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Dealing with a Traumatic Brain Injury
Survivors of traumatic brain injuries often face lifelong challenges when learning to cope with permanent damage, such as the loss of various physical and mental abilities. If you or someone you love has suffered a traumatic brain injury due to another's recklessness or wrongdoing, it is well within your rights to seek compensation from the at-fault party. The Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorneys at Bral & Associates are dedicated to helping families overcome the incredible injustice of such a devastating injury by the holding the responsible party accountable.
How we can help.
Traumatic brain injury or (TBI) may be the result of coma injuries or concussion cases which may not always be diagnosed properly immediately after an accident has taken place. The advocacy of aiding those who have experienced TBI is more than acting as a lawyer, it’s dedicating oneself to a community and the survivor of what may be a very severe case. As a law firm, we will represent those who have been injured in the case of wrongful conduct of negligence. Regardless of how severe the injury is, there is never enough care when it comes to the long term effect of a brain injury. Those who have suffered from brain injury have rights to be protected and accidents do not “just happen.” We will assist you in the legal and medical details of your injury or your loved ones. Our attorney team will look into every concern of yours, educating you in the steps that we are going to take in receiving the compensation that you deserve. Cases of brain injury may be caused by an automobile accident, construction accidents and property negligence.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an injury to the brain as a result of accident or injury. (It may be focal limited to a small location) or diffuse affecting a sizable area of the brain). When an outside force strikes the head really hard, a brain injury can take place. Impactions can take place in various ways, sometimes causing the brain to shift inside the skull, or damaging the skull and injuring the brain on contact. Although, among the elder and infants, leading source of brain injuries are falls. Infants may possibly get a brain injury from being shaken violently.
Representing victims of injuries and malpractice can result in a successful representation and treatment. As the victim you are also entitled to a lawyer who takes an understanding to your case and the pains that you have to deal with as a result of an accident. You deserve the information and the justice that you demand as an individual with rights. This is not a case to be taken lightly being that the number of cases is greater than expected, and it is one of the leading causes of a permanent health disability. The effect of a traumatic brain injury can be profound and left in an unresponsive state for an extensive amount of time. For employees who have suffered from TBI, do know that workers compensation will cover the damages that have been done. Employers are required to pay for these compensation benefits, as the insurance will provide the care medically, temporary benefits, permanent benefits, job displacement advantages and benefits in relation to death. Those who have suffered from TBI as a result of vehicles crashes must recognize that it’s very important to get into contact with a law firm because of the expenses that may come along with medical care. If a family member has been lost then a claim should be filed for a wrongful death. This will provide compensation and expenses for a funeral. There are a lot of symptoms that can result in a brain injury diagnosis as the victim might experience motor deficits, issues with communicating, disturbances while sleeping and changes in personality.
If you have been injured in a Los Angeles County or Southern California Traumatic Brain Injury, please call us right now at (310)789-2007 or (213)255-5897 for your complimentary, confidential assessment with a knowledgeable Los Angeles County or Southern California Brain Injury attorney.
Our firm will fight to obtain full compensation for you as we take an understanding to how insurance companies handle these situations, and we will build strong personal injury cases for you. With our advocate legal experiences and professional knowledge we can recognize the medical consequences that you may have to struggle with because of TBI. It’s our goal to create a legal case that is reliable and attentive to the immediate damage to a client’s health and their financial situation.
The statistics regarding TBI are sobering:
• Every 15 seconds, an individual in the US will endure a TBI.
• There are approximately 1.4 million TBI’s each year. Of them, 50,000 will pass away, 235,000 will be hospitalized, and over 80,000 will be left with life-long handicaps.
• 1.1 million people who have a traumatic brain injury are cared for and discharged from an emergency department each year.
• Men are about 1.5 times more likely to experience a TBI than women.
• The two highest-risk age brackets are 0 to 4 and 15 to 19.
• African Americans have the highest death rate from TBI.
