Palm Desert Brain Injury Attorney

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Palm Desert Brain Injury Lawyer

Many people suffer from an injury, illness, or disease at some point in their lives. While most of us hope that these conditions are mild in nature, the reality may be significantly different. Many injuries can occur easily and have lasting, detrimental results.

Brain and spinal cord injuries fall within the latter category. No matter what accident occurs, it is serious if it causes damage to your head, spine, or brain. This is because the brain is the control center of the body and determines a person’s ability to function normally. When the brain is affected or compromised, it can have wide-reaching implications. Your spine helps to conduct the brain’s messages to the limbs, ensuring that movement and activity can occur.

It’s important to understand the severity of brain injuries, as well as what you can do if you or a loved one suffers after an accident. Fortunately, with the help of an experienced attorney, you may be able to protect your family and future despite any permanent trauma to the brain.

English Lloyd & Armenta: Your Palm Desert Personal Injury Lawyers

If you suffer from a brain or spinal cord injury, you must invest in the right attorneys to represent you. English Lloyd & Armenta has been fighting personal injury cases in the Palm Desert area for almost 50 years. We understand the gravity of these situations, and we work diligently to make sure that you receive the compensation and support that you need during this time.

Our team has a strong history of winning cases for workers and everyday people. While corporations act as if these accidents are normal occurrences, we understand how impactful they can be. Most people can’t afford the consequences of a brain or spinal cord injury, so we help to make sure that the responsible parties are financially liable for the situation at hand.

Brain and spinal cord injuries are extremely serious. You must have attorneys that you can trust during this time. Our team at English Lloyd & Armenta is here for you.

What Is a Brain or Spinal Cord Injury Case?

Brain and spinal cord injuries are a very serious facet of personal injury law. These situations encompass any injury in which the spinal cord or brain is damaged or compromised. This can happen in many different ways and ultimately depends on the situation.

Some common causes of brain and spinal cord injuries are:

  • Auto accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Slip and fall incidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Violence
  • Sports injuries

Of course, this list isn’t exhaustive. Even the most innocent situation can result in a life-changing traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury. Despite the fact that they are fairly common, these injuries remain incredibly serious and often have lasting consequences physically, emotionally, and financially.

Lasting Effects of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can cause serious long-term effects. Unlike injuries in other areas of the body, it’s possible that brain injuries will not heal completely. Lasting effects include:

  • Headaches
  • Memory Loss
  • Paralysis
  • Mood changes, such as extreme anger, resentment, etc.
  • Limited communication skills

These lasting effects can affect a person’s entire life, making it difficult to work, relax, spend time with family, and enjoy life as previously before.

Lasting Effects of Spinal Cord Injury Accidents

Similarly, spinal cord injuries can have lasting effects on an individual. Even after the healing process is complete, it’s entirely possible that an individual will not regain their pre-accident abilities. This may result in an inability to work and participate in similar functions.

Common lasting side effects of spinal cord injuries include:

  • Paraplegia, or paralysis below the waist
  • Weakness and numbness in the extremities
  • Kidney stones and bladder infections
  • Limited movement
  • Osteoporosis

These side effects are serious and are often irreversible. While a settlement won’t undo the damage, the right financial support can help minimize other impacts incurred by a spinal cord injury.

Why Do I Need a Palm Desert Personal Injury Attorney?

In some situations, brain and spinal cord injuries are caused by someone else’s negligence or failure to follow the law or basic rules of conduct. In these situations, the law allows victims to hold the responsible party accountable for what they have done. They do this by paying financial restitution to the victim to help with medical bills, lost income, ongoing inability to work, and more. These cases have a lot at stake, yet some people mistakenly try to fight their case on their own.

Unfortunately, many people who argue their own cases do not consider the healing process. Though they may feel mentally capable of fighting their case, their physical reality is often different. Your body needs to relax and recover after a major traumatic event, and fighting your own case deprives your body of the space and time it needs to heal. The best gift you can give yourself is the help of a Palm Desert personal injury lawyer.

Settlements for these cases can be large and may be the difference between your family’s survival and being deeply in debt. It’s important to prioritize your family by hiring an experienced attorney to help you.

Car Accidents

Car accidents are one of the top causes of both brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. Vehicle collisions are very common, as millions of people drive every single day. Simultaneously, the rapid jerking motion of car accidents is dangerous for your head, neck, and spine. The combination of these factors means that spinal cord and brain injuries are common in car accidents.

