San Diego Brain Injury Caused by Car Accidents Lawyer
Did you or a loved one suffer a traumatic brain injury or another head injury in a San Diego car accident? Are you wondering whether there is anything you can do to get help with your accident-related expenses? Are you exhausted from dealing with difficult insurance companies and complicated insurance policies? If so, you need a law firm that understands what you are going through. You need an attorney who can help you understand your options and what you can do to pursue them effectively. You need a lawyer who can skillfully negotiate on your behalf with even the largest and most powerful insurance companies.
We are The Levinson Law Group, a committed team of San Diego personal injury lawyers who provide an exceptional level of representation to those injured in all types of car accidents. We have extensive experience working with clients who suffered serious brain injuries and command an impressive knowledge of both the medicine and law that applies in these cases. Attorney Gordon Levinson spent years learning about the insurance industry working as an insurance defense lawyer. Now he dedicates his practice to advocating on behalf of accident victims. If you have suffered brain damage in a San Diego car accident, the Levinson Law Group can help.
Types of Brain Injuries
Most accident-related brain injuries are considered traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs. A TBI is a type of acquired brain injury, meaning it was not present at birth. Traumatic brain injuries are the result of the brain coming into contact with an object (often the inside of the skull) at high speed.
All TBIs are acquired brain injuries; however, not all acquired brain injuries are TBIs. For example, brain damage caused by oxygen deprivation is an acquired brain injury because it occurred after birth. However, because it does not involve physical force, it is not a TBI.
Traumatic brain injuries are extremely common. Each year, there are more than 60,000 TBI-related deaths. Motor vehicle accidents are the single leading cause of both TBI-related injuries and fatalities. More than 35 percent of all non-fatal TBIs occur as the result of a car accident.
The Centers for Disease Control distinguishes between three types of traumatic brain injuries based on their severity.
Mild TBI – Most traumatic brain injuries are mild; however, that does not necessarily mean they are not serious. Mild TBIs, also commonly referred to as concussions, can cause chemical changes within the brain as well as physical damage to the connective tissue of the brain.
Moderate TBI – If you lose consciousness for more than a minute after a head injury, you may have suffered a moderate TBI. Moderate TBIs can result in physical limitations, thinking and cognitive difficulties, and changes in mood or outlook. Those who suffer from a moderate TBI are 50 times more likely to develop a seizure disorder.
Severe TBI – Severe TBIs result in prolonged loss of consciousness and can cause severe long-term brain damage. Those suffering from a severe TBI may experience problems with thinking, learning, speaking, balance, and the regulation of their emotions.
Regardless of the type of brain injury you sustained, it is imperative that you obtain prompt medical treatment. Head injuries can be deceptively serious. So, even if you think your symptoms are to be expected after a car accident, it is worth a second opinion.
Determining Damages is Critical
Suffering a brain injury in a San Diego car accident is jarring. You are seriously injured, you cannot work, and you are unsure when you will be able to return to work. You are also dealing with a potential lifetime of limitations due to your brain injury. For even the strongest of people, this is an overwhelming time.
Bringing a San Diego car accident lawsuit can help you recoup the expenses you incurred—as well as those will incur in the future. While every case is different, the following types of compensation are common in car accident cases involving brain injuries:
- Medical bills;
- Future medical expenses;
- Lost wages; and
- Decrease in earning capacity.
In addition, you can recover for the non-economic damages caused by the accident, which include:
- Disability or disfigurement;
- Emotional distress;
- Loss of consortium;
- Loss of enjoyment of life; and
- Pain and suffering.
Working with an attorney with specific experience assisting injury victims who suffered brain damage is key to securing fair compensation. At The Levinson Law Group, we will thoroughly review your case to identify the full extent of your damages, so you can rest assured that you and your family are not left paying for another’s mistake.
Contact the Levinson Law Group to Schedule a Free Consultation
If you or a loved one recently suffered a brain injury in a San Diego car accident, reach out to The Levinson Law Group for immediate assistance. Our dedicated team of personal injury lawyers only handles car accident claims, giving us an edge over other firms that handle all types of injury cases. We routinely go head-to-head against some of the largest insurance companies in the country, aggressively advocating for our clients at every stage in the process. To learn more and to schedule a free consultation, give us a call at 619-436-5000 today. You can also reach us through our online contact form. We accept cases on a contingent fee. That means that if there is no recovery in your case, you pay no fee. And in most cases, we even advance the costs.