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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, the victim could hit their head hard enough to cause a concussion (a mild TBI) or even a more severe brain injury.

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.

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    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. 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. You may have a concussion if you have any of the following symptoms:

    • Dizziness
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Disorientation
    • Headache
    • Loss of smell or taste
    • Difficulty focusing or reading
    • Sensitivity to light
    • Loss of memory
    • Unconsciousness

    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. 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.

    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.

    Clancy & Diaz, LLP
    3000 Citrus Cir Suite 215
    Walnut Creek, CA 94598
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    2006 A St
    Suite #223
    Antioch, CA 94509
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