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Sacramento Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney


A brain injury can change a person’s life. Since the brain is a complex organ that controls thought, memory, emotion, touch, motor skills, vision, breathing, temperature, hunger, and every process that regulates our bodies, an injury can leave a person impaired. Also, treating brain injury costs a lot of money, which might affect the injured party’s finances.

Thankfully, an injured victim can sue for compensation with the help of our Sacramento brain injury attorney. Our lawyers at Hackard Law understand the complex nature of brain injuries and the devastating impact they can have on victims’ lives. Therefore, we fight relentlessly to help you get justice and get your life back on track.

Our initial consultations are free, and we are always available to listen to you and guide you in making the best decisions. Contact us at 916-313-3030 to schedule a free case review.

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Why choose our Sacramento traumatic brain injury attorney?

Hackard Law has several lawyers with experience in brain injury claims. We also understand the science behind brain injuries and the documentation needed to prove the impact on your life. We are committed to every case we handle and ensure we keep a clear, constant, and open communication line with our clients.

We are an ethical, reliable, and trustworthy firm with the drive to help our clients succeed with their claims.

We have decades of experience representing personal injury victims and have secured sizable compensation for our clients. Irrespective of who caused your traumatic brain injury and how it occurred, we will help you hold the responsible party accountable and work to secure a favorable outcome. You can trust us to provide experienced legal counsel and dedicate time and resources to representing you.

Our services are on a contingency fee basis, so you don’t have to worry about paying our fees unless we secure your recovery. If you need a reliable law firm that is not afraid to fight for fair compensation on your behalf, call us at 916-313-3030 to schedule a free case review.

What causes traumatic brain injuries?

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) results from a violent blow or jolt to the head or body. A TBI can be mild, affecting brain cells temporarily, or severe, resulting in bruising, torn tissues, bleeding, or other forms of physical damage to the brain. A traumatic brain injury can lead to coma, paralysis, speech impairment, or other long-term complications and death.

There are several causes of traumatic brain injuries; the most common include the following:

  • Traffic accidents: Car accidents and other traffic collisions can lead to traumatic brain injury, especially if there is a direct impact on the head or rapid acceleration that forces the brain to strike against the skull.
  • Falls: Falls are one of the leading causes of TBIs in the United States, especially among young children and older adults. This could be a fall from height, slipping and falling on an uneven surface, or a falling down a dangerous staircase. If someone’s negligence led to your fall, you can sue them for compensation.
  • Workplace accidents: Occupational hazards can lead to traumatic brain injury. This is pretty common in manufacturing, mining, and construction industries.

Other causes of traumatic brain injuries are sports injuries, assaults, penetrating injuries, and shaken baby syndrome. Our traumatic brain injury lawyers at Hackard Law can help you seek compensation if someone’s negligence caused your TBI.

What evidence is needed to prove traumatic brain injury?

To prove traumatic brain injury, our attorneys will put together a combination of medical evidence, expert testimony, and documentation of the injury’s impact on your life. The following are some of the evidence we’ll use to establish TBI:

  • Medical records from health care providers, including emergency room visits, hospital stays, diagnostic tests, and specialist consultations
  • Clinical assessments like cognitive tests and other clinical evaluations, needed to show the injury’s nature and severity
  • Imaging studies like CT scans, MRIs, or PET scans to establish structural abnormalities, bleeding, swelling, and other signs of TBI
  • Witness testimony from those who saw the accident and those who can testify about the impact of the TBI on the victim’s life
  • Expert testimony from medical experts like neurologists, neuropsychologists, rehabilitation specialists, or neurosurgeons who can testify on the nature, causation, and extent of the TBI.

Other relevant evidence can include accident or incident reports, visual images from the accident scene, records of medical expenses, lost wages, and other financial losses incurred from the accident. We will collaborate with medical professionals to get the medical proof to present a compelling case.

At Hackard Law, we understand that no two cases are the same and commit to each one what it needs to succeed.

Recoverable compensation in a traumatic brain injury case

The recoverable compensation in TBI cases covers economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are awarded to compensate for financial losses and are easily calculable, while non-economic damages are for non-financial losses, making them harder to calculate.

Essentially, the two types of damage include:

  • Medical expenses, including past and future medical treatment and rehabilitation bills like surgery costs, assistive devices, medication, therapy, and ongoing medical care
  • Lost income and loss of earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Permanent disability
  • Cost of home modifications
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Mental anguish/emotional distress.

