Serious Personal Injuries from Accidents
Brain Injury Lawyer – Serving All of California
In many cases, catastrophic accidents can result in debilitating brain injuries. Brain injuries result from a blow or jolt to the head and can disrupt the normal functioning of the brain. According to the International Brain Injury Association, brain injuries are the most likely personal injuries to result in death or permanent disability. Accidents such as truck, automobile and motorcycle accidents, account for 50% of all cases of brain injuries in victims under the age of 75 years old. Brain injuries can be slight or severe, ranging from a concussion to a compressed skull fracture. Symptoms of a brain injury can include constant headaches, neck pain, blurred vision, dizziness and even paralysis. Disabilities resulting from brain injuries depend on several factors, including the severity of the brain injury, the location of the brain injury, and the age and general health of the brain injury victim. Common disabilities that result from brain injuries are problems with cognition (reason and memory), communication, behavior and sensory processing (sight, smell, hearing, touch and taste). Additionally, victims of brain injuries may develop long-term problems such as Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. While victims of minor brain injuries frequently make a full recovery, those who suffer a severe brain injury often face permanent disabilities and even death. Many brain injury victims face a long rehabilitation process and may not be able to return to work, causing a serious financial and emotional strain on both the brain injury victim and his or her family.
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury due to an accident, contact Susan Handel. She will treat you with compassionate respect and will obtain for you the superior compensation you deserve.