There are four types of brain injury:
- Concussion. The most common type of brain injury, concussion occurs when the brain is shaken. It may result in disorientation, confusion, memory loss, and headaches
- Contusion. Typically caused by impact to the head, contusion is a bruise on the brain caused by leaking blood. Depending on the severity of the blow, contusion may result in a loss of consciousness, tiredness, confusion, agitation or distress. In severe cases, it may cause the brain to swell
- Penetrating Injury. A penetrating injury occurs when an object from inside the body, like a piece of the skull, or outside the body, like a bullet, penetrates the brain. Symptoms may include a loss of consciousness, bleeding from the wound, bleeding from the ears, seizure, paralysis, loss of bowel or bladder function, and coma
- Anoxic Brain Injury. When the brain does not receive enough oxygen, it will begin to die. This in anoxic brain injury. Symptoms may include confusion, feeling woozy, nausea, loss of consciousness, severe headache, and tingling or loss of sensation in the arms or legs
If you have sustained a brain injury in an accident, Kirtland & Packard may be able to help you get justice. Call our Redondo Beach office at 310-536-1000 to schedule a free case evaluation and learn more. We serve victims of serious injury living in Torrance, Manhattan Beach, and all surrounding South Bay communities.
Leading Causes of Brain Injury
According to the CDC, falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Being struck against an object – such as a windshield – is the second leading cause of brain injury. It makes sense that motor vehicle accidents and falls are the leading causes of hospitalization for TBI, accounting for 72% of all post-emergency admissions related to brain injury.
TBI is often a result of slip and fall accidents. It may also be caused by:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Construction accidents
- Faulty or defective products
- Medical error
Regardless of its cause, TBI typically necessitates both immediate and long-term medical intervention. Depending on the severity of the injury, it may also result in an inability to work for extended periods of time and require lengthy recovery and rehabilitation. If your TBI is the result of someone else’s negligence, you have every right to hold that party accountable and to seek compensation for all related damages.
How We Can Help
The attorneys at Kirtland & Packard have decades of experience helping victims of serious injury get justice. Our team of brain injury lawyers can review your case free of both cost and obligation to help you determine if you have cause to file suit, and we are prepared to take viable cases as far as needed to help secure full compensation for men and women struggling with the consequences of brain injury.
Costs Associated with Brain Injury
Costs associated with brain injury may include:
- Emergency and initial hospitalization
- Speech and language pathology
- Physical and occupational therapy
- Counseling services
- Around the clock medical assistance
- Adaptive technology
Depending on the severity of your injury, it may not be possible to regain lost abilities and, even with therapy, victims of brain injury are more likely to suffer dementia, experience mood swings and disorders, and die prematurely. Insurance settlements do not take the pain and suffering associated with TBI into account. Only an experienced attorney will do that. Only with the help of a brain injury lawyer can you be sure that all of your damages are being considered and everting possible is being done to secure the true compensation your injury demands.
Our award-winning and top-rated Redondo Beach personal injury attorneys have the experience, resources, and tenacity to help. Schedule your free consultation today to learn more.
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