Traumatic brain injury, also called TBI, can be caused by sudden and severe trauma to the brain. This can result from a direct impact against or through the skull onto the brain, or indirectly as the brain is thrown against the inside of the skull by an external force. Regardless the cause of a traumatic brain injury, the brain suffers bruising and swelling, like any other organ. TBI can also cause bleeding inside the skull (intracranial) if blood vessels in the brain are ruptured through the trauma. Whiplash, such as that sustained in an automobile accident, is a common, if under recognized, cause of TBI. Do not underestimate the importance of consulting with a qualified Los Angeles head injury lawyer if you are considering legal action due to the injury of yourself or a loved one.
Head trauma is either penetrating or closed, depending on whether or not the skull is damaged or remains in tact. While penetrating injuries may be examined by directly looking at the affected area, closed head injuries, which may result from an impact to the head or from severe and sudden shaking, require an indirect diagnosis based on observation and report of the victim.
Due to the sometimes subtle and delayed nature of TBI, a medical professional should evaluate anyone who has suffered a head injury in any capacity. This professional shall determine if a serious TBI has occurred. In many cases, the symptoms are so slight that the injured party does not notice them. If the TBI is not treated, additional injury may occur. Symptoms of a TBI can be delayed for many hours until the brain swelling reaches a point that affects the victim.
A TBI can be serious, even life-threatening, and can result in permanent irreversible damage to the brain. Traumatic brain injuries can lead to paralysis, seizures, blindness, memory loss, impaired communication skills, and many other disabilities. Examples of symptoms may be as obvious as coma or as subtle as a change in emotional behavior. TBI can profoundly affect one’s quality of life and ability to work, interact socially and within the family, perform basic motor skills, etc.
If you or someone you love is in need of legal assistance, call Sheridan & Rund at 310-640-1200, toll free at 888-640-6789, or contact us online. Our initial traumatic brain injury consultation is absolutely free, and if our firm agrees to handle your case, our Los Angeles traumatic brain injury attorneys will work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. You pay nothing out of pocket until our firm retrieves the compensation you deserve. It is imperative you contact our firm today because a lawsuit must be filed before the legal expiration date known as the statute of limitations. Please call Los Angeles attorneys Sheridan & Rund immediately to ensure you are rightfully compensated the money you deserve.