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Bakersfield Brain Injury Lawyer
According to the Center for Disease Control, the rates for traumatic brain injury related emergency department visits, hospitalizations and deaths have increased over the past decade. Traumatic brain injury contributes to approximately 30% of all injury deaths. Unlike other injuries, traumatic brain injuries are sometimes difficult to recognize and their full impact may not be realized for years. When a traumatic brain injury is sustained, symptoms may not appear for days or weeks and often change as time goes on. Traumatic brain injury patients commonly require months or years of medical care and rehabilitation and the costs can be overwhelming. Common causes of traumatic brain injury are car accidents and truck accidents, falls, blunt trauma and assault and battery. From 2006-2010, car accidents and truck accidents were the leading cause of hospitalization for traumatic brain injury for adolescents and young adults ages 15-44.
Traumatic brain injury can cause a wide range of effects, including, but not limited to, loss of consciousness, memory problems, difficulty thinking, cognitive deficits, vision problems, hearing problems, problems with taste and smell, depression, anxiety, fatigue, behavioral issues, decreased/impaired motor skills, speech impairment, communication problems, difficulty with expression and epilepsy.
For those who have suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of another’s negligence, a personal injury lawsuit is likely the only means by which compensation may be obtained. Depending on the circumstances, compensation may be available for certain types of economic loss, including past and future medical expenses, past and future lost earnings, lost earning capacity and loss of ability to provide household services. In addition, compensation may be available for certain types of noneconomic loss such as past and future physical pain, mental suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, disfigurement, physical impairment, inconvenience, grief, anxiety and humiliation.
If you or someone you know has suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of another’s negligence, it is crucial that you retain an experienced Bakersfield brain injury lawyer as soon as possible in order to protect your rights and obtain the compensation you are entitled to. Bakersfield brain injury lawyer, Timothy M. Osborn, has a proven record of success in handling traumatic brain injury cases. We encourage you to contact us today in order to learn more. We offer free consultations and there is no fee unless we obtain a settlement or judgment in your favor.
Our Bakersfield brain injury lawyer handles traumatic brain injury cases arising out of a wide array of accidents and types of negligence, including, but not limited to:
- Brain Injury
- Wrongful Death
- Neck and Back Injury
- Broken Bones
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Eye Injury
- Knee Injury
- Shoulder Injury
- Ankle Injury
- Wrist Injury