Types of brain injuries
Traumatic brain injuries cover a wide range. Some of the types of 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)
Any head injury can be caused by the negligent or reckless behavior of other people, whether that’s a reckless driver or a property owner who failed to address a slip and fall hazard. TBIs can also result from head-on collisions, one of the most severe types of car accidents. 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.
Warning signs of a concussion or brain injury
Signs of brain trauma can be easy or difficult to spot. It’s important to remember that not every brain injury results in being “knocked out” or losing consciousness. Victims suffering from whiplash, an injury to the neck, may be at a higher risk for traumatic brain injury. You may have a concussion if you have any of the following symptoms:
- Nausea or vomiting
- Loss of smell or taste
- Difficulty focusing or reading
- Sensitivity to light
- Loss of memory
While mild brain injuries may not require extensive medical treatment, no brain injury is truly minor. Take these symptoms seriously and see a doctor right away—this is the best option not only for your health, but also for your legal rights. Remember that some brain injury symptoms may not even appear for some time after the accident, so it’s still important to get checked out by a medical professional even if you feel fine.
Any brain injury can have long-term consequences, physically, emotionally, and financially. The long-term costs of treatment and impairment from a brain injury can easily add up to hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars over a lifetime. You deserve to be compensated for your pain and suffering. That’s why it’s so important to speak with an experienced head injury attorney right away.
Contact a Walnut Creek brain 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 at our Walnut Creek or Antioch office.
A TBI is a serious injury and our legal team knows how difficult the aftermath can be. 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 the Bay Area. 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.