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Traumatic Brain Injuries

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One of the most serious and life-changing injuries a person can suffer in an accident is a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). When an individual is in a personal injury accident that involves a high impact, such as a car accident or a slip and fall accident, the victim could hit their head hard enough to cause severe bruising and swelling of the brain.

When this happens, parts of the brain could suffer from restricted blood and oxygen flow, resulting in serious - and often permanent - brain damage. The victim's memory could be temporary or permanently affected and they might even suffer from a reduced mental capacity.

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Knowing what to do after a TBI accident in California's East Bay can be confusing. Fortunately, you're not alone. An experienced Walnut Creek traumatic brain injury attorney at Clancy & Diaz, LLP can help you every step of the way. We understand the law and know how to get results.

Types of TBIs

Traumatic brain injuries cover a wide range. Some of the most common - and most serious - TBIs include:

  • Concussion (shaking of the brain)
  • Contusion (bruising of the brain)
  • Diffuse Axonal Injury (DAI) (shaking of the brain, plus tears in connective brain tissue)
  • Penetrating skull injury (an object penetrates the skull and brain)
  • Anoxic Brain Injury (ABI) (a brain injury caused by lack of oxygen)

There are many other types of brain injuries. And all of them can be caused by the negligent or reckless behavior of other people. That's why it's important to talk to a lawyer as soon as possible if you or a loved one sustained a TBI in an accident.

Symptoms of brain injury

Signs of brain trauma can be easy or difficult to spot. Common symptoms of a TBI include:

  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Disorientation
  • Headache
  • Seizures
  • Unconsciousness
  • Vegetative state (in extreme cases)

Anyone who suffers from TBI will require extensive medical care that is not likely to be fully covered by insurance. As a result, a victim could experience extreme financial hardship on top of their physical suffering unless they fight for compensation through a personal injury claim. If you or a loved one has experienced a serious brain injury in an accident, consult with a Walnut Creek personal injury lawyer right away.

Contact a Walnut Creek personal injury lawyer

Make sure that the party responsible for your accident is held accountable for all injuries and damage that result, including catastrophic injuries such as TBI. Call Clancy & Diaz, LLP right away to discuss your case during a free case evaluation.

Our lawyers have the experience and the skill needed to build a strong legal case. We also have the drive you need to succeed. That's how we work. That's why we consistently win tough TBI cases throughout California. We have a 10 out of 10 Superb Avvo Rating and have been selected for inclusion in California Super Lawyers® Rising Stars™. Contact us right away to learn how we can help you rebuild your life. Call Clancy & Diaz, LLP at (925) 835-7500.

Clancy & Diaz, LLP
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