YES. The insurance companies employ experienced claims adjusters to settle your case for as little as possible. Their bonuses are based on tricking you into an unfair settlement as quickly as possible. Let’s face it, after an accident, many people are upset, injured, in pain, on medication, often without transportation, and want their life back to normal as quickly as possible. The insurance adjustors know this and prey on it. Do not talk to them! You need an attorney to represent YOUR interests, and make sure you are protected now and in the future. And, at the end of the case, you want to make sure your attorney gets you the maximum settlement value for your damages. The Law Offices of Howard Kitay will handle all aspects of your case, and get you the settlement you deserve, while you concentrate on getting better.
YES. At the Law Offices of Howard Kitay, you owe NO FEE UNTIL YOU COLLECT. We advance all costs, and there is never a fee until you are compensated for your injuries, at the end of the case. You pay nothing up front, and you pay nothing until you collect. If there is no recovery, you pay nothing.
The best possible result is our goal in every case. We work for YOU, NOT the insurance companies. There is never a fee until we win your case, and then you pay us a percentage of the amount we recover for you. There is no charge for a case evaluation. We serve clients in Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Coronado, Del Mar, El Cajon, Encinitas, Escondido, Imperial Beach, La Mesa, Lemon Grove , National City, Oceanside, Poway, San Diego, San Marcos, Santee, Solana Beach and Vista.
Our offices are conveniently located in El Cajon, Mission Valley and Chula Vista.
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According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), each year in the United States nearly 1.7 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury (“TBI”). A great many of these TBIs are caused by car accidents and slip and fall accidents. Handling personal injury cases involving traumatic brain injury requires special training, experience and resources. At the Law Offices of Howard Kitay, we have been successfully handling traumatic brain injury cases for twenty-five years. We have the special training, experience and resources to determine who is responsible for your injuries and get the best possible result in your traumatic brain injury case.
Traumatic brain injuries are caused by trauma to the head, which can occur a number of ways. Head trauma is broken down into categories: open head injury (a depressed, basilar, diastatic, or linear skull fracture); closed head injury (concussions, contusions, or intracranial hemorrhage); and, a particular type of closed head injury common in rapid deceleration situations like car accidents, called diffuse axonal shearing. Diffuse axonal shearing can result from whiplash, which is common in car accidents. Falls are also a common cause of traumatic brain injury.
Traumatic brain injury can affect an individual’s ability to live a normal life. Headaches, memory problems, concentration problems, sleep problems, irritability and personality changes are all common symptoms of a brain injury. Changes in personality often affect marriages, families, and friendships. Head injury patients may be unable to return to work and may suffer significant wage loss and loss of earning potential. Some head injury patients require expensive long-term attendant care. No matter the level of your traumatic brain injury, we are here to help.
Any DELAY in getting treatment will be used by the insurance company to show you were not very injured, and instead sought treatment just to bring a “legal case.” If you don’t have health insurance or enough money to see a doctor, we can assist you in getting a qualified doctor right away; we can arrange for the doctor to wait for payment until the end of your case. After you start treatment, any GAP in treatment will be used by the insurance company to show you were not very injured, and instead sought treatment just to bring a “legal case.” At this point, you might see a theme. Insurance companies will say your injury was your own fault and you are exaggerating whatever injuries you really have.
Brain injuries are hard to prove – because they are usually invisible. In order to prove your brain injury case, we work with medical specialists – neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, life-care planners – who are able to accurately diagnose and treat you, and testify regarding the cause, nature and extent of the injury. This expert testimony is ESSENTIAL to prove your case at trial. At the Law Offices of Howard Kitay, we prepare every case for trial; as a result, most of our clients obtain full compensation without having to go to trial. When trial is necessary, we are ready and fully prepared to take your case to the jury and get the best possible result. We consistently obtain PROVEN RESULTS for brain injury victims.
Remember, the best way to prove your injuries is treat with a doctor and tell the doctor everything that is bothering you. The doctor will record your complaints in the medical record, which documents and helps prove your injuries.
Because of the life-changing nature of a traumatic brain injury, it is important to contact an experienced brain injury lawyer as soon as possible after the accident. We understand the special needs of people who have sustained traumatic brain injury, and we have the experience and resources to successfully navigate your case through the complex legal system.
Call The Law Offices of Howard Kitay for a Free Consultation and Case Evaluation. We are here for you 24/7. (619) 442-0542.