Every brain injury is serious, regardless of whether it resulted in extensive medical treatment or expensive bills. Even mild brain injuries can have a significant adverse effects on the victim’s quality of life. If your brain injury was caused by either a defective product or someone else’s negligence, you may be eligible for compensation. If you were injured in or near San Mateo County, contact Danko Meredith Trial Lawyers today to discuss your case. We want to help you receive the recovery you deserve.
Physicians rate brain injuries as mild, moderate, or severe. A concussion is the most common type of mild traumatic brain injury. Symptoms of a concussion can include fatigue, trouble concentrating, sensory losses, confusion, nausea, and depression. Symptoms may not appear right away. For most patients, concussive symptoms abate within a few weeks to a year after the injury. For about 15% of victims, however, symptoms will last much longer.
A mild brain injury could force a victim to take time off of work and miss a promotion or training opportunities. If the brain injury victim is a child, it could interfere with the child’s ability to concentrate in school. This could lead to the individual falling behind his or her peers. A more serious brain injury can require surgeries or extensive outpatient treatment and rehabilitation. Someone with a severe traumatic brain injury may never fully recover. Symptoms can include memory loss, cognitive problems, issues with executive functioning, slurred speech, and personality changes.
Accidents are the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries in Northern California. Severe brain injuries stem from falls or motor vehicle accidents, bicycle accidents, sports accidents, plane crashes, acts of violence, explosions, and construction accidents. Because the brain can be injured without any impact to the head, it can sometimes be difficult to determine the exact mechanism of injury. Identifying the precise cause of injury is one of the jobs of the victim’s attorney.
A brain injury can affect an individual physically, emotionally, and financially. Clients with severe brain injuries sometimes need care for the rest of their lives. After an injury, many with brain injuries find that long-standing relationships become strained. Divorce is, unfortunately, common following a brain injury.
An attorney can provide a victim and his family experienced, knowledgeable representation. An experienced attorney can prepare a life care plan, showing exactly what help the victim needs going forward as a result of the injury. While you focus on recovery, our San Mateo brain injury attorneys can take care of the litigation process, handling everything from conducting the necessary investigations to negotiating with insurance companies.
If you or a loved one suffered a brain injury in an accident, contact Danko Meredith Trial Lawyers to discuss your case. We have what it takes to fight for compensation on your behalf. Contact us now for a free case review with one of our San Mateo brain injury lawyers.