The California brain injury attorneys of Nadrich & Cohen have successfully proven, on multiple occasions, many closed-head injury cases which are in reality mild traumatic brain injury cases. Most of our mild brain injury cases involve no initial diagnosis of a brain injury and no documented loss of consciousness.
Our California brain injury attorneys can prove that a permanent brain injury can and did occur from a loss of consciousness no matter how short, resulting in lack of memory of the accident, or cognitive neurological deficits.
As California brain injury lawyers, we have shown permanent brain injuries when brain injury survivors have suffered the following: headaches of a different severity, speech problems, the inability to understand critical thinking as before, lack of concentration, impaired memory, loss of temper, fatigue and muscle and joint pain, abnormal sleep patterns, different sense of smell or ability to taste food as before, increased depression, inability to organize as before, problems of balance and dexterity, and becoming claustrophobic and anti-social.
In order to do this successfully, our California brain injury lawyers gather witnesses (people in our clients’ life before and after the accident) to show the difference in the quality of our clients’ life both before and after the accident. We will show that the head injury symptoms our client suffers from were from the accident.
Our brain injury attorneys in California then go to the analysis of the vehicles (if it was a car crash) and study what the mechanisms of the brain trauma were so we can show how the brain was impacted in some manner, such as a broken windshield or broken seat back, etc.
We use vocational experts who have traumatic brain injury (TBI) experience who can discuss any loss of wages.
Call a traumatic brain injury lawyer at Nadrich & Cohen today for a free consultation or text us from this page if you or a loved one suffered a brain injury in an accident which was not your fault. You may qualify for financial compensation. We do not charge a fee until and unless we obtain financial compensation for our clients.
Brain Injury Compensation
You may be entitled to financial compensation in a brain injury claim. This may include financial compensation for:
- Medical bills: Brain injuries often lead to medical expenses such as doctor bills, hospital bills, prescription medications, physical therapy and more. You may be compensated for any medical bills connected with your brain injury that you are already facing, as well as any medical bills connected with your brain injury that you can be expected to face in the future.
- Lost wages: It is common for brain injury victims to miss time from work. They might be hurt too badly to work for a while. They might need to miss work in order to see doctors. You might be compensated for any time you missed from work due to your brain injury.
- Loss of earning capacity: It is common for brain injury victims to suffer a permanent disability. This disability may prevent you from ever working again. This disability may prevent you from ever working in the profession you used to work in again. You may qualify for compensation for any loss or reduction of your earning capacity related to your brain injury.
- Pain and suffering: Brain injuries can be physically painful and mentally devastating. You may be eligible for compensation for any physical pain and mental suffering you experience because of your brain injury.
- Loss of consortium: Your brain injury may have caused you to lose the benefits of a familial or intimate relationship. These benefits can include, love, companionship, emotional support and sexual intimacy. You may qualify for compensation for the loss of these benefits.
- Loss of enjoyment of life: You may be unable to enjoy activities or hobbies you once enjoyed before your brain injury, and you may be compensated for this loss.
- Wrongful death: Unfortunately, some people die from brain injuries. If you have lost a loved one to a brain injury, financial compensation can’t bring them back. However, it can help prevent you from going through financial hardship. You might qualify for compensation for your loved one’s pain and suffering, medical bills and lost wages. You might qualify for the loss of your loved one’s income, love, companionship and household services. You might be eligible for compensation for burial and funeral costs.
How Much Is My Brain Injury Case Worth?
No lawyer is going to be able to guarantee a specific number regarding your case value, and every case is different. The circumstances of your individual case will determine its value.
Your experienced brain injury lawyers can give you a free case evaluation and explain the outcomes that are possible based on past cases and relevant laws.
Numerous factors will influence the value of your brain injury case, including:
- How much your medical treatment, both past and future, costs
- How much income was lost while you recovered from your injury
- If your future earning capacity was affected by your brain injury
- The severity and permanence of your brain injury
- If your injury necessitates any home care
- If the at-fault party’s behavior was influenced by fraud, oppression or malice
- If your injury affected a relationship you had with a spouse or domestic partner
It is vital that you talk to a brain injury attorney with experience handling traumatic brain injury claims, an attorney who can make sure your claim seeks every damage that is potentially recoverable. Our lawyers know what’s necessary to prove liability, negligence and your damages’ value. We will immediately and thoroughly review your case, talk to healthcare providers and witnesses, hire expert witnesses to testify on your behalf, work to protect your legal rights, and fight to recover the financial compensation you’re entitled to.
Call us today for a free consultation.
Do I Need A Brain Injury Lawyer?
You need a brain injury lawyer if you want to recover the most money possible for your brain injury-related damages. Studies show that those with lawyers recover far more money in personal injury claims than those without lawyers, even after attorney fees are taken into consideration.
The person who caused your brain injury will likely not end up paying you for your injuries. Rather, their insurance company will probably be the source of any recovery you obtain.
Their insurance company is supposed to offer you compensation for all brain injury-related damages, up to policy limits, under California law. However, the only way to enforce the law here is to sue the insurance company over a lowball offer. You can’t win such a lawsuit if you’re not represented by a lawyer, and the insurance company knows that. So, if you don’t have a lawyer, the insurance company will only offer you a small fraction of what you’re actually entitled to. They will dare you to sue them over the offer, knowing you can’t win without a lawyer. They do this to protect their own profit margin. They will only pay you what you deserve if lawyers make them.
When you hire experienced brain injury lawyers with a reputation for success like Nadrich & Cohen, it sends a message to the insurance company that you can file a lawsuit over a lowball offer and win. Insurance companies know, fear and respect Nadrich & Cohen. They know it’s a waste of their money and time to go to court against us. That’s why almost all of our cases are settled out of court for a fair amount. Most of the time, the mere act of hiring a lawyer convinces an insurance company to offer way more money than they were offering before a lawyer was hired.
It’s also dangerous for you to talk to insurance companies. You should always let a lawyer do that for you. The reason why is because insurance adjusters receive training where they learn how to trick injury victims into saying certain things. When injury victims say these things, they take advantage of it to pay the injury victim less or nothing at all. They might trick you into accidentally admitting fault for your accident. They might trick you into saying something that implies you’re not hurt as bad as you claim. We won’t fall for these tricks. Leave talking to the insurance companies to us.
In fact, you can leave everything to us. We will handle every aspect of your claim for you, from talking to and negotiating with insurance companies for you, to hiring expert witnesses to help prove your claim, to, if necessary, representing you in court. All you will have to do is focus on recovering from your injuries.
- Make sure your medical bills get paid
- Recover any wages you have lost
- Recover compensation for your family
- Make sure you’re not discriminated against because of a disability
- Obtain justice for you
- Protect your community
- Make sure anyone whose negligence caused your injury is held accountable
- Help you recover control over your life after being injured
Call us today for a free consultation. We won’t charge a fee until and unless we win your case.
Head And Brain Injuries
Head and brain injuries are typically among the most serious and potentially life-altering of injuries. Those who suffer traumatic brain injuries may be left with months, perhaps years of rehabilitation before they can improve. They may even be left in a vegetative state. When a head and/or brain injury occurs in an accident that was caused through the negligence of someone else, the victim, or plaintiff, may have grounds for a claim. Because head and brain injury cases require so much technical medical information, it is very important that you work with our traumatic brain injury lawyers if you have been hurt.
The Anatomy Of A Brain Injury
The brain is several pounds of a jelly-like substance containing millions of microscopic fibers suspended in cerebrospinal fluid. The brain works by sending neuro-chemical signals across axonal-dendric connections known as synapses. When brain tissue is disturbed in an injury, these axonal-dendric connections can be disturbed or broken.
