Alhambra Brain Injury Lawyer
Helping Clients Heal from Serious Injuries
One of the most serious injuries a person can suffer from in an accident is a brain injury. The brain is a vital part of the human body that is responsible for your core and basic functions, from breathing to regulating temperature to communication. When you suffer an injury to the brain from a blow, jolt, or penetration in an accident, you can risk losing the ability to perform basic tasks, and the injury is often permanent.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1.4 million Americans sustain brain injuries every year, with 235,000 requiring hospitalization and 50,000 dying from their injuries. Lara Law Firm has helped countless clients suffering from catastrophic injuries get the support they need to adjust to their new lifestyle and prepare for their futures. Though your situation may seem hopeless now, you can lean on us as we guide you to a more hopeful solution.
Traumatic Brain Injuries Vs. Acquired Brain Injuries
There are two main types of brain injuries: traumatic and non-traumatic, or acquired. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) causes damage to brain function from an external force, which can be either penetrating or non-penetrating. TBIs are perhaps the most common brain injury in personal injury claims because they’re commonly caused by slip and fall accidents and motor vehicle accidents.
Concussions and contusions are the most common types of TBIs and can cause momentary confusion or memory loss. These are often minor but should be treated and monitored. Penetrative injuries, however, occur when the brain is damaged by bone or another object and can be life-threatening.
Non-traumatic brain injuries, also known as acquired brain injuries, are those that are caused by damage to the brain by internal factors like a lack of oxygen, pressure from a tumor, or a stroke. Many people suffer these injuries after a near-drowning.
Who is Most Vulnerable to Having Brain Injuries?
As mentioned, motor vehicle accidents and slip and fall accidents are some of the top causes of brain injuries. When it comes to auto accidents, bicyclists and pedestrians are the most vulnerable to suffering brain injuries. Bicyclists and pedestrians lack the protection that vehicle drivers and passengers have, such as airbags and seat belts, meaning that when they’re involved in an accident, they’re often thrown and have nothing to cushion them from the blow.
When it comes to slip and fall accidents, anyone can injure their heads depending on how they fall. Slip and fall accidents can happen in offices, parking lots, grocery stores, and more, and be caused by wet or uneven surfaces, poor lighting, and weather.
How Do I Know If I Have a Brain Injury?
In the aftermath of your accident, you may be feeling fine. However, whether you’ve been in a car accident or have slipped on a wet surface, if your head has been impacted in any way, it’s important to seek immediate medical attention so you can be diagnosed by a doctor. Sometimes, traumatic brain injuries won’t be obvious, and symptoms may begin to show up after an accident.
Symptoms of a brain injury often include:
- Dizziness or loss of balance
- Loss of vision or hearing
- Tingling on side of the body
- Extreme sleepiness
- Loss of consciousness
- Problems processing or understanding information
- Concentration issues
- Loss of memory
- Nausea or vomiting
Additionally, people suffering from a severe traumatic brain injury may experience symptoms like cognitive difficulties, speech and language issues, and even personality changes.
How We Can Help
If you’ve suffered a brain injury, you’re likely facing mounting damages such as medical bills, lost wages from missing work, and more. Some brain injuries require surgery, while other permanent injuries may require you to quit your job and hire at-home nursing care if you’re no longer able to perform certain tasks.
Our lawyers can take all of your needs into consideration when we determine how much you need. We can also use our resources to investigate your accident and gather evidence in order to support your claim. In California, injured individuals have two years from the date of injury to file a lawsuit – any claims filed past this deadline won’t be considered. Our attorneys can begin working on your case in a timely manner to ensure we meet the statute and get the full amount of compensation available to pay your bills.
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$344,000 Bus Crash
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$70,000 Soft Tissue Injury
We have recovered a settlement for a client who suffered from a soft tissue injury resulting from a rear end collision.
$68,000 Asset Seizure Defense
Recovered client's $67,996 cash, the entire amount that United States Customs and the DEA seized, by persuading the court that law enforcement confiscated the money in violation of state and federal law.
$50,000 Unpaid Wages & Hostile Workplace
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$10,000 Sexual Harassment
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Theft Crimes Criminal Defense
Negotiated Deferred Prosecution for a client charged with larceny and shoplifting - Deferred Prosecution results in dismissal of charges in certain cases provided that defendant agrees to satisfy court-ordered conditions.
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Hit and Run Criminal Defense
Negotiated Civil Compromise for client charged with hit and run, which resulted in all charges being dropped - Civil Compromise results in charges being dismissed if defendant agrees to pay victim's damages.
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