Brain injuries and concussions are among the most damaging of all injuries you can suffer after being involved in an accident or victimized in a criminal attack. As the most complex organ in the human body, the brain is the seat of numerous functions and abilities, such as intelligence, body movement, memory, perception of sensation, speech, behavior, and more. When injured, these abilities may be temporarily or permanently damaged or destroyed, rendering the individual disabled in various ways. The symptoms and disabilities involved in concussions and brain injuries may be delayed or immediate. In either case, they call for proper and often ongoing medical care.
As a Bay Area personal infirm firm, A. Davies Personal Injury Law represents Californians who have suffered concussions and brain injuries as the result of negligence-based accidents or malice-based assaults. As your attorney, I can assist you with all of the details and necessary actions that need to be taken in filing your personal injury claim or wrongful death lawsuit. These can include ensuring you get medical care, gathering medical records and bills, proving the fault of the other party through investigative work, building your case, negotiating for a fair settlement or taking your case to trial.
Injuries to the brain can lead to long-term and serious health consequences. These can range from mild to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) to concussions. TBIs are commonly suffered as an impact to the head in a closed-head situation such as a blow or fall or something piercing the skull into brain tissue known as an open-head situation. TBIs are usually followed by unconsciousness. Concussions are a milder form of brain injury but may take days, weeks, or months to manifest as symptoms.
Both TBIs and concussions can plague a person’s health and stability for years to come. They may be the result of auto accidents, bicycle accidents, falls, contact sports incidents, birth injuries, criminal attacks, or other forms of negligence-based events.
Contact my firm to schedule a free initial consultation about your case. You can reach A. Davies Personal Injury Law online or at (408) 577-3441 to get started.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
All brain injuries are commonly followed by some form of unconsciousness, whether lasting for seconds, hours, days, or weeks. They may occur as a result of brain swelling, bleeding, or being punctured by an object. The symptoms and consequences of such an injury vary, depending on the type and severity of the injury.
The consequences of a TBI can include:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Slurred speech
- Loss of coordination
- Loss of sensation in various parts of the body
Long-term consequences can range from cognitive dysfunction to personality changes, mood swings, inability to concentrate, learning disability, speech problems, memory problems, fatigue, paralysis, sleep disturbance, depression, and more.
As mentioned above, concussions are less severe injuries to the brain and symptoms may not manifest immediately. In fact, the person may not realize they have sustained a concussion at all. However, any blow or jarring of the brain should always receive medical attention.
The effects of a concussion may include:
- Mild or severe headaches
- Difficulty concentrating
- Sensitivity to light or noise
- Loss of balance
Generally, symptoms of concussion may subside after a few weeks or months. In some cases, however, they can persist for much longer, disabling the individual in his or her daily activities or work. Both concussions and more serious brain injuries are often difficult to diagnose and treat and may lead to long-term health complications.
Contact Professional Legal Help As Soon As Possible
After sustaining a concussion or brain injury, your first order of business is to get medical treatment. This is vital even if your symptoms are mild. Aside from averting the worsening of your condition, documented medical treatment will be needed in making your personal injury claim. You will also need a diligent attorney who can provide professional support to help you seek the compensation to which you are entitled.
At my firm, A. Davies Personal Injury Law, you can work directly with me in making your claim. I can take care of all of the legal details on your behalf to fight for maximum compensation while you focus on recovering your health. Call my office at (408) 577-3441 to discuss your situation in a free case evaluation.