When it comes to personal injury claims, brain injuries can be some of the most serious. Brain injuries not only affect a person’s physical health but can also cause emotional distress and financial hardship. If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another party, you may be able to file a personal injury claim with the help of an experienced lawyer. Contact Rodriguez & Associates today to schedule a free consultation.
Common Types of Brain Injuries
Brain injuries can range from mild to severe, and they can even be fatal. Some of the most common types include the following:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Acquired brain injuries
- Penetrating injuries
- Closed head injuries
Most Common Causes of Brain Injuries
Before filing a claim, it’s important to understand the most common causes of brain injuries that lead to personal injury claims.
Car accidents are one of the leading causes of brain injuries. They often occur because one party was negligent while driving – either by speeding or engaging in distracted driving – which means they can be held accountable for any resulting brain injuries.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents happen when an individual slips or trips on an uneven surface due to hazardous conditions that were not addressed in a timely manner by the property owner. These types of accidents often result in traumatic brain injuries due to blunt force trauma sustained during the fall.
To make a successful claim following a slip and fall accident, it must be proven that there was negligence on behalf of the property owner in failing to address hazardous conditions on their premises that resulted in the injury.
Many workers suffer from traumatic brain injuries each year due to on-the-job accidents or hazardous working conditions that have been overlooked by employers. In many cases, these types of accidents could have been prevented if proper safety protocols had been put into place.
Construction Site Accidents
Construction sites are notorious for being dangerous places filled with potential hazards such as falling debris or exposed wiring that can lead to serious brain trauma.
Construction site owners have an obligation to ensure all safety regulations are being followed in order for construction workers and/or bystanders to not get injured while visiting these locations.
Why Brain Injuries Yield High Settlements/Verdicts
Brain injuries are some of the most serious and catastrophic injuries a person can suffer. Therefore, claims for brain injury can often result in high settlements or verdicts. Here’s why:
Brain Injury’s Long-Term Effects
Brain injuries often result in long-term disabilities, both physical and mental. Even mild brain injuries can cause lasting issues with memory, cognition, balance, coordination, and other functions.
Severe TBIs can lead to permanent disabilities that require lifelong care. Injuries like these have an enormous impact on an individual’s quality of life and earning potential.
The Cost Of Care And Rehabilitation
In addition to long-term effects, brain injuries often require extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation. Depending on the severity of the injury, this could mean anything from physical therapy sessions to residential care in a nursing home or rehabilitation center.
All these treatments come with significant price tags – sometimes hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars, which must be considered when evaluating a claim involving a brain injury.
Pain And Suffering Damages
Finally, there is also the issue of pain and suffering damages associated with a brain injury claim. This means taking into account not only physical pain but also things like anxiety, depression, fear, embarrassment, loss of enjoyment in life activities—all those intangible losses that come with being seriously injured due to someone else’s negligence.
Why You Should Hire Rodriguez & Associates After Your California Brain Injury
Personal injury cases can be difficult to navigate, which is why it’s important to find an experienced and knowledgeable attorney. You should work with Rodriguez & Associates because:
- Our attorneys have decades of experience handling personal injury cases, with a long history of successful verdicts and settlements.
- We provide compassionate care every step of the way. We want our clients to feel comfortable and secure in their decisions, knowing that they have experienced professionals on their side who truly care about their well-being.
- When it comes to personal injury cases, attention to detail is key. Every piece of evidence needs to be carefully analyzed for a case to be successful. We take pride in our ability to sift through complex legal documents and uncover any potential issues or inconsistencies that could help strengthen your case.
For help with a brain injury claim, contact us today to schedule a free consultation.