As the name suggests, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one that involves some type of trauma to the brain.
Of the 1.7 million injuries and deaths that A fall causes 40% of all traumatic brain injuries within the United States, many of those falls being avoidable. In addition to falls, car accidents, truck accidents and violent crimes are all major force encounters that often result in some level of trauma to the brain.
Traumatic brain injuries are a unique and unfortunate type of personal injury because they can be both physical but also emotional and mental. While some can recover from a relatively minor traumatic brain injury (i.e. a minor concussion) others may never be the same following their injury. Because of the complex nature of the human brain, the full extent of your brain injuries may not be apparent immediately after an accident. For this reason and so many others, you never want to accept a low ball offer from the other party. Working with an experienced attorney can help evaluate the full scope of your injuries and needs and work to get you the money you deserve.
Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms
Your headache following a car accident might be a lot more than a couple advil can handle. Following any accident, you should seek a complete medical evaluation to determine your injuries. If you think you cannot afford to see the necessary doctors, that is something we can help you with. Some of the more common symptoms associated with a traumatic brain injury include:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Light sensitivity
- Tiredness but difficulty sleeping
- Loss of coordination and other cognitive impairments
- Memory issues
- Blurred or double vision
- Loss of consciousness
- Numbness or tingling
- Difficulty breathing
Open Versus Closed Brain Injuries
There are two basic types of brain injuries: open and closed. What these two general classifications are referring to is whether the injury is something that had a physical impact on the brain that served to open it, such as a fracture or whether the damage is all closed inside the skull. Both open and closed brain injuries can result in death, here's a look at some classic examples of each:
- Open brain injury: If there was a fracture, break or a foreign object penetration (i.e. a bullet) that took place, then it is considered an open brain injury.
- Closed brain injury: An event caused major impact to the brain (not that this major impact does not need to necessarily be fast or hard) but the injuries are all internal. A classic example of a closed brain injury is when there has been a car accident-- nothing was fractured but there may be major or minor bleeding within the brain.
Within these two types of injures are a wide range or issues, including: swelling, tearing and bruising.
Traumatic Brain Injury Financial Compensation
Every case and injury is different but if you have even a small amount of traumatic brain injury as a result of your personal injury or wrongful death case, it is something that can weigh heavily in your damages request. The impact that a traumatic brain injury has on an individual or the family of a deceased are major and lasting. For instance, if someone can no longer work or work at the same level, then this is taken into account. We work with some of the best doctors around to make sure that the full scope of your traumatic brain injury is properly evaluated. You financial compensation for your traumatic brain injury takes into account: hospital and medical bills, rehabilitation needs, lost wages and reduced earning capacity, pain and suffering and much more. If you or a loved one are dealing with a traumatic brain injury and not sure where to begin the legal process, begin with a free consultation with Walch Law. We have the experience, resources and track record of success you want on your side.
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When looking for a California wrongful death lawyer, you want a law firm that can get you the money you deserve. At Walch Law, we don't just meet our clients' expectations, we exceed them. We win over 95% of our cases and will work hard to get you the same great results we have gotten for so many of our happy clients. When it comes to handing a California wrongful death case, resolving your case as quickly as possible for as much money as possible is how we approach every case.
Founding partner Gary Walch started this law firm to help people in your very situation. With over forty years of experience, you can feel confident that when you hire Walch Law Firm, you are benefiting from his years of experience. Robert Walch has been with the firm since 2000 and has a track record of success, as does the rest of the highly qualified staff at Walch Law. A family firm with the resources of a big law firm means you get the best of both worlds.
There are lots of law firms that will happily take your business but very few will deliver results and handle your case the way that we do. We understand and respect how difficult this time is for you and our family. When you hire Walch Law Firm you are hiring a family firm that you can trust. We have a stellar reputation within the legal community and among our clients.
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For many individuals and families following a death it is not just an emotional time but a stressful financial time as well—hiring an attorney should help relieve this financial stress which is why you hire us on a contingency fee arrangement. Translation: you don't pay for any fees or costs associated with your case until you get paid. We have the financial resources of a large law firm but the accessible environment of a small firm meaning your case won't get lost in the shuffle.
Whenever you are ready, we are available to talk and this open and available communication model is something that our clients enjoy until their case is closed. We keep you informed and updated on your case every step of the way, always explain what's happening in plain English and ultimately deliver on our promise to get you paid.
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Winning over 95% of our cases means that you can feel very confident when you hire us to help with your case. Some of our recent victories include a $5,000,000+ settlement for a car accident, $1,250,000 settlement for a wrongful death pedestrian case and $2,500,000 for injuries related to a subway accident.
First and foremost, you are suffering a major traumatic loss and we understand that. We can help with counseling, medical professionals and other important resources during this time. Your focus should be on dealing with this loss, let us take care of all the legal details.
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