Brain Injury Lawyers in Cameron Park, Auburn & Roseville
If you or a loved one has sustained a brain injury in an accident caused by another in Cameron Park, we know your family is going through a difficult time. You do not need the added stress of dealing with insurance companies while trying to recover from a brain injury. Contact a knowledgeable California brain injury attorney at the Cunningham Law Group, A.P.C. We can deal with the insurance companies and legal issues so that you can focus on your health and recovery.
Let us review the specific facts of your accident and explain your legal options. Keep in mind: If we represent you, your brain injury case will be handled on a contingency fee basis. You pay no money until we collect money on your behalf through an insurance settlement or jury verdict.
The bones of the skull and layers of surrounding tissue help protect the brain. But a blow to the head or hard impact can bruise the brain or cause a more serious traumatic brain injury (TBI). A sudden stop from high speed may cause the brain to collide against the inside of the skull causing a bruise or bleeding. Any brain injury should be treated seriously. A severe brain injury will require a lengthy recovery, physical therapy and months off work and you will need all the resources available.
What Are the Causes of Brain Injuries?
The causes of brain injuries include falls, car accidents, motorcycle crashes, bicycle accidents, sports injuries, skateboarding, explosions and violent assaults. Car accidents and other motor vehicle accidents cause about half of head injuries. Fall accidents, including slipping in the bathroom, falling down stairs and falling off a ladder, rank as another significant cause of brain injuries. Young children and older adults are particularly at risk of sustaining brain injuries in falls. Heads injuries related to sports activities are more common among people ages 15 to 24. Vehicle accidents cause the highest portion of fatal brain injuries.
How Do I Know if I have a Brain Injury?
If you have hit your head in a fall or suffered any kind of blow to the head, you should have a medical assessment by a doctor. It is critically important to seek immediate medical attention if you or your loved one lost consciousness after a blow to the head, experienced confusion or disorientation, developed a persistent headache and had balance problems.
What Are the Symptoms of Brain Injuries?
Brain injuries range from mild concussions to severe penetrating traumatic head injuries. The symptoms vary according to the severity. A mild brain injury may involve brief loss of consciousness, headache, dizziness, blurred visions, memory and concentration problems and mood swings.
A moderate to severe brain injury may include loss of consciousness for hours, a headache that worsens, nausea, convulsions, dilation of one or both pupils, slurred speech, confusion and coma. Surgery may be required to repair the brain and the patient may be given oxygen to prevent any further damage.
An injury that causes mild disruption of brain function is still a serious injury that needs treatment by a doctor.
What is the Glasgow Coma Scale?
When a person with a brain injury shows up for treatment, doctors use a 15-point test to assess the severity of a brain injury. The test involves checking a person’s speech and ability to move their eyes and limbs and follow directions. The higher the score, the less severe the brain injury.
What Expenses are Related to a Brain Injury?
Medical expenses for treatment of head trauma are costly. They include:
- Appointments with doctors
- CT Scans
- Speech therapy
- Occupational and physical therapy
- Psychiatric treatment
Can I Receive Financial Compensation for a Traumatic Brain Injury?
If your brain injury was caused by the negligence of another individual or business, you may have a legal right to seek compensation for your medical expenses, lost income and other expenses from the at-fault party and their insurance company. For example, if you sustained a TBI in a car accident caused by another driver, you may have a claim against the responsible driver and the driver’s auto insurance company.
Contact a Cameron Park Brain Injury Attorney
A serious head injury can limit your ability to earn a living and provide support for your family, so it is important to understand your legal options to recover compensation.
The Cunningham Law Group, A.P.C. represents accident victims in Cameron Park, Auburn, Roseville, Citrus Heights, Folsom, El Dorado Hills, Placerville, Rancho Cordova and Elk Grove, California. We offer free case consultations so contact a knowledgeable Cameron Park brain injury attorney today.