• At the least 5.3 million Americans nearly 2% of the population) currently have a long-term or lifelong need for help to accomplish activities associated with daily living resulting from TBI.
• The CDC shows that there could possibly be 1.6 to 3.8 million sports-related traumatic brain injuries each year.
• TBI’s are the leading reason behind death and impairment among children and young adults.
• The premiere factors behind traumatic brain injuries are falls 28%), motor vehicle accidents 20%), being struck or banging head against an object 19%), and attack 11%).
• A brain injury brought about by a pistol is more likely to be fatal when compared with any other type of brain injury.
• The lifelong expenses to take care of an individual with a TBI is projected to be somewhere between $600,000 to $1.8 million.
If you have been injured in a Los Angeles County or Southern California Traumatic Brain Injury, please contact us now at (310)789-2007 or (213)255-5897 for your complimentary, private consultation with a skilled Los Angeles County or Southern California Brain Injury attorney.
Receiving Reimbursement for Traumatic Brain Injuries
If you have been seriously injured in a Los Angeles County or Southern California TBI, please give us a call today at (310)789-2007 or (213)255-5897 for a free, confidential consultation with a skilled Los Angeles County or Southern California Brain Injury lawyer.
Hiring a Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
Brain injury lawyers specialize in helping the victims of traumatic brain injuries. Many brain injury legal measures include intricacies that brain injury lawyers are best prepared to undertake. A brain injury attorney can help determine whether a brain injury victim or the family of a deceased brain injury victim may bring a personal injury claim for damages.
How a Brain Injury occurs
A brain injury might take place when the brain forcefully strikes the inside of a person’s skull. Subsequently, the activity of the brain within the skull, a bone fracture to the skull, or hemorrhage around or in the brain might cause injury to the brain.
Typical causes of TBI's
The most common causes of brain injury reported by the CDC include the following: 28 % from falls, 20 percent from car accidents, 19 percent arise via impact with a moving object, and 11 percent result from attacks. Most traumatic brain injuries are minor and may only cause a concussion. Brain injuries endured in automobile accidents, however, are typically more serious and call for a hospital stay.
If you have been seriously injured in a Los Angeles County or Southern California Traumatic Brain Injury, please contact us now at (310)789-2007 or (213)255-5897 for a complimentary, private assessment with a knowledgeable Los Angeles County or Southern California Brain Injury lawyer.
Workers' Compensation Benefits for a traumatic Brain Injury
A work-related traumatic brain injury might create the foundation for a workers’ compensation lawsuit. Although it is unnecessary to hire an attorney when filing for workers’ compensation benefits, a brain injury lawyer can help ensure the receipt of all appropriate medical and fiscal benefits.
Worker’s compensation is a state statutory solution that allows a person harmed in the place of work to recover benefits for their injuries without supplying proof of wrong doing. Therefore, the fault of either the company or the employee is inconsequential. Receiving workers’ compensation benefits, though, does prohibit a staff member from bringing a legal claim against the company. In California, six benefits are available: medical care, temporary disability, additional job displacement benefits, permanent handicap, vocational therapy, and death benefits.
Filing a Brain Injury Wrongful Death Claim
If the trigger of a loved one’s dying was a TBI, a wrongful death legal action may be offered towards the accountable individual. Each state describes the parties who can easily bring a wrongful death claim, but normally, a private representative of the decedent’s estate might bring a claim on behalf of a loved one, children, and at times parents of the decedent. Punitive damages are typically unrecoverable, but a damage award may include things like reimbursement for loss of assistance, loss of consortium and loss of anticipated income.
If you’d like to find out about whether or not you have a spinal cord injury legal lawsuit or if you have questions relating to your legal rights, please email us.
If you have been seriously injured in a Los Angeles County or Southern California TBI, please contact us now at (310)789-2007or (213)255-5897 for a free, confidential consultation with a knowledgeable Los Angeles County or Southern California Traumatic Brain Injury attorney.
