ENCINO BRAIN INJURY ATTORNEYS
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Brain injuries typically occur after trauma to the head or a lack of oxygen to the brain. Symptoms can range from loss of consciousness or signs of bleeding in the brain to headaches, forgetfulness, and fatigue. Depending on the severity of the head wound, the symptoms may be obvious or easily overlooked. Getting medical attention as soon as possible is almost always key in reducing the possibility of lasting effects, so knowing how to spot these injuries is important. If you believe you or a loved one may have suffered a brain injury, always seek medical attention and contact our Encino brain injury attorneys at Binder Law Group.
Contact us today for a free consultation online or by phone at (818) 740-7667 to learn more about how we can help you or a loved one recover safely.
How Brain Injuries Occur
Brain injuries can occur in any way that causes trauma to the head or a lack of oxygen to the brain.
Often, this includes:
- Direct blows to the head
- Vehicle accidents
Most commonly, we work with clients who suffered a TBI in a car accident or a slip and fall accident. We’ve also represented clients who fell from ladders and suffered massive brain trauma, and those who suffered a lack of oxygen during medical procedures. When a doctor’s negligence leads to cutting off the oxygen supply to the brain, the outcome is often a serious brain injury.
Effects Of Brain Injury
Brain injury is a serious condition that requires medical attention. In 2010, data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that around 2.5 million emergency department cases involved brain injury. In the same year, 50,000 people were killed due to brain injury while 280,000 were hospitalized for brain injury and other conditions in combination with brain injury.
Traumatic brain injuries have a wide range of effects such as:
- Impaired thinking
- Difficulty speaking or finding the right words
- Mood changes
- Personality changes
- Blurred vision or loss of vision
- Memory loss
- Trouble with balance
- Short term or long-term memory loss
- Extended period of unconsciousness
- Hearing loss
- Trouble swallowing, or with other fine motor functions
Countering Extended Medical Care
Brain injuries can require extended medical care, and depending on the severity, even lifelong care. The effects of a brain injury can become permanent, affecting your quality of life by endangering your physical and mental capacity.
TBIs can compromise seemingly simple daily tasks that require motor skills that have been interrupted by this medical condition. Simple activities like:
- Talking clearly
- Using the restroom
may become difficult – or even impossible – with a severe head injury. Our Encino brain injury attorneys have handled these challenging cases with success, enforcing the laws that our great state of California has in place regarding the payment of future medical expenses to an injured party.
Medical expenses for brain injuries – depending on their severity – can include:
- 24-hour in-home care
- Convalescence care
- Rehabilitation services
- Diagnostic treatments
and the receipt of medical supplies and devices to ensure proper care is received when necessary by the injured party. We work hard to provide our clients with the best legal outcome possible, pursuing settlements our clients can benefit from for years to come.
Understanding The Permanence Of Brain Injuries
In some very severe brain injury cases, brain injuries can be so debilitating that they prevent the injured party from returning to work permanently. In these cases, we can pursue a settlement that will deliver lost wages – past, present, and future – and possibly lost future earning capacities that can be outlined by a seasoned attorney in our office on your behalf. Once a medical team has deemed our client permanently injured, we go to work to establish the best recovery possible for this particularly difficult situation. We understand that you will need care for the rest of your life, and we do not want you to struggle to receive it. That is why we will pursue the individual – and their insurance company – who caused your injury with fervor, to allow you to recover the best monetary package available.
Don’t Wait To Seek Help
At Binder Law Group, our experienced Encino brain injury attorneys know how these symptoms affect daily life. Some of our clients require long-term care and are no longer able to return to their jobs. Our team can utilize expert witnesses such as doctors and finance professionals to help determine the extent of the injury and the medical costs associated with it.
You or a loved one may have suffered a head injury in a car accident or sustained a cracked skull in a fall, or a car may have hit your child while riding a bike. In any of these situations, a bump, blow, or jolt to the head can cause brain injury that disrupts normal brain function. If you or a loved one suffered head trauma, your main goal is to get medical and legal help in order to recover from your brain injury and get back to work or resume a normal life.
Call us today for a free consultation in English, Spanish, Farsi, Hebrew, or Armenian at (818) 740-7667. We’ve been committed to helping the injured since 1978.