If you or a loved one has suffered a head or brain injury due to an accident, the effects can be devastating, if not life-threatening. The physical, emotional, and financial costs can be staggering. You need a personal injury attorney in Los Angeles to help get maximum compensation following an automobile, bicycle, pedestrian, slip and fall, or workplace accident that caused your head injury.
What Is a Head Injury?
A head injury is any type of trauma involving the scalp, skull, or brain. It might cause just a mild bruise or bump. Other effects range from concussions and wounds to skull fractures. If the skull isn’t broken, the head injury is said to be closed. An open head injury is one in which the scalp and skull, or even the brain, have been penetrated.
No matter how minor or serious a head injury looks, it should always be treated with urgency. Always seek medical treatment for a blow to the head. The extent of the injury is often not known without medical testing. Profuse bleeding can occur even with minor injuries. On the other hand, a major injury may not be accompanied by much bleeding or even visible surface damage.
The most common causes of head injuries include shaking, more often seen in infants and children, or blows to the head, typical of falls and motor vehicle accidents.
What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
With a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, a blow to the head has caused a disruption in normal brain function. A TBI is lethal in the most serious cases but the severity level can vary. More than a million such injuries are reported annually and, since there are so many kinds of trauma, you need our Los Angeles TBI attorney experienced representing clients affected by brain injuries.
Sometimes, the effects of a TBI are temporary. A mild injury may cause only a temporary disruption in brain cell activity. In more serious cases, an object or piece of skull may penetrate brain tissue, cause tissue tears, or lead to severe bruising or internal bleeding.
The onset of symptoms may be delayed, especially in children. Children are more susceptible to traumatic brain injuries, as their skulls are not fully formed or hardened, so any blow to the head can have more serious consequences.
Jacob Emrani Is Here to Help
Taking on the insurance companies after an accident is hard work. They are experienced in finding ways to deny claims and minimizing payouts. The Law Offices of Jacob Emrani understands how to gather and present evidence, be persistent, and negotiate with powerful insurance firms. Our specialty is solely on injury cases. You can therefore depend on a skilled brain injury attorney to put all their experience and resources into fighting your case and winning maximum compensation for your injuries and hardship.
Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries