Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are considered catastrophic because the physical and emotional pain can leave you unable to work and irreparably damage your finances. These injuries can come from a blow, a fall, or an accident, particularly vehicular ones. When another person causes your TBI, a seasoned catastrophic injury attorney could help you hold them responsible.

TBIs cause dizziness, memory loss, headaches, depression, mood swings, and changes in your thinking. Some people require extensive rehabilitative care. A Sacramento traumatic brain injury lawyer at Erkel Law, P.C. can ask for compensation that gives you a safety net for an extended period and allows you to live in dignity when you cannot continue in your profession.

Traumatic Brain Injury Accidents

Erkel Law, P.C. is experienced in resolving insurance claims and civil lawsuits based on negligence. Clients are entitled to compassionate representation and advocacy that considers the level of their needs. Proving negligence involves:

  • Explaining the duty the defendant had to act responsibly
  • Showing how they failed in their duty
  • Proving they caused an accident
  • Showing the plaintiff’s injuries are the direct result of the accident

An attorney builds a case for negligence based on the amount of care the injured person will need, from a little to a lifetime. Erkel Law, P.C. understands that clients have one chance to secure the compensation they need, and a Sacramento traumatic brain injury lawyer can fight for the maximum.

Building a Negligence Case After a TBI

After a client is injured by another and sustains a TBI, an attorney gathers evidence, including law enforcement and medical reports, to build a case. Witnesses are interviewed, and surveillance videos are scrutinized when available. Witnesses often take pictures of accidents to document the evidence, and this visual evidence is also reviewed.

Statute of Limitations

All states impose a statute of limitations, the time limit someone has to file a civil lawsuit. In most personal injury cases, plaintiffs have two years from the accident date to file according to the California Code of Civil Procedure Section 335.1. However, limited exemptions can apply. For example, in cases against a government defendant such as a city, the statute is only six months. If the injury results from medical malpractice, the statute is one year.

Fight for Your Future With a Sacramento Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney

Catastrophic injuries change your life forever. At Erkel Law, P.C., a Sacramento traumatic brain injury lawyer is ready to fight for a damages award that will serve your needs into the future or negotiate a suitable settlement with an insurance company.

Contact us today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.

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