A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be an overwhelming ordeal. These injuries can severely affect your quality of life as they can affect cognition and the ability to perform everyday tasks. These injuries are commonly caused by the negligence of others—in automobile accidents, for example. If this is the case for you, then you may be able to receive financial compensation from those responsible.
KJT Law Group has traumatic brain injury attorneys in Los Angeles that have helped others with similar injuries and may be able to help you as well. We offer free case evaluations, so you can readily learn your options.
Our Los Angeles Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys Can Help
We here at KJT Law Group have experience with traumatic brain injury cases and will do everything we can to go after the money you’re owed. We have an exceptional track record of winning financial compensation for personal injury cases or settling out of court for satisfactory amounts. We’ve been able to win six- and seven-figure settlements for past clients in some exceptional cases.
We will use our experience to pursue results for you if you suffered a traumatic brain injury due to someone else’s negligence. If the accident that caused your injury took place in the greater Los Angeles area, then we want to help you receive what you’re owed so that you can have what you need to focus on the recovery process.
Why Have a Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer?
One major benefit of having a traumatic brain injury lawyer working on your behalf is that you can focus on recovering from your injury while your case is being handled. Preparing a case by oneself is a stressful undertaking, even when you’re completely healthy. A traumatic brain injury can affect one’s cognition and ability to focus, so you can turn your attention to getting well while lawyers handle your case.
What We Will Do to Prepare Your Case
A traumatic brain injury lawyer from our team will collect evidence that you were injured as a result of someone else’s negligence.
To gather evidence, we may speak with eyewitnesses with accounts of the accident, your doctors, expert witnesses, and other experts that are knowledgeable about your case. From there, we will use this evidence to determine who was responsible for the accident and how much the accident cost you. We will assess how much you are owed based on your medical expenses, missed wages as a result of your injury, pain and suffering, and decreased quality of life.
We may then proceed to negotiate with the defendant’s lawyers for an out-of-court settlement that meets your needs. Alternatively, we may file a lawsuit to seek your damages.
Why Our Clients Are Happy They Decided to Work With Us
We do our best to ensure that our clients feel heard and that they are informed about the state of their cases every step of the way. Our approach to personal injury law has earned us these reviews from satisfied clients:
- “I highly recommend KJT Law Group! The staff is courteous, professional, and highly skilled. Vaché handled every detail of my car accident case, he arranged the best medical care possible, recovered all losses and secured a generous settlement. This is by far my best experience! Thank you KJT!” said Dzaghig B.
- “These guys know their stuff. I was at a dead end with a complex legal matter until I had a consultation with this firm. My case settled for more than I ever expected! I would definitely recommend their services!!!” said Aren B.
Signs You May Have Suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury
If you were recently in an accident and are unsure about whether you’ve sustained a traumatic brain injury, you should see your doctor immediately. A diagnosis from a doctor may be useful in a traumatic brain injury case, but more importantly, it is important to seek medical treatment to prevent your condition from worsening.
According to the Mayo Clinic, the exact symptoms you experience may depend on the type and severity of the injury. Symptoms may include:
- Nausea or vomiting
- Loss of consciousness
- Slurred speech
- Combativeness or unusual behavior
Incidents in Which a Traumatic Brain Injury Can Occur
If you’ve been involved in any incidents listed below and you sustained head trauma, you may be able to pursue a personal injury case. Someone else may be liable for your losses, and you could recover compensation. We can help you if you were injured in any of the following accident types:
As you might expect, automobile accidents often lead to traumatic brain injuries. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), unintentional car crashes account for nearly 20% of traumatic brain injury-related deaths in the United States. Car accident victims are especially susceptible to brain injury because the brain can crash against the skull during a sudden stop, causing damage that may go unseen in the immediate aftermath of a crash.
If you’ve been in an automobile accident, then you should see a doctor as soon as you can so that you can get a professional’s opinion on your injuries. The symptoms of a traumatic brain injury may not manifest until later.
Other Types of Vehicle Accidents
There are several other types of vehicle accidents that could have led to your traumatic brain injury (TBI). These include:
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bus accidents
- Vehicle-pedestrian accidents
- Vehicle-bicyclist accidents
According to the same data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), unintentional falls are also a leading cause of traumatic brain injury-related death in the United States. As people age, the likelihood that they will experience an unintentional fall that results in some kind of serious injury increases, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that a fall was your fault.
There are many situations that can lead to an unintentional fall—and someone else may be liable for the accident. If you were in a public place, a government building, or a private business, the building may not be up to code. Perhaps you fell on a staircase where the steps weren’t of a uniform distance away from each other. Maybe there was a small hole in a wooden floor that you accidentally stepped into while walking. Maybe you slipped on some water when there was no “wet floor” sign in sight.
These are all examples of things that the business or public place is responsible for maintaining, and if you unintentionally fell as a result of any of these issues, then you may be able to collect financial compensation from the responsible party.
If your traumatic brain injury occurred while on the job, then it’s possible you may be able to receive financial compensation from the liable third party at the worksite. For example, if you work on a construction site and were struck by heavy machinery or some other kind of heavy material, then it’s possible that the equipment was faulty or the worksite wasn’t up to code.
It’s also possible that there wasn’t sufficient safety training, sufficient safety equipment, or proper enforcement of safety policy. Construction jobs have to abide by regulations to ensure the safety of their workers. If they don’t, a third party may be responsible for your traumatic brain injury. You may also be able to seek workers’ compensation benefits after your accident.
How Soon Do You Have to Act After a Traumatic Brain Injury?
California CCP § 335.1 has a two-year statute of limitations for personal injury cases. This means that if you suffered a traumatic brain injury (or any other kind of personal injury) in Los Angeles and are looking to collect damages, then you have two years to file your case. If you’re going to pursue financial compensation, then you must act before the two-year anniversary of the accident.
A two-year statute of limitations doesn’t mean you need to go to court or have your case resolved within two years of the incident. However, you have to file your lawsuit before that deadline. If you’re on the fence about whether you want to pursue financial compensation as a result of a traumatic brain injury, it may be worth it to at least consult with KJT Law Group and file your case before it’s too late.
How to Contact KJT Law Group So We Can Get Started on Your Case
If you suffered a traumatic brain injury in the last two years, then KJT Law Group may be able to help you seek the financial compensation that you are owed. You can contact us at (818) 507-8525.
We offer a free consultation where we will evaluate your case. Again, if you’re close to the end of the two-year statute of limitations, then call today to get started.
If you are suffering from a Traumatic Brain Injury in Los Angeles or the nearby areas, call KJT Law Group at (818) 507-8525 and set up a free, no-obligation consultation with an attorney at our firm.