If you or a loved one has recently suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI), it is imperative that you speak with a trusted brain injury lawyer Los Angeles, CA residents rely on to represent their interests. It is also important that you do so as soon as possible. At Cohen Injury Firm, we understand that after sustaining a brain injury, you are likely not in a good position to expend energy anywhere that doesn’t absolutely require your attention, time, and physical stamina. With that said, it is important to understand that exploring your legal options as soon as you possibly can after sustaining a brain injury is one of the tasks that requires some of your efforts, attention, and stamina at this time.
Why It Is So Important for Brain Injury Victims to Explore Their Legal Options
There are several reasons why it is so critical for brain injury victims to explore their legal options as soon as they can after suffering trauma:
- First, some of the avenues of compensation that you may be eligible for are very time-sensitive in nature. While California State law generally gives injury victims two years to file a personal injury claim, insurance adjusters have likely already reached out to you, and if you are in a position to file a workers’ compensation claim, if you don’t take certain steps within a few weeks of sustaining your injury, you could be barred from receiving significant compensation to which you would otherwise be paid.
- Second, recovering from a brain injury is a time-intensive process and tends to require a great deal of both immediate and follow-up medical care. As a result, brain injury victims tend to incur significant medical bills, require future medical expenses, and feel the financial strain of missed workdays more than many other injury victims tend to. While the focused and dedicated Los Angeles, CA brain injury lawyer team at Cohen Injury Firm does everything in its power to resolve our clients’ legal issues effectively and efficiently, pursuing all rightful compensation does take time. If you wait to speak with an attorney about your legal options until your family’s budget is already strained to a breaking point, things might be difficult until we can resolve your case in your favor.
- Third, many personal injury cases turn on the strength of evidence produced by both sides. Speaking with an attorney right away can help to ensure that evidence that may make or break your case is swiftly preserved and safeguarded until it can be used in your favor. If you wait too long to speak with an attorney, critical evidence could become compromised, and the compensation amount to which you might be otherwise entitled could be negatively affected as a result.
- Finally, you have enough to worry about right now. Allowing our team to take the stress of legal action off of your shoulders by placing it onto ours will help you to focus on healing and recovery. Although the thought of attending a consultation right now might seem overwhelming, you may be able to save yourself a great deal of stress in the long run by exploring your legal options now.
How the Brain Injury Lawsuit Process Works
If another’s negligence, recklessness, or intentional harm caused your traumatic brain injury, you may be in a strong position to hold them accountable for the harm that you have suffered. We will thoroughly evaluate your circumstances to determine if your situation is likely to result in a favorable personal injury result. If so, you could be entitled to economic damages that would cover your past and future medical expenses, as well as lost wages, lost earning capacity, and other tangible financial losses. You could also be significantly compensated for your pain and suffering and other financial losses that are harder to calculate and are known as non-economic damages. Because California is a pure comparative negligence state, you may remain entitled to personal injury damages even if you were partially to blame for what happened to you.
If You Sustained Injury While You Were Working
You may be entitled to compensation if your brain injury occurred while you were engaging in work activities, even if the situation that led to your harm was your fault. Unlike the personal injury avenue of compensation, filing a workers’ compensation benefits claim is still an option for you even if you were totally to blame for your injurious circumstances, as long as you are eligible for workers’ compensation coverage.
How to Prepare for a Brain Injury Legal Consultation
Before you come to our offices, please write down your questions and concerns so that you can reference them easily when speaking with us. We want to make sure that you leave our offices empowered to make informed decisions about your situation. If you don’t feel capable yet of retaining all important information discussed in the meeting, please feel free to bring along a trusted loved one who can take notes and ask questions on your behalf until you feel ready to advocate for yourself.
Seek Experienced Legal Guidance Today to Learn More
At Cohen Injury Firm, we handle all kinds of TBI cases, from relatively minor repeated concussion concerns suffered by recreational athletes to life-altering trauma caused by motor vehicle accidents. Regardless of what the particular details of your situation entail, we can help you to understand both your rights under the law and how to exercise any and all options available to you at this time. Then, you can make informed decisions so that you can take any action that is right for you and your family when you are ready to move forward.
By exploring your options now, you will help to ensure that our Los Angeles, CA brain injury lawyer can preserve your legal options and safeguard your rights until you’re ready to act. If you haven’t yet scheduled a risk-free consultation with our team, please don’t wait another day. We look forward to speaking with you.