Traumatic Brain Injuries / Head Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries, or TBI, are caused when the brain is damaged by a severe and violent shock or is penetrated by an object, such as a knife or bullet. The causes of TBI are numerous, including:
- car accidents
- motorcycle accidents
- pedestrian accidents
- Shaken Baby Syndrome
- drugs and alcohol
- lack of oxygen to the brain
- electrical shocks
- exposure to toxins
The brain injury attorneys at Pocrass & De Los Reyes take cases on a contingency basis. This means you pay nothing until your case is resolved. For a FREE, no-obligation consultation, contact us.
Anoxia – when the brain is deprived of oxygen for an extended period of time – also can result in traumatic brain injury and life-long medical problems. Frequently anoxic traumatic brain injuries occur in near-drownings, heart attacks, or in infants or newborns during labor or delivery.
Results of a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
The damage to the brain can be mild, moderate or severe.
The amount of disabilities the person suffers is dependent on:
- Where the brain was injured.
- What kind of injury the brain suffered.
- How long until the victim received medical attention.
Often the victim of a traumatic brain injury will need assistance with their daily tasks. The Center for Disease Control estimates that 5.3 million Americans have a life-long or long-term need for help after sustaining a traumatic brain injury.
How Compensation Can Help You
As the victim of a traumatic brain injury, your life may never be the same as it was before the accident. You may need compensation for your injury for:
- Medical costs
- Future medical costs.
- Therapy and rehabilitation.
- Loss of earnings.
- Retraining to change careers.
- Living expenses.
- Pain and suffering.
- Adaptive equipment such as wheelchairs or adapted vans.
Brain Injury Cases Have Time Limits
You or a family member should talk to a traumatic brain injury lawyer as soon as possible.
One reason to quickly contact a traumatic brain injury lawyer is so that he can preserve evidence, get witness statements, and ensure that the medical records accurately reflect the medical procedures needed by the brain injury victim.
There also are statutes of limitations – deadlines – that must be met. If you miss the deadline to file you give up all rights to ever file a case, regardless of how badly the money is needed.
The brain injury attorneys at Pocrass & De Los Reyes are well-respected and successful in getting results for their clients.
Contact the traumatic brain injury attorneys at Pocrass & De Los Reyes for a FREE, no-obligation consultation.
Brain Injury Case Results
$2.3 Million+ Settlement
A bicyclist was the victim of a hit-and-run accident. The driver claimed she didn’t know she’d hit anyone, but witnesses got the car’s license plate. The bicyclist suffered extremely serious personal injuries and a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
$2.3 Million Settlement
Pedestrian – Motor Vehicle Accident
A 31-year-old fitness instructor was jogging in the bicycle lane when she was hit by a motor vehicle driven by a 17-year-old boy who left the scene of the accident. A witness got the license plate of the car and the boy was subsequently arrested. The jogger suffered serious personal injuries, including traumatic brain injuries (TBI), for which she spent 3 months in the hospital.
$1.9 Million Settlement
Motor Vehicle Accident – Brain Injury
A woman was t-boned by an employee who was driving a car in a professional capacity. The driver had a minimum insurance policy of $100,000. We sued the employer of the driver because he was driving as an employee at the time of the accident.
$1.7 Million Settlement
Motor Vehicle Accident – Product Liability
An 18-year-old man was driving a Suzuki Samuri on the 405-freeway when he swerved to avoid a rolled up carpet that fell off a pick up truck. The Suzuki rolled over and the man suffered serious personal injuries, including traumatic brain injuries (TBI). The total payout of settlement over the man’s life is in excess of $15 million.
$1.2 Million Verdict
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
A 78-year-old golfer was leaving the green on the 5th hole at Penmar Golf Course, where he was playing, when he was struck on the head by the ball from a golfer who teed off on the 5th tee. We filed suit against the golfer who hit our client and against the City of Los Angeles, the owner and operator of the course. The City was held accountable by the court because it had failed to put in safety measures that were called for by the City’s own designs for the course.
Contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation. At Pocrass & De Los Reyes, you pay nothing until your case is resolved.
* This does not constitute a guarantee, warranty or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.