We often associate brain injuries with athletes who have suffered such injuries while playing contact sports, like football. Los Angeles residents need to understand that you may suffer brain damage from all types of accidents, such as construction accidents and motor vehicle accidents, including head-on collisions, rollovers and collisions with bicyclists or pedestrians. A brain injury can change your life, but there may be legal remedies that can help you obtain compensation if you've suffered a brain injury.
Compared to other types of injuries that heal over time, a brain injury can leave a person with permanent damage. Once you have suffered a brain injury, you may have to undergo a series of corrective surgeries, which do not necessarily guarantee a complete recovery. Another serious consequence of having a brain injury is memory loss, which can prevent you from performing your everyday activities, such as going to school or work. Generally, a brain injury requires life-long medical treatment, which can be costly. Your home may also need some modifications so you can perform some of your daily activities.
If your injury was a result of another person's carelessness, recklessness or failure to exercise due care, you may be entitled to compensation. For example, if you had suffered a brain injury after you were struck by a speeding car while walking on a crosswalk, you may receive awards and damages. In similar cases, you may file a personal injury claim and seek compensation from the negligent party.
Since 1938, our firm has been handling personal injury cases caused by another party's negligence. You may learn more about ways to obtain compensation by checking our website.