At Shawn Steel Law Firm the target of our legal assistance is to provide rational resolutions for all kinds of civil cases. Our collective commitment is to make certain that each person’s rights are maintained and upheld while pursuing claims for compensation. This includes a variety of injuries, both minor and more serious, that emerge from the full range of accidents and injuries including brain injury.
Of the greatest importance to us is to provide outstanding quality at a cost effective price. Each one of our services is designed so that it meets the requirements of both individuals and the business community. Our ultimate aim is to ensure justice is obtained for all our clients and we will aggressively fight on your behalf to ensure that this is achieved.
A Brain Injury is a Serious Matter
A brain injury is one of the most serious ranges of injuries that could take place in an accident situation. A brain injury can have an effect on all parts of the body. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) often takes place after a serious accident such as a car accident or a fall from a height.
We at Shawn Steel Law Firm in California know only too well the suffering that the victim and close family have to go through when an accident has caused a brain injury. If the injury was due to the negligent actions of another person, then the whole situation can be made into a claim. One way to relieve the consequences and its burden is to put in a claim for damages from the person who caused this debilitating and often life changing injury.
What Causes a Brain Injury?
A brain injury can happen as an assault, when the head is the target or in virtually any kind of accident depending on the severity of the blow to the head. In the U.S., around 10 percent of the total number of TBI cases are due to a physical assault of some kind, which could be violent attacks aimed at the head area with a blunt weapon or a firearm, while others are as a result of different types of accidents. These accidents often are not the fault of the victim but are caused by someone else.
Brain Injuries Can Lead to a Tremendous Financial Burden for the Victim and His or Her Family
80 percent of all brain injuries are caused by an accident and around 20 percent occur because of a car accident. These mainly involve crashing into a second vehicle or a firmly fixed object such as a tree when the vehicle has left the road and smashed into it. A large number of accidents are as a result of negligent driving habits and can do serious harm both to the driver, passengers, and pedestrians. If you were in a vehicle or the driver of a vehicle and you were in a crash that was not your fault and sustained a brain injury then the at-fault driver can be proved to be responsible for your accident.
If enough evidence is found that is indisputable, then a compensation claim is quite valid. There are other accidents as well that could inflict a head injury which includes slipping or falling or your head coming into contact with a sharp or exceedingly weighty object. Often these kinds of accidents take place in a workplace where safety measures are not put in place to protect workers.
Fatalities are Often Due to Brain Injuries in the U.S
A brain injury is so serious that it is one of the main reasons for the occurrence of death in the U.S. If a victim of a brain injury survives then there is often the need for a long term care program which may involve 24 hour round the clock care and supervision as well as implementing a rehabilitation program. The price of medical treatment is prohibitive for most victims of a brain injury and when it stretches into the longer term then the outlay is massive. It is vital that any person who has received a brain injury in an accident that was not their fault should put in a claim for damages from the person who caused the brain injury. It is almost impossible for a family to be able to finance care for someone in their family with a brain injury, particularly if it was not the person’s fault and was therefore unplanned.
If you or a loved one have acquired a brain injury due to the actions of someone else, then our attorneys at Shawn Steel Law Firm are able to provide that much needed support and after a consultation can decide if you have a valid case for a damages claim. Once we have made a decision, we will ensure that the compensation payment we pursue will cover the victim for all the financial burdens that come with someone who has been disabled through no fault of their own. We will include an amount that will cover all medical treatment and care for now and the future as well as an estimate of present and future earnings for the remainder of the brain injury victim’s life.
If you, or a member of your family, have suffered a brain injury as a result of an accident that was not your fault, then don’t hesitate but call us at our California office now at 800–626–003 for a free evaluation of your situation.