Santa Rosa Brain Injury Attorneys
Traumatic Brain Injuries
At Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery, our Santa Rosa brain injury lawyers understand that brain damage arising from a traumatic occurrence can have subtle, unexpected, and devastating effects on both the injured person and their entire family. We work with qualified experts to evaluate the extent of those injuries and their impact on the victim and his family going forward.
Brain damage resulting from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can occur in automobile accidents, recreation accidents, or even from seemingly moderate head impacts from a blow or a fall. Our attorneys understand the lifelong impact a head injury can have. We obtain results through meticulous investigation, thorough case analysis, and persistent negotiation and trial skills.
Have you or a loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury? Contact us today to learn how we can help. Free consultations.
What is Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?
A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is a type of brain injury that results from an outside force, such as a blow or jolt to the head. The brain damage that results from a TBI can range from mild to severe and may be temporary or permanent. Common types of TBIs include concussions, contusions, and diffuse axonal injury (DAI).
Treatment for a TBI depends on the severity of the injury. Because brain injuries can be difficult to detect, especially at first, it is highly recommended that you visit a doctor if you believe that you may have suffered any kind of head injury. When it comes to a TBI, it is far better to be safe than sorry.
Causes & Symptoms of TBI
Any outside force that affects one’s head can cause a traumatic brain injury. Such head trauma can include a blow to the head, an object penetrating the brain, and a sudden jolt.
The leading causes of TBIs are:
- Being struck by or against an object
- Traffic accidents
Even if your head hasn’t bumped against anything or been penetrated by an object, you can still suffer from a TBI. Whiplash, which is caused by the rapid back and forth movement of the neck and often occurs during car accidents, is a major cause of TBI. This is because when whiplash occurs, the brain moves back and forth inside the skull and may become bruised.
Common symptoms of traumatic brain injuries include:
- Confusion and disorientation
- Difficulty sleeping
- Loss of concentration
- Loss of consciousness, however brief
- Nausea or vomiting
- Short-term or long-term memory loss
- Speech or hearing impediments
- Temporary or permanent loss of intellectual capacity
- Changes in personality and temperament (especially becoming more withdrawn or hostile)
We have handled many brain injury cases, achieving many excellent results for clients with all levels of impairment.
Types of Damages You Can Recover
The damages you can recover as a result of suffering a TBI may vary depending on the severity of your injury. If the brain injury was minor, your medical bills probably aren’t too expensive; however, if you or a loved one has suffered permeant brain damage, then you may require long term if not permanent care and treatment. Your lawyer will help you determine how much compensation you require in order to be fully covered for your injury.
The types of damages you can recover include:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Physical and cognitive therapy costs
- Lost wages from time taken off work
- Property damage repairs
- Wrongful death
Our dedicated personal injury lawyers will work to achieve the best possible settlement outcome for your traumatic brain injury case. If you have been injured in an accident and suffered a brain injury, your focus should be on recovering, not fighting for the compensation you are entitled to. Let the expert legal team at Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren, & Emery help get you on that path today. Our decades of experience have helped countless victims receive the compensation they deserve.
An uncompromising commitment to justice is the foundation of our firm’s prominence. Providing compelling counsel & dynamic representation, our attorneys dedicate themselves to the vigorous pursuit of your success.
Truck & Auto Collision $10,500,000
Abbey, Weitzenberg Warren & Emery recovered $10,500,000.00 for clients injured in a truck versus auto collision case.
Product Liability $10,000,000
Abbey Weitzenberg Warren & Emery achieved a $10,000,000.00 settlement for wrongful death and personal injury claims against an automobile manufacturer in a case involving a defective vehicle.
Wrongful Death $5,500,000
After going to trial on a wrongful death suit, our attorneys attained $5,500,000 on behalf of our client who was murdered.
Products Liability $5,220,000
Our attorney attained a $5,220,000.00 settlement in products liability case involving a defective automobile
Wrongful Death $4,750,000
Our attorneys attained a $4,750,000 wrongful death settlement for improperly connected electrical lines.
Wrongful Death $4,500,000
We secured a $4,500,000 wrongful death settlement on behalf of family members involving traffic collision.
Medical Malpractice $4,000,000
Over $4,000,000.00 recovered on behalf of an individual injured as a result of medical malpractice.
Drunk Driving Victim $3,925,000
After our client was injured by a drunk driver, we attained a $3,925,000 settlement.
Defective Staircase $3,925,000
Our client was injured when they fell from a defective staircase at an apartment complex.
Auto Accident $3,700,000