Questions About Traumatic Brain Injuries?
Ask a Brain Injury Lawyer in San Diego
A traumatic brain injury will change your entire life. Maybe you are recovering from an injury, or someone you love is recovering from serious brain damage. Maybe the injury has already taken a loved one from you, either through death or through serious changes in mood, personality or memory. We can help people recovering from a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, answer the multitude of questions that arise in the aftermath of an injury. San Diego brain injury lawyer Frederick M. Dudek handles each case personally. He only accepts cases that he believes will have a positive outcome for the TBI survivor.
Frequently Asked Questions About Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Who is responsible for traumatic brain injuries?
- What are the symptoms of traumatic brain injuries?
- What are the costs associated with traumatic brain injuries?
- What can I receive compensation for?
- How do you treat a traumatic brain injury?
This depends entirely on each individual case. There are many types of TBIs, ranging from sports-related concussions to severe, permanent brain damage that leads to paralysis or early death. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), slip and falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injury, followed by car accident brain injury. Vehicle accidents are the leading cause of fatal brain injuries.
The symptoms depend on the injury’s severity. Victims of a concussion or mild brain injury might display:
- Momentary loss of consciousness
- Memory lapse
- Difficulty concentrating
- Change in sleeping patterns
- Sensitivity to light and sound
- Dizziness, nausea or vomiting
Victims who sustain a more serious brain injury might experience:
- Angry or dramatic mood swings
- Lack of coordination
- Dilated pupils
- Persistent and intense headaches
We strongly encourage anyone who suffered head injuries – even in a seemingly minor car accident – to consult a doctor. These accidents often cause subtle but serious brain damage, and any subsequent head injury may become much worse if left untreated.
The monetary costs of living with a traumatic brain injury can be staggering. The victim might need to pay for medical bills, rehabilitation, physical therapy, multiple surgeries and medication. Also, many TBI victims can no longer work. Some studies cited by the CDC estimate that these costs total $76.5 billion in the United States every year.
However, these reports and numbers cannot give a dollar value to the emotional devastation and loss that TBI can cause. TBI survivors often cannot return to the lives they lived before the injury. Family members must come to terms with their loved one’s new life and struggles.
If you decide to seek justice against a negligent party for causing your injury or a loved one’s injury, you could receive compensation for injury that includes:
- Medical bills, including surgery, therapy and medication
- Funeral costs
- Lost wages for the victim (past and future)
- The value of care provided by family members
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium (loss of love and affection: usually affects the spouse/widow)
- Disability and disfigurement
While surgery and physical therapy can help improve a damaged brain, the damage is often permanent. TBIs are some of the most devastating injuries because unlike a burn injury or losing a limb, a brain injury can fundamentally change the individual’s personality.
Find a Brain Injury Lawyer Near Year
If negligence or poor decision-making played a role in your or a loved one’s traumatic brain injury, please contact our personal injury law firm today. There is no charge for the consultation, and you do not owe us anything unless our brain injury attorney recovers money for you. Call (858) 530-4800 today to learn more.