What is Brain Trauma?
A brain injury can be extremely serious, which is why retaining a traumatic California brain injury attorney is crucial. Unfortunately, brain damage injuries are not always obvious irrespective of how they are caused.
You may be symptom-free after an accident despite brain damage, only to discover significant head trauma after a few weeks or a few months.
However, there’s a reason why head trauma is often called invisible injuries, and symptoms can vary widely between individuals despite the universal designation of brain injury.
If you or a loved one has received a brain injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, then you may be owed significant compensation, and should speak to our experts who are experienced in head trauma and brain damage. Call today to speak with an attorney regarding your case arising out of an incident that occurred in Northern California, Southern California or any other in-state locale.
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The most common symptoms of a brain injury (TBI) include
- Blurred version
- Personality changes
Seek medical attention as soon as possible if you have sustained a brain injury (TBI), regardless of how it was caused. Then, contact a qualified traumatic California brain injury lawyer regarding your injury case. We have experience aggressively pursuing compensation for all types of brain injuries, including TBIs and all other types of cognitive and physica injuries, one of our most impactful practice areas.Request a Free Consultation NO COST, we don't make a dime unless you do!
Brain damage is diagnosed according to the Glasgow Coma Scale.
This brain injury rubric measures victims’ motor responses, verbal responses, and other responses to stimuli to determine their injury level.
Trauma 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 and may affect your spinal cord.
Depending on the type of accident (e.g. car accidents or truck accidents) and brain injury sustained, our attorneys will thoroughly assess your case to determine if you are owed compensation from the liable party. We can help people recover money if they have been involved in accident that has resulted in brain injuries or damage to your spinal cord, one of our most impactful practice areas. Our traumatic brain injury lawyers can assist you today if you have sustained traumatic brain injuries or brain damage. By consulting with our brain injury attorneys, you will receive a free case evaluation and discuss how California law can be utilized to obtain a favorable monetary win for you and your family and obtain the compensation you require in order to treat traumatic brain damage.
Access to a Competent California Attorney
Schedule a free case evaluation with one of our personal injury law attorneys who are versed in handling lawsuits involving traumatic brain injuries and the recovery of money damages for traumatic brain damage. We will analyze the details of your case to determine the best way forward. If our lawyers determine you have a case, then we will immediately and aggressively begin seeking compensation from the liable parties.
We understand that traumatic brain damage may be physical, emotional, or both. We will analyze your traumatic brain injuries and your medical records which document your condition and the extent of your traumatic brain injury in order to assess the compensation you may be owed under California law. Our goal is to maximize your compensation arising out of the accident you have been involved in (e.g. car accidents, truck accidents, bicycle accidents or motorcycle accidents). To do that, we comprehensively identify all damages that may be owed to you.
Head trauma can cause catastrophic, long-term damage. In many cases, the liable party will push for a quick settlement to avoid paying long-term damages to the injured party. Our goal is to protect our client’s physical and mental wellbeing for as long as possible. The specific compensation we seek will depend on the nature and extent of the head injuries.
Schedule a free case evaluation with a qualified attorney.
Fill out our online form today to speak with an attorney. One of our attorneys 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. We are committed to providing the very best legal service that alleviates the many economic burdens that come with serious injuries.
Accidents an Attorney Can Help With
Brain trauma can result from any type of accident. Our reputable California brain injury attorney can help you, regardless of your accident. These include:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Acts of medical malpractice
- Bike accidents
- Physical confrontations
- Impact with falling objects
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Potential Damage of Head Injuries
Trauma to the head can have long-term, possibly permanent, consequences for an accident victim.
If you suffered a wound affecting your head 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 experts or, more specifically, a California brain injury lawyer.
Head trauma has 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.
Our head injury experts have represented clients throughout California who have suffered "traumatic brain injuries" (TBI).
If you have been affected, consult one of our attorneys today to discuss how best we can deal with your specific case. We represent clients throughout the state, including Southern California and Northern California.
Receiving Damage from Negligence
If your injuries, or the injuries of a loved one, have been caused by 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.
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
- Through acquired means – such as defective equipment
Children and babies, too, may suffer head-related trauma through shaken baby syndrome.
Common Traumatic Effects
- 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
The statistics surrounding head injury accidents is startling. The Association also reported that:
- Almost 2 million people suffer from TBIs each year
- Of these 2 million people, approximately 50,000 die each year
Schedule a free case evaluation with one of our attorneys if you or a family member have sustained brain damage, concussion or other head trauma in an accident (e.g. car accidents or truck accidents) in California. Contact us today at (949) 629‒4349. We will discuss your case with you and determine a viable course of legal action.
The Brain Injury Association of California report that:
- The most common causes of TBIs include falls (28%), motor vehicle/car 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
Factors We Will Consider If You Suffered Injuries Due to an Accident
In all parts of the world, being a pedestrian can be very dangerous. This is especially true in the State of California.
