Car accidents, truck accidents, and other incidents can leave victims with some long-lasting, severe injuries to learn to live with. While a broken limb or an injured shoulder can lead to quite a lot of pain and discomfort, while preventing you from earning what you could, there are some injuries that are significantly more life-limiting. If you, or a loved one, have sustained a traumatic brain injury in an accident, where there is evidence of either negligence or deliberate wrongdoing on the part of another, you should speak to an experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorney about recovering damages.
Common Types of Brain Injuries Sustained in Accidents
Although you may think that a brain injury is a brain injury, the reality is nowhere near that simple. An injury to your brain may simply involve a concussion that you recover from reasonably quickly, or you could be left with permanent brain damage and reduced cognitive abilities. Whichever end of the spectrum your brain injury falls into, a Los Angeles personal injury attorney could help you.
The most common types of brain injuries we experience in our work as personal injury attorneys include:
- Brain contusions, also known as bruising of the brain
- Diffuse axonal injuries, affecting the white matter of the brain
- Shaken baby syndrome
- Penetrating brain injuries, where objects have entered the brain
- Second-impact injuries, occurring when a second concussion is sustained shortly after the first instance
- Coup (side of impact) or contrecoup (opposite side of brain) injuries
Depending on the severity of the brain injury, you or your loved one may need medical care for the rest of your life, which can quickly become prohibitively expensive.
Causes of Brain Injuries
There are many causes of brain injuries, but most will involve a significant impact of some description. Your brain injury may have occurred as a result of a car or truck accident, or perhaps you were severely assaulted. Another leading cause of brain trauma is being struck by an object.
If you’ve sustained a brain injury of any description through the negligence or willful actions of another, a personal injury claim could recover some of the costs involved in the medical care you have needed, or will continue to need, the wages you’ve lost through not being able to work, and other costs incurred due to the accident in question, whether it was a:
Perhaps your brain injury happened in an entirely different way, and that’s ok too.
However you got injured and however severe your brain injury is, a highly-experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorney at Compass Law Group, LLP will work tirelessly on your behalf to recover the maximum possible compensation.
The value of the compensation will be specific to your case, and will depend on a range of factors including the severity of your injury, the type of accident, and the costs you have incurred as a result of being injured.