Temecula Brain Injury Lawyer
Many of us often unfortunately take our every-day chores for granted. Throughout the day, our brain tells us what to do – whether that be to put one foot in front of the other, or to remember to pick up our kids from school at the end of the day.
A serious brain injury can change all of this in one second, and your brain may no longer recognize the vital sensors the rest of the body is sending. Brain injuries also have the potential to drastically change your personality and can turn the injured victim into a completely different person. If you have received a brain injury or a spinal injury after a severe accident, you may be entitled to bring a claim for damages. Our Temecula brain injury attorneys will be there to help you, though.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that approximately 2.5 million traumatic brain injuries occurred in 2010, representing a sizable number of accident victims. The CDC additionally noted that traumatic brain injuries contributed to the deaths of more than 50,000 people in 2010. While this does not mean that the deaths were caused primarily by traumatic brain injuries, any injury to the brain can impact the functioning of the body, causing life-threatening conditions to the body. Traumatic brain injuries occur after a jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury, both of which can disrupt the normal functioning of the brain.
Much like any injury, brain injuries range in severity. Small bumps to the head will likely leave little to no long-lasting damage. However, a severe blow to the head or an accident leading to an object penetrating the brain itself will likely cause injuries which require ongoing treatment to recover from.
Personal Injury Claims
California is a comparative negligence state, which means that an injured victim bringing a claim for damages may have the total damages reduced by the percentage which a court finds that their own actions contributed to the accident. For example, if a court determines that the victim was 25% responsible for the accident, then their damages of $100,000 will be reduced to $75,000. However, a victim will be able to recover, regardless of how high the percentage of fault is. Our Temecula brain injury lawyers will help ensure you get the maximum compensation possible.
A typical claim for damages will include the following:
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitative care
- Lost wages
- Future earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
Victims of brain injury have a long road to recovery, which might require months spent in rehabilitation clinics which help teach their brain to function on a limited scale once again. Many victims will never get back to a pre-injury state and may require ongoing care for the rest of their lives. This is unfair to the victim and their families, and the responsible party should be held accountable for their actions leading to this traumatic change.
Liljegren Law Group | Temecula, CA Personal Injury Attorneys
If you or a loved one have experienced a brain injury after a devastating accident, do not hesitate to contact the Liljegren Law Group. Scott Liljegren, our lead Temecula injury attorney, have years of experience in handling claims after an accident leaves you battling serious medical conditions. Brain injuries are not something you can put a sling on to heal from, but require months and even years of recovery, along with ongoing medical expenses. Contact our Temecula office today for your initial free consultation.