The human brain holds incredible potential and is responsible not only for each person’s daily functioning but every major contribution to society. Humans have reached great heights due to the power of the human brain. However, when the brain is injured, the impact can be catastrophic, leading to life-long complications and struggles. Traumatic brain injuries have a devastating impact on the victim and their loved ones, leaving a future filled with uncertainty.
When brain injuries occur as a result of someone else’s negligence, the painful experience is made worse knowing it could have been avoided or prevented. You deserve to hold any and all negligent parties accountable for their actions and to see results for your losses.
How a Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
If you or a loved one have suffered a brain injury in California, turn to the experienced personal injury professionals at MI ABOGADO®. Traumatic brain injuries present a lot of legal complications, and uncooperative insurance companies will fight to minimize, if not outright deny your claim.
You need an advocate that fights harder. We will relentlessly fight for the victim, their best interests, their family, and their future. We will do everything in our power to secure a settlement that reflects the full extent of your losses to provide for the victim, ease the financial burden, and protect your future.
What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?
The brain is a delicate organ encased in a hard skull. When there is trauma, the brain may react in different ways. A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is an injury that affects how the brain functions, and is a leading cause of death and disability across the United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have found that around 176 Americans die of a traumatic brain injury each day. TBIs in children can affect brain development for the rest of their lives. According to the CDC, traumatic brain injuries can be caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head, or a penetrating head trauma.
Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
Traumatic brain injuries are classified into three categories.
A mild TBI. Mild traumatic brain injuries, also known as concussions, occur when the brain is violently shaken within the skull. Statistically, three out of every four TBIs are concussions. While it is comparatively less severe, don’t let the name fool you. Mild traumatic brain injuries are still incredibly serious and warrant immediate medical attention. Concussions can still cause alterations in consciousness, including feeling “dazed” or a loss of consciousness for less than thirty minutes. People may experience confusion, difficulties with attention, and struggle with memory following a mild TBI, but it should resolve within days.
A moderate TBI. A moderate TBI involves a loss of consciousness for over 30 minutes but less than one day. With this level of brain injury, confusion, difficulties with attention, and problems with memory may persist for a longer period, and may even have a permanent effect on brain functioning.
A severe TBI. Severe TBIs involve a period of unconsciousness for more than 24 hours. These injuries are usually visible as changes to the brain on a CT or MRI. These injuries can be fatal, and, when survived, may result in permanent changes in cognition, behavior, and physical functioning.
Common Causes of Brain Injuries
Brain injuries can occur in a wide variety of circumstances, from contact sport injuries to gunshot wounds. Many brain injuries occur after catastrophic accidents. Most commonly, those include:
Slipping, tripping, or falling
Car, truck, or motorcycle accidents
Train, bus, or plane accidents
Pedestrian, scooter, or bicycle accidents
Workplace accidents, such as construction site accidents
How MI ABOGADO® Can Help You Get Justice After a Brain Injury
A brain injury can have a huge impact on the victim and their loved ones’ lives. They can face emotional, physical, and financial hardships as a result, and may struggle to provide care for their injured loved one. Victims of severe brain injuries may never be able to work or live independently again and may require constant care. By holding any negligent parties accountable for their actions, you can ensure that the victim receives the support they need and protect your future.
The team at MI ABOGADO® understands that, after you or a loved one have suffered a traumatic brain injury, you have a lot on your plate. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to take care of the rest, so you can focus on what really matters. Our goal is to take some of that enormous weight off of your shoulders, and we will fight relentlessly for the maximum possible settlement.
Contact Our Experienced Los Angeles Brain Injury Lawyer Today
MI ABOGADO® serves clients across the state of California from our office in Los Angeles. We have implemented sophisticated technology and have an expansive network of trusted professionals across the state, which allows us to proudly serve clients from San Diego to San Jose.
A traumatic brain injury leaves an impossible burden on the victim and their loved ones. Because of this, MI ABOGADO® is proud to say that we don’t take a single dollar from our clients upfront. We believe you shouldn’t be burdened with attorney’s fees when trying to seek the justice you deserve. We don’t get paid until you see a rightful settlement for your losses. That’s MI ABOGADO’s® guarantee.
Contact us today so we can get started fighting for you and your future. We offer free, confidential consultations and second opinions.