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Traumatic Brain Injuries: How Do They Affect You?

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Traumatic brain injuries can have a significant impact on the life of the person who suffers them. In many cases, maintaining employment, personal relationships, and living independently may not be an easy task. For this reason, it is necessary that after suffering an accident, especially one so detrimental to your health, you consult with an attorney so that they can adequately advise you on the actions available to obtain fair compensation.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that “moderate and severe traumatic brain injuries can result in lifelong physical, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral changes.” Statistics from the CDC give an overview of the five-year outcomes of people who experienced a traumatic brain injury:

  • 22% died within five years.
  • 30% worsened their health situation.
  • 22% remained the same.
  • 26% showed improvement.

Injured patients need to receive rehabilitation services that improve or stabilize their quality of life after traumatic brain injury.

When suffering these drastic impairments due to the negligence of a third party, you should know that you have legal options to avoid bearing the financial consequences that entails. California Law is on your side and helps you seek financial compensation for recklessness caused by someone else. The person or company responsible must be responsible for all expenses related to your physical and emotional injuries and loss of income. These include:

  • Expenses for your medical treatments: From initial care to rehabilitation and any therapy or ongoing medical care you need now or in the future.
  • Lost wages: If you cannot work during your immediate recovery and the time you spend in rehabilitation, kinesiology, occupational therapy, etc.
  • Lost future wages: When the accident affects your ability to continue generating the same income.
  • Pain and suffering: This relates to the emotional pain and physical discomfort you feel from being unable to resume your daily activities.

Contact An Attorney Today

Have you suffered from a traumatic brain injury due to someone else’s negligence? We can help you.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.