Long after broken bones mend and cuts and scrapes heal, a victim may still notice the effects of a brain injury. In fact, even a mild brain injury can affect an accident victim for life. And severe brain injuries can cause permanent physical, cognitive, and executive disabilities. If you believe someone else played a part in causing you or a loved one’s brain injury, contact us today to speak to a Redwood City brain injury lawyer. Danko Meredith Trial Lawyers can help you hold those responsible for the injury accountable for your family’s damages.
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Brain injuries are among the most serious of personal injuries. Do not let an insurance company lowball your settlement. If you or a family member suffered a brain injury because of someone else’s negligence, talk to a Redwood City brain injury attorney. Obtaining compensation can help ensure your financial future. Hire a lawyer to protect your rights at every step of the claims process.
Brain injuries are classified as mild, moderate, or severe. A concussion is a type of mild brain injury. You can experience a concussion without losing consciousness. You need not even hit your head. For example, mild brain injuries can stem from nothing more than the rotational forces exerted on the head in a car accident or on an amusement park ride. Even a mild brain injury can lead to a range of serious and lasting symptoms, including
A brain injury could have immediate symptoms, or the victim might not notice the signs for days or weeks after an accident. Regardless, most victims with mild brain injuries recover from their symptoms within three months to one year. Unfortunately, more serious brain injuries can cause longer-lasting or permanent difficulties. Relationships may suffer, a victim might lose his or her job, and the victim’s quality of life may steadily decline.
Any accident that involves a bump or a blow to the head could cause a traumatic brain injury. Common examples include auto accidents, bicycle accidents, sports and diving injuries, falls, struck-by object, construction site accidents, criminal assault, plane crashes, and explosions. A brain injury could involve a crushed or penetrated skull (open head injury) or an unbroken skull (closed head injury). Closed head injuries could cause acquired brain injuries, such as that which results when the brain is deprived of oxygen.
Speak to a Redwood City personal injury lawyer today about your legal options no matter what you believe caused you or a loved one’s brain injury. We offer free initial consultations. Request yours by sending us a message or calling (650) 453-3600.