Help with Head and Brain Injuries from Serious Accidents or Assaults
Modern medicine has made incredible strides in helping us to recover from what in the past would have been devastating and even fatal injuries. The brain, however, remains the final frontier of medicine, and while amazing new discoveries have been made regarding its mysteries and complexities, injuries to the head and brain remain among the most difficult and expensive to treat. A head and brain injury has the power to negatively affect a victim over the course of his or her lifetime, including requiring lifelong treatment and affecting a person’s ability to make a living in their chosen field. Common causes of head and brain injuries include:
- Trauma from a sporting or recreational activity (boxing, football, gymnastics, swimming/surfing, skiing/snowboarding, etc.)
- Construction accidents involving machinery falling on or striking a person’s head
- Car, truck, and motorcycle accidents
- A gunshot wound to the head or other penetrating device to the head
- Strong blows to the head as would occur in an assault or fight
If you or a loved one suffered a serious head or brain injury due to another’s negligent or intentional misconduct, the Law Office of Tal Rubin can help you through the process of obtaining compensation sufficient to deal with the lifetime of challenges, care and additional costs that a traumatic brain injury can bring.
What Damages are Available in a Head and Brain Injury Case?
If a victim has suffered a head or brain injury due to the negligent, reckless, or intentional acts of another, that victim is entitled to recover the full range of damages suffered over the course of their lifetime, including:
- Past and future medical costs, including rehabilitation
- Costs of in-home care and equipment, including nurses and therapists
- Cost of psychological care in rehabilitating brain functions and dealing with the emotional trauma of suffering a brain impairment
- Pain and suffering endured throughout the victim’s lifetime
- Lost income and any lost earning potential in a given career affected by the victim’s lack of full brain capacity
- Loss of consortium
- Punitive damages in limited circumstances where the defendant’s activity was particularly outrageous
What Must I Prove to Win Damages in a Head and Brain Injury Case?
As is the case with most personal injury cases, a plaintiff who has suffered a head or brain injury will be required to show that the defendant owed him or her a legal duty to act in a reasonable manner, the defendant breached this duty, and this breach directly or indirectly caused the plaintiff’s head or brain injuries. In some cases, proving causation may be straightforward (such as where a defendant clearly struck the plaintiff in the head), but proving causation may be more challenging where the cause was less direct, such as where a store owner failed to clean up a spill, causing the victim to fall and hit his head.
Proving the full range of damages described above can also be incredibly challenging, as a plaintiff will be asking a jury to understand and accept that the plaintiff will suffer difficult-to-quantify losses over their entire lifetime, such as pain and suffering and reduced income capacity. Making such compelling arguments in a convincing manner which juries will understand and accept is one of the most difficult areas of law, and an attorney’s success or failure in doing this can mean the difference in millions of dollars of compensation. At the Law Office of Tal Rubin, we will work tirelessly in consultation with medical professionals and expert witnesses to present such arguments and win you the compensation you deserve.
Work with the Law Office of Tal Rubin to Bring Your Southern California Head or Brain Injury Claim
Los Angeles injury attorney Tal Rubin is dedicated to helping catastrophic injury victims and their families get the compensation they need and hold wrongdoers accountable for their behavior. If you or a loved one have suffered a serious head or brain injury in southern California, call 818-986-9030 for a free consultation regarding your potential claims.