Compassionate Counsel & Aggressive Representation for Brain Injury Victims in San Jose and Salinas
We can thank our brain for every time we take a breath, smell a sunflower, lift a finger, ponder the universe or feel the sun on our shoulders. When a brain is damaged because of an accident-related injury, the road to recovery is long and difficult. The injury not only affects physical functions, but it can also create emotional and psychological difficulties, including depression, anxiety and even aggressive behavior. Brain injuries are tough on family members as well. Medical expenses associated with traumatic brain injury can amount to hundreds of thousands of dollars. In fact, some studies put the lifetime cost of a severe TBI at $3 million.
The person who caused the accident by exhibiting negligent or reckless behavior should be held accountable and liable for the damage caused. The attorneys at the Accident Recovery Legal Center work with the injured and their families to help them find justice through full and fair compensation. Because of the high costs of medical care associated with this type of serious injury, negotiations with insurance companies are tough. If it is in our clients’ best interests, we won’t shy away from taking the case to court.
We frequently work with specialists in the fields of medicine, psychology and economics who can help determine your needs and place a value on damages. We provide valuable advice when a settlement offer is proposed and help you decide what’s best for you and your family.
Types of Brain Injuries
Car, motorcycle and truck crashes, industrial and construction site accidents, and even slip and fall accidents can lead to head or brain injuries ranging from concussions and contusions, to serious basilar skull fractures.
Head and brain injuries include:
- Closed head injuries — This refers to an injury in which the skull and the dura, a thin membrane surrounding the brain, are not damaged, but the brain is injured. Concussions and contusions are among the most common closed-head injuries.
- Open head injuries — An open or penetrating head injury is one in which the skull is punctured. Gunshot wounds are one example. Intracranial hematomas, in which blood pools around the brain or between the brain and skull, are often associated with both open- and closed-head injuries.
- Coup and contrecoup injuries — When the brain is slammed from side to side inside the skull, it can cause severe contusions both on the side of the head where the impact occurred and on the opposite side.
- Diffuse axonal injuries — When a violent rotation of the head causes the movement of the brain to be slower than that of the skull, brain structures are sheared and nerve tissues are torn throughout the brain. This traumatic brain injury causes serious brain damage and can lead to permanent disability and even death.
We’ve been fighting for individuals and families affected by traumatic brain injuries since 1985. Let us fight for you.
To learn more about how Accident Recovery Legal Center can help you recover damages following a brain injury accident, please call us or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers. We have offices in Salinas and San Jose and, if necessary, we can meet you at your home or at the hospital.