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CALIFORNIA BRAIN INJURY LAWYER

At the May Firm, we know that brain injuries result in far more than hospital bills and stress. There is confusion, sleepless nights, and an uncertain neurological recovery treatment plan. Brain injuries can leave someone with a lifetime of medical complications. Too many brain injury victims tell us that in addition to the medical difficulties, they area also saddled with expensive medical bills. Once they fall behind on one payment, they are harassed with debt collection calls. This is one of the many reasons it is so important to secure appropriate compensation for your injuries – you shouldn’t be the person struggling to recover and pay sky-high medical bills.

Why The May Firm?
The May Firm wants to be your support system. We want to put your mind at ease. If you are a victim of a brain injury, you need a skilled, compassionate attorney who will put your best interests first. At the May Firm, we will go to battle for you. While you devote your energy to recuperating, we will ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve.

“If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury, just know, we are here to help. The process of talking to a lawyer isn’t scary or intimidating. You focus on getting better, we’ll handle the rest.”

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UNDERSTANDING TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES

For a brain injury attorney to effectively represent you, they must understand the specifics of what happened to you. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a trauma or injury to the head that interrupts normal functioning of the brain. TBIs can range in severity from mild to severe.

A mild TBI, commonly referred to as a concussion, may include a brief change in mental status or temporary unconsciousness, while a severe TBI may involve an extended period of unconsciousness. The effects of TBI may include impaired cognitive, motor, and sensory capabilities as well as emotional difficulties. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), increased anxiety and depression are commonly associated with TBI.

Moderate to severe TBI typically requires hospitalization, especially when the victim is unconscious for 30 minutes or more. Severe TBI is associated with a loss of consciousness for over 24 hours and can leave a victim comatose. While in a coma, a TBI victim is unable to speak, move, or respond to commands. They are also unable to carry out basic functions on their own, such as to use the bathroom or bathe – requiring assistance from a medical professional. TBI can leave a victim physically helpless.

Some comatose TBI victims never regain consciousness, leaving their loved ones without closure. The majority who wake from their coma suffer from long-lasting effects.

Victims of severe TBI may experience some degree of paralysis or brain damage that impairs their ability to function normally, such as the development of a seizure disorder. Memory loss is a common side effect. Those who suffer from severe TBI may develop more serious concentration and memory problems as time progresses.

The aftermath of a serious injury can be very scary for both the victim and their family. Sometimes, they don’t know who to turn to for emotional support and in the event that the injury was a result of someone else’s actions, the idea of seeking legal help to assist in the recovery process can be daunting. Without the proper support system, especially when dealing with the legal repercussions, a victim may find themselves victimized all over again – unable to access the total compensation they may be legally entitled to.

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Types of Head Injuries THAT WE CAN HELP YOU WITH

If you’ve been in an accident in California that resulted in head injuries, your most important step is getting immediate medical attention. The May Firm ensures all of our clients have access to the medical care they need to ensure the best recovery possible, while we do the heavy-lifting to ensure that the people, companies and insurance companies responsible for compensating your family take care of your medical bills and provide replacement for lost income and other costs associated with the injuries they inflicted on you. You don’t have to fight this next chapter of your life alone. We have extensive experience investigating and pursuing compensation to help you rebuild your life.

  • Types of Head Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)
  • Anoxic Brain Injury
  • Diffuse Axonal Brain Injury
  • Focal Brain Injury
  • Subdural Hematoma
  • Concussion
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Coma

STATISTICS

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In 2010, there were approximately 2.5 million TBI cases reported across the United States. According to the CDC, TBI-related emergency room visits, hospitalizations, and deaths have increased overall since the early 2000s. Although the death rate fortunately decreased by 7% between 2000 and 2010, emergency room visits related to TBI increased by 70% while the rate of extended hospitalizations increased by 11%. TBI contributes to approximately 30% of all injury deaths. Every day, 138 families in the United States lose a loved one to TBI-related injuries.

Car accidents are a leading cause of TBI, making up 14.3% of all TBI cases. Over 40% of TBI cases are a result of falls, which disproportionately affect the elderly and children under 14.

Examples we’ve dealt with have included:

What may have started as a leisurely drive up the coast ended with a grandmother lying in a hospital bed, surrounded by worried loved ones.

After a stunt gone wrong, a 16-year-old cheerleader was left with recurring migraines and short-term memory loss. A person can become a victim of TBI in an instant and should never be left to deal with the aftermath alone. That’s where The May Firm steps in to protect head injury victims in California – ensuring they have the resources they need to recover.

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS OF TBI IN CALIFORNIA

Costs associated with TBI exceed $76 billion annually. Victims who seek medical care for TBI, regardless of severity, can expect to receive a series of hefty medical bills – possibly for the rest of their life. Extended hospitalization for moderate to severe cases will only increase the total expenses associated with your accident. Health insurance does not always provide adequate coverage. In addition to paying for an initial trip to the emergency room, victims of TBI may find themselves on the hook for tests, prescription medication, long-term care, and follow-up medical visits. A $50 copay for an emergency room visit can snowball into tens of thousands of dollars of medical debt very quickly.

Beyond medical bills, head injuries can mean that a victim is unable to return to work. Many victims have to find new work that accommodates their cognitive limitations. Even if you fully recover to your previous normal, the recovery period will mean that your employer will find someone else to fill your position. Sadly, too many head injury victims in California find themselves in a new reality that involves lost or seriously reduced income, expensive medical bills and regular trips to specialists for testing and treatment.

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HIRING A TBI ATTORNEY IN CALIFORNIA

The average TBI victim is not prepared to cope with the lifestyle challenges and legal complexities associated with a brain injury. In California, the necessary aftercare is both extensive and expensive. In addition, the legal proceedings involved with recovering compensation for TBI are complex, time-consuming, and can be very expensive. Fortunately, many of the costs associated with TBI can be recovered. Any California resident who has suffered from TBI or knows someone who has should consult with an attorney who specializes in brain injury. These attorneys will have access to the best resources for ensuring the most timely, cost-effective road to compensation.

They May Firm helps brain injury accident victims in California with zero upfront legal fees. Get access to the best TBI attorneys in California with zero risk. If we can’t secure compensation, we’ll waive all of our fees.

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The highly-trained brain injury attorneys at The May Firm have what it takes to handle TBI cases with compassion, patience, and vigor. We do not believe in charging excessive fees for high-quality legal representation. Instead, The May Firm offers free initial case evaluations with no up-front costs or fees to those seeking compensation for their brain injury. The firm operates on a contingency basis, meaning that you won’t pay anything until your case is won. After winning your case, your only obligation will be a pre-determined percentage of your settlement, which means you will not have any out-of-pocket expenses to worry about.

The attorneys at The May Firm will work tirelessly to maximize the value of your case and assist you in seeking reimbursement for medical fees, loss of income, emotional damage and other costs associated with TBI. With skilled attorneys specializing in recovery for brain injury cases and no out-of-pocket expenses, you have nothing to lose! Contact The May Firm today!