One focus of my personal injury law firm is Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).  We have been getting successful results by digging deeper, using the right experts and identifying TBI that other law firms have often missed.  You will get one chance to settle your accident claim and you want to be sure that you and your doctor recognize and claim all of the injuries arising from your accident.

Traumatic brain injuries can be exceptionally serious. They can be caused by any type of blow to the head, and can often cause lingering side effects.  Head Injury can also result from violent movement of the head as in a whiplash case.

It’s also important to note that traumatic brain injuries, regardless of whether they are mild or severe, can take days or weeks to manifest.

Traumatic Brain Injuries can be sorted into two categories: mild and severe. A mild brain injury is denoted by a loss of consciousness for a half hour or less, while a severe brain injury can happen when you lose consciousness for an hour or more. 

Here are some signs you may be suffering from a mild brain injury:

  • Trouble with coordination, both in terms of fine-motor skills as well as basic walking
  • Intense mood swings or uncharacteristically violent and aggressive outbursts
  • Issues with your senses, such as a loss of smell, over-sensitivity to light and sound, changes in taste (or a continual bad taste in your mouth).
  • Nausea
  • Excessive sleeping
  • Depression
  • Memory loss
  • Seizures

Even if you suffer a mild brain injury, you can offer suffer from symptoms for over a year.  I encourage my client's and their families to be aware and to watch for these subtle symptoms.  Often family members will identify these subtle symptoms and not even realize that they are a result of the accident until I start to ask questions like, "Are they now having trouble remembering where they left the car keys?"   

Severe TBI can be more obvious with a skull fracture or swelling, but if these things are not present, severe TBI can also have subtle symptoms. 

Some signs that you might have a severe brain injury include:

  • Dilated pupils
  • Depression
  • Repeated bouts of nausea and vomiting
  • Clear fluid draining from your ears or nose
  • Trouble speaking or walking
  • Confusion
  • Memory loss
  • Abnormally aggressive behavior

 All types of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can cause lasting side effects, potentially affecting your quality of life. That’s why it is essential you receive medical care immediately if you have any signs of brain trauma.   As a result, it’s important you speak to your doctor immediately after a head injury if you are demonstrating any of these symptoms.  

The identification of the TBI and the correct medical care, and possible long term care must be identified so that these expenses can be covered in your personal injury legal case.

So, protect yourself and your interest.  Call us now for a free consultation with one of our attorneys.  The call and consultation are free.  You have nothing to lose to get the information that is critical to you or your loved ones recovery.


Peter Steinberg
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Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney Since 1982
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