Compassionate Brain Injury Attorneys in Santa Ana, California
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) describes a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, as an injury that affects how the brain works. It may be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or a penetrating injury (like a gunshot) to the head. There are three main types of TBI: Mild TBI or concussion, Moderate TBI, or Severe TBI.
At Hanning & Sacchetto, LLP, our Santa Ana brain injury attorneys know these life-changing injuries impact everyone’s life, family, and future differently. Unfortunately, TBIs are not uncommon in California or throughout the U.S. According to the CDC, there were approximately 214,110 TBI-related hospitalizations and 69,473 TBI-related deaths last year, representing more than 586 TBI-related hospitalizations and 190 TBI-related deaths per day nationwide.
Our Orange County brain injury lawyers assess each of our injured client’s cases to understand their TBI’s impact on their daily activities and overall quality of life so we can pursue the negligent party that caused their injuries for the complete financial compensation needs.
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury because of another person or party’s negligence, contact us today to discuss your claim and overall recovery needs during a free consultation.
What are the Most Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries in California?
Traumatic brain injuries can result from various causes, and they often occur due to sudden and violent external forces affecting the head.
Some of the most common causes of traumatic brain injuries include:
Falls are a leading cause of traumatic brain injuries, especially among young children and older adults. Falls from heights, slipping, and tripping can result in head injuries.
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Struck by or Against Events
Being struck by an object or striking the head against a hard surface can cause traumatic brain injuries. This can occur in accidents such as being hit by a falling object or colliding with a stationary object.
- Assaults and Violence
Intentional acts of violence, including assaults, physical altercations, and other criminal activities, can lead to traumatic brain injuries.
- Sports-Related Injuries
Participation in contact sports or activities with a risk of head impacts, like football, soccer, and boxing, can result in traumatic brain injuries.
- Blast Injuries
Military personnel, plant and industrial workers, and other individuals exposed to blasts, like in combat situations or explosions, may experience traumatic brain injuries due to the force generated by the blast.
- Penetrating Injuries
Injuries caused by objects penetrating the skull, such as gunshot wounds or sharp objects, can result in traumatic brain injuries.
- Recreational Accidents
Accidents during recreational activities, like falls during skiing or snowboarding, can cause traumatic brain injuries.
- Construction Accidents
Workers in the construction industry are at risk of traumatic brain injuries due to falls, being struck by objects, or other accidents on construction sites.
It is important to note that the severity and long-term impact of a traumatic brain injury can vary widely based on the cause, force of impact, and individual factors. Prompt medical attention is crucial for diagnosing and treating traumatic brain injuries, as symptoms may not always be immediately apparent.
After seeking medical care, contact our skilled Santa Ana brain injury attorneys to learn more about your legal rights and options to pursue the negligent party that caused your harm during a free consultation.
Why Do California Brain Injury Survivors Need an Experienced Santa Ana Personal Injury Attorney?
Brain injury victims can benefit significantly from partnering with skilled personal injury lawyers because of the complex nature of brain injury claims.
Having legal representation is crucial for individuals who have suffered a brain injury so they can:
- Understand the Extent of Their TBIs and Assess the Overall Damages
Our personal injury attorneys in Santa Ana have significant experience in traumatic brain injury cases and understand the medical complexities involved. We work with medical professionals, rehabilitation specialists, and vocational experts to document the full impact of the brain injury on the victim’s life to assess the extent of the damages and the long-term implications for the victim so we can assess each case with the complete medical knowledge necessary to build a solid claim. This documentation is crucial for presenting a comprehensive case for damages.
Our personal injury lawyers will assess all economic and non-economic damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, rehabilitation costs, and future care needs.
- Prove Liability
Establishing liability is a critical aspect of any personal injury case. Our attorneys will investigate the circumstances surrounding the injury, gather evidence, and work to prove that another party’s negligence or wrongful actions caused the brain injury.
- Deal with the Insurance Companies
Insurance companies will attempt to minimize payouts or dispute claims in brain injury cases. While this is true for most cases, TBI claims often result in significant settlements because of our clients’ long-term care and future needs.
Our TBI attorneys in Santa Ana can handle negotiations with insurance companies, ensuring that victims are not taken advantage of and that their rights are protected.
- Navigate Legal Complexities
Personal injury law can be complex, and brain injury cases often involve intricate legal issues. Our attorneys can navigate these complexities and explain the legal procedures necessary to give our clients the best outcome for their unique needs.
- Advise on Settlement Offers
Insurance companies may offer settlements early in the process. Our TBI attorneys in Santa Ana will assess the adequacy of such offers, ensuring that victims are not pressured into accepting a settlement that does not adequately cover their present and future needs.
- Litigation Representation
Our Santa Ana personal injury lawyers will represent our clients in court if negotiations fail to result in a fair settlement. We will present a compelling case, cross-examine witnesses, and argue for the compensation our clients deserve.
- Emotional Support & Advocacy
Suffering a brain injury can be physically, emotionally, and psychologically challenging. Our personal injury attorneys provide support, guidance, and a sense of advocacy during a difficult time, allowing our clients and their families to focus on recovery.
Given the complexity and long-term impact of brain injuries, having legal representation is crucial to ensure our clients receive the compensation they need for medical care and rehabilitation and to address the profound changes in their lives.
We can help you and your family with the same, starting with a free consultation.
Contact Our Accomplished Brain Injury Attorneys at Hanning & Sacchetto
If you or someone you love has suffered a brain injury caused by another party’s negligence in California, contact our experienced Santa Ana personal injury attorneys at Hanning & Sacchetto today to schedule a free consultation by calling (562) 698-6446.