Santa Ana Brain Injury Attorneys
A brain injury results from physical trauma to the head. This injury may be the result of an accident, such as a car wreck, or even medical malpractice. Nearly 1.4 million Americans suffer a brain injury each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). They can range from a mild concussion to a more serious traumatic injury or even brain death. Any accident involving head trauma can cause brain injury, therefore immediate medical attention is needed when the head is involved.
Often the medical bills and out-of-pocket expenses after a serious accident are overwhelming. At Aitken * Aitken * Cohn, our Santa Ana brain injury lawyers have the experience and resources necessary to fight for the victim of a brain injury to ensure compensation for their injuries and repayment of medical expenses.
Aitken * Aitken * Cohn handles all cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning there is no cost to you unless we successfully resolve your case.
Our Santa Ana Brain Injury Lawyer May be Able to Help
Brain injury cases are complex both legally and medically. It is important to speak with a qualified personal injury attorney who is experienced in brain injury litigation. An attorney in Santa Ana will review your case and documents to determine if you have a valid legal claim.
If you do have a claim, a legal team of professionals will investigate your claim and determine liability. After a thorough review of all medical and legal documents, witnesses will be interviewed and a course of action will be determined for your case.
At Aitken * Aitken * Cohn, our Santa Ana brain injury attorneys are:
- Listeners who take time to understand your specific needs;
- Hard-working professionals, experienced in brain injury litigation; and
- Fighters who do not back down from insurance companies.
Call or contact us today if your loved one may be the victim of a brain injury in Santa Ana.
What are the Types of Brain Injuries?
A brain injury can be any physical trauma to the head or brain. One of the most common brain injuries is a concussion. Concussions are caused by a blow to the head or shaking of the brain that can be sustained by being hit, by a slip and fall accident or in an accident in the workplace.
Brain injuries can be internal or external. An internal brain injury is not visible to the naked eye. A gunshot wound is an external brain injury, and a surgical error is an internal brain injury.
Other examples of internal brain injuries are drowning accidents, a car accident, and a birth injury, or medical malpractice. One of the most severe types of brain injury is a traumatic brain injury. Signs of traumatic brain injury include the following:
- An inability to concentrate
- Blurred vision
- A persistent headache
- Cognitive losses
A severe brain injury can occur whether or not a person loses consciousness.
How do Brain Injuries Occur?
In most cases, a traumatic brain injury occurs after a disruption to normal brain function. This could be a result from experiencing a violent jolt in a distracted driving accident, a blow to the head or an object, such as a bullet or piece of skull, that penetrates the brain tissues. Participating in contact sports such as football, boxing, soccer, lacrosse, and more.
Are You Eligible to File a Case for Brain Injury in Santa Ana?
In order to recover in a brain injury lawsuit, an individual must prove the brain injury was caused by the negligence of another. The injured individual must show the following:
- The other party owed a duty of care to the individual;
- The other party breached that duty of care;
- In breaching that duty of care, the other party caused brain injury to the harmed individual; and
- The harmed individual suffered damages due to the breached duty of care.
An injured individual may request recovery for medical expenses, lost income, out-of-pocket expenses, household services, property damage, cost of household services, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and mental anguish. However, there are time limits to recovering damages for brain injury.