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A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is devastating and can result in a life-altering situation for you and your family. You may no longer be able to perform your daily activities, provide for your family or enjoy life as you did before the accident. While some individuals suffer short-term injuries, others could take months or years to recover. In some cases, the injured person may never fully regain the quality of life they've once enjoyed before the brain injury.

If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury in a catastrophic accident, reach out to our experienced Eureka brain injury lawyers at (707) 564-1900 for free, friendly advice. There is no cost to speak to one of our injury attorneys. We are here to help you navigate the personal injury claim process.

Common Causes of Brain Injuries

An individual can suffer a brain injury under various conditions. Head injuries typically occur under the following circumstances, even though the list is not fully comprehensive:

  • Contact sports
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Physical assault
  • Slip and fall incidents
  • Workplace accidents
Common Symptoms of a TBI

Since symptoms of some head injuries may not appear right away, you should continue to monitor yourself or a loved one after an accident for any signs or symptoms that might appear later. These could include:

  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vertigo

Some more serious symptoms could include:

  • Abnormal eye movements
  • Difficulty with balance
  • Difficulty with muscle control
  • Memory loss
  • Mood changes
  • Severe disorientation
  • Seizures
  • Struggling to focus
  • Wrongful death
Time is of Essence in Treatment of Brain Injuries

Time matters in a traumatic brain injury accident. The brain is comprised of many neurons that control the motor and sensory functions of the entire body. The neurons are also responsible for the brain's inhibition, judgment, and executive function.

Unlike other parts of the body, once the neurons are damaged, they do not regenerate. Damages to the neurons are often permanent.  Therefore, it's important to seek medical care as soon as possible. The sooner a brain injury is treated, the better the outcome for the injured individual.

Complications After a TBI

Several complications could develop following the diagnosis of a traumatic brain injury. These include:

  • Chronic Pain - If the brain's neurons are damaged, they will have issues perceiving signals from the body. The brain translates these signals as pain.
  • Memory Loss - Those who have suffered a traumatic brain injury will sometimes struggle to remember the faces of family and friends.
  • Mental Health Struggles - Studies showed that those who have suffered a traumatic brain injury have higher rates of mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, dementia, and schizophrenia.
  • Motor Loss - the brain injury could cause the individual to suffer a cervical sprain or lose the function of their limbs. This could result in a reduced range of motion, reduced strength, or coordination difficulties.

Family members should be prepared for these complications following a severe head injury. The earlier these issues are identified, the quicker the individual can get the help they need.

The video below discusses how a traumatic brain injury occurs and affects millions of people every year.

Negligence Can Lead to Head Injuries

Those who suffer a severe head injury due to negligent behavior, reckless conduct, or intentional acts should not have to deal with the consequences alone. Injured victims and their families are entitled to pursue compensation for the damages. Whether it was a car collision, a  workplace oversight, or a slip and fall mishap, the results can be devastating.

When a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, the injured victim needs to focus on recovery. For this reason, it is essential to reach out to an experienced Eureka brain injury lawyer who will handle the disability claims, deal with the insurance companies, and hold the negligent party accountable. A compassionate injury lawyer understands what it takes to guide injured victims during one of the toughest times in their life.

Brain Injury Lawyers in Eureka, CA

If you or someone you love has suffered a traumatic brain injury in an accident, please reach out to our experienced Eureka brain injury lawyers at (707) 564-1900 or (800) 404-5400 for free friendly and compassionate advice. You can also reach contact us online.

We are proud members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.

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