A Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer Can Help Protect Your Future
Traumatic brain injury lawyer Chris Olsen in San Diego, CA, can help you pursue restitution if you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to another party's negligence. A TBI can occur under a variety of circumstances, including motor vehicle accidents, sports accidents and injuries, and slip and fall accidents. When another party’s negligence is the cause for the injury, they are liable for your damages. Because a TBI is often a life-altering and sometimes life-threatening injury, it is crucial to take every measure to ensure that you can collect damages. Contact Olsen Law Offices today to secure the aggressive legal representation you need.
What is a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?
Traumatic brain injuries are often caused by an external blow to the head. They can range from mild to severe. Mild TBI may or may not result in a loss of consciousness that lasts less than 30 minutes. It can take days or even weeks before symptoms appear. Victims of a mild to moderate TBI may suffer:
- Loss of coordination
- Changes in mood, behavior, or personality
- Trouble forming thoughts and forming sentences
- Memory loss
- Sensory problems
A TBI can occur under a variety of circumstances, including motor vehicle accidents, sports accidents and injuries, and slip and fall accidents.
Severe TBI is typically categorized as any head injury that results in a loss of consciousness lasting 30 minutes or more. Symptoms are either immediately apparent, or they appear within just a day or two. A severe TBI may result in the drainage of clear fluid from the ears, dilated pupils, nausea and vomiting, severe depression, confusion, loss of motor skills, trouble speaking, and more.
Long-term Consequences of TBI
Many patients who suffer a mild TBI eventually make a full recovery. To successfully recover, however, they will likely require extensive medical treatment, rehabilitation, and more. These expenses add up quickly and can result in economic hardship, as the victim is unlikely to have the ability to work. Victims of a severe TBI may recover partially, but most are forever changed and will face considerable ongoing expenses.
Holding a Negligent Party Liable
Traumatic brain injuries resulting from another party’s negligence are classified as personal injury. The statute of limitations in California for personal injury claims is two years. This means you have two years from the date of the injury to file your claim seeking financial compensation. Liability depends on the circumstances of your injury. The responsible party could be a drunk driver, a product manufacturer, or a property owner.
A successful TBI claim will provide strong evidence of the other party’s negligence. This makes it essential to work with a personal injury attorney. Chris Olsen will thoroughly investigate the other party’s actions and collect statements from witnesses and any medical professionals who provided you treatment. The defendant’s attorneys will look for anything that may indicate the accident was even partially your fault. Chris Olsen will build a strong and persuasive case to prove the other party’s complete negligence.
Compensation for Victims of TBI
Attorney Chris Olsen will fight for your right to fair and just compensation for your injury and hardships. He will aggressively pursue damages to compensate for your medical expenses, your lost wages and reduced earning capacity, your loss of quality of life, and the physical and psychological anguish you have suffered. To determine the amount of compensation to pursue, we take a variety of factors into account, including your earning potential prior to your injury, your projected medical expenses, and more.
Secure Our Legal Services
If you or your loved one has sustained a TBI caused by another party’s negligence, contact our law firm to book your free case evaluation. Chris Olson can build the compelling case necessary to help you secure the compensation you are owed.