Questions & Answers: Brain Injuries

Answers from Our San Jose Brain Injury Attorneys

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Brain injuries often permanently change the lives of injured parties and their loved ones. They can cause physical and mental changes that can make performing even simple tasks associated with daily living difficult. The following set of FAQs will provide a little more information about brain injuries and your legal options if you or someone close to you experiences this type of injury.

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What are some common causes of brain injuries?

The majority of brain injuries occur when something strikes a person in the head. Fists, bullets, and falling debris at the workplace all have the potential to cause brain injury. A person can also strike his or her head on a steering wheel, or the road or a hard floor during an automobile accident, a motorcycle accident, or a slip and fall. Strokes, certain illnesses, and oxygen deprivation during birth can also cause brain injury.

What are the different types of brain injuries?

There are two classifications of brain injuries: traumatic and non-traumatic. In the first type, a forceful blow to the head causes the injury. In non-traumatic brain injuries, something other than a blow to the head, such as illness or stroke, causes the damage. Traumatic brain injuries are the most common type of brain injuries.

Are brain injuries hard to treat?

Yes, it is very difficult to treat a brain injury. Scientists and doctors still have a relatively limited understanding of how the brain actually functions, and brain tissue loss is permanent once it occurs. The recovery period is typically lengthy, and some victims never regain all the abilities they lost.

What should I do if another person caused my own or a loved one's brain injury?

If someone else's carelessness or negligence directly contributed to or caused a brain injury, the most important thing you can do is contact a brain injury lawyer. They will evaluate the specifics of your case, decide whether it is worth pursuing in court and help you determine the types of damages you should seek. They will then work diligently to help you obtain the compensation you deserve to help get your life back on track.

What types of damages can attorneys help me collect?

It really depends on the severity and nature of the injury. However, some types of damages San Jose personal injury lawyers routinely seek include lost wages, medical costs, pain and suffering, and medical expenses. If you want to find out more, our experienced attorneys at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP offer free initial evaluations and consultations. During this first meeting, you will have the chance to speak with a professional and compassionate legal representative to find out more about your options and the overall merit of your case.

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