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Sherman Oaks
Brain Injury Lawyer

Trusted Legal Advisors after a Serious Brain Injury

Accidents cause millions of brain injuries each year, and the costs associated with these injuries only increase as time passes. At Oaks Law Firm, our team can help anyone suffering the effects of a brain injury. Our clients suffer injuries in motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, and other surprising incidents. They often end up unconscious and unsure of what happened.

As soon as your condition stabilizes, please reach out to our law firm. You might have the legal right to sue for financial compensation. We have worked with many people and their families to build credible claims over the years, so do not hesitate to arrange a free consultation.

What Causes Brain Injuries?

Most brain injuries are caused by accidents, such as: 

  • Motor vehicle collisions
  • Falls
  • Getting struck by an object
  • Intentional injuries
  • Near-drowning incidents

Brain Injury Severity & Symptoms

Not all brain injuries are the same. Your ability to recover will depend on various factors, including your health, as well as the severity of your injury. Generally, doctors classify brain injuries as mild, moderate, or severe.

A concussion is an example of a relatively mild traumatic brain injury. After an accident, you might experience:

  • Neck stiffness
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Difficulties talking
  • Loss of balance
  • Physical impairments
  • Memory loss
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Nausea
  • Ringing in your ears
  • Double or blurred vision
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Moderate or severe brain injuries can lead to an extended loss of consciousness, for hours or even days. Symptoms are like the ones listed above but often of greater intensity. For example, someone suffering a moderate brain injury could have convulsions and be unable to walk.

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), moderate and severe brain injuries leave many people with ongoing impairments 5 years after an accident. The CDC found that 55% continued to have a physical disability and 57% were unemployed. About 1 in 3 also needed someone to help them with daily activities at home. These are devastating injuries for many people, causing lasting impairments.

In extreme cases, a severe brain injury can leave someone comatose. They might need to live permanently in a long-term care facility and could never regain consciousness.

How Much Compensation Can You Receive for a Sherman Oaks Brain Injury?

Our brain injury lawyer is eager to listen to your story. Accident victims can receive compensation for various damages:

  • Medical care. There is no pill that can “cure” a brain injury. Medical treatment includes surveillance in the hospital, physical therapy, other rehabilitation, and prescription medications for sleeplessness or other symptoms. You might also need at-home help, which is a type of medical expense.
  • Lost income/wages. Even mild concussions could force you to miss work. Doctors often prescribe rest, which gives your brain time to heal. Accident victims should receive compensation for any lost wages or income. If you have permanent disabilities, then we might request a loss of earning capacity for future lost income.
  • Pain and suffering. Being sidelined by a brain injury is a frustrating experience. The pain can make it hard to sleep and enjoy your friends and family. People express a lack of enjoyment of life. We seek full compensation for pain and suffering.
  • Other damages. The settlement we seek will depend on the facts. You might also seek money for car repairs, emotional distress, or loss of consortium.

Because so many victims have lingering disabilities, these are complicated cases. Let our firm coordinate with your medical team to fully grasp your prognosis, as well as the care needed for recovery.

Deadlines for Filing a Brain Injury Claim

Anyone seeking compensation must follow the statutory deadline. In California, you have two years in most cases to file a lawsuit. You need to meet this deadline even if you hope to get a settlement since you’ll lose all leverage over the defendant if you can’t sue.

Two years can pass quickly. If you miss the deadline, then a judge will toss out of court any lawsuit you file, so it is critical to meet this deadline.

Call Oaks Law Firm. We can analyze how much time remains on the clock and get legal pleadings filed in the correct court, when necessary.

How Will Oaks Law Firm Help Your Case?

Accident victims should secure the help of an experienced Sherman Oaks brain injury lawyer as soon as possible. Brain injuries make it hard for people to concentrate, so outside assistance is crucial. Our firm can help:

  • Analyze liability to determine whether you can sue. For example, you might sue a negligent motorist for hitting you as you cross the street.
  • Compile evidence to prove liability. You will have the burden of showing who is responsible for the accident. We can find useful evidence, such as witnesses no one has spoken to or video footage, where available.
  • Fully document your injuries, including your pain. Brain injuries are hard to see, and many insurance adjusters are skeptical that you are really struggling as powerfully as you claim. They might completely discount that you have severe headaches or cannot sleep. We have tips for documenting your suffering.
  • Devise an effective negotiation strategy, including an estimate of how much to seek in compensation. Our firm can often settle a case without the need for a trial, and we credit our preparation for success in negotiation.
  • File a lawsuit before the statutory deadline to preserve your legal rights. We aren’t afraid to rush to the courthouse where necessary to protect you.
  • Present your case at trial, if necessary, to secure compensation. Our firm knows how to litigate, which not all personal injury lawyers do.

Connect with Our Sherman Oaks Brain Injury Attorney Today

Brain injuries completely change lives, and many families are struggling financially to stay afloat. Please call a Sherman Oaks brain injury attorney at Oaks Law Firm today. We have decades of experience in personal injury law and have handled a variety of accidents, including car wrecks and slip and falls.

Our firm is committed to providing the highest quality of representation to accident victims, and we offer a no-pressure, no-obligation consultation to those interested in learning more.

CALL TODAY! (877) 539-5366

Recovering the Damages You Deserve

If someone else is to blame for your injuries, you have the right to seek compensation for the full amount of damages you've suffered. These damages can include medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, as well as pain and suffering. You must bring forth your claim within one year of the accident date. Not filing your case within one year will bar you from recovery.

Matt and his associates work very hard for me, both from a legal and a personal perspective. His staff makes me feel like my total wellness is their goal, and that I'm restored, physically and financially!
-Duane L.
Timely and professional manner. I am greatly appreciative they are representing me.
-Mike N.
Professional, courteous. They go beyond attempting to assist you in getting what you need to get done.
-Christopher F.
My experience here was fantastic they took care of everything. There were absolutely no problems when it came to the actual work and with the communication. I never once fell out of the loop and I knew where my case was at every step of the way. I will never go to anyone else.
-Ani K.
Working with Oaks Law Firm has been easy and informative. They do a great job of follow ups and keeping you informed of every step of your case. They are easily reachable and good at getting back to you when they are out of office. They are very detailed and fight until the end for you. I highly recommend Oaks Law Firm.
-Eric B.
I absolutely love this Law Firm, the staff there are wonderful and very caring. They are responsive to my needs and questions plus the lawyers are very professional and aggressive resulting in the best care and maximum penalty payout. I wouldn't chose another Law Firm.
-Johnny H.
Excellent Law Firm. Oak's Law Firm made the whole process simple and painless.
-Harout A.
It was a pleasure working with the attorneys and the staff here at this firm. I've read a lot about people complaining about lack of communication from attorneys, but not this one! I would definitely recommend Matthew and his staff for injury related cases.
-Danny P.
Easy to talk to, they always return calls & cater to clients. I'm glad I chose Oak's Law Firm to represent me.
-Omar B.
Love you guys so much, Helped me out so much and got me back way more than I thought. Also, I will refer you guys to friends & family and if needed in the future, I will definitely be a return client.
-Lisa G.


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