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Traumatic Brain Injury

Riverside & San Bernardino Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney

The mind is the most important possession that a person has. The brain controls the body and gives people the ability to be able to think and reason. Unfortunately, when brain damage occurs it effects the individual, and the family, in a devastating way. Brain damage can occur in a variety of ways, including a car accident, surgery gone wrong, complications at birth, and even by slipping and falling and hitting the head.

Symptoms of Brain Injury

Some brain injury accidents result in the individual remaining unconscious or needing medical care for the rest of their life. This however is not always the case. Sometimes an individual may be suffering from brain damage without even knowing it. Here are some symptoms that you should be aware of concerning brain damage:

  • Feeling dizzy or losing balance
  • Slurred Speech
  • Any part of the body experiencing paralysis
  • Chronic neck or head pain
  • Nausea
  • Senses diminishing, such as taste, sight or hearing

Get Help for Brain Injury

If you or a loved one are experiencing any of these symptoms then it is very important that you receive medical help as soon as possible. With the help of a neurologist it is possible that the extent of damage may become less severe, and treatment and rehabilitation may be accelerated. Another form of help would be found through a well established law firm with an experienced attorney in brain damage cases.

Who May Be Held Responsible for Brain Injury

Depending on the actual incident of when the brain injury occurred, certain parties may be held responsible. An experienced lawyer will be able to help identify these cases and who is held responsible. A few examples of this may include:

  • An anesthesiologist - This may be because he or she administered to much anesthesia during a procedure, which resulted in brain injury.
  • An employer - This may happen if the employer did not provide protective head gear or proper safety training, which resulted in brain injury.
  • A babysitter - Maybe the babysitter shook a baby which resulted in shaken baby syndrome brain damage.
  • A negligent driver - The driver caused an accident which resulted in brain injury

 

Compensation

With the help of an experienced and skilled lawyer, the victim may be entitled to certain compensation which may include:

  • Medical bills - This may include the medical treatment that was received due to the damage, and extend to the use of life support services.
  • Lost Wages - The victim may have had to take off work in order to recover from the injury.
  • Life-Care - To cover the expenses of home care that the victim will need. For instance cooking, cleaning, and driving.
  • Impairment of Earning Capacity - The victim may now be limited to the type of employment that he or she can accomplish due to the head injury.
  • Future Damages - Because of the current brain damage, other complications may appear in the future. An example of this includes clinical depression and Alzheimer's disease.

 

Choosing Your Riverside & San Bernardino Lawyer

Brain injury cases are challenging and require the skill of an experienced lawyer. You should take great care when choosing your lawyer, preferably one with exceptional resources.


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