The human brain is fascinatingly complex, and the latest medical research has yet to explain the full capabilities of it. However, while the brain is the most crucial part of the body and responsible for all conscious and unconscious control of bodily functions, the brain is also highly vulnerable to physical injury. Brain injuries are very unpredictable regarding the scope of effects they can have on victims and are also very difficult to treat. It’s possible for multiple people to all sustain seemingly identical brain injuries and have vastly different experiences in terms of the severity of their symptoms and difficulty of recovery.
Helping Compton, California, Clients Recover From Traumatic Brain Injuries
If you or a loved one recently suffered a traumatic brain injury due to the actions of another party, a Compton brain injury attorney is the best asset you can have on your side when it comes to recovering your damages. McLachlan Law, APC, has years of experience handling difficult personal injury claims on behalf of clients in Compton and throughout the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area. We have assisted many clients in their traumatic brain injury cases and recovered substantial compensation for their damages.
We know how devastating a brain injury can be for the victim and their family and the many legal questions that often follow these incidents. Our firm provides client-focused and compassionate legal counsel in every civil claim we handle in Compton. Rest assured that if you choose our firm to assist with your recovery efforts from a brain injury, you will be best equipped to recover as fully as state law allows.
Benefits of Hiring a Compton Brain Injury Attorney
There is no legal requirement that you hire an attorney if you intend to file a civil claim for damages, either for yourself or on behalf of a loved one. However, it is crucial to understand the value of having reliable legal counsel on your side when you intend to pursue compensation for a potentially life-changing injury. Any brain injury has the potential to cause permanent harm to the victim, and it is crucial to have reliable legal counsel on your side to ensure the fullest recovery possible.
When you choose McLachlan Law, APC, to represent you in your recovery efforts, we will take time to carefully review the details of how your brain injury happened. We know how to secure the physical evidence, witness testimony, and expert witness insights our clients often require for proving fault and establishing the full scope of their claimable damages. We’ll help you make informed decisions about every aspect of your case and guide you through each phase of your proceedings.
Our goal is to settle your claim as swiftly as possible for the greatest amount of compensation possible. However, we are not afraid to take your case to trial if necessary. When a defendant’s liability for a serious personal injury is clear, a swift settlement benefits them as well as the defendant, but if a defendant denies liability, the case must be resolved through litigation. Whatever your case may entail, you can rely on McLachlan Law, APC, to provide ongoing support and guidance until you reach a favorable outcome.
Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries
The first step in any personal injury claim is identifying the defendant who caused the injury. Next, you must provide evidence and testimony showing who caused your brain injury and how they caused it. A few of the most common causes of traumatic brain injuries that generate complex civil suits include:
Motor vehicle crashes, which are a leading cause of accidental injuries and deaths in the United States each year. An auto insurance claim may offer some initial compensation, but any accident resulting in a brain injury is likely to generate damages that far exceed the at-fault driver’s insurance coverage.
Interpersonal violence. Unfortunately, the state has one of the highest violent crime rates in the country, and Compton is known as one of the most dangerous parts of Los Angeles County. If you suffered a brain injury from an assault or intentional crime, the defendant faces criminal prosecution in addition to liability for your damages.
Slip and fall injuries. A property owner could bear fault for a brain injury if a hazardous element on their property causes this type of injury. The plaintiff must prove the property owner knew or reasonably should have known about the hazard that caused the injury to hold the property owner accountable for their damages.
Workplace injuries. If you suffer a head injury at work, workers’ compensation benefits can offer some compensation for the income you are unable to earn while you recover as well as coverage for your medical expenses. In addition, if a specific party caused the accident, you could still have grounds for a personal injury case against them to enhance your recovery.
This is not an exhaustive list of all the ways traumatic brain injuries can happen. No matter how your injury occurred, a Compton brain injury attorney is the best asset when you intend to pursue a civil claim against the party who caused the accident. Of course, you would have grounds for civil action if your injury happened because of negligence or intentional misconduct. It doesn’t matter how your traumatic brain injury occurred; McLachlan Law, APC, is ready to help you make your case and prove the scope of the damage the defendant caused.
Calculating Your Economic Damages in a Brain Injury Suit
A brain injury can easily qualify as a catastrophic injury due to the high chance of this type of injury causing permanent harm to the victim. In addition, some brain injuries result in long-term or permanent disabilities, psychological changes, neurological disruption, and a vast range of other possible effects that can complicate the victim’s life in various ways.
You have the right to seek full repayment of all the economic losses you suffered because of the defendant’s actions. A brain injury can easily cause a host of financial losses for the victim and their family in the form of extensive immediate and ongoing medical expenses, lost income, and future financial instability for the victim and their family if they are unable to work again in the future. Once you have the right attorney managing your case, you may be surprised to discover your claim is worth much more than you initially expected. However, your recovery will not end with just your economic damages when you choose McLachlan Law, APC, to represent you.
Pain and Suffering Compensation for a Traumatic Brain Injury in Compton
California law allows the plaintiff in a personal injury case to seek compensation for the physical pain and emotional distress the defendant caused them to suffer. However, when it comes to a brain injury, the victim is likely to experience a host of physical and psychological effects, especially if the injury has caused any permanent harm. Calculating appropriate pain and suffering compensation for a serious injury can seem difficult, but your Compton brain injury attorney will know what a suitable figure would be to account for the severity of your situation.
There is no limit to the amount of pain and suffering compensation a plaintiff can seek in a personal injury claim, except for medical malpractice cases. For example, if your brain injury was the result of medical negligence, non-economic damages are limited by state law to $250,000. Otherwise, there is no cap on the amount of pain and suffering compensation you can seek from the defendant. If you suffered any level of permanent harm, your attorney is likely to use the multiplier method, calculating appropriate pain and suffering compensation by multiplying your economic damages by a factor of one to five to reflect the severity of your situation.
What to Expect From a Compton Brain Injury Attorney
Every brain injury victim faces a unique recovery process and different challenges as they start to cope with their situations. However, a brain injury can easily upend the victim’s life in various ways, from preventing them from returning to their job to leaving them unable to work or live independently in the future. In addition, they may be left entirely dependent on a family member to be their caregiver, which will impose further hardship on the family.
When you choose McLachlan Law, APC, to represent you in your recovery efforts following a traumatic brain injury, we will thoroughly investigate every potential avenue of recovery available to you. Our goal is to help you navigate your case proceedings as efficiently as possible and reach the best outcome possible. Of course, we’ll seek to settle your personal injury claim as swiftly as we can, but if settlement isn’t an option, we are ready to take your case to litigation to secure the outcome you deserve.
Time is a crucial concern for any victim of brain injury or the family member of a victim who cannot take legal action on their own behalf. McLachlan Law, APC, is ready to assist you with your recovery, so contact our team today and schedule a consultation with a trustworthy Compton brain injury attorney.
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