According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 62,000 children are hospitalized every year with a traumatic brain injury (TBI). While many of these children will fully recover from their injuries, others will face lifetime challenges, including educational challenges.
In either case, if your child has suffered a brain/head injury, we can help you seek full and fair compensation to pay for your child's medical bills, educational needs, rehabilitation costs, pain and suffering, and other damages. Call our San Francisco attorneys for child brain injury representation: 888-745-2988. You can also send us an email. We have more than 30 years of experience advocating for brain injury victims.
What Are the Symptoms of a Child Brain Injury?
Doctors often have trouble diagnosing the seriousness of a child brain injury due to the complexity and range of symptoms children can face after a birth error, motor vehicle accident, sports accident, slip and fall, or other serious accident.
Signs that your child has a traumatic brain injury include:
- Speech impairments
- Short- or long-term memory loss
- Limited attention span/restlessness
- Reduced motor coordination
- Emotional changes, such as depression and mood swings
- Difficulty speaking, writing or reading
- Changes in speech and vision
- Difficulty meeting developmental milestones (infants)
Complex Educational Issues Involving Child Brain Injuries
The symptoms listed above are also the symptoms many adults experience when they have a TBI. Yet, unlike adults, it may take longer for the cognitive difficulties to appear in children. For example, cognitive challenges in a young child may not appear until years later, when that child is unable to solve a complex math problem because of his or her brain injury.
Furthermore, children can face significant educational challenges after suffering brain injuries. In many cases, parents must work with teachers to create individualized education plans.
Our law firm is uniquely positioned to help on these educational issues. We know the two best experts in the country on educational problems for child victims of TBI, and we will work with them to find solutions for your child.
Taking All of Your Child's Injuries Into Account
Because the extent of a brain injury may not be apparent until years after your child's accident, it can be difficult to determine how much medical and educational help he or she will need in the future. Insurance companies know this, but they rarely offer enough compensation to cover the full extent of a child's brain injury.
At Abramson Smith Waldsmith, LLP, our personal injury lawyers work closely with clients, doctors and medical experts to present a full picture of the brain injury to insurance companies and, when necessary, juries. We use cutting-edge technology to demonstrate the injury and its future impact on our child clients - technology that has allowed us to receive the national Law Technology News award for Most Innovative Use of Technology at Trial.
Contact Our California Attorneys for Child TBI Representation
For more information about child brain injuries, or to discuss your child's brain injury in a free initial consultation, contact our law firm online or call 415-421-7995 or toll free at 888-745-2988.