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Bakersfield Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer

Severe injury to the brain can have devastating, life-altering, long-term consequences. If you have suffered traumatic brain injury because of the negligence or wrongdoing of another, call Faulkner Law Offices in Bakersfield today. Our experienced personal injury lawyers have the knowledge, skills, and resources to effectively pursue the maximum compensation for your injuries.

Why Choose Us for Your Attorneys?

We are a family-run firm and understand the importance of taking care of our clients’ unique needs. We take a personal, client-centered approach to personal injury law, maintaining a direct line of communication. Our attorneys have been focused exclusively on personal injury matters, representing injured people since 1974. We believe this gives us the knowledge and skills to better pursue compensation for our clients.  We understand that the aftermath of a serious brain injury includes significant hospital bills and victims may require lifelong care.  That’s why we will not rest until we secure fair and justice compensation for you and your family.

What Is Traumatic Brain Injury?

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a disruption of the normal function of the brain caused by trauma. It can be caused by a bump, jolt, or blow to the head or by a penetrating head injury, such as a gunshot wound. The severity of TBI can range from mild (causing a brief change in consciousness or mental status) to severe (extended period of unconsciousness or memory loss after the injury). Most traumatic brain injuries are called concussions.

Traumatic Brain Injury Statistics

TBI is a major cause of disability and death in the U.S. As stated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • TBIs contribute to approximately 30% of all injury deaths.
  • 153 people in the U.S. die from injuries including TBI every day.
  • TBI contributed to the deaths of nearly 50,000 people in a recent year.
  • TBI was the diagnosis in 2.5 million emergency room visits and more than 282,000 hospitalizations in a single recent year.

What Are the Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury?

Survivors of TBI may experience effects that last a few days or for a lifetime. TBI effects may include:

  • Impaired thinking
  • Memory loss
  • Impaired movement
  • Impaired sensation, such as vision or hearing
  • Personality changes
  • Depression
  • Impaired emotional functioning

What Are the Leading Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury?

CDC reports that the main causes of TBI include:

  • Falls: In a recent year, falls were the leading cause of TBI, accounting for 47% of all TBI-related emergency room visits, hospitalizations, and deaths.
  • Being struck by or against an object: This was the second leading cause of TBI, accounting for approximately 15% of TBI-related emergency room visits, hospitalizations, and fatalities. This type of injury is common in the construction industry, accounting for 93 out of 991 construction worker fatalities in 2016, as reported by OHSA.
  • Motor vehicle crashes: As the third leading cause of TBI, traffic crashes accounted for 14% of all emergency room visits, hospitalizations, and deaths related to TBI.

Why You Need an Attorney

Victims of traumatic brain injury may face significant medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning potential, pain and suffering, and emotional distress, some of which are not covered by traditional insurance policies. Insurance companies may not award an amount that is sufficient to cover your losses. If your TBI was someone else’s fault, our personal injury attorneys can investigate your accident or injury, determine liability, assess the full extent of your damages, and tenaciously pursue the maximum compensation you are entitled to receive.

Get in Touch with Our Firm

Our Bakersfield injury lawyers at Faulkner Law Offices are tough advocates for TBI victims. Call us today to schedule a free consultation. You pay us no fees until we win your case for you.