Traumatic Brain Injuries

Accidents can have a range of consequences, particularly when it comes to one of the most delicate areas of our body: the brain.  From car crashes to slip and falls, any type of accident where your head receives a sudden blow can cause what is known as a traumatic brain injury, or TBI.

This type of injury is particularly serious.  Not only can it cause major physical changes in a person’s body, but it may also lead to behavioral issues. A person who suffers a TBI may require lifelong care and treatment.

The severity of TBIs means that it is particularly important that you work with an experienced California personal injury attorney.  The Law Offices of Michael A. Kahn has represented thousands of Californians, helping them get the compensation that they deserve.  Contact our firm today at (310) 209-1600 or info@michaelkahnlaw.com to schedule a free initial consultation.

What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

A traumatic brain injury (TBI ) is any type of injury to the brain.  It usually is the result of a violent blow or jolt to the head, although it may also be caused by an object that penetrates the brain tissue.  It ranges in severity from mild to serious.

here are often immediate symptoms of a TBI, while other signs appear days or weeks after the event.  The signs and symptoms of a mild TBI include:

  • Loss of consciousness for a few seconds or minutes
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Problems with speech
  • Dizziness
  • Sensory issues
  • Sensitivity to light or sounds
  • Memory or concentration problems
  • Feeling depressed or anxious
  • Mood changes or mood swings

More severe TBIs often have much more significant symptoms, such as:

  • Loss of consciousness for several minutes or hours
  • Persistent headache
  • Repeated vomiting
  • Convulsions or seizures
  • Inability to waken from sleep
  • Loss of coordination
  • Dilation of one or both pupils
  • Clear fluids draining from the nose or ears
  • Weakness or numbness in fingers and toes
  • Profound confusion
  • Agitation, combativeness, or other unusual behavior
  • Slurred speech
  • Coma

There are a number of potential causes of traumatic brain injuries.  The most common include falls, vehicle-related collisions, violence, sports injuries, and explosive blasts.  Any type of TBI can lead to prolonged or permanent disability, or even death.

Because a TBI can have such dramatic, life-altering consequences, it is vital that you seek medical attention immediately if you have received a blow to the head.   Untreated, a TBI can cause lead to serious or even fatal complications.

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A traumatic brain injury often leads to astronomical medical expenses, both immediately after the injury and for lifetime medical care.  It may also result in lost wages, reduced earning capacity, and other damages, such as loss of enjoyment of life and pain and suffering.

At the Law Offices of Michael A. Kahn, we understand how to handle complex cases involving serious injuries like TBIs.  Our firm fiercely advocates for our clients who have suffered traumatic brain injuries — and never charges a fee unless we negotiate a settlement or win an award for you.  Contact us today at (310) 209-1600 or info@michaelkahnlaw.com to schedule a free initial consultation.

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