If you have suffered a brain injury as a result of the negligent or reckless actions of others, our dedicated team of legal professionals at Deldar Legal is ready to zealously advocate on your behalf and protect your claims to compensation. A brain injury can occur in almost any type of accident, and the consequences can be life-altering. Call the office or contact us today to schedule a free evaluation of your case.
What is a Brain Injury?
A brain injury is also referred to as a traumatic brain injury or TBI. According to the Mayo Clinic, this type of injury is usually caused by a forceful blow or jolt to the head and can also be caused by a penetrating force. Brain injuries can range from mild to severe and come with numerous symptoms and effects. A mild traumatic brain injury can result in symptoms that can last from a few hours to a few days. The most common signs of a mild brain injury include the following:
- Brief loss of consciousness
- Confusion or disorientation
- Nausea or vomiting
- Difficulty sleeping or sleeping more than usual
- Sensory problems like blurred vision or ringing in ears
- Memory problems, and
- Mood swings
A moderate to severe brain injury can have all of the signs of a mild TBI, plus the following:
- Significant loss of consciousness
- Worsening headache
- Convulsions or seizures
- Dilation of one or both pupils
- Clear fluid draining from nose or ears
- Loss of coordination
- Agitation and confusion
- Slurred speech
If you suspect any level of brain injury after an accident it is critical that you seek immediate medical treatment for diagnosis of a TBI. You should also speak with an experienced California personal injury attorney about seeking compensation from those responsible for your injuries.
Compensation for a Brain Injury
Compensation for a brain injury varies with the severity of the injury and the extent of harm done to the victim. Some severe traumatic brain injuries can result in a lifetime of care and permanent disability. Damages for a brain injury are calculated as a combination of both special and general damages.
Special damages refer to the out of pocket expenses for the victim, including all medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and loss of future income and benefits. It also includes all rehabilitation, medication, and transportation costs for recovery. General damages compensate the victim of a brain injury for things like pain and suffering, emotional distress, disability, disfigurement, and the loss of enjoyment of life that comes with experiencing a traumatic brain injury.
Talk to Our Office Now
The experienced personal injury attorneys at Deldar Legal are prepared to aggressively fight for the compensation you deserve after a brain injury. All personal injury cases are handled on a contingency basis, which means that you do not pay a penny unless we win. Call the office or contact us today to schedule a free consultation of your case with one of our experts in brain injury cases.