Burbank Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys
Traumatic Brain Injury Claims in Southern California
Survivors of severe brain injuries can face lifelong difficulties, such as having to undergo intensive physical therapy and counseling, quit working for good, and losing some of their personal freedoms. If you or a loved one have been wrongfully injured in an accident that led to serious brain damage, it is important that you be aware of your legal rights. Filing a lawsuit can be an overwhelming and stressful experience, but with the support of an experienced braininjury attorney, you can receive the compensation you need to recover to the best of your ability and rebuild your life.
At Block LLP, our Burbank brain injury attorneys have a decade of combined legal and litigation experience in cases of wrongful injury and death. We can help you and your family navigate complicated legal challenges and procedures and will fight for your right to compensation for your accident-related medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses.
What Are Traumatic Brain Injuries?
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are injuries caused by a powerful jolt or blow to the head. Most brain injury claims for damages involve TBIs, especially those caused by traffic accidents and falls.
Common types of traumatic brain injuries include:
- Concussions: A concussion is caused when the brain receives trauma from an impact or a sudden momentum or movement change. Concussions often heal over time but can lead to more serious damage if left untreated.
- Contusions: A contusion, also known as a bruise, is usually the result of a direct impact to the head. Large contusions may need to be surgically removed.
- Coup-contrecoup injury: When the brain moves rapidly back and forth inside the skull and bumps up against it, bruises can form on both sides of the impact. This is known as coup-contrecoup.
- Diffuse axonal injury: These injuries are caused by a rapid movement of the skull tearing brain structures. Diffuse axonal injuries can lead to temporary or permanent widespread brain damage, coma, or death.
- Penetration injury: Penetration injuries occur when an object enters the brain through the skull.
Common Causes of TBIs
Traumatic brain injuries are usually caused by a blow or other sudden and forceful injury to the head or body. The degree of damage can range from mild and easily treatable to permanent and catastrophic depending on several factors, including the cause of the injury and force of impact.
The leading causes of traumatic brain injuries include:
- Motor vehicle accidents: During a car crash, a person’s head may bump against the interior of their car or be struck by a projectile. TBIs are often also caused by whiplash, the rapid back and forth movement of the head and neck that occurs when a car comes to a sudden stop.
- Slip and falls: A sudden fall can cause someone to hit their head, leading to a minor to severe TBI.
- Assault and battery: A violent attack in the event of a robbery, fight, domestic violence, or a similar event can cause traumatic brain injury, especially when guns, knives, and other weapons are involved.
Contact sports, explosive blasts, medical malpractice, and construction site accidents are also major causes of TBIs.
Brain Injury Symptoms to Look Out For
It can take several hours or days for the effects of a brain injury to manifest. However, in the time it takes for a brain injury to show symptoms, the injury is only getting worse. We cannot stress enough the importance of prompt medical treatment, especially if you have recently been the victim of a traffic accident or a fall. You may have an internal injury such as brain damage and not even realize it until it’s too late; only a throughout medical examination can properly identify such conditions in most cases.
If you or a loved one have recently been in an accident and experience one or more of the following symptoms, seek medical attention immediately:
- Abrupt changes in mood or personality
- Blurred vision
- Clear liquid draining from nose and/or ears
- Concentration problems
- Convulsions or seizures
- Difficulty sleeping
- Dilated pupils
- Dizziness or loss of balance
- Drowsiness or fatigue
- Feeling anxious or depressed
- Feeling dazed, confused, or disoriented
- Loss of consciousness
- Mood swings
- Nausea or vomiting
- Ringing in the ears
- Sensitivity to light and/or sound
- Speech problems
- Trouble remembering new information
- Weakness or numbness in fingers and toes
Typically, the more serious the symptoms the more serious the injury; however, even those with minor brain injuries can exacerbate the damage if treatment is put off, so don’t hesitate to seek help even if the effects seem minor.
Contact us today to learn how we can assist you with your brain injury claim.
Our Brain Injury Attorneys Can Help You Secure Just Compensation
The Burbank brain injury lawyers at Block LLP are ready to help you receive the full amount in damages you are entitled to from the party responsible for your accident. Whether you were hit by a distracted driver or fell in a supermarket that neglected to clean up a spill, we will help you hold the at-fault party legally liable for the harm they caused. Our legal team is experienced in the courtroom and willing to stand up even to the most intimidating adversaries to help you obtain the compensation you need.
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