If you have suffered the traumatic experience of a brain injury that occurred in an accident in which someone else was at fault, you may be wondering what your rights are to recover compensation for those injuries. The best way to find out what you may be eligible for is to contact Law Offices of Michael A. Kahn at (310) 209-1600.
You May Be Able to Recover Damages if the Injury Was Caused by Someone Else Acting Negligently
The first question we get from clients is whether or not they can recover damages for their injuries. This depends on the specific way in which the injury happened. If it was caused by another person acting negligently or recklessly then there is a chance you are entitled to compensation for those damages.
The Most Common Causes of Brain Injuries
A brain injury can occur any time an external force causes the brain to malfunction. This can be a violent blow or a simple jolt to either the head or body. In some cases, it happens when an object penetrates the skull. Some of the most common causes of brain injuries include car accidents, motorcycle accidents, and bike accidents.
Symptoms of Brain Injuries
Major brain injuries are often immediately apparent but some can begin as nothing more than a nagging headache. Mild traumatic brain injuries can cause emotional harm in addition to their symptoms of temporary brain dysfunction and the physical effects. If you have bruising on the head, are bleeding from the head, or have a headache after a trauma to the head then it is worth talking to a medical professional to find out if you are suffering from a brain injury.
Treatment Options for Traumatic Brain Injuries
The best way to treat a brain injury will vary based on how severe the injury was. A minor injury may be treated with nothing more than rest and over-the-counter medication. Moderate and severe injuries generally require more serious treatment to ensure victims have adequate supplies of blood and oxygen to the brain. This could require surgery to stop bleeding or reduce inflammation, and the victim may have to relearn how to walk and talk.
Are You Ready to Talk to a Personal Injury Attorney About Your Options?
If you are ready to get started then we encourage you to contact Law Offices of Michael A. Kahn at (310) 209-1600. We can begin with a free consultation during which we go over your case and provide you with options on how to move forward. Call now and we will get to work right away.