Having a functional brain and nervous system are key to having a full life. If you or a loved one experience a spinal injury, head wound, or an infection such as meningitis, a physical ailment like a stroke, exposure to workplace chemicals that resulted in permanent brain damage, or traumatic brain injury (TBI) through no fault of your own, you may want to speak to a brain injury attorney to understand your potential legal options as a victim. The Hartunian Law Firm assists victims of tragic accidents who are trying to recover the financial losses brought about by their unfortunate mishap.
The Risks of Brain Injury
Brain injuries can be non-traumatic or traumatic. Non-traumatic types of brain injury include stroke, meningitis, infectious disease, encephalitis, neurotoxic poison, seizures, drug overdose, and even lack of oxygen from drowning, choking, and hypoxic/anoxic injury.
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) result from sudden damage to the brain which can produce long or short- term disability and can lead to other problems such as anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic-stress-disorder (PTSD). They can be closed-head injuries from a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or a penetrating open-head injury if an object enters the head.
Closed injuries to the head can happen from falls, sports injuries, motor vehicle crashes, child abuse, being hit in the head with an object, or explosions, while penetrating injuries come from being hit with a bullet, a weapon such as a board, knife, hammer, or baseball bat. Any head injury can lead to an open or penetrating injury if a bone fragment breaks off and penetrates the skull. A victim can suffer from both closed and penetrating injuries in a single incident. Men and adults over 65 are the most likely victims of TBIs.
Some symptoms of TBI are mild such as headaches, dizziness, lightheadedness, mood or behavioral changes, or memory loss, but signs of a more serious TBI can also include: convulsions or seizures, slurred speech, inability to wake up from sleep, loss of coordination, weakness or numbness in the extremities, loss of coordination, and disorientation. The treatment for mild TBI (MTBI) injuries starts out with rest and over-the-counter remedies, but more series injuries might require surgery, heavy-duty prescription drugs, and rehabilitation.
Victims of a traumatic brain injury are not only presented with tremendous physical challenges but psychological ones as well. As such, it is important that brain injury victims seeking legal representation consult with a lawyer that has experience with brain injuries cases. The Hartunian Law Firm has assisted several brain injury clients receive substantial settlements for their injuries.
Our Los Angeles and Palm Springs Injury attorneys have vast legal experience in brain injury lawsuits and winning compensatory awards for special and general damage to cover medical treatment, medication, and long-term care costs. Vigorous case management maximizes potential economic recovery. For it to be just, it needs to look at the given circumstances of each case. Our job is to present your case to the insurance adjuster or judge in a light most favorable to you.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries (SCI) add another 17,000 people annually to the 450,000 already living with prior SCIs, based on National Spinal Cord Injury Association estimates. Often resulting from vehicular accidents, acts of violence, and sports and recreational activities, SCIs are trauma to the vertebral column which sends messages to and from the brain to control sensory, motor, and autonomic functions. Depending on whether the SCI is complete or incomplete, a person with a spinal cord injury may have little or no function below where the injury occurred.
The more serious an SCI is, the less chance there is of recovery and the more complicated daily life will be. Spinal cord victims often rely on medication, therapy, modified living quarters, and home health aides to assist with daily living. The expenses involved make it critical for someone injured through the negligence of someone else to find a competent attorney to win them compensation for ongoing medical expenses, therapy, retraining, and pain and suffering.
The Hartunian Law Firm can help you after spinal cord injury.
Wrongful Death Suit
An accident or other incident that results in traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury can leave a person with life-long injuries or the outcome can be death. When death results from the negligence of another person, a company, or government entities, the result is known as wrongful death which gives surviving family members the right to sue for compensation from remaining medical bills, lost wages, loss of companionship, and pain and suffering.
The Hartunian law firm is equipped to evaluate your case and file a wrongful death suit for you.
Contact Hartunian Law Firm Today
After an event that has led to brain injury, spinal cord injury, or wrongful death, calling the Hartunian Law Firm is the best way to protect your interests, both now and in the future. We offer a free consultation about your case in English or Spanish, assist with costs along the way, and don't get paid until we win your case.
If you can't come to our Palm Springs or Los Angeles office, we'll even come to your home, office, or hospital room to learn about your case. Our staff will provide you with the reliable and compassionate personal service you need throughout the process of winning your case.
If you've had an accident, access to justice awaits at the other end of the phone. Call us today Toll-Free 844-404-0007 or at our Palm Springs office at 760-575-5555 or our Los Angeles Location at 310-552-0007.