Personal Injury Firm
Brain injuries are extremely serious and will always require immediate medical attention. Even a minor concussion can lead to permanent cognitive and behavioral issues with devastating and long lasting repercussions. Sadly, the most serious brain injuries often result in permanent physical disability, paralysis, or death. Unlike most major organs, the brain cannot regenerate new cells to heal itself.
Once brain cells are damaged and the connections between them have been severed, many familiar brain functions are lost unless the brain learns how to perform these functions in completely different ways. As a result, brain trauma victims may experience life long problems with mobility, senses, emotional and cognitive abilities, and sometimes changes in personality.
Regardless of whether a brain injury is mild, moderate, or severe, recovery can be a long and difficult process for both brain injury survivors and their families. If you or a loved one has sustained a traumatic brain injury, you need to speak with an experienced Pasadena brain injury lawyer as soon as possible. The Pasadena brain injury lawyers at West Coast Trial Lawyers are caring and compassionate professionals. We will help you recover all the compensation you are entitled to so that you can focus on your recovery and on your loved ones.
According to statistics compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 1.4 million Americans suffer a traumatic brain injury every year. About 235,000 of these incidents required hospitalization, and 50,000 resulted in deaths.
Car accidents and falls are the most common causes of all traumatic brain injuries, which can also be caused by blows to the head, sports injuries, or gunshot wounds. Thousands of people also suffer non-traumatic brain injuries due to stroke or oxygen deprivation, disease, or medical malpractice.
Symptoms of a traumatic brain injury do not always become apparent for several days or even weeks after the injury occurred. Symptoms can often be subtle, particularly if the injury itself was mild.
Whether you believe your injury was mild or severe, it’s crucial that you seek immediate medical care if you are experiencing one or more of the following symptoms:
In addition to frightening symptoms which generally manifest immediately after a brain injury, traumatic brain injuries can also cause a range of lasting effects that make it difficult to hold a job, live independently, and enjoy one’s life. Some of these persistent symptoms may improve over time, while others can become permanent.
Long-term effects of traumatic brain injuries may include:
To put things into perspective, about 2% of the American population — approximately 5.3 million people — require permanent, daily assistance with simple tasks because of a traumatic brain injury. Traumatic brain injuries can literally change everything about a victim’s life, as victims are usually forced to abandon or radically alter their life plans, give up their independence, and become permanently cut off from enjoying life’s simple 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 the following:
Traumatic brain Injuries are caused by a wide array of circumstances. At West Coast Trial Lawyers, our experienced Pasadena brain injury lawyers are prepared and ready to handle many types of brain injuries cases, including those caused by:
As your Pasadena brain injury lawyer, we will handle every aspect of your case. We will schedule doctor’s appointments, negotiate your medical bills, handle your property damage claims, and negotiate with insurance adjusters. All we ask from our clients is that they attend their doctor’s appointments and get back to living a healthy and happy life. We will not stop fighting for you until we get the full and fair compensation you deserve.
If you have sustained injuries as a result of a traumatic brain injury, a Pasadena 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 3700or email [email protected] to schedule a free consultation with our experienced, caring, and compassionate legal team.