Los Angeles Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
Traumatic brain injury victims and their families shouldn’t bear the financial burden for damages, that are result of someone else’s negligent act. Our compassionate Los Angeles Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer at Yerushalmi Law Firm is dedicated to protecting yours and your family’s rights in a traumatic brain injury lawsuit in Los Angeles. Contact us today for a free consultation.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of estimated Traumatic Brain Injury – EDHDs (Emergency Department visits, Hospitalizations, and Deaths) increased by 53 per cent from 2006 to 2014. Every year in US, approximately 2.53 million TBI-related ED visits are reported, including over 812,00 occurring among children. A large number, of TBI victims, approx. 288,000 are hospitalized and nearly 50,000 TBI-related deaths occur each year.
What is Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be defined as a loss to brain’s natural activity that can be caused by bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or penetrating injury. Everyone, especially children and older adults, are at risk of traumatic brain injury. A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury – or mTBI – which occurs when the head and brain move back and forth rapidly due to a blow, bump or a jolt in an accident. Concussions are usually not life-threatening, but their effects can be serious.
Common Symptoms of TBI or Concussion
The signs and symptoms of traumatic brain injury fall into four main groups – cognitive, perceptual, behavioral, and physical disabilities. While some TBI symptoms may appear immediately, others may not be observed for days or months after the accident. People often don’t realize they have difficulties and may look perfectly fine. Thus, we advise accident victims to immediately seek medical attention even if they don’t see any injury signs right away. Timely diagnosis of traumatic brain injury is essential to aid recovery of your health and any financial compensation you’re eligible for. Some common symptoms of TBI or Concussion include:
- Nausea or vomiting
- Blurry vision
- Sensitivity to light & noise
- Unusual behavior
- Difficulty thinking clearly
Prevalent Causes of Traumatic brain injury
Unintentional falls, accidentally being hit by or against an object, and motor vehicle collisions were the most prevalent causes of injury contributing to a TBI diagnosis in the ED. These three principal causes of injury accounted for 47.9 percent of all TBI-related ED admissions, 17.1 percent, and 13.2 percent, respectively. While accidents are the greatest causes of brain injuries in Los Angeles, they can also be caused by:
- Inherited genetic defects
- Viral infections
- Trauma or drug use
- Birth Injuries
- Medical malpractice
Traumatic brain injuries are deemed difficult to heal and their effects are often long-term. TBI Victims with serious symptoms may need weeks, months, or even years to recover completely. And in some cases, victims may even need intensive care or treatment for the remainder of their lives. Thus, it’s vital to have a competent traumatic brain injury lawyer by your side, to ensure you get fairly compensated for your losses.
Have you or a loved one suffered a brain injury due to someone else’s recklessness? Are you currently seeking information regarding Los Angeles brain injury laws? If so, contact our experienced Los Angeles traumatic brain injury lawyer today at Yerushalmi Law Firm. Call (310) 777-7717 to schedule a free consultation.