The brain has three main areas: the cortex, the cerebellum and the brain stem (diencephalon).
The cortex is the center where most thinking takes place. It has four lobes, and two hemispheres: the right and the left.
The left hemisphere is often the dominant structure and controls verbal functions such as speaking, writing, reading and calculating. The right controls visual-spatial functions such as visual memory, copying, drawing, and rhythm.
The frontal lobe is sometimes damaged in accidents because of its location near the front of the cranium. The frontal lobe is considered a center for emotional and personality traits.
The cerebellum controls our coordination and balance.
The brain stem connects the brain to the spinal cord and controls survival functions, such as breathing, heart rate, consciousness, and alertness.
Fortunately, the brain is protected by our skull or cranium. However, the inner surface of the skull contains ribbing and bony structures. If the brain moves forcefully inside the skull, it can be thrust into these bony structures, causing a potentially serious brain injury.
Types Of Head Injuries:
A concussion occurs when the brain is bruised by striking the cranium. The injury causes headaches, vomiting, dizziness and problems remembering or concentrating. It can have can have long-term consequences.
Anoxic Brain Injury
An injury that disrupts blood flow to the brain. An anoxic brain injury is caused by a lack of oxygen to the brain, usually through bleeding and swelling of brain tissue.
A skull fracture is a break in the bone that surrounds the brain. Often a skull fracture will heal on its own but if there is tissue damage below the fracture, surgery may be required.
A contrecoup injury occurs when the brain is propelled against both sides of the skull. In this type of injury the brain will rebound and collide with the opposite side of the skull when it strikes both sides of the skull. The result is a contrecoup injury.
Diffuse Axonal Injury (DAI)
A type of brain injury called diffuse axonal injury occurs with the rotation and disruption of the brain inside the skull which severs or shears the brain’s long connecting nerve fibers or axons.
This damage can be microscopic and difficult to measure. In cases involving “mild brain injury,” the effects of this may not be long term, but following more severe brain injury it can result in permanent disability, unconsciousness and coma. Unfortunately, there is no real treatment for a diffuse axonal injury. Recent studies indicate the damage to axons appears to progress over the first 12 to 24 hours after the injury. It is hoped that in the near future it may be possible to prevent the progression with specific treatments.
Epidural hematoma involves the formation of a blood clot between the skull and the top lining of the brain (dura). This clot causes pressure changes in the brain and can require emergency surgery.
A subdural hematoma is the formation of a blood clot between the brain tissue and the dura. If it occurs slowly over several weeks it is referred to as a subdural hematoma; if it occurs quickly it is referred to an acute subdural hematoma. Like other clots, this may require surgical correction.
If you have relieved a blow to the head and are suffering from a head or brain injury as a result of a car accident you should see a doctor and contact an attorney.
Common concussion symptoms include:
- Double vision
- Blurry vision
- Memory loss
- Problems concentrating
- Ringing in the ears
- Loss of taste or smell
- Sensitivity to light
- Problems falling asleep
Common Causes Of Head And Brain Injuries
Head and brain injuries occur in a variety of ways and through many types of accidents. Most commonly, car accidents are the culprit. However, a victim can receive a brain injury if struck by a car as a pedestrian, through striking the head in a slip and fall, by loss of oxygen in a swimming accident, etc. A brain injury often occurs when it is jarred or when something comes into forceful contact with the head.
A blunt hit to the head causes the brain to move about within the skull. Rib-like structures on the inside of the skull cause damage. Whiplash causes the brain to move suddenly, and can even lead to bleeding in the brain. It is important to note that not all head and brain injuries are evident right away. Some become apparent only days later, when tissues of the brain have had time to swell and bleed.
Damage to the head itself includes skull fractures and contusions, among others. Because of the fact that the head houses the brain, any injury can be utterly devastating. If you have suffered a head or brain injury because of another’s negligence, you may be able to gain compensation for all costs and losses associated with your injury/resultant condition.
