A traumatic brain injury is typically followed by extensive hospitalization and continuing, long term medical treatment. To fully recover from head trauma, medical care may be needed for years into the future. Astronomical hospital expenses and doctor bills can put a huge added stress on your family if you don’t have health insurance. Even if you have insurance, your rates will skyrocket unless you are able to recover the bills from the party who injured you and reimburse your health insurance provider. Without the help of an experienced San Diego brain injury lawyer, it is unlikely that you will be able to obtain payment of all of your medical bills from the person who injured you and you’ll be stuck owing medical bills (if you had insurance) or your insurance rates will go up (if you are using your health insurance). Collecting compensation for your pain and suffering and impaired enjoyment of life can also be a challenge. Insurance companies are notorious for delaying or avoiding payment, as head trauma cases present a large financial exposure from the perspective of an insurance carrier. A dedicated San Diego head injury attorney will fight hard for your legal rights, to ensure that you are treated fairly and compensated properly. Such security is essential to giving your family the peace of mind that your hospital bills and doctor bills will be paid, and that you will receive a fair amount of compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, and future loss of earning capacity. With our expert lawyers on your side, you can rest assured that you are being represented by the most dedicated brain injury lawyer San Diego has to offer.
Head trauma can be devastating and will usually require ongoing medical treatment for years to come. This can result in astronomical medical expenses and a significant loss of wages as well as loss of future earning capacity. Because of the potential for huge liability on the part of an insurance carrier, it is likely that you will be up against a team of lawyers with one goal in mind: deny liability for your claim. They will make it very difficult for you to make a case. They will frustrate you to the point that you will be willing to accept a settlement that comes far short of what you are entitled to receive under the law. In a head trauma case, you absolutely will need legal representation. Without a dedicated brain injury lawyer San Diego law firms and insurance companies respect, you will be at a huge disadvantage and will likely lose your case.
A traumatic brain injury usually falls within one of two categories: (1) brain hypoxia; and (2) brain anoxia. Hypoxia occurs when the brain receives reduced levels of oxygen, resulting in hypoxic brain damage, a form of brain damage that results in impairment of brain functions. Anoxia occurs when there is a total lack of oxygen for a period of time (this can happen in a matter of minutes), causing brain cells to die. Anoxic brain damage is a more severe form of brain damage, in which brain function is completely lost in the area where the cells have died.
You may be suffering from other types of head trauma that may be diagnosed by your physician. Head trauma can become more serious as time passes if not properly diagnosed and treated. In dealing with an insurance company, who will attempt to quickly settle your case, you must be careful not to accept a settlement before the full extent of head trauma is discovered and treated. Otherwise, you will release the insurance company from liability for your future medical bills and pain and suffering. An experienced San Diego head injury attorney will know when to wait, and when to settle, so that you preserve all of your legal rights and remedies, pending a full and proper assessment of your head trauma and prognosis for recovery. That way, we can ensure that you have the financial resources so that you are able to receive the treatment that you need.
In the world of accident law, we most often see that head trauma is caused by an accident involving an object coming in contact with the head, which is referred to by doctors as traumatic brain injury. In California, the most common cause of this type of brain trauma is falling and hitting your head onto a hard object or surface. Other common causes are car accidents, big rig or delivery truck accidents, and motorcycle accidents. In some cases, brain damage may be caused or exacerbated by doctors or hospital staff acting carelessly or negligently, which lawyers refer to as medical malpractice, an unfortunate and all-too-frequent occurrence despite the advances in modern medicine. Natural causes include a blood clot from inside the body causing a stroke or a tumor in the head exerting pressure from inside the skull. Excessive bleeding from head trauma can also cause brain trauma due to swelling inside the head.
Contact Injury Law Group today and speak to a San Diego brain injury lawyer. There is no fee until we win your case and recover financial compensation for you and your family. We’ll make sure that your family continues to receive the best possible medical care, while we’re fight hard to obtain the maximum monetary compensation for your family. Let us protect your legal rights, while your family focuses on the recovery process. Call us now at 619-255-3900.