Subdural Hematoma, Brain Bleed, Cerebral Contusion, Epidural hematoma
TBI’s may be classified as closed head injuries or penetrating head injuries. Closed head injuries commonly happen due to a strike to the head, or from being struck in the head by an object. A closed head injury may result from a motor vehicle accident when you strike your head on the windshield. A penetrating head injury occurs whenever an object penetrates the skull, which may drive tiny bits of bone or tissue into the brain. A gunshot wound is a fine example of a penetrating head trauma.
TBI’s may also be categorized as diffuse or focal. Diffuse injuries include damage to several tiny locations of the brain. Diffuse injuries cause harm to the axons, or the connections that permit neural cells to talk with one another.
Focal injuries are limited to a certain place of the brain. These injuries cause localized damage that could often be discovered by x-rays or CT scans.
Diffuse Axonal Injury (DAI) – This type of injury causes shearing or ripping of large nerve fibers and stretching of blood vessels in numerous regions of the brain. This sort of injury may lead to hemorrhage bleeding as well as a buildup of dangerous substances in the brain in the days following the injury. Frontal and temporal lobes are very sensitive to this kind of injury.
The individual may possibly encounter visual loss or weakness on one side of the body if little neural centers are affected. They may also encounter disorganization, loss of memory, and failure to focus on certain duties.
Hypoxic-Ischemic Injury (HII) – This sort of injury causes swelling in the brain, which in turn restricts the circulation of blood, oxygen, and glucose, and other nutrients.
Individuals with diffuse injuries generally have a poorer prognosis and generally encounter some loss of memory along with lessened cognitive function.
Contusions-A contusion is the medical phrase for bruising. Contusions may cause inflammation, bleeding, and destruction of brain tissue. Contusions typically occur in the frontal and temporal lobes that house the memory and behavior centers of the brain. Contusions may additionally take place in the parietal and occipital lobes of the brain, even though these injuries happen less commonly. Indicators that a person with a contusion of the brain might experience are unusual sensations, alterations in behavior, loss of part or all of the vision, decrease of balance, weakness, and loss of memory. Contusions get smaller as inflammation subsides, but might leave residual scar tissue. This could leave the individual with prolonged neurological damage.
Hemorrhage-Intracranial within the brain hemorrhage occurs anytime blood escapes from a affected vessel into brain tissue. How large a hemorrhage might vary from tiny to large. Problems that the patient will experience with a hemorrhage be based upon the size and placement of the damage.
Hemorrhage may appear in minutes, or may not develop for hours or days.
Infarction-Infarction is the expression used for stroke. Infarctions that develop due to TBI show up whenever an artery to the brain is compressed by the swelling of encompassing tissues. This keeps the blood circulation and oxygen to the brain cells. The majority of strokes which occur because of traumatic brain injuries impact the occipital and temporal lobes and cause vision loss or speech and language problems.
Hematoma-Hematomas involve bleeding on the outside of the brain
Subdural hematomas- slow hemorrhaging outside the brain. They are as a result of harm to a blood vessel carrying deoxygenated blood. They may grow slowly and gradually. Should they become large enough, they can apply stress on the brain, creating the need for surgery to drain the collected blood and get rid of the pressure.
Epidural hematoma- occurs outside the brain. They are the effect of a leaking artery. A large epidural hematoma can cause pressure to build up very rapidly because arteries carry blood under pressure. An EDH requires immediate surgery to relieve pressure and prevent death or irreversible neurological damage.
Subarachnoid Hematoma-This type of injury entails a small amount of blood loss distributed over the surface of the brain. This small amount of bleeding may have little significance and will likely cause no damage.
If you have been injured in a Los Angeles County or Southern California Brain Injury, please contact us today at (310)789-2007or (213)255-5897 for a complimentary, confidential assessment with a knowledgeable Los Angeles County or Southern California TBI attorney.