Mathew & George, in Los Angeles, California, sees many clients who have suffered brain injuries as a result of a fall. In fact, falls are one of the most common causes of traumatic brain injuries. Any time people hit their heads in a fall, there is the risk of a TBI, and it may not manifest until sometime later. As soon as you realize that you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury, it is critical to call an attorney who has experience in this area. We can help you anticipate your future needs and present a thorough case for compensation.
The first step toward pursuing damages in your case is understanding who may be at fault. If you slipped and fell on a hazard — a spill that was not cleaned up, an improperly finished section of flooring or some damage to the floor itself — the property owner may be liable for your injury.
California reduces damages plaintiffs can receive in proportion to how liable they are for their own injuries. Experienced legal assistance can help the court and the other party understand why you should not be considered liable, which can have a significant effect on the final value of any award you receive. California usually allows victims to file suit for up to two years after an accident takes place (or after the injury becomes apparent). If you wait too long, you could lose your ability to collect damages. We can help you pursue compensation for your bills, lost income and suffering now and in the future.
Traumatic brain damage is one of the most subtle and complicated types of injury, as symptoms may go unnoticed for months or not even occur until well after the incident. California places these limits on the length of time you have to file a lawsuit after your injury is discovered:
Our firm can explain how these and other laws may affect your case.
If you suffered a head injury in a fall, call Mathew & George in Los Angeles, California at 424-512-1628 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.