Brain injuries are one of the most traumatic and devastating injuries a person can be experience. These injuries are often permanent and indubitably life-changing for victims. Often, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) have a significant impact not only on the victim but on their families as well. The Center for Head Injury Services states that there are 2 million cases of closed head injuries each year (one every 15 seconds); half a million of these injuries require hospital treatment. 51% are caused by motorcycle or motorbike accidents, 21% are caused by falls, 12% occur from assaults and violence, 10% are caused by sporting accidents, and 6% are from all other situations.
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Traumatic Brain Injuries Vs. Acquired Brain Injuries
There are two types of brain injuries: traumatic brain injury, also known as TBI, and acquired brain injury, also known as ABI. An acquired brain injury is a term that is used broadly to describe any type of injury to the head that is not a result of a birth injury or a hereditary, congenital, or degenerative condition. From a medical perspective, an ABI is caused by the shearing of brain nerve fibers or cell death in the brain. Depending on the circumstances of your injury, recovery, if possible, can take weeks to several months. Some examples of acquired brain injury are stroke, tumors, infectious disease or a lack of oxygen supply to the brain.
A traumatic brain injury is a more specific type of ABI that is a result of external force or strain aimed towards an individual’s brain or nervous system. TBI’s have a broad range of severity. Ranging from mild, such as a concussion, to extremely severe, such as a permanent disability.
Generally speaking, how long a person was left unconscious as a result of an injury can indicate how severe it is. Unfortunately, the impact of certain types of brain injuries can get worse over time. Creating more health concerns and medical expense as times go on. This is one reason it is crucial to see a doctor after a brain injury. Most often TBI’s are the result of a serious accident.
Some examples of this include:
- Car crashes
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Slip and falls
- Accidents in sports
- Watercraft accidents
- Use of firearms or weapons, including guns, knives, or bats
- Physical violence involving fights or physical abuse by another individual
The Cost of Traumatic Brain Injuries
Treatment for brain injuries in California can start as low as $85,000 and rise all the way up to $3 million for serious cases. Typically, the cost of a brain injury extends beyond the initial injury, as these types of injuries often result in a number of serious complications. These expenses are life-changing and require assistance. An experienced TBI attorney is a major priority for individuals dealing with these hard times.
Traumatic brain injuries can cause:
- High or low blood pressure
- Lung cancer
- Edema (swelling)
- Sensory changes
- Intracranial infection
- Paralysis (quadriplegia, paraplegia)
- Low sodium
- Pressure in the skull
- A surplus or shortage of carbon dioxide
- Abnormal blood coagulation
- Nutritional changes
- Cardiac changes
- Cognitive impairment
- Memory loss
Personalized Legal Representation for You & Your Family
The experienced California brain injury lawyers at B&D Law Group realize that not every case is the same. We are here to help you through these difficult times. Our skilled attorneys are familiar with the mechanics of a brain injury, as well as the aftermath and resulting injuries. We can help you fight for the compensation you deserve. We often work with life-care planners and economic experts to ascertain the level of compensation required for a lifetime of the best medical care, therapy, and, if necessary, long-term nursing care.
If you have suffered a traumatic closed head injury or lost a loved one as a result of a catastrophic brain injury, please contact the skilled California brain injury lawyers at B&D Law Group.
Contact our legal team for advice on your case by calling (888) 563-4092. We provide free consultations!