Brain Injury Lawyers in San Francisco
Get Maximum Compensation for Your Catastrophic Injury
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is not like any other injury. Because many of the symptoms of “mild” to “moderate” brain injuries are subtle, and because these types of injuries are often difficult to detect on even the most sophisticated hospital imaging equipment, it is common for victims to go undiagnosed. This is especially so in the emergency room. The longer your injury goes undetected, and as such without treatment, the greater your risk of long-term or permanent damage.
Our San Francisco traumatic brain injury lawyers have earned some of the largest verdicts in history on behalf of clients who have suffered these types of debilitating injuries.
A few examples of these verdicts include:
- $49,123,375.87 verdict for TBI resulting from a big rig accident
- $26,053,000.00 verdict for failure to diagnose meningitis
- $22,800,000.00 verdict for a moderate brain injury
- $10,651,423.13 verdict for TBI resulting from an auto accident
Brain injury cases tend to involve a tremendous amount of loss for innocent people, so recovering maximum monetary compensation on behalf of our clients is of the utmost importance to our legal team.
If you or a loved one has been injured in this manner by someone else, contact the Scarlett Law Group to schedule a free initial consultation. The firm can be reached at (415) 688-2176.
The Invisible Injury
Due to the invisible nature of traumatic brain injuries, victims only rarely receive prompt treatment for their physical and cognitive impairment. Not uncommonly, victims’ early medical charts are devoid of any mention of “head injury” or “cognitive impairment”. It is only later, if they are lucky, that a health care professional validates the victims' injury, and treatment finally ensues.
As with most misunderstood injuries, society and “old school” health care practitioners, are apt to label the TBI victim a malingerer or worse. Because victims of traumatic brain injury appear outwardly just as they did before the injury, it should come as no surprise that many victims describe their post-injury experience as including progressive social isolation in addition to alienation from even immediate family.
Side Effects of TBI
Victims of TBI are unable to process information at the speed they would have prior to the injury. They also experience a limit in the range of subject matter they are able to process. In addition, the following can be telltale symptoms that a person sustained a TBI:
- Accurate judgment
- Ability to conform behavior
- Frustration and inability to respond in a pre-morbid (pre-injury) manner (which can trigger violent behavior)
- Smell and taste
- Memory and recall
Describing this unfortunate circumstance, Dr. Antoinette R. Appel has stated:
Left to fend for themselves, the victims of traumatic brain injury, already confused by their inability to be the people they were prior to the injury, now face the daunting task of demonstrating that an injury they do not understand and cannot comprehend is producing the confusion they cannot communicate.
If you or someone you know has suffered Traumatic Brain Injury or TBI, you need the assistance a San Francisco brain injury attorney. Call (415) 688-2176 today.