California is one of the few states which houses residents who live very fast paced lifestyles, but there are also a number of other factors that contribute to such dangers.
Some of the most prevailing factors for lack of pedestrian safety is California’s continuously growing population, a deficient public transportation system, and the hours and distances driven daily by the millions of commuters.
According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there is approximately one crash associated death every 1.6 hours.
Pedestrians unfortunately do not account for the same protections a motorist does when involved in an accident.
Right Of Way Laws
The State of California has several right of way laws which relate to drivers and pedestrians. Some of these laws include:
- Motorists must yield to pedestrians who are crossing the street on marked crosswalks as well as unmarked walkways at intersections.
- While all pedestrians must practice safety at all times, drivers should nonetheless reduce their speed and take precaution when a pedestrian is crossing the street.
Although pedestrians are expected to practice safety and abide by the posted street signs, motorists are nonetheless expected to use caution when near a pedestrian.
This is because a vehicle can have devastating consequences on impact with an unprotected person.
Not only can a collision leave a person with catastrophic brain injuries, it is highly likely that a person hit by a vehicle can perish.
Vehicle drivers and passengers are typically protected by the use of vehicle equipped airbags, seat belts, and the steel and or metal frame of the vehicle itself.
Pedestrians rarely have the same protection that motorists do, leading to much more trauma and many more injuries.
Brain Damage Associated with Vehicle Collisions
One of the most catastrophic injuries you can sustain is that of a traumatic injury to the brain. Being struck by a moving vehicle, at any speed, can cause you devastating injuries that could affect you for the rest of your life.
Brain injuries do not always surface immediately, even if you have been under the care of a medical practitioner. There are several symptoms you may experience that will require you to obtain further testing in order to determine the full extent of your head injury.
These symptoms include, but are not limited to:
- Swelling of the head
- Nose bleeding
- Speech impairment
- Blurred vision
- The inability to move a part of the body
If you have been the victim of an auto accident, seek medical attention immediately.
Damage to the brain is not always immediately apparent at the moment of impact and it can have devastating consequences if not treated properly and promptly.
It's essential to receive immediate help.
Our Brain Injury Law Firm Can Help You Seek Restitution after Being Injured
If you have been the victim of an injury, our lawyers can discuss the laws in the State of California that could protect you. As a victim, you have the right to seek financial restitution for the injuries you sustained. When you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you are entitled to receive financial compensation.
It is important to understand that as a victim, you will not only amass a financial loss due to the high rising medical bills, you can also suffer financially due to your inability to return to work. Your grievances can be greater due to emotional pain and suffering because of the recovery process and/or accrued disabilities.
If you have been the victim, there are a few important factors you should consider.
1. Seek medical attention immediately
- Seeking medical attention immediately after the accident will not only help to minimize your physical pain, it can also be a valid record for the expenses you accrued.
- Maintaining medical treatment can be a massive condition to your ability to seek restitution. You can be held liable for your amplified pain if you failed to continue rehabilitation or other medical treatment.
2. Make a police report
- By making an official police report with the officer on-site, you could have a well-documented and legitimate account of the series of events that transpired which ultimately lead to the accident.
- The officer can make note of weather conditions and other roadway hindrances which could have played a factor in the accident. This document could help you as you seek restitution for your losses.
3. If it is possible, take photographs of the scene
- This factor will not always be possible due to the extent of the injuries you have received. In the event that you are able to, however, taking pictures of the scene can serve as evidence and proof of the events.
- Further, it can also help you in the event that the accident occurred due to faulty street walks, street signs, or other faulty municipal fixtures to share with police and your traumatic injury lawyers. If you were struck by a vehicle as you crossed a marked street walk, the city or town the accident took place in could be held liable for your losses.
How Brain Injury Lawyers Demonstrate the Other Party’s Negligence
In order to receive compensation for the injuries you sustained, you will need to demonstrate the other party’s negligence. In order to do so, you are going to need solid evidence. With the previously mentioned factors, your story of events should be well supported.
In addition those helpful factors, obtaining the corroborative of a non-involved witness can further support your version of events. The important element to keep in mind is that this evidence has to prove that the other party was negligent and is therefore at fault.
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Seek Legal Assistance
Receiving head injuries after any accident can leave you with a series of pain, disability, economic and emotional distress.
If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you have the right to seek restitution for your distress.
Fighting for this right will not always be easy as many insurance adjusters will attempt to not only discredit your claims, but to diffuse them completely and even accuse you of being responsible for your own injuries.
How We Can Help You
Seek the guidance and support of expert lawyers who have experience in dealing with injuries involving trauma to the head or brain. Finding the appropriate support can help you win your case and receive the compensation you are owed.
Our attorneys are dedicated to defend our clients' rights to financial restitution, including reimbursement for medical expenses after an accident resulting in head trauma. Accidents we can help with include a motorcycle accident and any other type of incident where a person sustains trauma to the head. We are committed to quality service and aggressive advocacy, two essential factors needed after suffering a traumatic event.