The last thing that anybody wants to experience when they get into a traffic accident is a head injury. However, these injuries are not uncommon, particularly for bicyclists and motorcyclists in the San Francisco area. At Choulos, Choulos & Wyle, our dedicated and experienced team is ready to help when you or a loved one need a San Francisco head injury attorney. If your crash was caused by the negligence of another driver, we will work to secure the compensation you deserve.
Why Choose Choulos, Choulos & Wyle?
Anybody who has sustained a head injury in an accident caused by another person needs an attorney with extensive experience by their side. Choulos, Choulos & Wyle is ready to help.
We limit the number of cases we take so that we can give our full attention to each client we serve.
We have more than 20 years of experience helping victims who have sustained head injuries in traffic accidents, and we know what it takes to secure maximum compensation.
We take San Francisco head injury cases on a contingency fee basis, which means our clients pay no legal fees until after we secure the compensation they deserve.
Head Injuries Can Be Devastating To Motorcyclists And Bicyclists
Head injuries can happen in any type of traffic accident, but they are particularly common in motorcycle and bicycle accidents. During the latest boarding year across the state, there were more than 272,000 total traffic accident injuries, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. Out of these, there were more than 11,300 bicyclist injuries and nearly 14,000 motorcyclist injuries.
Even when a motorcyclist or a bicyclist is wearing a helmet, they are still susceptible to severe head injuries and the event a collision occurs. There are various types of head injuries they can occur in these incidents, including:
Open head wounds. This can include severe lacerations to the face and head as well as skull fractures and other soft tissue damage.
Brain injuries. These injuries are likely to occur if the crash victim sustains a severe blow to the head. The severity of the injuries can range from relatively minor (concussions) to severe. Those who sustain severe brain injuries could suffer from serious long-term impairments, including:
Cognitive difficulties and memory loss
Recurring seizures or convulsions
Loss of fine motor skills
Difficulty walking, talking, and swallowing
Drastic changes in mood
Loss of coordination
Any type of head injury in a traffic crash requires immediate medical assistance. In many cases, head injury victims need long periods of time to recover and may not be able to return to living the same lifestyle they were accustomed to before the incident.
How Much Compensation Is Available For These Cases?
Victims of head injuries are more likely to sustain major medical bills and incur tremendous out-of-pocket expenses. At Choulos, Choulos & Wyle, we regularly help head injury victims secure the following types of compensation:
Coverage of all injury-related medical bills
Lost income and benefits if a victim cannot work
In-home care expenses and rehabilitation costs
Pain and suffering damages
Loss of enjoyment of life damages
Possible punitive damages in cases of gross negligence or intentional actions