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Handling TBI Claims & Lawsuits

If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI), you might struggle with what once felt like basic tasks. How can you be expected to handle a claim or lawsuit filed against the party that caused your brain injury if it happened in an accident? The answer is simple: let Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP handle everything for you.

Our Riverside brain injury lawyers proudly offer highly experienced and resourceful legal counsel to locals when it matters the most. You surely have a difficult legal fight ahead of you if you want to file a claim for justice and compensation after another party caused you to suffer a TBI. Let us act on your behalf from the start—we can fight for every dollar owed to you while you focus on your rest.

Schedule a FREE case consultation by dialing (866) 634-4525 now.

What Constitutes Traumatic Brain Injury?

A traumatic brain injury can be considered any injury that affects the brain and disrupts cognitive and/or motor abilities. In medical contexts, the definition of a TBI will change slightly based on its severity and how long the injury left the victim or survivor in a “different mental status.”

Medical terms often describe three levels of TBI severity, including:

  1. Mild: Victim was unconscious or in a different mental status for less than 30 minutes.
  2. Moderate: Victim was unconscious or in a different mental status for 30 minutes to 6 hours.
  3. Severe: Victim was unconscious or in a different mental status for more than 6 hours.

Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries

How did your TBI happen? No matter what you answer, know that our Riverside brain injury attorneys are ready to step in and investigate the circumstances to look for proof of liability.

Traumatic brain injuries can be caused by many types of accidents and incidents, such as:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Workplace accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Defective products

Most Common Types of Brain Injuries

Brain injuries take many different forms based on what caused it or where on the brain the injury occurred. The common thread among all brain injuries is that they always have the potential to be life-threatening or life-changing.

Common types of brain injuries include:

  • Concussions
  • Internal bleeding
  • Skull fractures
  • Penetrating brain injuries
  • Blunt-force trauma injuries
  • Oxygen-deprivation complications

Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP is prepared to investigate your situation, regardless of the exact type of brain injury you have suffered. We can work with various medical experts like neurologists and neurosurgeons to better understand your specific type of brain injury and how its specifics could affect your claim.

Traumatic Brain Injuries Symptoms

People who suffer TBIs often experience these immediate symptoms:

  • Unconsciousness
  • Migraine
  • Vision loss or blurriness
  • Repeated vomiting or lasting nausea
  • Slurred speech
  • Seizures
  • Pupil enlargement
  • Dizziness or shakiness when standing
  • Slowed breathing or pulse
  • Clear fluid leaking from nose or ears

If someone has been in an accident and is experiencing any of these symptoms, call 911 immediately. It is crucial to treat a brain injury as soon as possible.

Long-Term Effects of Brain Injuries

Virtually all brain injuries have the potential to cause long-term effects and life-changing complications, even with proper treatment. The different long-term effects will vary based on the type, location, and severity of the brain injury, so every survivor experiences these symptoms uniquely.

Long-lasting consequences of brain injuries, including concussions, can be:

  • Memory loss
  • Difficulty learning new things
  • Speech impediment
  • Mood swings
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Inability to focus
  • Insomnia or oversleeping
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Chronic pain
  • Frequent migraines
  • Loss of motor control
  • Physical disability

When working on your TBI claim, we’ll consider not just what you are going through now but also what long-term effects may occur in the future. In doing so, we can create a case that more accurately reflects how the defendant’s negligence has changed your life forever.

Diagnosing TBIs

At some point in your brain injury claim, the defendant will ask how you can prove that you really suffered a TBI and not just a head injury. Your medical record can be used to prove that your TBI is real, as are its effects on your day-to-day health and well-being.

Your treating physician and medical team might use these methods to test for a TBI:

  • CT scans
  • X-rays
  • MRI scans
  • Motor function exam
  • Sensory function exam
  • Glasgow Coma Scale test

TBI Treatment Options

Many traumatic brain injuries can be treated, at least to an extent. When a full recovery is not possible, it might still be possible to regain some mobility or abilities through rehabilitative treatments. You will need to sit down with your medical provider to get more information about what treatments could help you based on your specific TBI for more details.

TBI treatment options that might help you include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Surgery
  • Medications for seizures, blood clots, etc.

Unfortunately, some of the best TBI treatments are also among the most expensive. Experimental yet promising treatments are also rarely covered by insurance. As a result, if you want to treat your brain injury as best as you can, you might be looking at millions of dollars in lifetime medical costs. With a successful brain injury claim, though, affording such care could become possible.

How Much Is My TBI Case Worth?

The “worth” of a TBI case is the overall value of the compensation owed to you based on the damages you have suffered due to the defendant’s negligence. Our Riverside brain injury attorneys take the time to carefully examine all possible damages—and all possible defendants and insurance policies to file against—to maximize the compensation we demand on your behalf. Whether your case is worth hundreds of thousands of dollars or several millions of dollars, we’re ready to stand up for you in settlement negotiations and courtroom litigation if necessary.

