At Hobbs Law Group, our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers have in-depth experience with the highly nuanced medical and legal issues involved with traumatic brain injury cases. We are ready and able to pursue maximum compensation on your behalf to cover the exorbitant medical bills you may be facing, as well as other damages, such as lost wages from time missed at work, and loss of quality of life.
Each year, about 2.5 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Of those, about 50,000 die and 80,000 are permanently disabled. Falls are the leading cause of brain injuries, with motor vehicle crashes not far behind. Far too often, those accidents are the result of someone else’s negligent or reckless actions. Our Los Angeles traumatic brain injury lawyers are committed to protecting the rights of those seriously injured in car crashes, slip and falls, and other accidents.
Claremont Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer Serving the Greater Los Angeles Area
Most TBI lawsuits are resolved through a settlement offer. Our Claremont legal team is comprised of skilled negotiators who apply effective tactics that increase our clients’ chances of reaching a full and fair settlement deal. In fact, the majority of personal injury cases are resolved through settlements. This means that you’ll most likely never have to set foot in a courtroom or have to give testimony on the stand.
Know that it’s your choice whether to accept a settlement offer or not. We’ll be happy to explain whether we feel it’s a fair offer or not. We’ll also help you understand the merits and potential drawbacks of pursuing courtroom litigation. Ultimately, it’s your decision, and we’ll stand by it. If you decide to take your case to court, you’ll have a Los Angeles personal injury attorney by your side as a steadfast ally who will vigorously advocate for your best interests.
What Exactly Is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
A TBI involves sudden, acute damage to the brain. It’s caused by a blow or a jolt to the head. Usually, a TBI is caused by blunt force trauma, although penetrating injuries may sometimes be involved. Some victims experience only mild, temporary symptoms. Others suffer from severe, debilitating symptoms and long-term, sometimes permanent complications.
TBIs are a particularly complex type of injury. Victims can actually experience two separate injuries, known as primary and secondary injuries. The primary injury is the trauma that occurs at the moment of the impact, directly damaging the delicate brain tissues and nerve fibers. After the primary injury is inflicted, the body launches an inflammatory response, which involves sending extra nutrients and fluid to the injury site in an attempt to heal it.
Unfortunately, the inflammatory response can lead to a dangerous buildup of fluid inside the skull, which has limited space for the extra substances. As the brain swells and pressure builds up, other parts of the brain not originally injured can become harmed or incapacitated. This is known as secondary injury.
At Hobbs Law Group, we understand that victims of TBIs often develop delayed onset symptoms and evolving health issues. We’ll work closely with you to ensure that you get the full claim benefits you deserve, based on an accurate, current, and comprehensive medical diagnosis. We will fight for compensation to cover medical costs past, present, and future.
Types of Accidents That May Cause TBIs
Many types of accidents can potentially cause a TBI. At Hobbs Law Group, our attorneys have extensive experience in handling personal injury cases, including slip and fall incidents (falls are the leading cause of brain injuries) and motor vehicle accidents (the second most common cause of TBIs). These accidents can cause the following types of TBIs:
- Brain contusions
- Diffuse axonal injury
- Traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage
Signs and Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injuries
After falling or being involved in a car accident, it’s important to seek a medical evaluation right away. However, it’s equally as important to monitor yourself for symptoms in the coming days and weeks, and revisit your doctor if changes develop.
Not all symptoms may appear right away, so keep an updated list of symptoms to bring to your doctor’s office with you. In addition, be sure to keep your lawyer at Hobbs Law Group updated about your medical condition. No matter how difficult your recovery gets, we’re here for you.
Some of the signs and symptoms you may notice with a mild TBI include the following:
- Brief loss of consciousness
- Changes in mental status (confusion, disorientation, dazed)
- Nausea and vomiting
- Dizziness and loss of balance
- Fatigue and changes in sleep habits
- Problems with speech
- Sensitivity to light or sound
A mild TBI can also cause sensory issues, such as ringing in the ears, blurry vision, and a bad taste in the mouth. Victims may also have trouble concentrating and suffer from mood changes, including depression, anxiety, and mood swings.
Moderate to severe TBIs can cause even more severe symptoms, such as the following:
- Convulsions or seizures
- Clear fluid draining from the ears or nose
- Numbness or weakness in the fingers or toes
- Unusual behaviors, including agitation and aggression
Hobbs Law Group focuses on securing compensation for your healthcare expenses and other losses so that you can focus on your recovery from your TBI.
Contact a Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer in Los Angeles
If you’ve suffered a serious head trauma or traumatic brain injury due to another party’s negligence, Hobbs Law Group will put our substantial resources to work for you and provide the attentive, client-focused services you would expect from a boutique firm. Call a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer at our firm today or contact us online to request your free initial consultation at our Claremont, CA office.