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Traumatic Brain Injury

It is human nature to protect your head. Our survival instincts are hardwired with an understanding that the threat of head injury is never far away. It’s no secret that this kind of traumatic event can be life-altering. The brain is the center of the nervous system and controls all the human body’s major and minor functions. Any damage to this complex organ may result in difficulty performing everyday tasks, memory loss, and many life-altering conditions.

After a blow to the head, injuries can range from a mild concussion to traumatic brain injury that results in permanent cognitive impairment. Contact sports, car collisions, slip and fall accidents, and even attacks can cause these injuries. 

Sometimes, freak accidents happen to unsuspecting victims. Other times, brain injury is the result of an intentional and illegal act of force. Most often, this type of injury occurs in the grey area, where responsibility is not clear.

Though we cannot prevent the worst from happening, at Adamson Ahdoot LLP, we match all our clients with a highly qualified lawyer who has the expertise to handle cases of brain injuries. 

Common Symptoms of Brain Injury

Annually in the United States, over 200,000 people fall victim to some kind of brain injury. When a brain injury occurs, there are a few tell-tale signs. The symptoms can range from mild to severe.

Mild symptoms of brain injuries may include: 

  • Headache
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Loss of consciousness, including only a few seconds
  • No loss of consciousness, but marked confusion or dizziness
  • Fatigue, difficulty staying awake or increased drowsiness
  • Slurred speech or difficulty recalling words
  • Blurred vision
  • Sensitivity to light or sound
  • Bad taste in the mouth
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Difficulty smelling
  • Insomnia
  • Loss of balance
  • Concentration issues
  • Mood swings
  • Increased feelings of depression or anxiety

More severe injuries may include the following symptoms:

  • Chronic headache
  • Ongoing nausea and/or vomiting
  • Loss of consciousness for more than a few minutes
  • Loss of coordination
  • Seizures
  • Dilated pupils in one or both eyes
  • Numbness in fingers and toes
  • Increased irritability
  • Difficulty or inability to wake from sleep
  • Ongoing confusion

The onset of these symptoms can be sudden or delayed. If you’ve hit your head, be sure to seek medical attention as quickly as possible. 

Typical Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Children, young adults, seniors, and males of any age make up most of the statistics on traumatic brain injuries. Most often, traumatic brain injury is caused by blunt force trauma or a direct blow to the head. As mentioned above, these injuries can range from mild to severe and life-altering. There are a variety of factors that determine the severity of a brain injury. 

Common causes of brain injury include:

  • Slip and fall accidents: This can include falling from a roof or ladder, tripping down a flight of stairs, and slipping in the bathroom or other places
  • Auto accidents: Pedestrians and other drivers can suffer traumatic injuries after a car accident
  • Violence: Intentional acts of violence, even without weapons, are a common cause of head injury
  • Sports injuries: Contact sports and other high-impact sports can cause mild concussions and other head injuries
  • Explosions or combat-related injury: Military personnel can incur injury from bomb blasts and other explosions

Receiving Compensation for a Brain Injury

When someone has been diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury, they may feel powerless, especially if they feel someone else is responsible. In cases of drunk driving accidents, slip and fall accidents from wet or slippery flooring, or defective products resulting in traumatic brain injury, you may be entitled to compensation. 

For example, drunk driving accidents may hold multiple parties liable, such as the driver and the bar or restaurant responsible for serving them alcohol. Similarly, wet floors or slippery sidewalks at grocery stores, apartment buildings, or other establishments can be the result of the property manager’s negligence.

In any case, it’s vital that the victim seek out a knowledgeable brain injury lawyer. Personal injury attorneys will have the experience and legal knowledge required to prove liability in a civil case. 

Why Choose Adamson Ahdoot

At Adamson Ahdoot, we have over 100 years of combined legal experience in personal injury litigation under our belts. We strive to empower our clients with our intimate knowledge of the Los Angeles legal system. With Adamson Ahdoot, you don’t have to go through the process on your own. We fight tooth and nail for our clients, and we won’t stop until you receive the damages you deserve.

Our law firm is the perfect balance of a small and large law firm. Headquartered in Los Angeles, we serve residents throughout all of California.

Our talented team of Los Angeles brain injury lawyers has the experience necessary to handle your case with compassion without compromising your right to competent and aggressive representation in the courtroom. 

We know that the legal process can be daunting, so we strive to be approachable. Call us today to schedule your free case evaluation – we are happy to serve Los Angeles’ English and Spanish-speaking population. Our team of brain injury lawyers will study your case thoroughly so that you can focus on moving forward with your life while we focus on getting the justice you deserve. Call (800) 310-1606!

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