J&Y Law represents victims of brain injuries and their families throughout California. If your loved one has suffered a skull penetration injury due to another party’s negligent, reckless, or malicious conduct, we will provide you with aggressive representation when you need it most.
Skull penetration injuries occur when an object or projectile breaches the skull. Such injuries can be the result of all types of negligence, such as car accidents, explosions, and violent crimes, and are often fatal. Knowing that a penetrating head injury is life-altering, we will leverage our skills and experience to help you obtain the maximum compensation you deserve.
When you contact us for a free consultation, we will determine whether you have a viable injury claim, and, if so, explore all your legal options. While brain injury claims can often be resolved through intricate negotiations, we are always prepared to litigate. Our legal team has a proven history of achieving significant settlements and jury awards, having recovered millions of dollars for traumatic brain injury (TBI) victims. Contact our office today so we can start working on your claim.
Representing Victims of Skull Penetration Injuries Throughout California
Also referred to as an “open” TBI, a penetrating head injury occurs when the skull, brain, or head is breached and opened by some type of object. By contrast, a closed TBI happens when trauma to the head causes the brain to strike against the skull, potentially resulting in bruising, bleeding, and nerve damage. However, very severe closed head injuries can cause bone splinters or fractured pieces of the skull to enter the brain.
It is also important to note the difference between a penetrating head injury and a perforating head injury. A penetrating head injury occurs when an object penetrates the skill but does not exit the head. A perforating head injury occurs when an object penetrates the head and exits.
In any event, skull penetration injuries are immediate medical emergencies that can have a lifelong impact on the victim’s mental and physical health and may require lifelong care.
Causes of a Skull Penetration Injury
Penetrating head injuries can be caused by:
- Flying debris or head trauma in a car accident
- An object like a bullet or a knife
- Projectiles from an explosion
- Fragments of the victim’s skull
Open TBIs destroy essential brain tissue and may lead to serious complications, including:
- Acute respiratory distress syndrome
- Brain hemorrhage
- Severe brain damage
Ultimately, an open head injury can cause permanent disability and result in death. With so much to lose, it is crucial to have an experienced California penetrating head injury lawyer in your corner. Trust J&Y Law to provide you with the powerful representation you need and the caring, efficient service you deserve.
Penetrating Head Injuries from California Car Accidents
Skull penetration injuries can occur in accidents, particularly in high-impact collisions as flying metal or shrapnel can penetrate the head. A victim may also suffer head trauma that may appear to be a closed TBI but is actually an open head injury in which skull fragments enter the brain.
If your loved one has suffered a penetrating head injury that was caused by a negligent, distracted, reckless, or alcohol-impaired driver, turn to J&Y Law. We know how to fight back against insurance companies that seek to deny claims and will get you the compensation you need and deserve.
Skull Penetration Injury and Wrongful Death
If you have lost a loved one to a penetrating head injury that was caused by another party’s negligence, we can help you seek justice through a wrongful death lawsuit. While money can never replace a life, you deserve to be compensated for your financial losses (e.g. medical bills, funeral costs, loss of future earnings) as well as the loss of guidance and support your loved one provided.
Why You Need J&Y Law
The lasting repercussions of a penetrating head injury can turn your world upside down. Faced with mounting medical bills and the likelihood that your loved one may be permanently disabled, you may be frightened and not know where to turn. Remember we are here to help.
By conducting a thorough investigation, we will work to hold the responsible party accountable and get you the compensation you deserve, such as:
- Lost wages
- Medical expenses
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disability
- Emotional Distress
- Long-term care costs
We understand your concerns about your loved one’s recovery and your family’s financial future and will address those concerns by providing you with knowledge, compassion, and dependable service.
Contact Our Experienced California Brain Injury Attorneys
At J&Y Law, our team is here to help your family lift the burden of the catastrophic impact of a penetrating head injury. We take all personal injury cases on a contingency basis, which means there is never a fee until we recover for you. Contact our office today to set up an appointment.