Damages available in a TBI claim usually include:

  • Past medical treatment costs
  • Future rehabilitative care costs
  • Lost wages
  • Future income that you can’t earn due to a new disability
  • Pain, suffering, and hardship
  • Lessened enjoyment of life
  • Shortened life expectancy

Need a Brain Injury Attorney? Call Now

You need to focus on your rest and recovery after suffering a brain injury in an accident – your doctor might have told you specifically to do so. Don’t disrupt your care by getting frustrated with legal complications and processes. Come to Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP and let our Riverside TBI attorneys handle everything for you. We’re here to make your life easier by making sure your case is handled well from start to finish.

You can get a free case consultation about your TBI claim. Call (866) 634-4525 now.

Riverside TBI Lawsuit FAQ

  • Who is liable for a brain injury?
    The defendant in your brain injury claim is who we will try to prove is liable for your brain injury. In every case, the defendant is unique, so it could be a motorist who caused a crash, a medical provider who made a surgical error, a corporation that sold an unsafe product, etc. 
  • Who can file a traumatic brain injury claim?
    Anyone who suffered a traumatic brain injury due to the negligence or intentional wrongdoing of another party has the right to file a traumatic brain injury in California. If a minor suffers a TBI in an accident, the child’s parents or guardians will be expected to file and handle the claim on their behalf while always acting in their best interests.
  • Do I have a traumatic brain injury claim?
    Suffering a brain injury doesn’t guarantee that you have a TBI claim that will be justified under civil liability laws. The defendant must have owed you a duty of care, broken that duty in a way that resulted in your injury, and caused you to suffer damages due to the injury. To know if you have a valid claim to file, talk with our attorneys right away.
  • What is the statute of limitations for brain injury claims in California?
    California uses a two-year statute of limitations on most injury claims, including brain injury claims. The statute of limitations begins on the date of the injury in most cases, but it can also begin on the date that the injury was or reasonably should have been discovered. Once two years pass from that date, you lose the right to use the court system to pursue compensation from the liable party. 

Helping Our Clients Tell Their Story & Get the Compensation They Deserve

Awards & Associations

  • Best Law Firms by US News
    Named in U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms,” Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP ranks as Tier 1 Personal Injury firm in Los Angeles.
  • The Inner Circle of Advocates
    Founding partners Browne Greene and Bruce A. Broillet are both members of the exclusive invite-only Inner Circle of Advocates, as two of the top 100 plaintiff trial lawyers in America.
    All of our attorneys are proud to be active members of the Los Angeles County Bar Association or LACBA.
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
    Many firm members have been honored by the Consumer Attorneys of California, including Browne Greene, Christine Spagnoli, and Bruce Broillet, recipients of the Marvin E. Lewis Award. In addition, attorneys Bruce Broillet, Scott Carr, Molly McKibben, and Tobin Lanzetta has been honored with the Consumer Attorney of the Year Award.
  • Best Lawyers
    All 15 of our attorneys have been selected to Best Lawyers® after an extensive peer review process.
  • Top 10 Wrongful Death Verdicts in California in 2019
    Our attorneys were featured in TopVerdict for having one of the Top 10 Wrongful Death Verdicts in California in 2019, with $15 million won for the plaintiff in Keck v. Bel-Air Bay Club.
  • Super Lawyers®
    Our firm has more attorneys on the Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars lists than any other law firm in Southern California, with 15 members selected.
    Several partners are active members in the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, with attorneys Browne Greene, Bruce Broillet, and Christine Spagnoli named “Trial Lawyer of the Year."
    Firm partners Christine D. Spagnoli and Molly McKibben have both been honored by the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles and are active members.
  • Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California in 2019
    After winning $2.6 million for the plaintiff’s side in a head-on collision case, our victory was named in the Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California in 2019 by TopVerdict.
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
    Recipients of this recognition are held up to the same standards as for The Best Lawyers in America, but only legal professionals in the first ten years of their careers qualify. Four attorneys at GBW have been recognized with this award in 2021.
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    Several of our partners are members in the American Board of Trial Advocates, a national invite-only association consisting of the most experienced trial lawyers.
  • Top 100 Settlements in California in 2019
    Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, was featured by TopVerdict in the Top 100 Settlements across all practice areas in California for 2019.
  • International Society of Barristers
    Our team includes several Fellows and Associates with the invite-only International Society of Barristers in recognition of their trial advocacy.
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
    Bruce A. Broillet and Christine D. Spagnoli are Fellows with the invite-only International Academy of Trial Lawyers, a group of elite trial lawyers from over 30 countries.
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
    A preeminent trial lawyers’ organization in North America, the American College of Trial Lawyers have elected firm partners Bruce Broillet, Mark Quigley, and Geoffrey Wells as Fellows.

Why Choose Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP?

  • Decades of Legal Experience
  • Billions Recovered For Our Clients
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