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Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), or head injuries, often occur as a result of serious accidents and are particularly frequent in car accidents. Vehicle collisions often involve significant forces that jostle the head and neck around, resulting in concussions, minor TBIs and serious head trauma. 

These injuries are not visible to the eye, but they can leave the injured person – and their families – with long-term effects.

Common Symptoms of TBIs

People with brain injuries may suffer permanent and long-term symptoms that include:

  • Headaches
  • Short- and long-term memory loss
  • Irritability
  • Mood swings
  • Loss of cognitive functions

People may not always be aware that the symptoms they are experiencing are connected to a TBI. Quite often, it is the family and friends of the injured person who is first to realize that something is significantly wrong.

Traumatic brain injuries often require extremely long recovery times. They also require countless visits to doctors, and usually to specialists, as well. Medical procedures, surgery, therapy, and much more may be incorporated in the treatment plan toward recovery. This type of injury can pile up the medical bills at a phenomenal rate. A TBI person’s quality of life is typically diminished tremendously, resulting in severe emotional distress, let alone the pain and suffering that is involved.

Common Causes of Brain Injuries

A large number of brain injuries are the result of negligence that causes an accident to occur. Just about any type of accident can result in a TBI. Common accidents that can cause brain injuries include:

  • Car accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Birth injuries and medical errors
  • Workplace accidents
Common Types of Brain Injuries

TBIs typically range in severity. Some are considered mild, such as concussions, while others are considered severe when permanent brain damage occurs and leads to the person losing cognitive abilities that last their entire lifetime, or that may even result in wrongful death.

Some of the more common types of brain injuries include:

  • Contusion
  • Concussion
  • Migraines
  • Lack of oxygen to the brain
  • Fractured skull
  • Dizziness and vertigo
  • Brain bleed
  • Loss of memory
  • Loss of cognitive abilities
  • Impaired or diminished sensation

The video below discusses a traumatic brain injury and provides an understanding of a TBI.

Choosing an Experienced North Highlands Brain Injury Attorney

If you or someone you love has suffered a brain injury that was the result of someone else’s negligence, it is vital to choose an experienced brain injury attorney to handle your case. The difference between a new brain injury attorney and a seasoned brain injury attorney could cost you hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars.

I am a proud member of the Brain Injury Association of America, and I am not stretching the truth when I say that I have handled many TBI cases throughout my history of helping seriously injured clients. In fact, I exclusively handle and focus all of my time and energy on, serious personal injury cases. I understand how to evaluate, prove, and win brain injury cases.

I will not claim to be “the best” personal injury attorney, but I will advise you to take a look at our past clients’ reviews on Yelp, Avvo, and Google before you choose an attorney to handle your brain injury case. I would also recommend you do the same for any other attorney you are considering and compare the personal injury attorneys that you are considering for yourself.

Among the most serious and devastating injuries I have seen in my 30+ years of practicing personal injury law are traumatic brain injuries. A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is loosely and generally defined by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) as: “when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain.” However, I know that description does not give any justice to the life changes that a TBI victim goes through, nor does it allude to the pain and suffering a victim endures.

North Highlands Brain Injury Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a North Highlands Brain injury attorney. Brain injury cases are no joke. You need someone who is highly experienced in specifically handling brain injury cases in California. If you want to discuss your legal options, call me today at 916.921.6400 or 800.404.5400 for free and friendly advice.

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

See our verdicts and settlements as well as our client reviews on AvvoYelp, and Google.

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Editor’s Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 3.10.21]

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