Did you know that almost 1.7 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury each year? Were you aware that over 50,000 people die each year from brain injuries and another 275,000 are hospitalized each year? In the year 2000, medical costs and other costs associated with brain injuries totaled over $60 billion. With the sharp increase in medical and personal care, that figure is much higher today. As a brain injury lawyer, I understand the trust cost in human suffering caused by brain injuries caused by negligent, reckless, or careless accidents.
Traumatic brain injuries are caused by several common events including falls, vehicle crashes, bicycle accidents, boat accidents, dog attacks, and workplace injuries. Regardless of the event that caused the brain injury, the results are often the same — life-altering, permanent disabilities that result in substantial financial, physical, and emotional damage for the accident victim and his or her family. The Levinson Law Group has extensive experience handling cases involving brain injuries. You need an experienced brain injury lawyer to protect your interest and ensure that the insurance company for the at-fault party treats you fairly and justly.
We accept cases on a contingent fee. That means that if there is no recovery in your case you pay no fee. And in most cases, we even advance the costs. For your free consultation, call (760) 642-5475 today.
Why Are Brain Injury Cases Different From Other Types of Personal Injury Cases?
Determining the seriousness of a brain injury may require extensive diagnostic tests with a team of medical professionals. As an experienced brain injury lawyer, I understand how involved the process can be of diagnosing and treating a brain injury. Through my years of experience handling brain injury cases, I have developed a network of experts and resources to assist my clients as they seek the medical treatment they need and learn to cope with the devastating effects of a brain injury.
In some cases, a brain injury may not be easy to diagnose because a hematoma or skull fracture is easy to see; however, not all brain injuries are easy to diagnose. A closed head injury may not show any outward signs of trauma other than some subtle signs such as a bit of confusion, memory problems, slight headache, slurred speech, blurred vision, and difficulty sleeping. In reality, a closed head trauma can result in permanent disabling conditions that result in life-long medical and/or personal care.
Closed Head Injuries Are Difficult to Prove
A closed head injury is a common injury in many personal injury cases. It occurs when the head strikes an object causing the brain to “bounce around” inside the skull. The brain is damaged from striking the skull. In a penetrating brain injury, damage is often localized to the area where the skull is penetrated. However, in a closed head injury, the brain can suffer multiple points of damage as it moves within the skull causing multiple medical conditions.
It can be very difficult to prove a closed head injury without medical evidence to substantiate the injury and prove that the accident caused the injury. Because closed head injuries are not always apparent immediately after the accident, it is extremely important that you seek medical attention after an accident regardless of whether you believe you may have a serious injury. Any blow to the head, even the slightest blow, can result in a closed head injury.
If you are in an accident and experience any of the following symptoms, you should seek immediate medical attention. If the physician is not willing to perform diagnostic tests to determine if you have a closed head injury, you should seek a second opinion, especially if the symptoms persist or become worse.
Common symptoms of a brain injury include:
- Any period of unconsciousness
- Confusion and/or difficulty concentrating
- Blurred vision
- Neck pain
- Slurred and/or slow speech
- Vomiting and/or nausea
- Ringing in the ears
- Change in sleeping habits
For a more detailed list of symptoms of a brain injury, review the information provided by the Mayo Clinic on brain injuries.
Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney
At The Levinson Law Group, our clients and our community are extremely important to us. We want to ensure that you receive the medical care that you need to recover from your injuries while we handle the legal aspects of your personal injury claim.
Contact our office at 1-760-827-1700 or use our convenient online contact form to ask a question or to schedule a free consultation. Let us deal with the insurance company, adjusters, attorneys, and other parties while you concentrate on what is most important — your health and your family.