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A traumatic brain injury usually occurs as a result of a violent blow or jolt to the head. Objects such as bullets or shattered skull fragments can also penetrate through delicate brain tissue and cause a traumatic injury. A mild traumatic brain injury has the potential to temporarily affect a victim’s brain cells, while more serious brain injuries can result in torn tissue, bruising, bleeding, and other permanent damage.
Sadly, the worst brain injuries may result in permanent physical disability, paralysis, or death. Just like the spinal cord, the brain does not have the ability to regenerate new cells to heal itself. Once brain cells are damaged, they remain damaged for the rest of a victims’ life. This is why a brain injury victim can never be the same person he or she was before — their brain has literally been traumatized to the point of no return.
Whether your brain injury was mild, moderate, or severe, recovery can be a long and difficult process for you and your family. If you or a loved one sustained a traumatic brain injury, you need to speak with an experienced Los Angeles brain injury lawyer as soon as possible. We will help you recover all the compensation you deserve and are entitled to so that you can focus on your recovery and on your loved ones.
According to statistics provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), close to 1.4 million Americans suffer a traumatic brain injury every year. 235,000 of these incidents require hospitalization and 50,000 resulted in deaths.
Traumatic brain injuries have wide ranging physical, psychological, and emotional effects. Some adverse signs or symptoms may appear immediately after a traumatic injury, and many others may take days or weeks to manifest.
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms
Moderate To Severe Traumatic Brain Injuries
Moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries may include symptoms of a mild traumatic brain injury, and can also include the following symptoms that may appear within hours or days after sustaining an injury:
Below are five common reasons for traumatic brain injuries:
Moderate and severe traumatic brain injuries can both cause prolonged or permanent changes in a victim’s state of consciousness. Some of the different states of consciousness include:
About 2% of the American population — or approximately 5.3 million people — require lifelong assistance with daily tasks because of a traumatic brain injury. Traumatic brain injuries change everything about a victim’s life, and most victims are usually forced to radically alter life plans, give up their independence, and become permanently cut off from enjoying life’s pleasures.
In addition, victims may need multiple surgeries, regular physical therapy, or round-the-clock care. Sadly, many victims’ families may not have the necessary financial resources to adequately provide for their loved ones’ medical needs.
Brain injury victims are entitled to receive compensation for:
If you have sustained injuries as a result of a traumatic brain injury, a Los Angeles brain injury lawyer at our firm can help you recover financial compensation for the losses you have suffered, including medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Call us today at (213) 927-3700 or email [email protected] to schedule a free consultation with our experienced, caring, and compassionate legal team.