San Francisco Brain Injury Attorney
Bay Area head trauma attorneys assist accident victims
Injuries to the head range from minor concussions to serious traumatic brain injury that may result in coma, amnesia, mental or cognitive impairment or death. Brain injuries often require intensive medical care, physical and occupational therapies and even long-term nursing care. Many victims suffering from head injury cannot work for an extended period, or they may need to change jobs to accommodate their disabilities.
At the Law Office of Michael and Michelle Mandel, our San Francisco brain injury attorneys have an in-depth understanding of brain injuries, the extent of the damages they cause — including physical, mental and financial damages — and the serious accidents that cause them. We understand that no two injuries or accidents are exactly alike and provide highly individualized representation for our clients.
Get legal assistance for traumatic brain injury
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused by a forceful bump, blow or jolt to the head that jostles the brain within the skull and disrupts normal brain functioning. A brain injury can also be caused by a penetrating injury to the head — such as from a bullet — that damages delicate brain tissue and arteries. Our injury attorneys represent brain injury victims who suffer short- and long-term damages affecting:
- Thinking, including memory and reasoning
- Sensation, including touch, taste and smell
- Language, including communication, expression and understanding
- Emotion, including depression, anxiety, personality changes, aggression and social inappropriateness
- Other neurological and cognitive deficits
Brain injuries may also result in a variety of physical and mental disorders and diseases:
- Increased risk for Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease
- Increased risk for brain disorders with age
Repeated brain injury, even if mild, may be catastrophic or fatal. The symptoms of brain injury may not appear for days, weeks or even months after an accident, so it is important to seek immediate medical attention after any injury to the head.
Common brain injury accidents
Brain injuries may result from almost any accident, from a slip and fall where the head impacts with the ground to a car or motorcycle accident. Brain injuries may also be caused by medical malpractice, such as surgical negligence, wrong prescriptions or lack of oxygen. At the Law Office of Michael and Michelle Mandel, our lawyers have more than 50 years of combined experience in all types of accidents caused by negligence that result in brain injuries. We understand the complexities of presenting the costs of medical care and the long-term effects of brain injuries to insurance companies, judges and juries to maximize your compensation.
Seek the assistance of a quality brain injury lawyer
If you or a loved one suffered a serious head injury because of the negligence or reckless conduct of another party, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation. To learn more about your rights and prospects for a successful verdict or settlement, contact the Law Office of Michael and Michelle Mandel online or call us at 415.626.5400 for a free initial consultation.