Los Angeles Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney
According to the CDC, there are 1.4 million people in the United States who suffer from a brain injury. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a life-altering injury that can significantly affect a person’s quality of life and their ability to carry out ordinary activities of daily living. If you or a loved one has suffered a TBI due to the negligence of another party, please contact a Los Angeles traumatic brain injury lawyer from Pollard | Bailey immediately to discuss your free case evaluation. You may be eligible for significant compensation for your personal injuries.
Why Choose a Los Angeles Brain Injury Lawyer from Pollard | Bailey?
At Pollard | Bailey, our traumatic brain injury attorneys are dedicated to securing the maximum possible compensation necessary for your TBI case.
- We have more than 40 years of combined experience representing clients who have suffered a TBI due to the negligence of other parties.
- We have notable case results and proven track record
- We are dedicated to providing hands-on support to you and your case. You will be represented by a partner-level attorney who is on hand to address any concerns about your case at any time.
- We utilize our resources to help substantiate your claim, hiring any experts or professionals necessary to calculate your total damages, gather evidence beneficial to your case, and more.
- We represent clients on a contingency fee basis, charging no upfront costs, and only requesting legal fees when we secure a settlement for your case.
Our Los Angeles, CA injury lawyers are committed to giving you the best legal counsel for your needs.
What is a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?
A traumatic brain injury is often caused by particular violent blows or strikes to the head, but actual physical contact is not always required, as a concussion/TBI can be caused by violent movements, such as that sustained in a rear-end auto collision. Although these injuries have a wide spectrum of symptoms and severities, even mild TBIs may have long-term effects that profoundly affect a person’s health for the rest of their lives.
Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury
Moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries include:
- Loss of consciousness from several minutes to hours
- Clear fluids draining from the nose or ears
- A headache that is worsening
- Repeated vomiting or nausea
- Slurred speech
- Unusual behavior
What is the Most Common Brain Injury?
The most common type of brain injury is a concussion. A concussion occurs when the brain receives trauma from a physical impact or sudden momentum. Sometimes, the person experiencing a concussion may experience a brief loss of consciousness, but it is not always the case.
What Are the Common Types of Brain Injuries?
A TBI can refer to different types of brain injuries, all with certain levels of intensity. The 4 main types of traumatic brain injuries are as follows:
- Anoxic Brain Injury
- Penetrating Brain Injury
Although some are not as severe as the other types, they should all be taken seriously and monitored closely. New symptoms can develop with time.
The Effects of Traumatic Brain Injuries
A victim may no longer be able to concentrate, remember, understand language, or speak without slurred speech. They may also experience personality changes, including impulse issues or problems with moderating emotions.
Victims may develop a sensitivity or intolerance to light. They may have blurry vision in one or both eyes or, in worst-case scenarios, become completely blind.
Victims may be partially or totally paralyzed in one or more limbs, experience chronic pain, or even lose bowel control, stamina, or appetite due to damage suffered by the nervous system.
What Causes a Brain Injury?
TBIs may occur due to:
People falling down stairwells, slipping on wet floors, or even falling off high platforms are all at risk of TBI and skull fracture. The elderly and children are more vulnerable to TBI than able-bodied adults with fully developed anatomy, balance, and coordination. People who have a history of prior concussions are also at greater risk to subsequent TBIs.
People caught in car accidents with a massive and fast-moving vehicle are susceptible to TBI. A high impact or sudden deceleration of a car raises the risk of a person’s brain impacting with their skull.
Fist fighting, blunt force trauma, gunshot wounds, blasts related to munitions, and abuse, such as shaking a baby, can all lead to TBI.
Contact Us & Speak to a Los Angeles Brain Injury Lawyer Today!
If a traumatic brain injury has impacted you due to the negligence or improper care of another person or a company, our Los Angeles brain injury attorneys can help you secure the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation regarding your brain injury case.
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