BRAIN AND HEAD INJURY LAWYER IN SACRAMENTO
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Head, Brain, and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Attorney in Sacramento
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Traumatic Brain Injuries occur when an external force injures the brain. Traumatic Brain Injuries, also known as intracranial injuries, can vary in severity and can have a number of different causes, including motor vehicle accidents, slip-and-falls, or any other situation in which there is trauma to the head and brain. Many brain injuries are caused purely by sudden intracranial force (referred to as a closed head injury), while others involve actual penetration (referred to as a penetrating head injury). Some closed head injuries can be more severe than penetrating head injuries, and vice versa. Regardless of the cause and classification of the head injury, trauma to the brain can have a significant lasting impact and can often result in permanent disability or even death.
Prevalence of Traumatic Brain Injuries
Annually, an estimated 1.7 million Americans sustain a traumatic brain injury.1 This figure does not include non-fatal Traumatic Brain Injuries seen outside of an emergency or hospital or those who fail to receive any care at all. It is estimated that 30.5% of all injury related deaths in the United States involve a traumatic brain injury.2
Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic Brain Injuries can result from any number of causes where there is disruption of the normal function of the brain. Common causes of brain injuries include motor vehicle accidents, unsafe premises (including slip-and-falls), construction accidents, defective products, or any other sudden force to the brain or penetrating head injury that interrupts the normal function of the brain.
Consequences of Suffering a Traumatic Brain Injury
The most serious cases of Traumatic Brain Injuries can cause disability or even death. Some of the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury can include: poor cognitive function, poor memory, migraines, physical paralysis, concentration difficulties (including the inability to stay focused on tasks or activities), anxiety, changes in emotions, changes to senses (such as vision, hearing, taste, or smell), and even changes in behavior.
Traumatic Brain Injury Lawsuit
Where the traumatic brain injury is caused by the negligent or intentional act of a third party, the injured party may have the right to recover for: past medical expenses, rehabilitation expenses, future medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost past wages, lost future earning, loss of earning potential, and property damage.
Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, you should call a skilled attorney as soon as possible to see if you have a claim.
Head and Brain Injury Attorney In Sacramento
Our offices are skilled in handling cases involved trauma to the head and brain, as well as any other type of injury. Call us to speak with a California lawyer to discuss your legal options for receiving financial compensation for your injuries. The call is free and so is the consultation. If you have a case and choose to have us represent you, there is no upfront cost and our fee is contingent on recovering for you. Our no-fee guarantee means that you pay nothing unless we recover for your injuries. Our office is ready to take your call any time, day or night. Schedule to meet with a skilled California attorney at one of our locations or we can come to you.
1 Faul M, Xu L, Wald MM, Coronado VG. Traumatic Brain Injury in the United States: Emergency Department Visits, Hospitalizations and Deaths 2002–2006. Atlanta (GA): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control; 2010.
2 Report to Congress on Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in the United States: Steps to Prevent a Serious Public Health Problem. Atlanta (GA): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control; 2003.