Brain Injury

brain injury

Over one million people in the United States are treated for brain injuries each year. A Brain injury occurs where there is damage to the brain resulting from sudden and intense force or trauma to the head. Brain injuries can be caused by motor vehicle accidents, falls, blows to the head, assaults, construction accidents, ATV and boating accidents, sports-related injuries and birth-related injuries. Serious brain injuries can be life altering and may have long-term effects on the victim and their family. In many cases, brain injuries may result from the negligent or wrongful acts of another party. In those cases, victims of brain injuries may be entitled to recover for their financial loss and pain and suffering related to that injury.

If you or a family member has suffered a brain injury as the result of another party’s negligence or wrongful conduct, our Los Angeles Brain Injury Attorneys may be able to help you recover for your injury and loss. The attorneys at our Los Angeles Brain Injury Law Firm understand that brain injuries can have a significant impact on brain injury victims and their families. For this reason, we are committed to ensuring that victims receive fair and adequate compensation to help enable victims to live full and rewarding lives despite their injury. For more information, please contact one of our Los Angeles Brain Injury Attorneys. We offer Free Consultations and work on a Contingency Fee Basis, which means that we do not receive attorneys’ fees unless you receive a settlement or jury verdict in your favor.

Brain Injury Facts

A brain injury happens when there is a blow to the head. According to the Center for Disease Control, the leading cause of brain injuries are falls, which account for 28% of injuries, motor vehicle accidents, which account for 20% of injuries, blows to the head, which account for 19% of brain injuries and assaults, which account for 11% of brain injuries. According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, there were an estimated 446,788 sports-related head injuries treated in emergency rooms in the United States in 2009. In our growing competitive sports market, young athletes are particularly susceptible to these sports-related as

The severity of brain damage can vary with the type of injury. A mild brain injury, such as certain concussions, may be temporary whereas moderate brain injuries can last longer and be more severe. Even these less severe brain injuries can cause temporary unconsciousness, headaches, confusion, memory problems and nausea. The long-term effects of mild or moderate brain injuries can be minimized if the injury is promptly treated by a physician.

Serious brain injury is generally referred to as traumatic brain injury (“TBI”). Traumatic Brain Injury (“TBI”) is defined as an alteration in the brain function or other evidence of brain pathology, caused by an external force. TBI may result when the head suddenly and violently hits an object, or when an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue.[1] Traumatic brain injuries cause physical damage to the brain that can result in long-term complications. The most traumatic brain injuries occur when a person goes into a coma or suffers amnesia. Serious traumatic brain injury can also result in death and traumatic brain injury is responsible for approximately 30% of all injury-related deaths each year. [2]

Brain Injury symptoms and effects

Symptoms of brain injury may include numbness, drowsiness or fatigue, headaches, weakness in the arms or legs, confusion, dizziness, slurred speech, loss of vision, loss of consciousness, vomiting or nausea. In some cases, the symptoms of a brain injury are not immediately noticed, so it is important to seek medical treatment if you have suffered an injury to the head or skull.

Depending on the severity, brain injuries can impair cognitive function and can impact one’s physical, mental and emotional health. Effects of brain injury can cause seizures, sensitivity to light, persistent headaches and fatigue, difficulty processing information, memory loss, attention problems, balance issues and increased sensitivity to pain. Brain injury can also cause perceptions problems such as disorientation, change in vision, hearing or sense of touch and persistent headaches, extreme fatigue, paralysis and mental and emotional problems. Individuals who have suffered brain injury may require long-term medical care and rehabilitation and sometimes may never fully recover from their injury.

A Brain Injury can be life-altering and can seriously impact an individual’s life as well as the lives of their family and friends. Those who have suffered a more serious or traumatic brain injury may require intense medical care, surgery, and rehabilitation therapy, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy and psychological treatment. Even with excellent care, some brain injury victims may face life-long limitations as a result of their injury. Our Los Angeles Brain Injury Law firm is dedicated to obtaining compensation for injured clients for their medical bills, lost wages, future expenses, pain and suffering and other losses resulting from their injury.

Experienced Brain Injury Attorneys

The attorneys at our Los Angeles Brain Injury firm believe that it is possible for brain injury victims to live a full and rewarding life, despite the limitations and challenges that a brain injury may cause. When a brain injury is caused by another party’s negligence or wrongful act, recovering full and fair compensation from that party can be an important step in making an injured victim whole.

Call us for advice from a Los Angeles Brain Injury Attorney

If you or a family member have suffered a brain injury at the hands of another person, it is important to have an attorney with knowledge and experience litigating brain injuries to ensure that you receive adequate compensation for your loss. Our Los Angeles Brain Injury attorneys have years of experience handling California brain injury cases and work closely with medical experts, economists and other professionals to accurately determine the full extent of your losses, including future medical costs, lost wages and pain and suffering. Our goal is to get our clients maximum compensation in the least amount of time and we are open to settling cases when possible. However, our Los Angeles Injury Attorneys believe that the best way to settle a case is to prepare if for trial, so we prepare each case as if it will go before a jury.

In addition to helping you to receive fair compensation, our dedicated Los Angeles personal injury attorneys also work hard to ensure that clients get necessary treatment, including assessments and training, community integration services, home health services, inpatient and outpatient services, integrated therapy, neuropsychological services, peer support and mentoring.

If you would like to discuss your brain injury case, please contact our experienced Los Angeles Brain Injury Attorneys for a Free Consultation.

Brain Injury Association of California,

Center for Disease Control and Prevention