Our California head injury lawyers at Bisnar Chase have been representing clients and winning head injury cases for more than 40 years. We have a 99% success rate and have recovered more than $700 Million for our clients.
Head and brain injuries can be extremely serious, having a significant impact on a person’s quality of life. If you or a loved one have suffered such an injury, it is important that you hold any negligent parties accountable. A skilled head injury attorney can help you find justice and recover the compensation you deserve.
We have taken on large corporations, governmental agencies, and individuals who have, through negligence or wrongdoing, caused our clients serious injury or harm. We have the experience and resources to win any case.
Our skilled team of California personal injury lawyers has the resources and ability to take on complex cases that other firms are unable to handle.
We work on a contingency fee basis, which means that we charge you nothing until there has been a monetary recovery in your case. We advance all costs and expenses and you pay nothing unless we win for you.
Bisnar Chase is a reputed personal injury law firm in California. Our lawyers have decades of experience representing seriously and catastrophically injured victims including adults and children with severe head injuries.
Please contact our head injury lawyers today for a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation at (800) 561-4887.
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Types of Head Injuries
Head injuries usually involve trauma to the body that causes the head to be shaken or a direct blow to the head itself. There are many types of head injuries and they can leave victims suffering serious symptoms and dealing with considerable medical expenses. Some of the most common types of head injuries include:
- Concussions: This is when an individual suffers trauma to the head that causes the brain to jolt or turn inside the skull. A victim of a concussion may suffer immediate effects, such as losing consciousness, or they may suffer a delayed reaction or worsening symptoms over time. Recent studies show that those who suffer multiple concussions, especially as a result of sports injuries, may face long-term consequences and worsening issues.
- Skull fractures: A skull fracture is when the skull itself is cracked or broken by a significant blow or impact. Individuals may suffer a linear skull fracture (a break that does not result in bone movement), depressed skull fracture (part of the skull is sunken in from the trauma), a diastatic skull fracture (breaks along the suture lines in the skull), or basilar skull fracture (break in the bone from the base of the skull).
- Intracranial hematoma: This is when the victim suffers a blood clot in or around the brain. Depending on the type of hematoma injury, the victim may experience minor to life-threatening symptoms.
- Diffuse axonal injury: This is when the brain is injured due to a shaking movement. Diffuse axonal injuries can occur as the result of a car crash, a fall-related accident, or other causes such as shaken baby syndrome.
Proving Fault and Liability
If you or a loved one has suffered a head injury or brain injury because of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, financial compensation should be available for your losses. In order to have a successful injury claim, you will have to prove how and why the accident occurred.
Did your head injury result from a car accident? You will have to prove that the at-fault driver’s negligence was a contributing factor in the accident. Did you suffer head trauma by falling on someone else’s property? You will have to show that he or she was aware of a hazardous condition and failed to prevent it or warn you about it.
Victims of head injuries may suffer from impairments of their muscles, speech, vision, taste, or hearing, depending on the area of their brain or head that is injured and the extent of those injuries. It can also be common for victims to experience long- or short-term changes in their memory, behavior, and personality.
These are serious injuries that can have lasting impacts on a person. If you have been hurt in an accident, contact our California head injury lawyers for expert help. Our team has an outstanding 99% success rate and can help you prove negligence and maximize the value of your claim.
How Much is Your Head Injury Claim Worth?
It can be difficult to put a monetary value on these types of life-changing injuries that can have huge consequences when it comes to quality of life and general wellbeing. Injured head injury victims can seek compensation for damages including medical expenses, lost wages, lost future income, loss of livelihood, hospitalization, surgeries, rehabilitation, permanent injuries, disabilities, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.
Head injuries and brain trauma are common causes of disability and death in the United States. Head injuries can be as mild as bumps or contusions, but they can also result in internal bleeding, fractured skull bones, concussions, and traumatic brain injuries that can have lifelong consequences.
Anyone who has suffered a head injury would be well advised to seek out immediate medical attention as well as legal guidance from a skilled California head injury lawyer.
Head injuries can result from all types of accidents, including:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Premise liabilities accidents
- Dog bites
- Slip and falls
- Defective products
- Wrongful and violent acts
Contact Bisnar Chase today for expert help from our top-rated team. We take great pride in our work, and value helping injury victims secure the compensation they deserve. If you or a loved one have suffered a head injury, we will work with you to build a strong claim and make sure you receive the maximum possible settlement or verdict.
Head Injury Symptoms: Seeking Medical Attention
It is a common mistake for injured victims to not seek medical attention after being involved in a car accident, falling incident, or any other kind of head trauma. It is vital that you are checked over by a medical expert. Your wellbeing is the most important thing, but it is also essential that we are able to show medical proof when it comes to filing a successful lawsuit.
When dealing with head injuries, the symptoms may not manifest right away. This is especially true of concussions. You should visit a doctor at any point if you feel symptoms that may be related to a head or brain injury.
Victims may feel a little sore or nauseous but assume that they will begin to feel better on their own or that the symptoms will go away. Unfortunately, brain injury symptoms tend to get worse if they are not properly treated right away.
