Brain Injury Lawyer
San Jose, CA, Brain Injury Lawyer
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are among the worst injuries you can suffer as a result of a car crash, workplace accident, or act of violence. Injuries that affect the brain can be a result of either open or closed head injuries. In such situations, it is advisable to consult with and hire a California personal injury attorney who can guide you throughout the process, and file a settlement claim against the injuries sustained in the accident.
How Do Traumatic Brain Injuries Happen?
Just about any type of accident can cause a traumatic brain jury – a slip and fall accident, a car accident, an impact to the head during an athletic event – but the big difference between traumatic brain injuries and other types of personal injury is that they are often much harder to see and to prove. The effects of a TBI are very real and often life-changing, but you can’t see the injury the way you can see a broken limb or some other obvious form of physical damage. To get the help you need for the injury you’ve suffered, schedule a virtual consultation with a Brain Injury Lawyer at Abronson Law Offices, located in San Jose.
What Is The Evidence For A Traumatic Brain Injury?
An experienced Brain Injury Lawyer will turn to the most advanced technology available to find out exactly what your condition is and what damage you might have suffered.
The first option after almost any accident is to use an X-Ray, but X-Rays can only confirm the most straightforward aspects of an injury such as a broken bone or a sprain. To find evidence of a traumatic brain injury it is usually necessary to look deeper.
The next step would often be to use an MRI or CT scan to get a detailed picture of the effect of the injury on your soft tissues, blood vessels, and so on. A PET scan can also be used to see if the injury has affected the central nervous system in any way.
An experienced Brain Injury Lawyer like Abronson Law Offices will know what questions to ask to make sure you get the help you need – and to collect any evidence of a traumatic brain injury. Don’t just assume you can handle the accident on your own. Call (408) 687-9155 in San Jose and (408) 444-7700 in San Jose for a free case evaluation from Abronson Law Offices.
Do TBIs Get Better On Their Own?
The unfortunate reality is that a traumatic brain injury will not improve on its own, and can only be treated under the care of a qualified specialist. Because the symptoms of a TBI aren’t always apparent immediately and the injury itself is generally invisible, it can be a bad idea to settle with the insurance company too quickly. Their goal, as always, is to maximize profits – not to make sure you get whatever help you need. Although there are exceptions to the statute of limitations under the “delayed discovery” rule, it’s always much better to meet to filing deadlines for a lawsuit than to have to argue for an exception.
If you’ve suffered an accident that may have caused a traumatic brain injury, don’t delay – call a Brain Injury Lawyer immediately to ensure that you get the skilled and experienced representation you need.
Call Abronson Law Offices for a free remote consultation – (408) 687-9155 in San Jose and (408) 444-7700 in San Jose.
Open Head Injuries
An open head injury occurs when an object forcefully penetrates the skull and damages brain tissue or the membranes that surround it. Infection and contamination inside the skull can further complicate these already catastrophic injuries. Gunshot and stab wounds, construction accidents, falls from high places, and motor vehicle accidents are the most likely causes of open head injuries
Closed Head Injuries
In closed head injuries, the skull and dura mater, the tough fibrous membrane between the brain and the skull, the brain, are left intact. Closed head injuries comprise about three-quarters of the roughly 17 million brain injuries that occur every year in the United States. They range in severity from mild concussions to diffuse axonal injuries, which cause coma and frequently, death.
Closed head injuries can cause a lifetime of cognitive, psychological, and physical impairment.
Types Of Closed Head Injuries Include
- Concussion: a head injury causing temporary disruption of normal brain function
- Intracranial hematoma: a pooling of blood caused by a broken artery or vein in the area of the brain (subdural hematoma) or between the brain and the skull (epidural hematoma). Intracranial hematomas press against the brain, which if left untreated can be fatal.
- Cerebral contusion: bruising of an area of brain tissue
- Diffuse axonal injury: an injury to the axon of the neuron, often fatal; causes coma and usually, if the victim survives, permanent brain damage or persistent vegetative state
Symptoms Of Brain Injuries
The symptoms of a brain injury are not always apparent immediately after the trauma. They begin to show after the brain has had time to swell, which can happen over hours, days, or even weeks.
Common Symptoms Of A Head Injury Include
- Slurred speech
And In The Most Severe Closed Head Injuries,
- Loss of consciousness
- Persistent vegetative state
Secondary Psychiatric Symptoms
More than half of victims who survive a traumatic brain injury develop psychiatric symptoms. Head injury survivors have more difficulty holding a job, which tends to exacerbate mental problems. Such a situation needs a consultation with an experienced California personal injury attorney, who can help you in time of need. Secondary psychiatric symptoms include:
- Social problems
- Cognitive disabilities
The brain is the seat of the personality and the intellect. It controls important physical functions as well as psychological and cognitive ones. Brain injuries are life-threatening and life-changing; they almost always have long-term consequences. Victims of brain injuries often need lifelong care and treatment. Many are unable to ever work again, and most are not able to earn as much as they did before the injury. The recovery of a brain injury victim claims should be enough to cover present and future costs of medical treatment, psychological therapy, occupational therapy, and in many cases, day-to-day care.
If you or a family member suffered a brain injury due to someone’s negligence, you need an experienced, aggressive personal injury lawyer on your side who is accustomed to handling catastrophic injury cases. The California personal injury attorneys at the Abronson Law Offices are expert negotiators and litigators with the knowledge, experience, and access to investigators and experts to help you get the recovery you need and deserve. We offer a full range of virtual services. Call our office for a free virtual consultation. You don’t need money to hire the best and you don’t have to leave your home. You’ll pay us nothing unless we win a case for you.
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