Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are defined as any blow to the head or injury, causing penetration to the head that disrupts the normal functions of the brain. TBIs can occur as a result of car accidents, motorcycle crashes, slip and falls, and many other types of injuries. 


Brain injuries can lead to high medical bills, lost income, a change in lifestyle, and an inability to mentally and/or physically function at a normal capacity. 


If you or a loved one has been the victim of an accident and is suffering from a traumatic brain injury, it is recommended that you contact a proven Los Angeles brain injury lawyer as soon as possible. Don’t wait until it is too late to seek the compensation you deserve for your injuries. 


Here are four types of TBIs you may want to discuss with a personal injury lawyer:




Concussions can potentially cause significant lifelong injuries. Concussions can be caused by strikes or blows to the head, violent shaking, and even whiplash. They occur when the brain is traumatized by a violent impact. 


In most cases, concussions cause short-term injuries such as headaches, feeling “dazed,” and a brief loss of consciousness. However, they can also lead to more severe injuries such as skull fractures, brain bleeding, or fatal blood clots. 


Brain Contusions


A brain contusion is a bruise on the brain, typically due to direct impacts from falling, debris, violent interactions, or motor vehicle accidents. In some cases, contusions can cause serious injuries to the brain. Depending on the site of the damage, contusions can be classified under two categories, under coup and contrecoup injuries


Coup injuries occur under the site of impact, whereas contrecoup injuries occur when the injury is on the opposite side of impact.


Penetrating Brain Injury


A penetrating brain injury means an object penetrates the skull and makes contact with the brain. This type of injury can cause long-term damage. Penetrating brain injuries often happen as a result of a slip and fall, car accident, motorcycle collision, gunshot wound, as well as injuries from sport. 


Diffuse Axonal


A common example of a diffuse axonal brain injury is Shaken Baby Syndrome. These types of brain injuries are caused by the head being shaken and/or rotated with a strong force. They can also occur as a result of whiplash or other crash-related injuries. 


This can lead to the tearing of nerve tissue, which can greatly decrease normal brain function. In some cases, diffuse axonal injuries can lead to coma, permanent brain damage, or death. 


When To Contact a Los Angeles Brain Injury Lawyer


If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of the negligent actions of another person or entity, it is your right to pursue maximum compensation for your damages. Contact a Los Angeles brain injury lawyer promptly after your accident occurs. 


Traumatic brain injury cases can be complex, resource-intensive, and drawn out. It can be difficult to recover from a brain injury and pursue compensation from the insurance company without an attorney. Fortunately, you don’t have to. Contact Steinberg Injury Lawyers online or give us a call at 1-800-350-8888 for your free, no-obligation consultation. 

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