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Putting the “Personal” back in injury law​

Few personal injuries are more devastating than those affecting the brain. In most cases, victims of brain damage or traumatic brain injuries require lifetime medical care and treatment. This means that anyone who suffers such a catastrophic injury due to someone else’s negligence could be eligible for significant compensation. In order to get the outcome you deserve, however, you’ll need skilled and experienced representation.

At the Kuvara Law Firm, we provide compassionate and aggressive representation to those who have suffered traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) as a result of negligence or wrongful acts. We’ve seen how a TBI can affect the victim and their loved ones physically, psychologically, and financially. This is why we fight so hard for our clients and won’t settle for less than full and fair compensation. Get in touch with an Oakland traumatic brain injury lawyer at one of our offices today.

What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Traumatic brain injuries occur when the brain strikes the inside of the skull after receiving a violent blow or jolt. Brain injuries also happen when an object penetrates the skull and damages the delicate tissue in the brain.

In mild cases of TBI, the brain’s cells may be temporarily damaged. More severe TBIs can result in bleeding, torn tissue, bruising, and extensive brain damage. A severe or catastrophic TBI can result in significant physical impairments and psychological changes. In the worst-case scenarios, brain injuries are fatal.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, traumatic brain injuries killed 64,362 people in 2020 and caused 223,135 victims to be hospitalized in 2019. This translates to approximately 176 deaths and 611 hospitalizations per day.

What Are Common Causes of Brain Injuries?

Injuries to the brain can occur anywhere. You could be driving to work when a reckless driver runs through a red light and strikes your vehicle, or you could slip and fall while shopping for groceries. It only takes a small degree of negligence or willful aggression on the part of another party to turn any situation into a tragic accident. The following are some of the more common scenarios we have encountered:

Brain injuries can also be caused by physical violence such as punching or shaking, contact sports like rugby or football, and recreational activities like skiing, ATVing, and biking.

What Are the Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury?

People who have been hit in the head may experience some or all of the following symptoms immediately after the incident. A doctor should be consulted immediately if you experience any of these symptoms:

Brain injuries can be diagnosed by the symptoms listed above, but it can often take time for them to manifest, which is why you should seek medical treatment immediately after a suspected injury.  Emergency room doctors, neurologists, and neuropsychologists assess the extent of the damage by using diagnostic tools such as X-rays, computer-assisted tomography (CAT scans), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRIs).

What are the Different Types of Traumatic Brain Injury?

An accident can cause any one of a number of different brain injuries, including:


Concussions are bruises on the brain that result when the brain strikes the inside of your skull after a sudden or sharp blow or jolt.

Fractured Skull

Hard blows can crack or splinter the skull, causing massive brain damage. When the skull splinters, bone shards can penetrate the brain tissue and cause severe bleeding, while cracks in the skull can put pressure on the brain, leading to serious injury.

Hematoma or Hemorrhage

Both hemorrhages and hematomas occur as a result of internal bleeding within the brain. Hematomas are most commonly caused by blood clots leading to burst vessels, while hemorrhages are generally caused by hard blows to the head.

Penetration Injury

An external object can cause massive blood loss if it breaks through the skull and destroys brain tissue. Further damage can be caused by skull fragments penetrating the brain.

Shear Injury

Shear injuries occur when the brain is shaken or rotated violently. A car crash or other incident can cause this to happen.

Coup-Contrecoup Injury

In a coup-contrecoup injury, the brain sustains multiple hard blows while rattling within the skull. Generally, this occurs due to a violent blow to the head.


In most cases, you have two years from the date of your injury to file a personal injury lawsuit in California. If the injury is not discovered immediately, you have one year from the date you realize you’ve been hurt. 

You should hire a brain injury lawyer as soon as possible to hold the at-fault party accountable and recover the fair amount that you or your loved one deserve. In this way, your TBI lawyer will have enough time to investigate your accident, secure evidence to support your claim, negotiate a settlement with the at-fault party’s insurer, or file a lawsuit. Our traumatic brain injury attorneys have a strong track record in and out of the courtroom and will advocate for you from the moment you retain us until your case concludes.

In order to determine the type of award you could receive for your brain injury, we would first need to review your case. Then your head injury lawyer would be able to accurately assess its potential value. Damages typically cover losses like:

  • Expenses for emergency care, doctor’s visits, surgeries, medications, and other brain injury treatments;
  • Physical therapy, occupational therapy, and other types of therapy or rehabilitation bills;
  • The wages and benefits you lose due to a brain injury; and
  • Non-economic damages related to brain injury include pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of quality of life.

When a traumatic brain injury occurs as a result of reckless behavior, another person or organization may be liable for your injuries. You can seek compensation through an insurance claim or a lawsuit. A brain injury often leaves victims in a state of permanent care, changing their lives forever. In such cases, compensation can be substantial.

By their very nature, brain injuries are catastrophic. The simplest skull injury can have devastating consequences. The effects of severe brain trauma may be irreversible or even fatal. However, the insurance company handling your personal injury claim will almost certainly try to avoid paying the compensation you deserve. These companies are like any other business in that they value profitability above all else, and if you attempt to handle your case alone, you’ll almost certainly end up with a lot less money than you need to cope with life after a TBI.

A traumatic brain injury caused by someone else’s wrongful conduct requires experienced brain injury lawyers. An Oakland head injury lawyer at the Kuvara Law Firm will use their experience, medical knowledge, and negotiation skills to obtain a settlement that covers your last losses and anticipated future ones. If necessary, we will take your case to court. We have achieved outstanding results for clients who have suffered paralysis or brain damage due to traumatic accidents.

Talk to an Oakland Brain Injury Lawyer Today
If you or someone you love has suffered a traumatic brain injury, call an experienced Oakland brain injury lawyer at the Kuvara Law Firm. When someone else’s recklessness or negligence leaves you with a serious impairment, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other expenses. We will deal with the insurers and their counsel on your behalf while you focus on healing and rebuilding.

To schedule your free, no-obligation consultation with a TBI lawyer contact us today.