A Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer Helping You Secure Fair, Full Compensation
Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, can have long-lasting, devastating effects on your quality of life. In some cases, these injuries can result in astronomical medical bills and immense pain and suffering. If your brain injury is the result of negligence or wrongdoing by another party, a traumatic brain injury lawyer at McKinley, Conger, Jolley & Galarneau, LLP, can help you recover compensation to ease the burden of the injury.
You must first be able to prove that the negligent, reckless, or malicious actions of another party led to your injury. You must also prove that the other party had a responsibility to provide “reasonable care,” but failed to do so in this situation. You also need to be able to show that there is a direct connection between the other party’s actions and your injuries. In order to recover compensation, you will need to show that losses resulted from the injury. These can include medical bills, rehabilitation bills, and non-economic pain and anguish.
Determining If You Have a TBI
There areseveral symptoms that can indicate that you have some degree of TBI. These include:
Brain injuries can lead to uncomfortable, disruptive physical symptoms including nausea, vomiting, trouble sleeping, difficulty speaking, and a lack of coordination.
TBI has also been known to affect your senses. Many TBI victims experience light sensitivity, blurry vision, ringing in the ears, and other changes to their sense of smell or taste.
Brain damage can also affect your emotional and mental well-being. After a serious head injury, some victims experience memory loss, difficulty concentrating, mood swings, depression, and crippling anxiety. Some severe forms of TBI can even lead to coma and other life-threatening side effects.
The Cause of Your Injury Will Affect How We Pursue a Lawsuit
If we take on your case, a brain injury lawyer at our firm will begin by investigating the cause of your injury. The cause plays a major role in pointing to the responsible party and helping us determine who is responsible for paying damages.
Different situations require different courses of action. For example, if your injury was caused by a negligent driver, we will attempt to recover damages from the other driver’s insurance company. If the driver was especially reckless, we can also pursue punitive damages.
On your own, it can be difficult to determine the cause of your accident, and you may wind up settling for the lowest amount offered by the insurance company. But with a lawyer, you are not alone. Before settling your claim, contact an attorney who can fully investigate the cause and potential long-term consequences of your injury to help you recover the maximum amount of restitution possible.
More Information About TBI
Any severe head injury, including those that appear minor at first, can take a serious toll on a victim’s quality of life, impacting both mental and physical capabilities. If you or a family member has suffered any form of permanent brain damage due to someone else’s negligent or reckless act, we encourage you to seek counsel from a qualified personal injury lawyer you can trust. A traumatic brain injury attorney from McKinley, Conger, Jolley & Galarneau, LLP in Stockton, CA, can advise you and your family on how to build a strong case. If your loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, contact our firm today to discuss your legal options.
Strong Representation for Vehicle Accident and Medical Malpractice Victims
At McKinley, Conger, Jolley & Galarneau, LLP, we offer compassionate counsel and serious representation with integrity to clients throughout the Central San Joaquin Valley and Bay Area regions. We can thoroughly evaluate your case arising from:
- An automobile, motorcycle, trucking or other roadway accident resulting in a concussion, hematoma, or other potentially life-altering brain injury
- A suspected act of medical malpractice — such as a surgical or anesthetic mistake — that you have reason to believe caused permanent brain damage
While the severity of some brain injuries is apparent soon after an accident, symptoms can also take time to emerge. A diagnosis of TBI is among the hardest accident outcomes to cope with. After trauma to the head in a car or motorcycle accident or under other circumstances, it is absolutely essential to receive thorough medical attention and follow-up care.
Serious and Lasting Health Complications
Weeks or months after the traumatic event, victims may exhibit memory problems, persistent headaches, mood swings, erratic behavior, and other cognitive issues. Trying to manage symptoms can be exceptionally overwhelming, without even considering the addition of financial challenges that life with a brain injury often presents. This makes it absolutely crucial to find a traumatic brain injury attorney who will take your case seriously and help you avoid settling too quickly for minimal compensation. At McKinley, Conger, Jolley & Galarneau, LLP, we understand both the immediate and long-term challenges and expenses that arise from traumatic brain injuries and can help you and your family achieve justice. We can secure compensation for current and future medical expenses, diminished earning capacity, loss of employment and future income, and loss of companionship.
Receive Sound, Compassionate Counsel
Our attorneys know how to handle every aspect of a catastrophic injury case, applying their extensive knowledge after representing insurance companies as well as defendants. You can count on us to complete a thorough investigation, gain access to qualified neurologists and life care planners, and rigorously prepare for a potential trial.