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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Types of Brain Injuries
There are two types of brain injuries: traumatic brain injury, also known as TBI, and acquired brain injury, also known as ABI. A traumatic head injury can be caused by external force or strain aimed towards an individual’s brain or nervous system.
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
Brain injuries can be in the form of a mild concussion or a more serious TBI, which causes substantial damage to the brain.
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.
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