Unfortunately, over 1 million people each year suffer some type of brain injury, resulting in a host of physical, cognitive, social, emotional and behavioral effects. Outcomes for brain injuries can vary as well, from complete recovery to permanent disability to even death in the most extreme cases.
If you or a loved one feel you have experienced a brain injury as the result of an accident, It is critical to seek legal advice from skilled personal injury attorneys like Phillips and Pelly. A brain injury can dramatically impact you for the rest of your life. It is vital to let experienced brain injury lawyers navigate the complex landscape of claims litigation on your behalf to ensure the maximum amount of compensation you are owed.
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The most common cause of brain injury is blunt force trauma to the head. Unforeseen incidents such as a car accident, slip and fall, motorcycle or bicycle accident - anything where you may have suddenly hit your head with force may cause brain injury.
Because there can be a delay in recognizing brain trauma, it may be years before you are aware of the injury. This is one of the many reasons why it is imperative to get immediate and proper medical treatment.
People with moderate to severe injury to the brain can experience issues sustaining attention, concentrating on tasks and remembering newly learned material. They may think, speak and solve problems slowly and become easily confused. Blurred vision, problems with balance, dizziness, vertigo and ringing in the ears are other possible effects of traumatic brain injury.
Needless to say, an injury like this can drastically alter your life in ways that are not always readily apparent until much further down the line. Only experienced San Diego brain injury attorneys like Phillips and Pelly can help you evaluate the level of compensation you are owed and successfully navigate the complexity of proving the effects that your injury has had on your life now, and potentially in the future.
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The short answer, is that brain injury litigation is quite difficult, as claims can be quite hard to prove, requiring extensive investigation and litigation skills.
Studies consistently show that brain injury claims represented by a reputable, skilled brain injury attorney receive much higher compensation than those who choose to either represent themselves, or hire unproven attorneys with questionable experience and questionable skill in handling complex brain injury claims.
That’s why the insurance company will attempt to get you to agree to and sign a settlement release as quickly as possible, before you can hire a good personal injury attorney to represent your best interests. They know an experienced injury attorney will ensure you are compensated fairly, instead of for pennies on the dollar.
Experienced, reputable San Diego brain injury attorneys like Phillips and Pelly understand how to deal with cases like these, and are here to take the burden off of your plate, allowing you to focus on healing and getting back to your life.
Due to the complexity and unknown future effects of brain injuries, it is quite possible that you could be entitled to compensation for past, present and anticipated future medical expenses.
Other areas of compensation may include pain and suffering, loss of past earnings as well as future earnings you may lose as a result of your injury are common.
Finally, you may be entitled to compensation outside of an insurance claim. This is why it is critical to get legal advice first and foremost, and avoid providing a recorded statement to the insurance company which may damage your claim value. Once you’ve retained an attorney, they will handle the entire process for you, from start to finish.
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One of the first things to do after an accident, is to determine whether or not you have a claim. Phillips and Pelly are skilled Plaintiff’s attorneys with decades of experience litigating serious injury claims.
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