Waking up in a hospital gown is never good. Waking up and not being able to recall what happened, or even your name is even worse.
An estimated nearly 3 million Americans hear these words in hospitals, “You have suffered a brain injury.”
Each year, traumatic brain injuries (TBI) result in a large number of deaths in Los Angeles and all across the U.S. and can cause permanent disability.
Brain injury is usually caused by a blow to the head or body. The worst thing about brain injuries is that they don’t heal like other types of injuries.
If you have suffered TBI, no doctor will say for certain if or when you’ll be able to fully recover. In fact, every brain injury is unique and the symptoms, risks, and consequences may be very different.
In some cases, symptoms may manifest themselves right away, while in other cases it may take weeks after the injury.
As for the causes of brain injuries, statistics show that they aren’t so unique. What are the most common accidents that can cause brain injuries in Los Angeles?
Surprisingly, it’s not accidents that account for the vast majority of brain injuries. It’s falling.
Falls are the leading cause of TBI in Los Angeles and all across our country. Turns out, you don’t even need to own a car to be at risk of suffering a brain injury.
You can simply own a bunk bed. Falling out of bed, tripping over, slipping in the bathroom, falling down steps… there are many ways you can sustain severe brain damage just by falling.
Not all falls are equally dangerous, but some of them are. Compensation-wise, there is little you can do if your brain injury is caused by falling unless your fall was the result of someone else’s negligence or fault.
In this case, you need to seek immediate help from an experienced brain injury attorney in order to get the justice you deserve. Call the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg today and tell us about your particular case.
Getting struck by something or someone can be just as dangerous as falling. Being unintentionally struck by another person or object can cause brain damage, and the severity of the injury depends on the force of the impact.
As in the case of falls, holding someone accountable for your brain injury after getting struck requires a thorough investigation and cannot be done without an experienced Los Angeles brain injury attorney.
You may get struck by falling debris or get hit with a ball at a basketball court. In which of these cases can you obtain compensation for your damages, lost income, and capacity, pain, and suffering?
Car accidents, and in particular head-on collisions, are the third most common cause of brain injury in Los Angeles.
A head-on collision can occur on a highway or even on a parking lot. When the front ends of two vehicles smash into one another, severe brain damage can occur due to the impact.
You may get head trauma by getting into an accident when riding a motorcycle or even a bicycle as well, as it depends on the severity of a blow to the head or body.
Gunshot wounds, assaults, domestic violence, or child abuse are also common causes of brain injury in our country.
If you’re not responsible for the violence, then getting compensated for your damages, including a brain injury, can be easily achieved with the right legal strategy.
If you believe your brain injury is the result of someone else’s negligence or fault, consult our Los Angeles TBI lawyer today to get compensated for all your damages.