As soon as you suffer any type of injury, get medical attention right away. Traumatic brain injuries can be hard to detect at first, and if you don’t get adequate medical care, you run the risk of having serious complications. After an accident, first get medical care. Your safety is of the utmost importance. Next, contact a lawyer about filing a brain injury claim. You may be entitled to compensation for what you’ve suffered.
Statutes of limitations exist for both civil and criminal causes of action, and begin to run from the date of the injury, or the date it was discovered, or the date on which it would have been discovered with reasonable efforts. Many statutes of limitations are actual legislative statutes, while others may come from judicial common law.
According to California state law, traumatic brain injury victims must file a claim within two years of the date of the accident. Many traumatic brain injury victims don’t realize, at first, how severe their injuries are. This is why it’s crucial to seek medical care right away and to talk to a lawyer about your options for compensation.
If you delay too long and fail to file within this statute, you may miss out on your opportunity to receive compensation for your brain injury.
How Do I Know If I’m Eligible To File A Brain Injury Claim?
The best way to know if you are eligible to file a traumatic brain injury claim is to talk to a California personal injury lawyer about your accident. Generally speaking, you will need to be able to prove that the injury was a result of someone else’s negligence, or that someone created a hazardous situation that contributed to the cause of your injury.
In order to file a brain injury claim, you will need evidence that supports your assertion that another person caused your injury to happen. This may include security camera footage, medical records, or even photos from the accident scene. The more evidence you have, the stronger your case will become. If you can’t prove that someone else’s carelessness caused you to get hurt, you may not be able to file a brain injury claim.
Additionally, if you suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of a workplace accident, your claim may be satisfied under workers’ compensation rather than through the legal system. If this is the case, a lawyer can help you file your workers’ compensation claim and make sure it provides you with enough money.
Considering the statute of limitations that California places on brain injury claims, you also will be deemed ineligible to file a claim if your filing date exceeds this statute. Remember, you have two years to file a brain injury claim, starting from the date the injury occurred. If you delay, it may be hard to prove that you’re entitled to compensation for what you have suffered, as it will be difficult to associate your injuries with any single accident in the past.
What Kind Of Compensation Can I Receive After A Traumatic Brain Injury
If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury, you likely will not be able to work for quite some time. Some symptoms include headaches, fatigue, nausea, sensitivity to light, memory or concentration issues, depression, inability to speak, or slurred speech. Activities or tasks which were once normal can no longer be completed and require significant medical treatments and rehabilitation to make an injured person’s life as full and complete as possible.
In order to fully recover from your accident, you will need help paying your medical bills. Your lawyer will fight for your right to compensation that covers the cost of your medical care, from hospital visits and prescription drug costs to rehabilitative care and physical therapy. You shouldn’t have to suffer the high cost of medical care due to someone else’s recklessness.
Considering the severity of many traumatic brain injuries, most victims are unable to work while they heal. This can make the burden of medical bills seem even worse. Your personal injury lawyer will fight for lost wage compensation as well, so you can make up for missed money in your paycheck while you stay home to nurse your injuries.
In especially egregious cases, your California brain injury lawyer will fight to award your damages for your pain and suffering as well. Traumatic brain injuries can severely affect your life for the worse, and it can be hard to feel like yourself again after sustaining such a serious injury. Your depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress are not to be overlooked, and your attorney will factor these damages into your case.
Contact A California Brain Injury Lawyer Today For Help Filing Your Brain Injury Claim
The longer you wait to file your brain injury claim, the longer you will wait to receive the financial assistance you need. In the state of California, you have two years to formally file a brain injury claim. The sooner you enlist the help of a lawyer, the stronger your case will be.
At The Accident Network Law Group, we have handled numerous TBI cases and we know how to clearly, and scientifically prove a TBI has occurred. We work closely with appropriate experts, including neurologists, neuropsychologists, imaging centers, vocational experts, and economic experts to fully evaluate and prove the extent of your losses to get you the compensation you deserve.
We offer a free, no-obligation consultation to any brain injury victim who needs help after an accident. Our team of attorneys will help you with the process of filing a brain injury claim, and will fight to ensure you receive the compensation you rightfully deserve. When you work with our attorneys, you pay no fees unless we win your case.
Schedule your free brain injury consultation with a California lawyer by calling The Accident Network Law Group at (951) 291-0976 or by sending an email to [email protected] We have brain injury law offices in Costa Mesa and Riverside, California.