About Traumatic Brain Injury
Brain injuries typically occur after trauma to the head and/or a lack of oxygen to the brain. Symptoms can range from loss of consciousness or signs of bleeding in the brain, to headaches, forgetfulness, and fatigue. Depending on the severity of the head would, the symptoms may be obvious, or easily overlooked. Getting medical attention as soon as possible is almost always key in reducing the possibility of lasting effects, so knowing how to spot these injuries is important. If you believe you or a loved one may have suffered a brain injury, always seek medical attention.
How Brain Injuries Occur
Brain injuries can occur in any way that causes trauma to the head or a lack of oxygen to the brain. Often, this includes:
- Direct blows to the head
- Vehicle accidents
- Medical malpractice
Most commonly, Binder & Associates works with clients who suffered a TBI in a car accident or slip and fall premises liability case. The firm has also represented clients who fell from ladders and suffered massive brain trauma, and those who suffered a lack of oxygen during medical procedures. When a doctor’s negligence leads to cutting off the oxygen supply to the brain, the outcome is often a serious brain injury.
Countering Extended Medical Care
Brain injuries can require extended medical care, and depending on the severity, even lifelong care. The effects of a brain injury can become permanent, affecting your quality of life by endangering your physical and mental capacity.
Traumatic Brain Injuries can compromise seemingly simple daily tasks that require motor skills that have been interrupted by this medical condition. Simple activities like walking, talking clearly, grooming and even using the restroom may become difficult – or even impossible – with a severe head injury. Our attorneys have handled these challenging cases with success, enforcing the laws that our great state of California has in place regarding the payment of future medical expenses to an injured party.
Medical expenses for brain injuries – depending on their severity – can include 24-hour in home care, convalescence care, therapy and rehabilitation services, diagnostic treatments and the receipt of medical supplies and devices to insure proper care is received when necessary by the injured party. Our attorneys work very hard to provide our clients with the best legal outcome possible, pursuing settlements our clients can benefit from for years to come.
Understanding the Permanence of Brain Injuries
In some very severe cases, brain injuries can be so debilitating that they prevent the injured party from returning to work permanently. In these cases, our attorneys work very hard to pursue a settlement that will deliver lost wages – past, present and future – and possibly lost future earning capacities that can be outlined by a seasoned attorney in our office on your behalf. Once a medical team has deemed our client permanently injured, we go to work to establish the best recovery possible for this particularly difficult situation. We understand that you will need care for the rest of your life, and we do not want you to struggle to receive it. That is why we will pursue the individual – and their insurance company – who caused your injury with fervor, to allow you to recover the best monetary package available.
The Attorney’s Role After a Brain Injury
At Binder & Associates, we always recommend that anyone who sufferers severe injuries should discuss their legal options with an experienced lawyer. The more serious the injuries, the more important sharing your story with an attorney might be. Brain injuries can be some of the most serious and life-changing injuries people suffer, and many have permanent effects on their quality of life.
An experienced personal injury attorney helps TBI victims and their families identify any potentially liable parties, and secure compensation to cover medical bills, rehab costs, ongoing care, lost wages and more.
Binder & Associates’ Brain Injury Claim Experience
Binder & Associates has worked with many victims of TBI throughout the firm’s history. Our experience and resources benefit our clients by allowing us to act faster to prove a claim, and to provide more evidence that allows us to secure the highest possible settlement. Our clients suffered their injuries in a wide variety of ways — pedestrians struck by cars, falling off a ladder, loss of oxygen during surgery — but our firm works to identify the liable parties and secure compensation for each.
Not only does Binder & Associates have expertise in handling these cases, but we have resources in place to handle them quickly and with as little stress as possible on our clients. This includes partnerships with top experts who often have to testify in this type of case. Our firm works with the best brain injury doctors, and with one of the nation’s best brain injury/head trauma rehabilitation facilities. This is incredibly important. To be able to win one of these cases, Binder & Associates must be able to assemble the right team of doctors and experts, as well as building a strong legal case for our clients. We have all parts of this equation in place, and because of it, we’ve been very successful in winning cases.
Choosing Binder & Associates
Our firm has been representing victims of brain injuries for a long time, since the early days of Binder & Associates in the 1970s. For more than 40 years, we have been working to recover compensation for our clients and to date we have secured more than $200 million in verdicts and settlements for those with serious head injuries or brain trauma. This is a testament to team’s abilities, and how good they are at winning these cases.
The firm is proud of our strong team of legal professionals. We have a great team of paralegals, legal secretaries and staff. We work with the best doctors, the best experts, and the best private investigators. We are able to finance these cases, which tend to be far too expensive for most individuals, navigate our way through the court system. We do all of this for each client, because we believe everyone has the right to recover the compensation they deserve after an accident.
To learn more about how we can help you based on your specific situation, call our Pasadena office today at (626) 793-9124.