All mild, moderate, and severe symptoms should be taken seriously. If you have suffered any form of head trauma, you and those close to you should be aware of the following head injury symptoms:
- Temporary loss of consciousness
- Feeling lightheaded or dizzy
- Loss of balance
- Ringing in ears
- Sensitivity to light or noise
- Slurred speech
- Blurred vision
- Delayed response to questions
- Problems sleeping
- Mood swings or behavioral changes
- Coordination issues
- General disorientation
If you experience any of the symptoms listed above, you should see a doctor right away. Depending on the severity of your head injury, you may need emergency care or simply time to recover.
Seek medical attention as soon as possible, and then put your trust in our attorneys to make sure you get the legal help you need.
Causes of Head Injuries
The most common causes of head injuries include car accidents and fall-related accidents. Other common causes include acts of violence, sporting accidents, and workplace accidents. Determining the cause of the injury is an important part of the claim process.
According to the CDC:
- Falls account for about 47.7% of head injuries
- Motor vehicle accidents account for 25%
- Struck by/against events for 16.5%
- Assaults for 10%
Bisnar Chase has more than 40 years of experience when it comes to handling personal injury cases. We have won thousands of car accident claims and trip, slip, and fall injury cases for our clients. No matter how you sustained your injuries, you can contact us for a free consultation with no obligations.
Diagnosis and Treatments
It is important that you see a medical professional right away if you struggle with any of the symptoms linked to head and brain injuries. When you do so, there are several tests that may be used to help diagnose your condition. These include:
- Glasgow Coma Scale: A 15-point test used to check brain function.
- CT Scan: A computerized scan that uses X-rays to create a detailed image of the brain, showing swelling, clots, bleeding, and bruising.
- MRI: A magnetic resonance imaging test that uses radio waves and magnets to build an image of the brain.
- Pressure Monitor: When swelling occurs inside the brain, an intracranial pressure monitor may be used. This will involve a probe being threaded into the skull to monitor the level of swelling and pressure.
If a person is diagnosed with a brain or head injury, their treatment will depend on the severity of the damage.
- In the case of mild injuries, a treatment plan will usually involve rest (physical and mental), close monitoring, and painkillers.
- Certain medications are prescribed to reduce the risk of seizures or reduce swelling and pressure within the brain. In extreme cases, medication can be used to induce a coma when necessary to protect the brain.
- In serious cases, measures will be taken to reduce pressure in the brain. This is important to protect the person’s long-term health and function.
- Some head and brain injuries may require surgery. These could include surgeries to remove a hematoma, stop bleeding within the brain, relieve pressure in the skull, or repair skull fractures.
- Many brain injuries require rehabilitative therapies, such as working with neuropsychologists and physical therapists.
Head Injury Statistics
Head injuries happen every single day. Whether they were the result of reckless or dangerous activities, or by complete accident, brain injuries and head injuries must be taken very seriously.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
- At least 1.7 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) annually.
- Statistics reported by the Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center show that about 5 million people in the United States are currently living with a head injury that requires assistance with everyday activities.
- The cost of their medical needs and assistance costs the U.S. over $56 billion each year – a powerful statistic that sheds light on the magnitude of this problem and shows how significant the long-term impact of a head injury can be.
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
Some accidents resulting in head injuries can have a devastating impact on the brain. When damage is caused that affects how a person’s brain works, either temporarily or permanently, it is called a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
One example of TBI is a concussion. This involves trauma to the brain that can cause changes such as memory problems and trouble focusing. A more severe traumatic brain injury can be deadly. More than 61,000 people in the United States alone died due to a TBI in 2019.
A traumatic brain injury suffered in childhood can prevent the brain from developing properly. A similar injury suffered later in life might go unnoticed at first. But symptoms such as behavioral changes and lost cognitive function can be life-changing and can become worse over time.
If you or a loved one have suffered a TBI due to an accident caused by negligence, such as a car crash or slip and fall, you should contact an experienced California head injury attorney for help.
A traumatic brain injury lawsuit can ensure that the injury victim receives proper compensation for medical bills, lost quality of life, and ongoing costs related to rehabilitation and care.
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Legal Representation With a No Fee Guarantee
The California head injury attorneys at Bisnar Chase are dedicated to helping injury victims secure the compensation they deserve.
A head or brain injury can be devastating, changing everything from a person’s behavior to their ability to perform once-simple tasks. We are here to make sure victims get the care and support they need.
When you call or email us, you will speak to one of our intake specialists and discuss the details of your case. Our initial consultation is always free, and you are under no obligation to sign with us unless you decide it is the best step for you.
If you decide to sign with Bisnar Chase, your case will be handled by a skilled team of attorneys and paralegals. Our law firm was started in 1978 right here in California, and we have been successfully winning compensation for clients for more than 40 years with a 99% success rate.
We offer a no win no fee guarantee. This means that we will advance the costs necessary to win your case, and you pay nothing unless we win for you. This is a tried and tested system to protect you from out-of-pocket expenses.