Loomis Brain Injury Lawyer


As more research is being done into traumatic brain injuries, new diagnostic and treatment options are implemented. As imaging modalities improve, it seems like more and more people are being told that they have suffered a head or brain injury. This prospect can be scary to patients, their loved ones, and the people around them. Furthermore, there are many ways that someone can suffer severe neurological damage.

If you or a loved one has suffered a severe brain injury in an accident caused by someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages and losses. Reach out to our experienced Loomis brain injury lawyers at 916-921-6400 for a free consultation.

Common Causes of Brain Injuries

There are many different ways that a patient might suffer a traumatic brain injury. Examples of common causes of traumatic brain injuries include:

  • Pedestrian Accidents: In some situations, looking both ways before crossing the street isn’t enough. A pedestrian walking down the road can be struck by anything from a bicycle to a bus. Whether the patient’s head hits the vehicle or the ground, the potential of suffering severe neurological damage is real.
  • Competitive Sports: The NFL and other sports leagues have been in the news recently due to their concussion risks. Even high school or middle school athletes can suffer brain damage while playing contact sports. For this reason, it is imperative to wear a helmet if the sport demands it. Failure to do so could lead to a severe head injury.
  • Slip and Fall Accidents: Someone can suffer brain damage while walking on the pool deck, enjoying a party on the porch, or even at work. A wet floor, missing stairs, or algae-covered pool surface can cause someone to slip and fall. The person’s head could strike the bottom or side of the pool, leading to a severe brain injury.
Management of a Traumatic Brain Injury

While there are many types of brain injuries, the initial management of head trauma will follow a similar pattern. The first steps include:

  • Airway Protection: The first step is to protect the patient’s airway. If the airway is obstructed, the physician will try to clear the airway and intubate the patient. This will ensure that oxygen is flowing to the brain.
  • Ventilation: Once the patient is breathing, the doctor will maintain safe oxygen and carbon dioxide levels. Proper levels of both gases are essential for keeping the intracranial pressure in a safe range.
  • Blood Pressure: The patient’s blood pressure must be normalized. To accomplish this, the physician may employ IV fluids or even a blood transfusion. Ensuring that the blood pressure is safe will help keep the appropriate amount of blood flowing to the injured area.
  • Imaging: Once the patient has been stabilized, they may be sent to imaging to diagnose a brain injury. A CT scan or MRI will help paint a picture of what is happening in the patient’s head. The area of damage will be highlighted, and neurosurgery could be contacted if emergency treatment is necessary.
Why You Need a Lawyer for Your Brain Injury Case

When patients suffer a traumatic brain injury, the financial aspect is likely not the highest priority. People need to understand that the financial ramifications of a traumatic brain injury can last for the rest of the patient’s life. The responsible party should be held accountable when someone has suffered a head injury due to negligent or reckless conduct.

An experienced attorney can take many of the logistical, financial, and legal issues off the patient’s to-do list, allowing them to focus on their recovery. A lawyer can negotiate with insurance companies for a fair and just settlement. They can go through the patient’s medical records and fill out the required legal paperwork. If necessary, an attorney can even take the case to court to ensure that the responsible party is held accountable. 

Watch the video below to learn about new technology and treatments for patients with a TBI.

Brain Injury Lawyers in Loomis, CA

If you or someone you know has suffered a severe head injury in an accident due to negligence, please reach out to our experienced Loomis brain injury attorneys at (916) 921- 6400 or (800) 404-5400 for friendly, free advice.

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

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Editor’s Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 12.10.21]

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