Fighting For Victims Of Traumatic Brain Injuries Throughout California
When you or a loved one suffers a traumatic brain injury (TBI), life changes dramatically. Even mild TBIs can lead to years of recovery and rehabilitation. Day-to-day tasks can seem insurmountable when the brain is incapable of working as efficiently as it once did. When this type of serious injury is the result of someone else’s conduct, the victim deserves full compensation, which is only obtainable with the assistance of a skilled lawyer.
At the San Francisco law firm of Abramson Smith Waldsmith LLP, we understand TBIs and the challenges they present to victims. Though we cannot take away the pain, we can assist you in recovering compensation for rehabilitation, lifetime care costs, and the pain and suffering experienced by you or your loved one.
Understanding The Varieties Of Brain Trauma
Common types of brain injuries include:
- Closed head injuries: Closed head injuries are traumatic injuries in which the skull is not penetrated. Closed head injuries result from rapid movement of the brain within the skull, which most commonly occurs in motor vehicle accidents — car wrecks, truck accidents, motorcycle crashes and bicycle accidents but can also be caused by other accidents, such as sports accidents and slip and falls. Closed head injuries (including concussions and whiplash injuries) result in swelling and bruising of the brain and microscopic tears in brain tissue. This occurs as a result of the brain striking the inside of the skull. A blow to the back of the head can result in occipital lobe injury or cerebellum damage, while blows to the front of skull often result in damage to the frontal lobe.
- Traumatic brain injuries: Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) typically involve brain stem injury or skull fractures or objects entering the brain cavity. TBI can occur during motor vehicle accidents, but they can also result from falls from height and explosions.
- Anoxic brain injuries: Brain damage can also occur as a result of a lack of oxygen (near drownings) or disturbance of blood flow (massive bleeding or stroke).
The Challenges Of Diagnosing A Brain Injury
Unlike fractures or spinal cord injuries, brain injuries are often not immediately visible. If the injured person did not lose consciousness, a closed head injury or concussion can get overlooked. For example, a brain bleed (hematoma or hemorrhage) may not result in easily identifiable symptoms for many hours. By the time the diagnosis is made, the injured person may have suffered permanent brain damage.
Securing Full And Fair Compensation For The Victims Of Brain Injuries
Each brain injury is unique and has different effects on the victim. The California brain injury attorneys at Abramson Smith Waldsmith LLP work closely with clients and their families to ensure their medical condition has been thoroughly assessed and they are receiving appropriate care. Then we begin the task of securing the financial resources they will need for treatment, therapy, nursing care and the additional expenses that come with this kind of trauma.
We go the extra mile to ensure that our clients receive full and fair compensation. We are known for our use of cutting-edge technology to demonstrate the injury and explain how it has affected our clients. We have received the national Law Technology News Award for Most Innovative Use of Technology at Trial for our trial techniques. Our creativity in trial presentation sets us apart from other firms.
Contact Us For A Free Initial Consultation
For more information about traumatic brain injuries or to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer, you can contact us by email or call our San Francisco law office at 415-421-7995.