Trauma to the head often causes brain injuries. The brain is the control center of the body, which allows people to experience and control behavior, emotion, movement, thought, and sensation. Different parts of the brain control different functions and different areas of the body; therefore, the effects of a brain injury will depend in part on the location of that injury.
Traumatic brain injuries are frequently caused by blows to the head related to car accidents, sports-related accidents, or assaults. However, brain injuries can also result from strokes, infections such as meningitis, or lack of oxygen to the brain (as in drowning cases). Head injuries include concussions, in which the brain is jarred inside the skull as a result of a slip and fall or a blow, as well as fractured skulls, in cases where the blow or fall was more severe.
If you have suffered a severe head injury, the attorneys at Ziff & Cohn are ready to help you pursue the compensation that you are entitled to recover. Recognized for their outstanding, aggressive legal representation of brain-injured victims, attorneys Adrienne Z. Cohn and Harvey L. Ziff will use their experience and skills to fight on your behalf.
While insurance company representatives may have contacted you already, a premature settlement offer may not represent full compensation. If you become our client, our office will take over the investigation of your case. If necessary, we will assist you in finding appropriate medical specialists to treat you, and we will work to make arrangements with your medical care providers to wait for payment until your case is resolved through settlement or trial.
We handle all head and brain injury cases on a contingency basis, which means that you pay no legal fees unless you win. Once you become our client, we also advance the case and litigations costs—and you have to reimburse us only if you receive a monetary recovery.
The recovery from a brain injury may take months and years. Brain injuries may disrupt not only a person’s motor control or ability to remember and learn, but also the person’s emotions and behavior. Following a brain injury, some people may require life-long care and rehabilitative services, and may experience related illnesses such as clinical depression.
In order to maximize recovery, victims of brain injuries may require the services of a wide array of medical providers, including physicians, neuropsychologists, rehabilitation nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists, and occupational therapists. Like the hospitalization and the diagnostic tests that often follow brain injuries, all of those services are expensive.
However, people who were injured as a result of someone else’s negligence (or by the use of a defective product) may seek compensation for all their resulting medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, loss of ability to earn a living, long-term care, and more. If you or someone you love has suffered a brain injury, please contact the California personal injury attorneys at Ziff & Cohn for a free consultation.