Glendale Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the most devastating injuries a person can suffer. Often, these injuries result in severe physical and cognitive limitations that completely alter the victim’s way of life. In many cases, the victim’s family members and loved ones will also need to change their lives to accommodate their loved one’s new challenges. Even in the event that the victim makes a full recovery, the cost of medical treatment for a brain injury can be overwhelming.
If you or your loved one was diagnosed with a TBI after an accident or incident caused by someone else’s negligence, contact Aghabegian & Associates, PC. Our Glendale personal injury attorneys can help you work to recover the full, fair compensation you are owed for the total lifetime costs of the injury. Since 1998, we have successfully secured $125 million for our clients in Glendale, Los Angeles, and throughout the San Fernando Valley.
Call Aghabegian & Associates, PC at (818) 507-4311 today for a free, confidential case evaluation with a member of our legal team.
TBIs come in a variety of shapes and forms that will need to be properly accessed by a medical profession to determine the right path to recovery. Based on your symptoms, you may be able to determine the type of TBI you are suffering from and how to immediately respond to after an accident. Types of TBI include:
- Concussion: The most well-known TBI, a concussion is a sudden jolt to the brain that is often caused by a blow to the head or violent shaking. It may include bruising, dizziness, loss of consciousness, nausea, and memory loss. Individuals with mild concussions may only need to rest to fully recover, but severe concussions will require immediate medical attention to determine the best course of treatment.
- Contusion: Contusion is a broad term for bruising, and in the case of TBIs it is the internal bleeding of the brain. This can cause swelling, confusion, loss of consciousness, mood swings, and further damage to the brain. Mild contusions may only require hospitalization and observation, but severe injuries can require brain surgery to remove the bleeding.
- Coup-contrecoup: Where most contusions only effect the area of impact, coup-contrecoup are bruises that occur on both the impact site and the opposite side of the brain. Treatment is similar to standard contusions and multiple CT scans and MRIs may be employed to ensure the bleeding has stopped.
- Diffuse axonal injury: Violent trauma to the brain can cause tearing of nerve tissue and can be fatal. Individuals may lose consciousness for up to six hours and may slip into a vegetative state. Treatment for severe injuries generally involves medication to reduce the brain’s swelling and therapy to manage any permanent changes to the brain.
- Penetrating injury: Sometimes referred to as open head injuries, penetrating injuries occur when the skull is broken open, such as from knife wounds, gunshots, or sharp objects. These injuries include bleeding, loss of consciousness, confusion, and death. Treatment involves immediate medical care that can include surgery.
It is also important to note that concussions, contusions, and coup-contrecoup can not only occur from being struck in the head, but also from violent shaking and even whiplash. The brain is the most complex organ in the human body and all traumatic brain injuries should be properly reviewed by a doctor to properly diagnose the injury.
All brain injuries—even those categorized as “mild”—are incredibly serious. It is important that you know the symptoms of a TBI so that you can seek adequate medical treatment as soon as possible after an accident. If you suspect that you, your loved one, or another person has suffered a brain injury, contact 9-11 or seek medical attention right away.
Some of the symptoms of a TBI include:
- Loss of consciousness
- Blurry vision
- Ringing or buzzing in the ears
- Slurred words
- Difficulties sleeping
- Memory loss
- Inability to concentrate
- Mood swings
- Changes in normal behavior
- Sensitivity to light/sound
- A bad taste in the mouth
- Inability to smell
- Dilated pupils
Remember, it is always best to play it safe and seek medical attention if you have any reason to believe that you or someone else has suffered a brain injury. If you or your loved one has already been diagnosed with a TBI and you believe someone else is at fault, contact our Glendale brain injury attorneys as soon as possible to discuss your legal options.
TBI cases are often very complex; simply diagnosing a brain injury can be a difficult and lengthy process. On top of this, the cost of medical treatment for a TBI—including CT/imaging scans, surgeries, medications, and more—can be exorbitant, easily exceeding millions of dollars over the course of the victim’s lifetime. Additionally, the victim will likely need to take at least some time off work to receive treatment and he or she may even be permanently unable to return to work. The loss of income can add increased stress on families already attempting to navigate the multitude of physical, emotional, and financial burdens that accompany a TBI.
At Aghabegian & Associates, PC, we understand that the road to recovery can be long, difficult, and emotionally draining for everyone involved. Our attorneys are here to handle every aspect of your personal injury case so that you can focus on healing and moving forward with your life. We are aggressive and zealous advocates for our clients.
Discuss your unique situation with our legal team today; call (818) 507-4311 or submit an online contact form to get started.
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- Post-Concussive Syndrome: Why That Car Accident May Still Be Affecting You
- Concussion - MedlinePlus
- Overview of Head Injuries - Merck Manual
- Traumatic Brain Injury Information Page - NIH