Why Getting Legal Advice After a Brain Injury Is Important
In 2013, traumatic brain injuries (TBI) caused the deaths of at least 50,000 people in the United States. Brain injuries can be sustained at work, at home, and through recreational activities such as sports. All it involves is any bump, blow, or jolt to the head that disrupts the normal function of the brain. Mild concussions also count as a type of brain injury and should be treated as seriously as a severe concussion or skull fracture.
Why legal advocacy is so important is the effect brain injuries can have on a person. Severe TBI can cause a whole slew of symptoms that concern the function of the rest of your body. Damage to the speech centers of the brain can prevent people from speaking or understanding language, while damage to other parts of the brain can cause deficits in attention, concentration, memory, processing speed, and “executive functions.” Some people who have sustained severe TBI can no longer perform any job and must rely on disability to pay the bills.
If your TBI was caused by negligence, the person who sustained it shouldn’t be responsible for paying the medical bills and making up for lost wages caused by your accident. An experienced San Francisco personal injury attorney could offer you legal advice on the best course of action to take after sustaining a TBI. If your personal injury claim is denied, or the person responsible is denying liability, you will need the skills of a good lawyer to help you win your compensation.
To get started on a case, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Our firm has earned some of the largest traumatic brain injury lawsuit verdicts in history on behalf of our clients. Contact us at (415) 688-2176 or fill out our online form to schedule a consultation with one of our accomplished attorneys today. Don’t face this challenge alone.