Long Beach Brain Injury Attorney
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are a serious public health problem in the United States, and every year TBI contributes to a large number of deaths and cases of permanent disability in men, women and children. The CDC reports that on average; approximately 1.7 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury each year.
What causes traumatic brain injuries? Traumatic brain injuries are caused by either a bump or a blow to the head, or from a penetrating injury where a foreign object enters the skull and disrupts the normal function of the brain. A TBI can range from mild to extremely severe, and it's not uncommon for the victim to experience an extensive period of unconsciousness or even amnesia following the traumatic brain injury. Other common side effects include: dizziness, nausea, vomiting, headache, and confusion, blurred vision, ringing in the ears, memory loss, and difficulty with concentration, light sensitivity, slurred speech and more.
Brain injuries can be the result of both external and internal causes. When the brain trauma is from an external force and a severe degree of injury is sustained, it is considered Traumatic Brain Injury. Brain injuries that are not considered Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) can still be serious and cause permanent damage.
Common causes of brain injuries include: violence, work accidents, car accidents, construction accidents, sports and other similar circumstances. An external force does not have to mean impact. A severe brain injury can occur due to whiplash, which is a common occurrence in car accidents. During whiplash the brain may actually move forward and hit the cranium causing great harm to the brain even though no outside impact was felt. Brain injuries can be a hardship for the entire family. They are extremely complex injuries and sometimes the full effect of brain injury is not known for some time. It is sometimes difficult to detect brain damage and one should always seek the assistance of a Long Beach personal injury attorney.
Experienced Brain Injury Lawyer in Long Beach
Even doctors consider brain injury to be extremely unpredictable at times. If the first lining of the brain is not penetrated in the injury it is considered a closed head injury. It is also considered a closed head injury if the head was not impacted by an object such as in the case of whiplash. An open head injury refers to an injury where the outermost layer (or more) of the brain is penetrated.
With so much at stake, it is easy to see why clients come to our firm. At The Law Office of Leonard Matsuk, our attorneys have over 30 years of experience and have obtained the maximum compensation available for clients.
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today if you or a loved one has sustained brain injuries and you would like to have your case reviewed.