Brain Injury Attorney Los Angeles
Brain injuries come in many forms which severely impact a person’s ability to see, hear, speak, walk and think. Brain injuries usually come with the burden of expensive medical bills and lost wages, as well as a lifetime of physical, emotional and financial struggles.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 153 people die every day in the United States from injuries which include a traumatic brain injury. Many events can cause a brain injury, including automobile accidents, work related accidents, sporting accidents, product liability accidents, birth accidents, aviation accidents, and countless other unfortunate events.
However, the victim of a brain injury isn’t the only one whose life is impacted. The lives of family and loved ones are often also permanently altered by brain injuries. A catastrophic brain injury presents a host of challenges that make it difficult to sustain the quality of life the individual had prior to the accident. When someone suffers from a brain injury, they lose a part of their previous self.
The physical and emotional trauma associated with brain injuries can be extreme and unlike any other injury. The experienced team at McNicholas & McNicholas, LLP is here to prevent further suffering and hold responsible parties accountable.
Common Causes of Brain Injuries
Brain injuries can occur in many different ways. Generally, brain injuries require some level of trauma to the head or neck.
Common causes of brain injuries include:
- Car accidents
- Slip and fall
- Physical assault
- Medical malpractice
- Sports injury
What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
A traumatic brain injury is any contact with the head that results in a disruption of normal brain function. This can range from a concussion to a coma.
While a concussion is the most common form of traumatic brain injury, it is by no means the only type. Traumatic brain injuries typically may involve:
- Brain Contusion
- Shaken baby syndrome
- An object penetrating the skull
- Brain laceration
Common Brain Injury Symptoms
A brain injury, even one that seems minor, can have a multitude of both psychological and physical effects. Symptoms can appear both right after a brain injury as well as later after the injury occurs.
The most frequent brain injury symptoms include:
- Loss of consciousness for any length of time
- The feeling of nausea or dizziness
- Concentration problems
- Sudden headache
- Loss of balance
- Speech problems
- Abnormal behavior
- Blurred vision
- Mood swings
Ensure that you see a doctor if you, your child, or a loved one has received any kind of blow to the head and is experiencing any of the signs above. Receiving emergency medical care immediately after a brain injury is very important to ensure proper determination of any damage that may have occurred.
What are the Financial Costs of a Brain Injury?
The initial treatment and rehabilitation costs can bankrupt victims of brain injuries. It is estimated that brain injury costs range from about $85,000 to $3 million. Even at the low end, the costs associated with brain injuries are staggering.
Most people won’t be able to afford the treatment associated with brain injury. If you, or a loved one, were the victim of a brain injury, you may be wondering where to go from here not only physically and emotionally, but financially.
McNicholas & McNicholas, LLP can be the solution to your problem. We can help ease the mounting financial costs associated with your brain injury, by fighting to get you the compensation you deserve to be able to afford the care you need.
How Do Brain Injuries Impact Your Life?
Just like no two people are alike, no two brain injuries are alike. Brain injuries can impact your life in minor ways or require lifelong treatment and rehabilitation.
Mild brain injuries may require you to rest for a few days, keep a close eye on your vitals, and possibly even spend a night in the hospital. Most likely, however, mild brain injuries are not life-threatening, although they can still be extremely expensive.
Severe brain injuries can come with permanent physical or cognitive disabilities. Victims may no longer be able to speak, walk, work, enjoy hobbies or go on vacation. Brain injury victims suffer from many joys or functions in life we take for granted.
A lifelong brain injury victim may have trouble with learning and comprehending new information, making decisions, or communicating with family members. In addition to the injury, victims may encounter physical trouble sleeping, a lost sense of taste and smell, or suffer from vision and balance problems.
In the most severe circumstances, victims of brain injuries will require constant care, treatment, and rehabilitation.
As a loved one of someone who has suffered from a brain injury, your life is no longer the same either. In fact, you may also be a life-long caretaker and may underestimate the physical and emotional toll of this role.
With our help, you may be able to recover the following damages from those who caused the brain injury:
- Pain and suffering
- Past, present, and future medical bills
- Lost wages
- Loss of companionship
- Emotional distress
Your Los Angeles Brain Injury Lawyers
McNicholas & McNicholas, LLP is your California brain injury lawyers. We have earned a reputation for going up against company giants. Ensuring successful resolutions for clients is of the utmost importance to our firm. McNicholas & McNicholas, LLP has been fighting and winning cases for over 25 years and has repeatedly secured multimillion-dollar verdicts over and over again.
We accept brain injury cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that our firm will not be collecting any fees until after you have obtained a result. Our brain injury lawyers at McNicholas & McNicholas, LLP are sympathetic to the stress that these injuries cause and have the resources required to ensure you receive the quality results that you deserve and the financial compensation for the cost of medical care. It’s important to act quickly when you or a loved one has been injured. Contact us today to discuss your claim and start the path to recovery at 310-474-1582.