Bay Area Brain Injury Lawyer
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Traumatic brain injuries occur in accidents when people are either struck on the head or subjected to very rapid acceleration or deceleration. Severe brain damage can be inflicted in many different ways. Serious accidents where head trauma occurs can cause damage - often irreversible - to the delicate tissues that make up the brain, one of the most important organs in the human body.
At Mitchell & Danoff Law Firm, we have the experience and resources to handle complex brain injury cases for clients from San Jose and throughout the surrounding areas. Regardless of the type or severity of your brain injury, our top-rated personal injury team is here to help.
Contact Mitchell & Danoff Law Firm to speak with an experienced Bay Area brain injury attorney.
The Effects of Brain Injuries
Many people suffer a head injury without knowing it for a number of days, weeks or even months. Symptoms of a brain injury often take time to manifest. While you may have walked away from the accident, it is still possible you may have suffered a subtle head injury. These injuries may go undetected by the initial emergency room doctor.
A common prevailing myth around Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI’s) is that such an injury is only sustained when someone is hit on the head or knocked unconscious. While these may be common circumstances that can result in TBI’s, whiplash sustained in automobile or motorcycle accidents is another leading cause of brain injury. Our attorneys understand the nature of such injuries and the impact they can have on your life. If you have sustained brain trauma due to another person's negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.
Brain trauma and closed head injuries typically result in the following:
- Short- or long-term memory loss
- Cognitive difficulties
- Physical/psychological disabilities
- Speech impediments
- Social impairments
Certain forms of paralysis also often occur. People suffering from a head injury will require extensive medical treatment, rehabilitative therapy and other long-term care. Some brain injuries can be severe enough to leave a person in need of 24-hour-a-day care.
Unlike common orthopedic injuries easily identified by simple X-ray, there is no bright line to identify many types of brain injuries. Even when such an injury is later detected, the symptoms may seem irrelevant at first. Brain trauma, however, can become progressively more debilitating with age, and even result in permanent disability.
Let Our Compassionate Brain Injury Attorneys in the Bay Area Fight for You!
Documenting and proving the extent of someone's brain injuries and the likely consequences of those injuries over the course of that person's life can be a major undertaking. Mitchell & Danoff Law Firm spends a great deal of time with our clients and their families to understand how their lives have been changed by the injury.
Our team will treat you like family!
We spare no expense to build solid cases in pursuit of our clients' fair and just compensation. You absolutely need a brain injury lawyer who can fight for you in court. Expert testimony from leading neurologists, physical medicine specialists, and rehabilitation specialists may play a vital role in your claim's success.
We have helped severely injured clients and their families recover full and fair compensation for brain injuries ranging from concussion to coma. Our brian injury attorneys are experienced in handling injury claims ranging from subtle closed head injuries with late-manifesting symptoms to traumatic brain injuries (TBI).
Call (888) 483-8614 to learn more about your legal options in a free case evaluation.
If you've been injured in an accident through another's wrongful actions, you are entitled to compensation. Don't wait any longer; contact our firm immediately to see how we can help you.
Should I hire a lawyer for my personal injury case?There are several reasons for hiring a lawyer to represent you in your personal injury claim, rather than representing yourself. 1.) It allows you to focus on your own recovery, rather than the complicated details of your case. 2.) By hiring a skilled personal injury attorney to research your case and represent you in court, your chances of success improve drastically.
How long will my personal injury case take to resolve?
This number can vary from one case to another, depending on the details of your situation. A lawsuit can take anywhere from several months to several years to settle.
What is the average settlement amount for a personal injury claim?
The average compensation amount for a personal injury case is anywhere from $3,000 to $75,000, depending on what type of damages you are pursuing.
Does California put damage caps on claims for personal injury cases?
No, only Medical Malpractices cases have a cap. California Civil Code section 3333.2 sets a cap on the amount of non-economic damages (pain and suffering) that can be recovered in a medical malpractice case. The maximum amount that may be recovered is $250,000. All other Personal Injury cases are not subject to any cap.