Long Beach Brain Injury Lawyers
Unfortunately, millions of Americans suffer serious brain injuries each year. These are brain injuries that range from concussions to penetrating accidents. Brain injuries commonly leave victims in need of a lifetime of medical care and treatment. Anyone who has endured a serious brain injury caused by the negligent and dangerous actions of another person may be able to pursue significant compensation. You’ll want a dedicated and skilled Long Beach brain injury attorney by your side to help you achieve the best results.
The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV is ready to help Long Beach families reeling in the aftermath of a traumatic brain injury. We are here to help you or your injured family member secure the financial settlement necessary to heal.
Our firm has a perfect 10.0 score from the independent law firm rating agency Avvo. We’ve been helping accident victims in Long Beach for over 20 years, and we won’t back down from anybody in the pursuit of justice for you and your loved ones.
Call (562) 901-0840 to schedule a free consultation with a Long Beach personal injury lawyer today.
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is any physical injury that disrupts the normal functioning of the brain. TBI results from a heavy blow to the head or upper body. A subdural hematoma is the buildup of blood that occurs in the space between the protective layers of tissue that surround your brain. A TBI patient suffering a subdural hematoma will often require immediate surgery to relieve pressure on the brain.
There are two major types of brain injuries: closed-head and open-head. A closed-head injury occurs when the head is shaken suddenly or crashes against an object, such as when a person is violently struck by a heavy object or when someone falls backward and hits their head against the pavement.
An open-head injury occurs when an object, such as a bullet, penetrates the skull or when the skull is fractured, causing bone fragments to penetrate the brain.
TBIs cause severe physical, emotional, and cognitive damage. Frequent symptoms of traumatic brain injury include:
- Slurred speech
- Memory issues
- Loss of senses
- Reduced intellectual capacity
- Attention span issues
- Impaired coordination
- Impaired cognitive function
- Difficulty with speech or language
- Reduced mobility
- Diminished sexual functioning
- Inappropriate aggressiveness
- Muscle spasms
A patient who suffers from TBI will often require several rounds of medical treatment and lifelong assisted living care. This may include emergency room treatment followed by an extended hospital stay. One or more surgeries may be required to reduce pressure and stop the bleeding.
Damaged brain tissue has a high chance of never fully healing. Depending on the extent of the damage, the patient may not be able to continue with their career. Physical and cognitive impairment may prevent the patient from ever driving again. They may be unable to pursue many of the activities that make life enjoyable and worthwhile.
The patient may require round-the-clock assistance to care for themself, and spouses and other family members often must give their time to care for a relative suffering from TBI.
The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV is here to help you pursue a financial settlement that allows you to cover your expenses. A Long Beach brain injury claim will include the following types of damages:
- Current and future medical bills
- Physical and occupational therapy
- Loss of current and future wages
- Emotional distress
- Medical devices
- Psychological counseling
- Reduced quality of life
- In-home nursing care
- Loss of consortium
There are several types of accidents that may result in traumatic brain injuries, including:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Slip, trip, and fall accident injuries
- Boat accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Falling objects
- Sports injuries
- Firearm injuries
- Product liability injuries
- Medical malpractice injuries
- On-the-job accident injuries
- Physical assault
- Pedestrians struck by motor vehicles
The majority of brain injury accidents could be avoided if more people took the time to be careful. Everyone has a duty of care to avoid behavior that could reasonably cause foreseeable harm to others. Bad things happen when people neglect to uphold their duty of care.
Parties that may be held accountable for negligent behavior that causes TBIs include:
- Intoxicated drivers
- Manufacturers of faulty vehicle components
- Delivery companies that hire employees with unsafe driving records
- Bars and restaurants that serve alcohol to underage or clearly intoxicated patrons
- Nursing homes that don’t properly train staff on how to lift and move patients
- Trucking firms that don’t inspect and fix unsafe vehicles
Under California law, there is a short window of time in which you can file a personal injury claim in Long Beach. This is called a statute of limitations. In California, you have a two-year deadline to file a claim after a brain injury. Remember, the clock starts the moment after your accident happened. To secure the settlement you deserve, you’ll need the help of an experienced brain injury lawyer.
The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV stands ready to provide you with dedicated and tenacious legal representation so that you can get the resources you need to care for yourself and your family. Our Long Beach team is committed to helping people on the path to recovery, and we always have time for our clients.
Call us at (562) 901-0840 to learn more today.
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