Car accidents are among the most common causes of traumatic brain injury. At Mathew & George, we’ve seen that even minor accidents involving a sudden jolt or bump with no immediate symptoms can hide potential traumatic brain injuries. If this has happened to you in Los Angeles, California, we can help.
Negligent drivers may be at fault for causing a head injury, but liability can extend further. Defective parts, hazardous conditions, or improper road construction or maintenance can contribute to accidents, making manufacturers or government agencies liable for injuries. Time is of the essence in car accident cases. California has a two-year statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit. For a claim against a government entity, the time limit is six months.
California law has no cap on the amount a plaintiff can receive for an injury stemming from a car accident. The state’s comparative negligence rule reduces the award in proportion to the degree plaintiffs are found liable for their own injuries. This means that even a plaintiff who is found somewhat or mostly liable may recover for some injuries.
Because traumatic brain injuries may be so serious and far-reaching, it’s important to have an experienced attorney who can advocate for the award you need to take care of yourself now and in the future.
Symptoms from traumatic brain injuries can be subtle and slow to appear, but a prompt diagnosis and a consultation with a legal professional give you your best chance at restitution. That’s why it’s important to contact an attorney as soon as you are aware of the injury. Call the Los Angeles, California firm of Mathew & George at 424-512-1628 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.