Escondido Traumatic Brain Injuries Lawyer
The brain is the center of our personality and intellect and plays a large role in making us who we are. A brain injury can be catastrophic, sometimes resulting in dramatic cognitive, physical, sensory, psychological, and behavioral changes in the victim. National Institutes of Health (NIH) data indicate that 50 percent of all TBIs occur in car truck, motorcycle and bicycle crashes. The leading cause of TBIs in the elderly is falls. Many of these occur because of someone else’s negligence.
Bleeding, tearing, or swelling of the brain can lead to coma, a persistent vegetative state, or death. Injury to the brain can range anywhere from a mild concussion causing only minor symptoms, all the way to subdural hematomas and diffuse axonal injuries, which are often a cause of wrongful death or permanent loss of function.
Traumatic Brain Injury Impairments
If you or someone in your family has survived a very serious head injury, you may be dealing with severe mental and physical impairments. The type and extent of the injury and the region of the brain affected will determine the nature of the impairments. These are some of the problems that brain injury victims potentially face.
- loss of bowel and/or bladder control
- sleep disorders
- changes in appetite
- poor coordination
- chronic pain
- lack of focus
- slurred speech
- problems with reading, or writing
- loss of memory
- impairment of executive function
- learning disabilities
- weakness of eye muscles
- blurred vision or double vision
- loss of sense of taste or smell
- involuntary eye movements
- photophobia (sensitivity to light)
- loss of hearing
- tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
- excessive sensitivity to sound
- numbness in the extremities
Psychological and behavioral impairments:
- mood swings
- lack of inhibition
Someone who has suffered serious traumatic brain injuries may require ongoing care and supervision and may not ever be able to work or live without assistance.
Traumatic brain injury victims may have a claim to a monetary recovery for damages if the injury was the result of someone else’s negligent or wrongful act. For such a serious injury, it is important to have the best legal representation available, because the total of present and future damages is often extremely high. Potential losses to be compensated may include the following economic damages:
- Emergency room treatment, medical costs, and projected future medical care expenses
- Physical, psychological, and occupational therapy costs
- Loss of income and the ability earn in the future
- Cost of long-term care
- Transportation, childcare and household help
You should also be compensated for non-economic damages when the injury has diminished your quality of life:
- Cognitive dysfunction
- Physical pain, suffering, and disability
- Mental, emotional, and psychological problems
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Legal Representation for Catastrophic Brain Injuries
Losses from traumatic brain injuries are often devastating and costs of care can be astronomical. When you or a family member has suffered a TBI, you will need a lawyer with the experience, knowledge, and resources to obtain an award that will cover the costs medical care and therapy for as long as it is needed, along with compensation for the loss of many of the things that make life worth living.
At the Liljegren Law Group in Escondido, our lawyers are deeply committed to obtaining justice for our brain-injured clients, helping them to recover awards that are adequate to cover their cost of care and to compensate for full range of losses.
Call Liljegren Law today to schedule a complimentary consultation and learn about your legal options. You will not owe us any legal fees or expenses unless we win a monetary recovery for you.