Oxnard Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 190 people die every day due to traumatic brain injuries (TBI). TBI is further responsible for over 220,000 hospital visits every year. TBI is often fatal, and survivors frequently require extensive medical treatment and assisted living care.
For over 30 years, NordstrandBlack PC has been helping people in Oxnard who have been injured in accidents. We’ve won millions of dollars in claims and verdicts for our clients. Our firm has a perfect 10.0 rating from Avvo and an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
Our Oxnard personal injury lawyers will file a claim against the people who harmed you to help you get the resources you need to recover. We will also be happy to assist in coordinating your medical treatment.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, call us at (805) 962-2022 to schedule a FREE consultation today.
A traumatic brain injury is when there is a sudden jolt to the head or upper body that damages brain tissue. This can happen in many ways; two of the most common causes of TBI are falls and motor vehicle collisions.
Damage caused by TBI may be severe, whether the victim is suffering from a closed brain injury that does not penetrate the skull or a penetrating brain injury when an object pierces the brain.
A concussion is a brain injury that results from a blow to the head. A concussion causes the victim to become disoriented, and they may lose consciousness. A person should see a doctor right away any time they suffer a concussion. Repeated concussions can lead to serious brain damage.
Accidents that frequently cause TBI include:
- Falls from height
- Automobile crashes
- Truck crashes
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle collisions
- Motorcycle accidents
- Physical assault
- Workplace injuries
- Sports injuries
- Gunshot wounds
A doctor is the only person who can determine whether a patient has suffered TBI. The symptoms of TBI may grow worse over time, and they can even be fatal. The following steps must be taken to ensure the person’s well-being any time a head injury occurs:
- Dial 911. A first responder will determine the safest way to secure the victim and transport them to the hospital without causing further harm.
- Follow all treatment recommendations provided by your doctor. TBI may cause long-lasting medical complications. It’s crucial to attend all follow-up treatments to ensure the best possible outcome.
- Keep records of all your medical appointments and aftercare treatment. This information will be helpful to your personal injury attorney.
- Take photos of the accident scene and your injuries using your cell phone camera when you get a chance, or ask a friend to do it for you.
- Don’t discuss the details of your accident with anyone besides your attorney, and don’t talk about it on social media.
- Contact an experienced Oxnard brain injury attorney. Don’t sign any agreements or make any statements to an insurance agent unless your attorney is present.
If you have suffered a brain injury, you need to be seen by a neurologist who will provide a neurological exam. You will be asked a series of questions about your physical, intellectual, and mental condition. Your doctor will also provide a brain imaging test, such as a 3 Tesla MRI, to assess the extent of the damage.
Signs that you may be suffering from TBI include:
- Loss of balance
- Persistent headache
- Memory loss
- Slurred speech
- Loss of consciousness
- Mood swings
- Numbness or weakness in toes and fingers
- Sensitivity to light and sound
- Vision problems
- Altered sleep patterns
- Difficulty concentrating
- Difficulty multitasking
A TBI may cause permanent damage that will impact you for the rest of your life. You may require years of treatment which could include surgery, medication, physical therapy, emotional therapy, cognitive therapy, and personal living assistance.
It’s important to receive the proper treatment as soon as possible. Your recovery will require a team of medical professionals which may include:
- Mental health counselors
- Social workers
- Physical therapists
- Speech therapists
- Vocational rehabilitation specialists
No matter what type of accident caused your TBI, the people who harmed you must be held accountable. Your personal injury lawyer will investigate the accident and file a claim against anyone whose negligence caused your injuries. Our team at NordstrandBlack PC can examine physical evidence, review police reports, and interview witnesses to get a clear understanding of how your accident occurred.
To collect all the information we need, our investigators will review accident scene photos and surveillance camera video. In many cases, truck firms and delivery companies can be held liable for injuries caused by their drivers. That’s why we often subpoena internal company documents and communications to find out if negligent hiring, lack of driver training, poor vehicle maintenance, or any other type of company misconduct contributed to your injuries.
TBI injuries cause severe hardships for the victim and their loved ones. You may not be able to return to your job, and family members are often required to take time away from work to care for someone who has suffered TBI.
A personal injury claim for TBI includes the following damages:
- Ambulance costs
- Loss of income
- Emergency room visits
- Pain and suffering
- Hospital stays
- Outpatient rehabilitation
- Diagnostic testing
- Nursing visits to your home
- Prescription drugs
- Long term care
- Reduced quality of life
- Medical equipment
- Reduced earning potential
- Occupational therapy
- Current and future medical costs
- Wrongful death
At NordstrandBlack PC, we have dedicated our practice to helping people who have been harmed by others. Our Oxnard legal team will do everything in our power to help you get the compensation you deserve and protect your rights every step of the way.
We understand that you are going through a difficult time, and we will always treat you and your loved ones with compassion.
Call us at (805) 962-2022 to schedule a free consultation. We never stop fighting for our clients.