“Traumatic brain injury can range anywhere from a minor concussion all the way up to profound and permanent brain damage.”Attorney Claude Wyle | 888-981-0826 | Free Consult
Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, can have devastating effects that impact all aspects of the victim’s daily life. Personal injury claims for brain injuries are notoriously complex and deserve skilled representation.
Claude Wyle is an injury attorney and partner at Choulos Choulos & Wyle based in San Francisco, CA. He has nearly 40 years of experience. In this interview, he explains his experience in helping victims as a TBI attorney.
To learn more, contact the attorney directly by calling 888-981-0826 or by submitting a contact form on this page. There is no charge for the consultation, and you never owe any out-of-pocket attorney fees.
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) include many different kinds of brain injuries, each with their own variations. TBIs commonly occur in the case of motor vehicle collisions and falls when the brain is shaken inside the skull and experiences bruising, bleeding, or microscopic damage resulting in severe and potentially life-lasting injury and disability.
This is why it is important to have an attorney on your side who can help you obtain and keep detailed medical records regarding your injury. These attorneys will also have access to expert resources who can provide testimonies certifying the severity of the injury itself, impact and non-economic damages to a person’s life as a result, as well as the situation in which the injury occurred. The hardest thing to prove in these cases is often the loss of function a person experiences as a result of the injury.
In many cases, a TBI can result in changes to the victim’s personality. While it is easy to blame these changes on a personality disorder, in reality this personality change could be the result of an emotional or psychological injury, or even the result of physical damage to the brain’s processing functions. This is why it takes an attentive, experienced, and compassionate person to analyze the effects of a TBI to decide what injuries exist, whether they are merely physical or there are emotional/psychological injuries to contend with as well, and what compensation is due for these injuries.
TBI cases are extremely specific and require a high level of understanding on behalf of the legal team regarding the types of doctors and experts needed to evaluate the case, as well as the types of evidence necessary to prove the existing injuries and lasting damages to a person’s life that occur as a result. It is the job of a TBI lawyer to prove and present the injured party’s case and ramifications of their injury to a judge and jury in order to seek the best financial compensation possible for their client to aid in their overall recovery and necessary life changes as a result of the injury. Experienced TBI lawyers have access to specific resources and facilities to aid their clients in recovery and rehabilitation that other lawyers may not be aware of.
Wyle remarks that he receives a surprising number of clients who are unaware that they have suffered a mild TBI at all until they begin building the case and through communication with their clients discover the presence of mental and physical symptoms which occur after a brain injury, and are substantiated by further medical evaluation.
It’s important to bring a lawyer onto your case as soon as possible after one of these injuries in order to begin receiving the benefits of their knowledge and resources. If finances are a concern, it may help to note that the majority of these lawyers work on contingency, which means you don’t pay unless they win, allowing you to focus on healing and recovery while they advocate for your financial compensation and physical recovery.
To learn more, contact Claude Wyle directly by calling 888-981-0826 or by submitting a contact form on this page. There is no charge for the consultation, and you never owe any out-of-pocket attorney fees.
Disclaimer: This video is for informational purposes only. In some states, this video may be deemed Attorney Advertising. The choice of lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisements.On Behalf of Claude Wyle