When a car accident causes a brain or spinal cord injury, it’s important that the proper party is held responsible. Though some collisions certainly occur as honest mistakes, many times, they are the result of negligence. If the other driver was negligent, you can begin a personal injury case with a Palm Desert car accident attorney. Some examples of negligent driving include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Driving while texting, using, or talking on the phone
  • Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Ignoring road signs, signals, or lights
  • Driving while fatigued
  • Overlooking road laws

These activities are fairly common and cause a large amount of car accidents. If such an accident leads to your brain or spinal cord injury, you can take legal action to get the compensation that you deserve.

If you are in a car accident and believe you have a spinal cord or brain injury, it’s essential that you do not move. In many incidents, we tell accident victims to take photos and exchange information if they feel well enough to do so. In cases where the spine or brain might be compromised, it’s crucial that you remain where you are. Any movement may paralyze you, make the situation worse, or even be lethal. Because of this, it’s important that you don’t try to collect evidence until you are cleared by a medical professional.

Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries and Workers’ Compensation

It’s important to know that your situation may change if your brain or spinal cord injury occurred at work. In California, it’s mandatory for most employers to have workers’ compensation insurance. This insurance is a way of protecting both employer and employee in the case of an incident. It ensures funding for the employee to pay for medical bills and recover from the incident while simultaneously alleviating the employer of the financial burden.

If you suffer from a brain or spinal cord injury resulting from a workplace injury, it’s absolutely essential to go through the workers’ compensation system first. These programs provide the funding you need for medical bills and also disqualify you from suing your employer.

It’s important to note that if a third party was involved in your workplace injury, you may be able to file a personal injury claim against them along with your workers’ compensation benefits.

Wrongful Death

Unfortunately, not all individuals who experience a brain or spinal cord injury survive. Because these areas of the body are so vital, damage to them can easily cause death. For families of the victims, this is heartbreaking and difficult to navigate.

Though it is no consolation in your time of grief, it’s important that you know that you can take legal action if someone you love has passed away because of a brain or spinal cord injury. Wrongful death cases allow the family of the deceased to collect compensation for their loved one’s passing. This compensation often covers burial and funeral expenses.

These settlements may also cover lost income and future support for the deceased’s family. This is vital for many families, especially if the deceased earned the main income in the family. The compensation may help keep the family afloat for a while and ensure that their loved one’s death does not financially ruin their family.

What Is My Palm Desert Injury Worth?

Many people wish to know what they might receive from a brain or spinal cord injury settlement. Though this is a valid question, it’s unfortunately difficult to answer. This is because the worth of your case ultimately depends upon the circumstances of your situation. The more severe the damage, for example, the more you can expect to receive. It’s difficult to give a blanket statement about what you may get when your case closes.

Despite the ambiguity of the situation, certain factors will likely be accounted for in your settlement. They include:

  • Lost income, both past and future
  • Medical bills, both past and future
  • Long term care requirements
  • Lost earning ability
  • Pain and suffering

If your injury requires surgery, a long recovery, and is permanently debilitating, you will likely get a larger settlement. If your medical bills are small and you make a full recovery, you will likely receive less.

To maximize your settlement, it’s important to keep copies of all documents involved in your injury. Request copies of your doctor’s notes and save them with all receipts and photos that go with the incident. This information will be useful when building your case and proving to the court that the injury occurred and affected your life.

Because our team has a history in the Palm Desert area, we understand the institutions, laws, and practices that occur here. As a result, we are experts at using personal injury laws in your favor and accurately proving your case with concrete and irrefutable evidence.

What to Expect From Your Palm Desert Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Attorney

Many people are intimidated by the prospect of hiring an attorney because they don’t know what to expect.

In reality, the process of hiring a lawyer should not at all be intimidating. In fact, your attorney should make you feel completely at ease. You can expect that we will talk openly and kindly with you about your experience and trust your account of what happened. You should feel as though we are listening to you and care about your experience – because we do.

Speaking freely and comfortably with your attorney, you should make sure to ask about related fees and billing. All attorneys charge differently, and there’s often a range of rates that are appropriate for any given situation. You should ensure you have a comfortable grasp of fee structure before you begin so that you know what to expect and can avoid any surprises.

In addition to securing an understanding of fee structures, it is important to ensure your attorney has the proper experience necessary to handle your case. Generally, they should have won cases like yours before and have a good track record in their field.

Contact TBI Personal Injury Attorneys English Lloyd and Armenta

Brain and spinal cord injuries can be catastrophic. If you or someone you loved has suffered such an injury, you need compassionate legal help. For over 40 years, our team has been winning brain and spinal cord injury cases for our clients. You can trust us to give you the very best chance at a settlement. Contact us online today to learn more.

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