Our lives are filled with wonderful people. Our friends and family are there and the time we get with them is precious. When you plan for life, you usually don’t plan on getting hurt, but sometimes accidents happen.
One of the most devastating injuries you or a loved on can sustain is a traumatic brain injury. These types of injuries can change your entire life and, depending on how severe the injury is, can leave you permanently disabled. If your injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may need a Los Angeles brain injury attorney. At JML Law, our experienced personal injury attorneys are standing by to help you.
How It Happens
Our mothers may have told us we have hard heads, but that doesn’t mean we are invincible. If our head strikes something or is something strikes our head, hard enough, serious and long-lasting injury can occur.
Here are some common events that happen that can cause traumatic brain injury:
- Vehicle accidents – When fast-moving vehicles collide, our bodies are tossed around. Whether we are in a car, on a motorcycle, or some other vehicle, if our heads strike the vehicle or pavement, it can damage our brains.
- Combat related injury – If you have been in the military or near a combat zone, the damage sustained by a bomb going off nearby can cause brain damage.
- Falls – If you are at home or work and fall down, whether from a ladder, downstairs, or some other obstacle, your brain could be injured.
- Violent encounters – If you are attacked and receive a blow to the head, the brain can be damaged. This is common injury in domestic violence and assault situations.
These are just a few of the common ways people end up with brain damage, though any time someone suffers an impact to their head, there is potential for serious injury.
Even if only minor brain damage occurred, the symptoms can be debilitating. It can lead to a loss of consciousness, confusion, headaches, problems sleeping, difficulty speaking, and dizziness. It can also cause mood swings and concentration problems.
More severe injuries include all those symptoms as well as a loss of coordination, seizures, repeated nausea and vomiting, slurred speech, and unusual behavior.
Sometimes, the symptoms from a traumatic brain injury subside, but often, there are long-lasting disabilities.
What To Do
If you or a loved one have sustained a traumatic brain injury and it was due to someone else’s negligence, then you should seek legal advice. Our brain injury attorneys in Los Angeles are experienced in these types of cases and can walk you through the process. We understand that this can be a hard time for you and your family, but it is not fair that you have to suffer with no compensation. Whether this is a workplace injury or one you suffered on your personal time, At JML Law, we will fight for your rights. You can contact us by clicking here or calling us at 818-610-8800.