Should you require assistance with a head or brain injury and need a California brain injury attorney, please contact us for an immediate free evaluation of your situation. We have dealt with many of these cases and can be an invaluable resource for information and more importantly assistance.
How Brain Injuries Affect Your Life
Traumatic brain injuries can affect peoples’ lives in various ways. They can affect:
- Emotion: TBI sufferers sometimes take on emotions and personalities which their families and friends don’t even recognize. TBIs may cause people who are typically at ease and calm to be aggressive, angry and irritable. Psychological issues like anxiety and depression can also occur. TBIs can lead to socially inappropriate behavior.
- Thinking: TBIs can severely affect peoples’ ability to remember old and new things, reach logical answers, reason, learn new things, and solve problems. It’s common for TBI sufferers who were once proficient in mathematics to be unable to do basic math like addition and subtraction after their injury. This can be extremely frustrating to TBI victims.
- Sensation: Your senses, meaning your smell, feel, taste, sight and hearing, come from your brain. Your brain also communicates with your body, telling your hand how to grab things, telling your legs how to move, etc. TBIs can disturb these functions.
- Language: TBI victims can forget how to speak or forget words. They might also have problems with communication, expression and understanding. Some TBI victims need to re-learn communication and talking.
Excellent California Brain Injury Lawyer
As a traumatic brain injury attorney in California, Mr. Nadrich is an experienced trial lawyer and has dedicated himself to helping brain injury victims throughout the country. As a direct result to his efforts and philosophy, Nadrich & Cohen has obtained over $350,000,000 for its clients.
With many decades of combined experience, the traumatic brain injury attorneys at Nadrich & Cohen and our highly experienced staff of trial attorneys, paralegals, investigators and law clerks have the expertise and ample resources to successfully research, investigate and litigate your traumatic brain injury claim. Our head injury lawyers obtain the best results possible for our clients.
Every year in the United States, approximately 270,000 people will experience a moderate or severe brain injury and approximately 70,000 people will die as a result of their injury. Of those injured survivors, 80,000 will suffer significant and often permanent disabilities.
One of most difficult medical conditions associated with a brain injury is a coma. A coma is defined as a “sleep-like state from which an individual cannot be aroused”. The brain operates at different levels of consciousness with the highest being sharp, quick to respond and alert and the lowest being the last state before death, also referred to as a state of coma.
Comas suffered as a result of a brain injury will generally occur abruptly and be followed by a gradual or progressive recovery process and studies show that if a patient in a coma survives the first seven to ten days following the injury, long-term survival can often be expected. The level of recovery will often depend on the severity of the injury. However, it is not uncommon for victims of brain injury to remain in a coma indefinitely.
Families and loved ones of people suffering comas must make sure that they will be able to meet the enormous financial responsibilities that they now face. Not only are there current medical expenses, there are the uncertain future expenses that also must be considered. If a coma patient survives the first few weeks after the injury, it is likely that they will survive indefinitely in a vegetative state and it is their right to be comfortable and well cared for at all times.
Mr. Nadrich has tried numerous brain injury cases in California and has participated in countless arbitrations and settlements. His philosophy is goal-oriented with the only goal in mind being to obtain the best possible results for his clients. His first priority is the success of the client’s claims. Jeffrey Nadrich views his job as a sacred trust. He is proud to represent consumers against insurance companies and corporations.
For your convenience we will come to your home or hospital. We represent injured people and the families of those who have been hurt or killed as a result of auto accidents, vehicle-related accidents, nursing home abuse, premises and construction accidents, drug manufacturer products and workplace injuries.
Please allow the California brain injury attorneys of Nadrich & Cohen to analyze your potential traumatic brain injury lawsuit. Please contact us for an immediate free evaluation of your potential case or call us today for a free consultation. You may qualify for financial compensation in a personal injury lawsuit.