Talk to a Los Angeles traumatic brain injury lawyer
Traumatic brain injury affects more than two million Americans each year, leaving victims and their loved ones with tremendous physical, emotional and financial struggles. It doesn’t take a skull fracture to cause serious injury to the brain, which can sustain long-term damage from a sudden blow or jolt to the head.
If you or a family member has suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) due to someone else’s negligence or reckless conduct, The Salamati Law Firm can help you to recover related medical expenses, loss of wages, and damages for pain and emotional suffering.
Aggressive TBI representation
TBI generally requires years of intensive rehabilitation and recovery – a daunting prospect for even the most financially stable of victims. Hospital and medical bills can quickly pile up, putting some at risk for bankruptcy and home foreclosure. For this reason, it’s imperative to choose a lawyer who will advocate on your behalf, fighting tirelessly for the maximum value of your claim.
You can rely on our in-depth expertise in personal injury and premises liability law that enables our team to pursue every channel of legal recovery. Over the past decade, attorney Sean F. Salamati and colleagues have procured millions in verdicts and settlements on behalf of clients – helping them face and overcome catastrophic injury with dignity and the economic means to get the best treatments available.
Leading causes of brain injuries
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls are one of the leading causes of traumatic brain injury across all age groups.
Other events than can cause traumatic brain injury include:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Sports accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Acts of physical violence or assault
- Accidental blunt trauma to the head
Over the last ten years, TBI-related emergency room visits have surged more than 70 percent. An estimated 50,000 people die from traumatic brain injury every year. In people 65 years and older, slip and falls are the number one cause of brain injury-related deaths.
Symptoms of mild and severe TBI
Brain injuries are categorized as either mild or severe. A mild traumatic brain injury involves a loss of consciousness or extreme disorientation that spans less than 30 minutes.
Physical symptoms associated with a mild TBI include:
- Feelings of special disorientation, confusion
- Loss of balance
- Memory problems
- Nausea and vomiting
- Unusual fatigue
- Feelings of anxiety and depression
- Problems concentrating
A moderate or severe TBI may entail some of the same symptoms, with the addition of:
- Prolonged loss of consciousness
- Slurred speech
- Dilation of pupils
- Headache that worsens
- Unrelenting nausea
- Numbness and tingling sensation in extremities
- Clear fluid draining from ears or nose
- Convulsions or seizures
- Profound confusion
- Vision problems
- Unusual behavior, agitation, extreme mood swings
With more severe brain injuries involving skull fractures, the need for immediate medical treatment is evident. But even mild TBIs can cause life-altering problems that affect memory, behavior and quality of life. A sudden jolt to the head may not result in loss of consciousness, but can still cause a serious concussion and long-term effects.
Post-concussive symptoms may plague victims for years with debilitating headaches, blurry vision, insomnia, tinnitus, anxiety, and problems with concentration and short-term memory. Because TBIs are complex with a wide spectrum of symptoms and related impairments, it is crucial that victims insist on a specialized medical evaluation and treatment plan.
Compensation for brain injury
The Salamati Law Firm collaborates with medical experts and highly trained consultants in order to thoroughly evaluate the circumstances of your accident. As such, we can accurately determine the amount of monetary damages that will fairly compensate for life-long treatment and disability. In some cases, TBI victims may be unable to perform day-to-day living tasks and need in-home assistance. These and other financial burdens are meticulously analyzed when filing a personal injury lawsuit.
Compensation procured through litigation may include:
- Past, present and future hospital and medical costs
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Physical pain and mental distress
- Loss of income
- Diminished earning capacity
- Loss of spousal consortium
Insurance companies are only concerned about their own bottom line, and habitually deny claims based on misinformation. With the guidance of attorneys who are familiar with traumatic brain injuries and the accidents which cause them, victims stand a much stronger chance of financial recovery.
From initial consultation through settlement negotiations, The Salamati Law Firm is committed to the recovery of our clients. We have successfully handled TBI cases stemming from hospital malpractice, workplace accidents, car accidents and brain injuries caused by unsafe and hazardous property conditions.
Get legal help today
Call our Los Angeles-based practice to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. Our attorneys will determine if you have grounds for filing a personal injury or premises liability claim. For aggressive representation you can count on, call 800-957-9898 today.
Traumatic Brain Injury Resources:
- Mayo Clinic, Traumatic Brain Injury http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/traumatic-brain-injury/basics/definition/con-20029302
- Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Injury Prevention & Control: Traumatic Brain Injury http://www.cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury/statistics.html
- Center for Head Injury Services, Brain Injury Statistics https://www.headinjuryctr-stl.org/