Depending on the factors surrounding your TBI and the accident that led to it, you might receive more compensation than those listed above. Also, California law allows you to request punitive damages when it is evident that the defendant was willfully and wantonly negligent or acted with the intention and knowledge that their action could harm you.

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When should you talk to our traumatic brain injury lawyer in Sacramento?

Most injury victims are reluctant to seek legal representation after an accident leading to a TBI. We will help you understand your legal rights and the viability of your claim. If your TBI led to significant financial losses or has limited your quality of life, then it is time to call an attorney.

We recommend contacting our law firm immediately after an accident to avoid losing crucial evidence and the danger of filing after the statute of limitations has elapsed.

Our attorneys are sensitive to the challenges faced by traumatic brain injury victims and will support you emotionally as well as legally.

Sacramento traumatic brain injury attorney FAQs

Below we address some of the commonly asked questions about traumatic brain injury. When you visit our firm, we will answer all your questions clearly and straightforwardly.

What is the worth of my traumatic brain injury case?

The worth of a TBI case varies from one to the next, as no two claims are the same. However, the severity of the TBI and the impact on your life significantly impact the amount received, so you can get from hundreds of thousands of dollars to millions.

How long will my TBI case take to resolve?

There is no fixed time frame for when a case concludes; it is subject to several factors, like both parties’ availability and willingness to settle, whether you have attained maximum medical improvement, and the court’s calendar. A settlement could take months or years; court cases often run into years.

What are my legal options if I lose a loved one to a TBI from an accident?

If you lose a loved one to a TBI resulting from an accident caused by another’s negligence, you can file a compensation claim for wrongful death. If successful, you will recover economic and non-economic damages, but note that only surviving family members or estate representatives can file a wrongful death lawsuit.

How long do I have to file a traumatic brain injury lawsuit in Sacramento? 

In California, the statute of limitations for filing a traumatic brain injury case is generally two years from the date of the injury or the date the injury was discovered. Once the time elapses, you cannot seek compensation.

How our Sacramento traumatic brain injury lawyer can help you

Deciding to retain the services of our legal team at Hackard Law is a step in the right direction when dealing with a TBI case. There are several ways we can assist with your claim, like the following:

  • Gathering the necessary medical and non-medical evidence needed to prove your claim
  • Identifying the party responsible for the accident that led to your TBI and filing a claim against them
  • Establishing how the TBI has impacted your life
  • Calculating the fair value of your compensatory damages
  • Filing a lawsuit if necessary and advocating for you in court.
  • Negotiating a fair settlement with the at-fault party’s insurance company

Our attorneys will be with you every step of the way and keep you updated about the progress of your case.

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Get the help you need from Hackard Law!

If you or a loved one sustained a traumatic brain injury due to someone’s negligence, our Hackard Law legal team can help you fight for and protect your rights. We will review your case facts and recommend the best course of action. Call us at 916-313-3030 to schedule a free case review.

How Much Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Cost?

Here’s the good news – you don’t need any money up front to hire a personal injury attorney. That’s because we work on contingency, which means we don’t get paid until you get paid. Our legal fees are paid by the defendant as part of a settlement agreement or jury award. If for any reason your case is not successful, then you owe us nothing. Lack of funds should never be a reason not to get the justice you deserve. At Hackard Law, we are committed to getting justice for each and every client.

What Is the Process After I Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?

After hiring a Hackard Law attorney, we will meet with you promptly to gather information and hear your side of the story. Then we will review police reports (if any), look at accident scene photographs, interview witnesses, examine medical and laboratory reports, gather evidence and begin to build a powerful claim on your behalf. We can even hire an expert witness, if needed, to help prove your claim. We will leave no stone unturned in finding evidence and witnesses who can help strengthen your case. You have enough to worry about as you try to heal and recover from your injuries. Let us do the legal heavy lifting. That’s what we’re here for.

Contact a Skilled and Experienced California Personal Injury Lawyer Today

If you have been harmed or a loved one has been injured or killed in an accident, you don’t have to go through it alone. A skilled California personal injury lawyer can help you get the justice you deserve. While no amount of money can ever make up for your pain and loss, financial compensation can help with medical bills, lost wages and other costs that you may face. You do not have to bear these difficulties, especially if your injury was caused by someone else’s negligence. To find out more about how we can help, contact Hackard Law at 916-313-3030. The initial consultation is free.

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