Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer Los Angeles
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) that was caused by someone else’s negligence, reach out to our Los Angeles brain injury attorneys today.
Based on the most recent CDC data, there were about 223,000 hospitalizations related to Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in 2018. Unintentional falls are the most common cause of these TBI-related hospitalizations, with motor vehicle accidents being a close second. Some other common mechanisms of injury that cause TBI include being struck by an object, assaults, and firearm-related suicide.
Symptoms of TBI
The varying severities of Traumatic Brain Injury are categorized into three main groups: mild, moderate, and severe.
TBI is a serious injury, so even cases that are categorized as mild should not be taken lightly. Although symptoms for mild cases typically resolve within 3 months, some studies estimate that 15% – 30% of mild TBI victims will continue to experience symptoms long after their initial injury. Some of the symptoms you may experience with a mild case of TBI are listed below:
- Sensitivity to light or noise
- Lack of energy
- Mental fog and difficulty concentrating
- Short or long term memory issues
- Anxiety, irritability, or feeling more emotional
- Disruption in sleeping patterns
Moderate and Severe
Suffering a moderate or severe case of TBI can result in long-lasting, and even permanent symptoms. The long-term negative effects are significant, and those with TBI are at a drastically higher risk of dying by seizures, drug poisoning, infections, and pneumonia. Even after receiving rehabilitation services, victims of moderate to severe TBI life expectancy is 9 years shorter. Some ongoing symptoms include:
- Difficulty concentrating, understanding, or thinking clearly
- Trouble communicating and learning skills or information
- Physical weakness
- Issues with coordination and balance
- Problems with hearing and vision
- Changes in emotion or mood such as increased nervousness, anxiety, sadness, depression, anger, or aggressiveness.
- Increased impulsivity
Living with TBI can mean a lifetime of physical, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral changes which are undoubtedly difficult for victims as well as their families. In addition, the CDC estimates that 74% of patients do not improve within 5 years of a TBI diagnosis. Many victims of TBI are never able to return to their old career, and aren’t able to live up to their old earning abilities.
We will exhaust every avenue to ensure that the liable party is held accountable, and win the full compensation for your damages including:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of Income
- Pain and Suffering
- Emotional Damages
- Punitive Damages
If you believe that your injury was caused by the negligence of someone else, call our Los Angeles traumatic brain injury lawyers today for a free consultation. Our attorneys will aggressively fight for you to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve, from medical expenses and rehabilitation, pain and suffering, to emotional damages and lost earning capability. Call us today at (866) 747-7333 for a free consultation!