Helping the Injured and Their Families Get Justice
After a traumatic brain injury (TBI), life can never be the same. The pain and suffering you are now experiencing are only the beginning of what is to come. You will have a long and difficult recovery ahead of you, and you will likely have to go through life with a disability and a reduced quality of life. With all of this on your mind, you may be worried about how you will pay for the medical care you need. You may also be concerned about how you will pay your bills, put food on the table, and keep a roof over your head.
At Ayala, Morgan & Buzzard, our Brentwood brain injury lawyers can help you get the compensation you need to pay for medical bills, rehabilitative care, lost wages, and other damages. Our team is here to help you every step of the way. We are here to help you get the justice you deserve.
When you have been injured, you don't just need an attorney. You need an advocate.
What is a Brain Injury?
A brain injury is any injury to the brain itself. A TBI can occur when the head suddenly and violently hits something (such as the ground), or when pressure is exerted on the brain. This pressure can come from a sudden change in blood pressure, a blow to the body that causes the head to move rapidly and hit against something, or the brain being squeezed inside the skull.
Common causes of brain injuries include:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Slip and falls
- Violent acts of crime
- Accidents at work
- Defective products
The degrees of traumatic brain injury are typically categorized into three main levels: mild, moderate, and severe.
In mild TBI, there is a brief alteration of consciousness or loss of consciousness (for a few seconds or minutes) due to the head injury. Symptoms may include headache, confusion, dizziness, nausea, memory problems, and sensitivity to light and noise. The majority of individuals with mild TBI recover fully within a few weeks, but some may experience lingering symptoms, known as post-concussion syndrome, which can persist for months.
Moderate TBI involves a more significant impact to the head and often leads to an extended period of unconsciousness, ranging from several minutes to hours. Neurological impairments can be more pronounced, with symptoms such as persistent headache, repeated vomiting, seizures, coordination issues, and mood changes. Recovery from moderate TBI can be more challenging and may require intensive rehabilitation.
Severe TBI results from a very powerful blow to the head or penetrating head injury, causing a prolonged loss of consciousness, often lasting days or even weeks. The individual may enter a state of coma or experience a vegetative state, and the prognosis is generally more guarded. Severe TBI can lead to significant physical, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral impairments, and the recovery process may take years or could result in permanent disabilities.
The effects of a brain injury can vary. Some people may experience a mild TBI with no lingering effects, while others may experience a severe TBI with permanent disabilities. The severity of the injury will depend on the cause, the location of the injury, and the force of the impact.
Symptoms of a Brain Injury
A person who has suffered a brain injury may not always show symptoms right away. Sometimes, these injuries can be so mild that they go unnoticed. Other times, the symptoms may be very subtle, and people may not even realize what they are.
If your loved one has suffered a brain injury, you may want to keep an eye out for the following symptoms:
- Changes in personality
- Difficulty communicating
- Difficulty remembering
- Difficulty thinking
- Light sensitivity
- Personality changes
- Slow reactions
- Speech difficulties
- Vision problems
Seeking Compensation After a Brain Injury
A brain injury can have a devastating impact on your life. You may have suffered a traumatic brain injury when a defective product caused you to slip and fall, or when a violent criminal attacked you and caused you to sustain a TBI. Regardless of how you suffered a brain injury, you can seek compensation for the damages you have suffered.
At Ayala, Morgan & Buzzard, our brain injury attorneys in Brentwood can help you get the compensation you deserve. We understand how difficult this time is for you and your family. Our team knows that you have already had to go through a lot and that you have a long road ahead of you. We are here to help you fight for the justice you need and deserve.
Call (925) 744-8869 today to let us help you immediately.