What Are Brain Injuries?
Injury to the brain can be extremely serious, which is why traumatic brain injury attorneys are so important. Unfortunately, brain damage is not always obvious.
You may be symptom-free after an accident, only to discover significant head trauma after a few weeks or a few months.
However, there’s a reason why brain injuries are often called invisible injuries, and symptoms can vary widely between individuals.
If you or a loved one has received an injury or damage as a result of someone else’s negligence, then you may be owed significant compensation, and should speak to our lawyers experience in head trauma and injury.
The most common symptoms of brain injuries include
- Blurred version
- Personality changes
Seek medical attention as soon as possible. Then, contact one of our qualified California brain injury lawyers. We have decades of combined experience aggressively pursuing compensation for all types of brain injuries, including traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and all other types of cognitive and physical head injuries.Request a Free Consultation NO COST, we don't make a dime unless you do!
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.
Trauma can be mild or severe. A concussion is a type of mild brain trauma.
In severe cases, a head wound can result in permanent disability or death.
Depending on the type of accident and injury sustained, our traumatic brain injury attorneys will thoroughly assess your case to determine if you are owed compensation from the liable party.
California's Best Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys
Schedule a free consultation with one of our proven traumatic brain injury attorneys. We will analyze the details of your case to determine the best way forward. If our brain injury lawyers determine you have a case, then we will immediately and aggressively begin seeking compensation from the liable parties.
We understand that damage may be physical, emotional, or both. We will analyze your injury and your medical records to assess the compensation you may be owed under California law. Our goal is to maximize your compensation. 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 consultation with a qualified California brain injury lawyer from Nehora Law Firm.
If you’d like to receive a free consultation, fill out our online form today. One of our brain injury 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 serious injuries.
Accidents Our California Brain Injury Lawyers Can Help With
Brain trauma can result from any type of accident. Our reputable brain injury law firm can help you, regardless of your accident. These include:
- Car accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Truck accidents
- Acts of medical malpractice
- Pedestrian 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 lawyers at Nehora Law Firm today.
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.
At Nehora Law Firm, our traumatic brain injury attorneys have represented clients throughout California 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.
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 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
Schedule a FREE consultation with one of our traumatic brain injury attorneys if you or a family member have sustained brain damage, concussion or other head trauma in an accident in California. Contact us today at (949) 629‒4349 for a free consultation. 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 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 to Consider If You Suffered Injuries after an Accident Caused by Someone's Negligence
In all parts of the world, being a pedestrian can be very dangerous. This is especially true if you are a pedestrian 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 pedestrian 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.
Brain Injury Lawyers Can Help You Seek Restitution after Being Injured
If you have been the victim of an injury, our traumatic brain injury attorneys in California 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 for your medical treatment.
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.
Demonstrating 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.
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.
Updated on: June 2, 2018
How Nehora Law Firm Can Help You
Seek the guidance and support of expert traumatic brain injury attorneys who have experience in dealing with injuries caused by being struck by a vehicle. Finding the appropriate support can help you win your case and receive the compensation you are owed.
The attorneys at Nehora Law Firm are dedicated to defend their client’s rights to financial restitution after an accident resulting in a brain injury. We are committed to quality service and aggressive advocacy, two essential factors needed after suffering a traumatic event.