Experienced Attorneys Fighting for TBI Victims in Southern California Including the Dana Point, Los Angels and San Diego Areas
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Just like you sought out the best doctor for treatment, you should hire an experienced lawyer to pursue maximum compensation for your losses.
Suffering a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a life-changing experience. Scientists are continuing to research the long-term effects of brain injuries, but current research shows that even less-severe brain injuries can have lasting consequences over time. As a result, if you or a loved one has suffered any type of brain injury in a vehicle collision or other type of accident where someone else may be financially responsible, it is critical to make sure that you recover the compensation that you deserve.
At Neale & Fhima, we bring more than 40 years of litigation experience to fighting for brain injury victims and their families in Southern California. We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients’ losses; and, if someone else is to blame for you or your loved one’s injury, we will fight to recover maximum compensation for your losses. We take a thorough, aggressive, and personal approach to representing our clients, and we want to make sure that you have the money needed for life after your traumatic brain injury.
Brain Injury Cases We Handle
We represent clients who have suffered traumatic brain injuries in all types of accidents – including falls and auto accidents, which are two of the leading causes of TBI. Our attorneys handle cases involving closed and open head injuries, including:
- Concussion – Concussions are among the most common types of traumatic brain injuries, and can result from causes including a direct blow to the head, violent shaking, or whiplash. Concussion victims may or may not lose consciousness, and individuals who experience severe concussions often face lasting consequences. Suffering a concussion can put you at increased risk for other brain injuries and complications, as well.
- Contusion (Brain Bruise) – A contusion is a bruise that leads to bleeding in the brain that most commonly results from a direct blunt-force impact. In severe cases, contusions may need to be surgically removed.
- Diffuse Anoxal Injury – A diffuse anoxal injury is a type of TBI that involves tearing of nerve tissue in the brain. This tearing disrupts the brain’s regular processes, and can also result in the release of chemicals which can lead to other serious types of brain injuries. In the most severe cases, diffuse anoxal injuries can cause wrongful death.
- Hematoma – Subdural, epidural, and intraparenchymal hematomas occur when the brain impacts against the interior of the skull, usually as a result of either a blow to the head or a sudden stop in head movement (as occurs with whiplash). Hematoma patients also frequently require surgery.
- Penetrating Brain Injury – A penetrating brain injury (also called an “open” brain injury) occurs when an object – such as a bullet, knife, or metal shard – pierces the skull. Penetrating brain injuries are among the most dangerous forms of TBI, as foreign objects entering the skull can cause damage to structures and systems throughout the brain.
Seeking Compensation for Traumatic Brain Injuries
Victims of TBI often suffer substantial losses. This includes not only the immediate financial losses – mounting medical bills and falling behind on payments while you are in the hospital – but a wide variety of long-term effects, as well.
In traumatic brain injury cases, we frequently help victims recover compensation for the following types of losses:
- Emergency room treatment
- Hospital stays
- Prescription medications
- Follow-up doctor visits
- Rehabilitative therapy
- Psychiatric or psychological care
Other Financial Losses
- Lost wages while you are receiving treatment
- Lost future earning capacity, if you are unable to return to work
- The need to hire help for household chores
Emotional and Other Non-Financial Losses
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
Most people do not understand the full impact that a brain injury can have on their life. As a result, they don’t exercise their legal rights; or, they accept minimal settlements from the insurance companies, while not realizing that their total losses will be far greater than the amount that they have recovered. Don’t make this mistake. Contact Neale & Fhima today so that we can pursue full financial compensation for your TBI-related losses.
Schedule a Free Brain Injury Consultation at Neale & Fhima
If you would like to speak with an attorney about enforcing your legal rights, we invite you to contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation. To find out if you have a claim and learn how much you may be entitled to recover for your losses, call (888) 407-2955 or contact our attorneys online today.