreation-related concussions within the preceding 12 months. See CDC website, “Traumatic Brain Injury & Concussion.”
- See Mayo Clinic website, “Traumatic brain injury.”
- See, for example, California Civil Jury Instructions (CACI) 3921.