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Brain Injury Lawyers Orange County
Any time the head suffers trauma, the brain can be injured. Brain injuries are often known as “invisible injuries” because in many cases, they do not have immediate, obvious physical symptoms. Rather, symptoms of a brain injury can be behavioral or cognitive, such as:
- Blurred vision
- Personality changes
If you are involved in any type of accident, seek medical attention as soon as possible. Because brain injury symptoms are often not obvious, a brain injury can easily be overlooked. When left untreated, the victim can suffer worsened, severe complications. After receiving medical treatment, a brain injury victim should work with an experienced personal injury lawyer to pursue compensation for his or her damages
Mild and Serious Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries are diagnosed according to the Glasgow Coma Scale. This rubric measures victims’ motor responses, verbal responses, and other responses to stimuli to determine their injury level.
Brain injuries can be mild or severe. A concussion is a type of mild brain injury. In severe cases, a brain injury can result in permanent disability or death.
Accidents that can Cause Brain Injuries
A brain injury can result from any type of accident. These include:
- Car accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Truck accidents
- Acts of medical malpractice
- Pedestrian accidents
- Physical confrontations
- Impact with falling objects
Recovering from a Brain Injury
To recover from a mild brain injury, the victim generally needs to rest and avoid mental and physical over-stimulation. In more severe cases, a victim can need surgery and drugs to treat the injury.
In some cases, brain injury victims suffer from permanent complications. These include:
- Physical or mental impairment
- Loss of sensation in certain areas of the body
- Memory loss
- Difficulty sensing one’s immediate surroundings and responding appropriately to stimuli
- Permanent changes to their personalities
- Mental health disorders like depression and anxiety
- Loss of certain motor functions
Brain injury victims can file personal injury claims to pursue compensation for the damages they suffer related to their accidents. These can include their medical bills, their lost wages at the time of the accident and their projected future earnings if their disabilities prevent them from working again or in the same capacity, and their pain and suffering damages. This final category includes treatment from mental healthcare providers and other expenses related to life after an injury, such as the loss of enjoyment of life and the need to hire domestic help to aid with household chores while the victim recovers.
Work with an Experienced Irvine Personal Injury Lawyer
A brain injury can have long-term, possibly permanent, consequences for an accident victim. If you suffered a brain injury in any type of preventable accident, you can potentially recover compensation for your damages through a personal injury claim. To learn more, schedule your initial legal consultation with our team of personal injury lawyers at Nehora Law Firm today.
Brain injuries have the capacity to cause catastrophic, long-term damage. This damage can take many forms depending upon which part of the brain it affects. Damage may be physical, emotional or both. At Nehora Law Firm, our personal injury lawyers have represented clients throughout Orange County who have suffered traumatic brain injuries (TBI). If you have been affected, consult one of our attorneys today to receive a free consultation on how best we can deal with your specific case.
If your brain injuries, or the brain injuries of a loved one, have been caused through the recklessness of another person or entity, you are entitled to compensation. The precise compensation sum depends upon the nature and extent of the injuries in question. Again, the effect of brain damage depends upon which part of the brain has been affected. Some of the most common injury effects include:
- Failure to properly control emotional responses
- Physical impairment or disablement
- Difficulties sensing and interpreting their immediate surroundings
- Sense of confusion and an inability to rationally control thought
- Permanent changes in one’s personality and outlook
- Memory loss and initial loss of consciousness
Of course, this list is by no means exhaustive. There are many other variations of brain injuries one can suffer from. There is also enormous variation in how these various injuries are experienced. These injuries are typically sustained by physical blows or impacts to the head; the head being penetrated by an external object, such as a bullet; or through acquired means – such as defective equipment. Children and babies, too, may suffer brain injuries through shaken baby syndrome.
The statistics surrounding brain injury accidents is startling. The Brain Injury Association of California report that:
- Almost 2 million people suffer from TBIs each year
- Of these 2 million people, approximately 50,000 die each year
- The most common causes of TBIs include falls (28%), motor vehicle accidents (20%), blows to the head (19%) and assaults (11%)
- Medical costs – both direct and indirect – cost upwards of $60 billion throughout the US each year Ruptured blood vessels and contusions (bruised brain tissue) often need to be met with surgery. Given the exorbitant medical costs, both from direct medical treatment and long-term treatment thereafter, compensation sums can rise quite considerably.
Schedule a FREE consultation with one of our brain injury lawyers if you or a family member have sustained a traumatic brain injury, concussion or other head trauma in an accident in Orange County, California.
If you’d like to receive a free consultation, fill out our online form today. One of our brain injury accident lawyers will get back to you very shortly. Alternatively, you can call us directly at 949-629-4349. During our consultation, we will discuss your case with you and establish what compensation you may be entitled to. From there, we chart a legal course toward settlement. Nehora Law Firm is committed to providing the very best legal service that alleviates the many economic burdens that come with brain injuries.
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