Southern California Brain Injury Lawyers
Brain injuries run the gambit from minor to extremely serious and life-threatening. There are many symptoms associated with different types of brain injuries, and this can make it difficult to pinpoint the cause of the problem. Our legal team has the education and experience to handle cases for many different types of brain injury cases and are always standing by to represent you and your interests in a court of law.
Categories Of Traumatic Brain Injuries
There are four main categories for traumatic brain injuries; many of which call for the issuance of a brain injury lawsuit. The four main categories are as follows:
- Open head injury – When an object penetrates the skull and causes localized injury to the brain beneath, that is an open head injury.
- Closed head injury – A closed head injury occurs when the brain “bounces” off of the internal walls of the skull resulting in injury. Common causes of closed head injuries include falling and hitting your head, a blow to the head from a blunt object, and various other situations where there is serious trauma to the head but the skull is not breached.
- Deceleration injury – What happens with a deceleration injury is really a result of simple physics. The skull is firmly positioned whilst the brain is relatively free-standing. The law of conservation of momentum tells us that the momentum of a system is constant provided there are no external forces acting upon it. When there is a violent acceleration of the head, the skull will cease to move whilst the brain continues to move (having nothing to stop it) until it slams into the internal wall of the skull. This collision often leads to serious internal brain injuries.
- Hypoxia – Hypoxia is a medical term for when the brain is starved of oxygen. This can happen in a number of different situations including water submersion and strangling. This can lead to severe brain trauma, injury and even death.
Symptoms Of A Traumatic Brain Injury
Brain injuries come with a wide variety of symptoms that vary depending on the severity of the trauma, the location of the trauma and the individual experiencing it. From mild symptoms like nausea, fatigue and headaches to serious ones like memory loss, dizziness and insomnia, brain injuries can seriously impact your life. If you have experienced a traumatic brain injury, then please pick up the phone and contact our firm to start your brain injury settlement straight away.
We Can Help With Your Brain Injury Lawsuits
We help plaintiffs receive the compensation they deserve for their injuries. If you have suffered a brain injury, then do not hesitate to contact us today by calling 909-737-0876.