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Accidents involving the head or skull are the most terrifying and dangerous to endure. Many times the victim or those surrounding the victim are unsure of the extent of the injury. Head injuries can easily lead to lifelong damage or even death. Traumatic brain injuries (or TBI) occur when an external force causes temporary or permanent injury to the brain. These types of injuries will leave victims and their families without much preparation or understanding of how to pursue recovery. If the victim has a family that depends on them, it may completely alter the future of the family. Some TBI victims are unable to fully return to work, if at all, leading to not only a shift of identity, but also the loss of security. At James McKiernan Lawyers, we are the California brain injury lawyers who negotiate and litigate brain injury cases with vigor and aggression. We understand the life-altering consequences of brain trauma — from permanent memory loss to behavioral and cognitive changes.
We know how injuries such as this can impact not only an individual, but also a whole family. Do not let someone else’s negligence alter the course of your life without consequences. Our attorneys stop at nothing to obtain adequate and fair compensation for you or your loved one in the event of a serious personal injury.
What Causes Traumatic Brain Injury?
The most common causes of traumatic brain injury in the United States include motor vehicle accidents, construction accidents, interpersonal violence, sports and doctor or hospital errors. For small children, brain injuries can be the result of falls, child abuse or transportation accidents. Additionally, pedestrian, bicyclists and motorcyclists are at risk for traumatic brain injuries. Many elders face brain injuries due to falls or medical procedures. But not all injuries are the result of someone else’s negligence. In the instance that they are, injury attorneys in California are familiar with these types of accidents and injuries and stand ready to help.
There are no limits to how a traumatic brain injury can occur. At every age, there are different risks that can lead to a catastrophic accident affecting one’s brain. In the instance where the cause of the accident was due to someone else’s negligence, you will want to be sure that the liable party is taking responsibility for their faulty actions. Not only is it fair to have the responsible party cover for damages, but also by pursuing legal action you can prevent future accidents from happening. Just because an accident occurred does not mean that the one responsible is claiming that responsibility to prevent future actions.
What Are the Common Signs and Symptoms of TBI?
Brain injuries often include primary and secondary brain damage. Primary damage occurs at the time of impact, such as skull fractures, contusions, bruises, nerve damage and lacerations. Secondary brain damage evolves over time, including brain swelling, epilepsy, low or high blood pressure, cardiac changes, anemia and fever. With the help of medical experts and your Santa Maria head trauma lawyer, you may be able to mitigate the consequences of your brain injury and anticipate future complications.
Brain injuries can range from mild to severe. Unfortunately, some injuries may not be evident directly following an accident. Other injuries might not appear on x-rays, CAT scans or MRIs. If death occurs from brain trauma, it typically does not happen right after the event — but weeks later. It is important to look for signs and symptoms of a traumatic brain injury shortly following your accident, including:
- Unequal pupil size
- Changes in mood or behavior
- Cognitive difficulties: Memory loss or confusion
- Persistent headache
- Slurred speech
- Difficulty with language
- Weakness: Inattentiveness or restlessness
- Emotional problems
- Loss of coordination
After seeking medical attention, contact the catastrophic injury attorneys at James McKiernan Lawyers. Our attorneys will work with you, your doctors and insurance companies to ensure you get the best care possible.
Brain Trauma Lawyers Dedicated to the Pursuit of Justice
You and your family have suffered enough. If you have been the victim of an accident that resulted in a traumatic brain injury, you may be entitled to receive compensation. At James McKiernan Lawyers, we have obtained substantial judgments and settlements for clients who have sustained brain injuries. Our compassionate, dedicated team understands the hardships involved when you or a loved suffers serious, life-threatening injuries. Contact our firm today to learn how we can help.