Practice Area: Personal Injury & Wrongful Death

Someone Else’s Negligence Cause Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?

San Francisco Brain Injury Lawyers Defend Victims’ Rights

Every concussion needs to be taken seriously because it can eventually lead to severe problems down the road. Even a “minor” concussion can result in post-concussive syndrome, epilepsy, post-traumatic vertigo, headaches or other brain damage if left untreated. No matter the details of the injury to yourself or your loved one, you should seek medical attention and then contact an attorney. The San Francisco brain injury lawyers at The Brandi Law Firm have experience handling these types of cases.

Brain injuries affect more than just the victim. They can have lifelong consequences for family and friends as well. We work hard to protect the rights and interests of everyone affected by the injury. Our California attorneys have developed a solid reputation for success when handling brain and head injury cases. We understand the serious consequences of a TBI and work to protect the rights of people dealing with these devastating injuries. If you or a loved one has survived a car crash, medical malpractice, fall or any accident, then we can help.

Are Concussions Brain Injuries?

A concussion occurs after you sustain a violent blow to the head. Your brain loses its protective cushion: cerebrospinal fluid, which protects it against daily bumps and jolts. A sudden change in speed can cause a concussion, which in turn can result in bleeding. Bleeding can cause minor symptoms, such as drowsiness or confusion, or major issues that could become fatal. Since brain injuries are internal, it is imperative that you or your loved one is monitored after your accident. Over a period of time, you or a loved one may suffer moderate to permanent side effects from the concussion. Experiencing changes in behavior, intense irritability, clumsiness, seizures, vision changes and other conditions could indicate a more serious injury.

Other symptoms of concussion may include:

  • Nausea: A feeling of the stomach flu after an accident may be an early sign of brain injury. If it continues or if you vomit, consult a medical professional immediately,
  • Vertigo: One of the most common side effects immediately after a concussion is extreme dizziness. The world will literally appear to be spinning in circles even if a victim is still. Vertigo can persist and is usually followed by nausea.
  • Confusion: Blows to the head can leave you dazed and confused. Even if a head injury victim feels fine initially, confusion can set in hours after the accident.
  • Hearing or Speech Problems: You may hear a ringing in your ears or nothing at all. After an accident, any change in hearing could originate from a brain injury. You may also experience delayed response to questions or slurred speech
  • Loss of Consciousness: A blackout may result in headaches or amnesia.

What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

TBI is a term used to describe a number of different and severe injuries to the brain. Trauma to the brain can have a wide variety of lifelong and devastating consequences. Additionally, injuries that initially seem minor could be much worse than they appear. Studies show that minor concussions can be deadlier than major concussions because they go unnoticed and untreated. Symptoms of TBI may include significant personality changes, loss of mobility and even death. Injuries to the brain can affect motor function and may result in a victim being unable to care for themselves. Furthermore, a person with a brain injury may have lowered impulse control and may be unable to make certain decisions. Returning to work and managing money may become impossible.

Our commitment to quality representation has led us to seek out the very best expert witnesses available. Our team can help show the extent and impact of your traumatic brain injury. The neuropsychologists, neurologists, cognitive therapists, rehabilitation physicians and psychologists we work with are leaders in their fields. We may call on family members, friends and coworkers to educate the jurors on how the victim’s life has changed. People who are intimately familiar with the victim both before and after the injury are powerful witnesses. Their story can help convey the extent you or your loved one’s TBI.

Questions? Call San Francisco Brain Injury Lawyers For a Free Consultation

Have you or a loved had an accident resulting in TBI? Do you have questions about brain injury law? Brain injuries can be subtle, requiring a skilled attorney to convey the true impact of the injury. You do not need to feel alone or uncertain at such a pivotal moment. The Brandi Law Firm has decades of experience defending brain injury survivors are TBI victims.

It may seem tempting to take the path of least resistance and settle your case. Insurance adjusters will pressure you to take a deal that is not in your best interests. The San Francisco brain injury lawyers at The Brandi Law Firm can help guide you through the process. Call us today at (415) 989-1800 or contact us through our website. In a free consultation, we can review your case and let you know if we can help.

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