Injuries across the state of California occur each day as a result of accidents. In fact, a large number of personal injury claims are initiated on the theory of negligence, which means that a person acted or failed to act with the required standard of care in a given situation. A majority of lawsuits arise as a result of accidents caused by negligence. In these cases, individuals rightfully seek monetary damages for physical injuries sustained, which can range in type and severity depending on the type of accident. Traumatic brain injuries are just one type of physical injury that is common across a variety of accidents. If you or someone you know has incurred a traumatic brain injury in an accident or incident and need to speak with an attorney, contact us for a risk free initial consultation.
Understanding Traumatic Brain Injuries
A traumatic brain injury is an injury to the brain which is caused as a result of a blunt impact with an external force. These injuries can be mild in nature or classified as severe. A mild traumatic brain injury is one where the loss of consciousness and other cognitive functions last for less than a half hour. Severe traumatic brain injuries will be classified when loss of consciousness occurs for longer than 30 minutes and cognitive functions are limited for more than 24 hours after initial impact. These injuries are often undetected because common symptoms mimic symptoms of other conditions including headaches, fatigue, memory loss, and sleep impairment. Understanding the common causes of this type of injury often assists medical professionals in detection and treatment.
Traumatic brain injuries can occur as a result of almost any force. In personal injury cases, traumatic brain injuries are associated with the following type of accidents:
- Motor vehicle accidents: In motor vehicle cases, one is likely to sustain a head injury on impact with another vehicle. This commonly occurs when one’s head comes in contact with the steering wheel, windows, or dashboard.
- Slip, trip, and falls: Many sustain head injuries during slip, trip, and falls due to the inability to control their movements. Traumatic brain injuries are common in these cases given the sudden jolt and hard fall that usually occurs.
- Construction accidents: Head injuries commonly occur in construction accidents as a result of falling objects.
- The majority of Traumatic Brain Injuries require medical treatment from a professional. If your injuries were caused by the negligence of another, contact an attorney to determine your rights to relief.
Contact Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers
If you have been injured in an accident or incident, you will want experienced counsel on your side. For your convenience, our firm has attorneys in several locations throughout California including in Anaheim, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, and Santa Ana. By choosing Nehora Law, you and your loved ones can rest assured that you will be receiving the quality representation you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation with an Orange County brain injury attorney.