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.