Traumatic Brain & Head Injury Attorney
Helping Head Injury Victims in Los Angeles
A traumatic head or brain injury is extremely serious and should be treated with the highest possible level of medical care. If you have been in an accident and have suffered a brain and/or head injury, you should immediately see a doctor even if you don’t have any symptoms. Side effects and symptoms of head and brain injuries can show up a long time after the initial accident. Getting proper medical care is extremely important.
There are two different types of brain and head injuries that can occur as a result of someone’s negligence. The first type is called Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). These are classified as an open or closed head injury caused by accidents, assaults or anything that damages brain tissue such as concussions. Traumatic head injuries can range from mild to moderate (such as a bump on the head) to severe or acute (such as a concussion resulting in a coma). Another way your brain can suffer a traumatic injury is through lightning strikes or electrical shocks. According to the Center for Disease Control, it’s estimated that 1.7 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury annually, in which 52,000 cases result in death.
Brain Injury Causes
Common types of accidents that can possibly cause a traumatic brain or head injury include:
- Car Accidents (#1 cause of TBI-related deaths in the United States)
- Truck Accidents
- Boating Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Slip & Fall Accidents (#1 cause of Traumatic Brain Injuries in the United States)
- Construction Accidents
The other form of brain damage that can occur is called Non-Traumatic Brain Injury (NTBI). This occurs from a medical incident such as strokes, vascular accidents, tumors, viral infections but also toxic and defective products.
Head and brain injuries require a lot of medical attention, regardless of whether your brain injury was from trauma or caused by a medical reason. Diagnosing a brain injury can be tricky, requiring expensive medical tests such as X-rays, MRIs, and PET scans. Treatment options may require stitches, sutures, surgery or other invasive, unpleasant, and costly procedures. Recovering might require you to miss time from work, lost wages, and may result in termination from your job. You might become permanently disables and no longer be able to work at all if the brain injury is serious.
Brain Injury Law Firm Servicing Los Angeles and California
It estimated that in the year 2000 the direct medical costs and indirect costs of TBI, such as lost productivity, totaled approximately $60 billion in the United States. If you or a loved one has suffered a brain or head injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, then contact J&Y Law in Los Angeles for more information about your options. Our first priority is making sure you or your loved one get the medical attention that you require along with the compensation you deserve so you can ensure that your financial needs are met while you recover.
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