Traumatic Brain Injuries
San Diego Brain Injury Lawyer Frederick Dudek is Ready to Help
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be a life-shattering event, especially if it happens to a close friend or family member. TBIs can alter memories, emotions and physical capabilities. Too often, people with TBIs die from their injuries. What do you do in such a dire, unexpected situation? You have to make decisions that could affect a loved one forever and you have hundreds of questions about your options. Time is critical. A loved one is suffering and you want to help, but where do you begin? Step one: talk to a professional who knows the system inside and out, someone who knows the process and can guide you through the long road ahead. San Diego brain injury attorney Frederick M. Dudek of Dudek Law Firm APC is ready to ease your burden.
Fred’s compassion, knowledge and skills as a litigator are reflected in his strong track record of helping those in need. He handles your case personally. Dudek Law Firm APC is a boutique San Diego personal injury law firm that is very selective in accepting cases. If Fred believes someone else’s negligence harmed your loved one, he will fight to get the recovery he or she needs. From advice on medical care to tedious document preparation and filing, this San Diego brain injury lawyer will do everything he can to aid your TBI case. That way, you can rest easier knowing that your case is in the hands of a professional.
Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries
Many high speed or high intensity activities can cause traumatic brain injuries, such as motorcycle wrecks, tractor trailer accidents, SUV crashes, auto accidents, bike accidents and slip and fall accidents.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that that falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries in the United States at 40 percent, followed by:
- Motor vehicle accidents – 14 percent
- Being struck by/against objects – 15 percent
- Assaults – 11 percent
- Other – 19 percent
What are Common TBI Symptoms?
Traumatic brain injury symptoms vary based on the incident’s severity. Keep in mind that symptoms may not appear for days or weeks. Recall how actress Natasha Richardson felt fine after her skiing accident, and then died soon after from her brain injury. If you or someone you know displays any of the following symptoms after a head injury, consult a doctor immediately. Common TBI symptoms include:
- Change in speech
- Headaches (mild and severe)
- Blurred vision
- Loss of focus and concentration
- Change in attitude, sleeping habits and eating habits
- Sudden emotional outbursts
- Strange taste in mouth
- Memory loss
Effects of Traumatic Brain Injuries
Brain trauma victims can suffer for the rest of their lives from their injuries. Mild TBI cases involve constant headaches, depression and persistent memory losses. People with more extreme forms of head injuries may require constant medical assistance for the rest of their life. They may lose their ability to speak, see, taste, smell, hear, move on their own, recognize loved ones, control their bladders, control their emotions and think rationally.
Life changes completely after a car accident brain injury or other TBI causes, and Fred can help you regain a sense of normalcy after such a devastating event. Our attorney cares about people with disabilities, and he wants TBI victims and their families to live the best life they can.
Contact Our San Diego Brain Injury Lawyer Today
If you or someone you know is suffering from a traumatic brain injury, contact our San Diego brain injury lawyer today. With the right attorney, you can receive recompense for past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering damages and past and future lost wages. Fred can help guide you through the lengthy and confusing injury claim process so you can get the medical treatment, at-home care and damages your case deserves. Contact Dudek Law Firm APC today for a free consultation.