California Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers

What is a Brain Injury?

An acquired brain injury is a blow or other “insult” to the brain that disrupts its normal activities.

A traumatic brain injury is one caused by a blow to the head or a penetration wound, as from a bullet; other acquired brain injuries can be caused by stroke, disease or oxygen deprivation. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 1.4 million Americans sustain a traumatic brain injury each year; 235,000 of those will be hospitalized, making brain injuries a serious public health concern in the United States.

When these injuries are from the fault of another, you could be entitled to repayment for damages to help with medical bills and moving forward from injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, don’t take on this battle alone, the experienced brain injury attorneys a GJEL are here to help.

About Traumatic Brain Injuries

Brain injuries can be catastrophic for the victims and their loved ones. Brain tissue does not heal the way our skin or bones heal; once an injury takes away certain functions, they will never work the same way again, if they work at all. Victims could be left with physical disabilities; difficulties with speech, hearing or sight; mental problems; or even personality changes. These require radical changes in lifestyle; victims must learn to do things in new ways and sometimes require help with even the simple tasks of life. A brain injury can be emotionally traumatic, too, both for the victim and his or her loved ones, who must be patient and understanding during a long rehabilitation.

Brain injuries can be tricky or vague, with many possible diagnoses for the same symptoms, or symptoms that start out “invisible.” Doctors may have to run multiple tests to diagnose the injury, and victims may need surgeries or physical or occupational therapy. The cost of all of this medical care adds up fast; for the average family, it can be overwhelming. If you or someone you care about sustained a traumatic brain injury because of another person’s negligence, you can and should hold them responsible for the results. A traumatic brain injury lawsuit can help you secure the money you need to pay the past and future medical bills, make up for an income lost to injury and compensate you for a serious, permanent disability.

Proven Experience for over 45 Years

Gillin, Jacobson, Ellis & Larsen has practiced law in Northern California since 1972.

We have extensive experience in traumatic brain injury law, and our record of verdicts and settlements shows it: We have won hundreds of millions of dollars for all of our injured clients. For a free consultation, call any of our 18 Northern California offices today at 1-866-765-4643.