Helping Brain-Injured Victims Seek Justice
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can completely alter the course of a person’s life and jeopardize his or her future health, happiness, and well-being. Insurance may not cover all of the treatment and/or rehabilitative services a victim needs, and, sadly, they may not be able to work during their recovery, or ever again.
At Caputo & Van Der Walde, our dedicated brain injury attorneys in Campbell, CA are committed to making sure that innocent brain injury victims obtain the compensation they need to get the services they deserve. If you have suffered a brain injury in Northern California due to the negligent actions of another, we can help.
What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
Brain injury, synonymous with traumatic brain injury or TBI, occurs when sudden trauma caused by an outside force damages the brain. Examples of trauma that can lead to a serious brain injury include hitting your head against the floor or a hard object, or if an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue. In serious cases, or if the brain injury victim does not seek medical attention immediately, a TBI can lead to cognitive impairments, language difficulty, and even physical impairments.
Symptoms of Mild to Severe TBI
The most common type of TBI is a concussion, which is generally considered a mild brain injury; however, a concussion can still cause ongoing problems without proper treatment. Symptoms that may result from a concussion or other mild TBI include headache, confusion, dizziness, blurred vision, ringing in ears, and fatigue. Behavioral and/or mood changes may also occur, as well as changes in sleeping patterns.
Moderate to severe brain injuries have more serious and long-term symptoms, including all those mentioned above, as well as repeated vomiting or nausea, seizures or convulsions, slurred speech, numbness or weakness of the extremities, increased confusion, loss of balance/coordination, and/or an inability to wake up from sleep.
Common Causes of Brain Injury
There are a variety of risk factors that may increase the chances of suffering a brain injury, especially a concussion. Sports and physically demanding recreation activities, especially those that involve equipment such as balls, or that involve physical contact, such as football, increase the risk of suffering a traumatic brain injury.
Even riding a bicycle increases the risk of suffering a traumatic brain injury without taking the appropriate precautions. Many of the hazards that can cause TBI are, unfortunately, not within a person’s control, however. Even if you make sure to wear a helmet while riding a bike or to pay close attention to where you are walking, you can still be at risk of suffering a brain injury due to the actions of others.
Negligence on the part of drivers, property owners, product manufacturers, and other individuals can create hazardous conditions that can lead to falling accidents, auto accidents, and other incidents that can result in mild to serious brain injury.
Helping You Get the Treatment You Need
Our brain injury lawyers in Campbell, CA can help you by explaining the laws that apply to your situation in plain language so that you can make informed decisions about which course of legal action will be best for you and your family.
We can also help you by spending the time and resources to build an effective case that proves the negligence of the at-fault party and helping you receive the fair and just compensation to which you are entitled for your traumatic brain injury.
Compensation for damages can include:
- Medical bills
- Ongoing medical care
- Lost time at work
- Physical rehabilitation regimens
- Pain and suffering
- Lost function
- Diminished quality of life
- And other injury-related costs
You Don’t Pay Unless We Win Your Case
Personal injury law firms that work on a contingency-fee basis – like Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP – invest the time and resources to build effective cases, hire expert witnesses, and pay attorneys, paralegals and administrative staff during case preparation so that clients do not have to pay out of their own pockets.
This is important because few clients dealing with severe TBI cases have the means to pay these expenses while struggling with medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses through the course of the legal action. Our brain injury lawyers receive compensation for their time and efforts with an agreed-upon percentage of the settlement or damages awarded at the end of the personal injury case.
Get started on your traumatic brain injury case by calling Caputo & Van Der Walde today at (800) 900-0863.