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Survivors of brain injury can suffer from temporary or permanent disabilities. This can make a person forever dependent on others for even simple, daily activities. The injury can result in physical, emotional, psychological, and financial strains. Because of this, we fight for the rights of our clients to ensure that they get adequate compensation for their injuries from the guilty party.
V. James DeSimone is an experienced brain injury attorney in Los Angeles and we believe that everyone has the right to a healthy and joyful life. We understand how a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can take the pleasure and passion out of an injured person.
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Around 1.7 million traumatic brain injury (TBI) occur every year in the US, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Of these, a lot of brain injuries are caused by the willful or negligent conduct of another party. Some of the common causes of the brain injuries caused partly or solely due to a conduct of another party include the following:
TBI and spinal cord injuries are not easy to identify. The person may not feel any symptom right after the accident. Contrary to common misconception, a brain injury may not result in an immediate loss of consciousness. Sometimes, the symptoms manifest in a matter of weeks.
Individuals who suffer from a spinal cord injury or TBI can experience different symptoms. The exact symptoms depend on the location and impact of the injury. Some of the common symptoms that an individual can experience after suffering from a brain injury according to WebMD include the following:
Brain injuries can be mild, moderate, or severe depending on the symptoms. Mild and moderate brain injuries typically do not result in health effects. The symptoms may last for a few minutes or hours but then subside. On the other hand, severe or traumatic brain injuries can lead to devastating health effects. Some of the serious types of TBIs include the following:
Cerebral contusion refers to a bruise to the brain tissue. Individuals who suffer from cerebral contusion experience severe bleeding in the brain. Contusions generally occur in the cortical tissue and in most cases, surgery is required.
Diffuse Axonal Injury
Diffuse axonal injury results due to severe twisting or shaking of the head during an accident. The injury causes disruption of the nerve cells due to which the individual can suffer from a partial or total disability. It is one of the most devastating types of brain injuries that can even result in death.
Coup-Contrecoup is another severe type of brain injury. The injury is caused due to repeated “back and forth” impacts on the brain. The impact is of such force that it results in the brain hitting the sides of the brain (parietal lobes), or front & back (frontal & occipital lobes) and is typical of a significant motor vehicle accident. Often opposing sides of the brain are injured and can result in serious health complications.
Cerebral edema involves a swelling inside of the brain. Sometimes the swelling is between the brain and the skull which can result in intracranial pressure or swelling inside the skull. The pressure could deprive oxygen to the affected area as it will prevent blood from flowing to the brain. This can result in permanent damage to the neurons causing serious problems.
If you or someone you know has suffered from a brain injury caused due to willful action or negligence of another, you have the legal right to get compensation for the loss. The compensation amount will account not just for financial losses due to medical treatment and loss of wages, but may also include damages for long lasting emotional, physical, and psychological pain. At V. James DeSimone Law, our Marina Del Rey legal team provides vigorous and compassionate representation while keeping you informed on developments in your case.
The experienced Los Angeles TBI attorneys at V. James DeSimone Law will gather evidence that will help hold the guilty party accountable for the injury, and achieve maximum compensation available under the law. The earlier you contact one of our experienced attorneys, the greater are the chances of a court outcome in your favor. Remember that the California Statute of limitation gives the victim two years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit. If the deadline passes, you won’t be able to get any compensation for the injuries from the guilty party.
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