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We rely on our brain for a lot of functions such as breathing, sending messages to our muscles, to thinking and communicating in the outside world. If someone suffers from severe or even minor head injuries, they could be presented with not just a tremendous physical challenge but a psychological one as well.

If you or a loved one have suffered a brain injury as a result of someone’s negligence, it is important you contact a skilled personal injury attorney in Fairfield CA for free consultation today. We may be able to help you recover compensation for economic damages, as well as any intangible losses, such as loss of life’s enjoyment.

Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI’s)

A traumatic brain injury is a sudden physical damage to the brain. It is commonly known as “The Silent Epidemic” and can be classified as mild, moderate or severe. There are two types of brain injuries: traumatic brain injury and acquired brain injury. Physical, behavioral or mental changes in a victim are dependent upon which areas of the brain is injured:

  • Focal brain damage – the damage is confined to just a small area of the brain
  • “Closed head” – damage is scattered and includes other areas of the brain
  • Diffuse damage – damage as a result of the brain moving back and forth against the skull

The effects of brain damage are generally greatest immediately following the injury but long term problems can occur as well, resulting in permanent difficulties. It can cause cognitive impairments like trouble concentrating, trouble organizing thoughts and being easily confused or forgetful. The most common ways in which a traumatic brain injury occurs is:

  • Blunt force – where the head of the victim is struck by another object. Very common with football players.
  • Piercing – where an object penetrates the skull and enters the cranial cavity.
  • Whiplash – where the head snaps back and forth rapidly.

Anyone who has suffered a brain injury has also suffered past and future medical expenses, lost wages and other economic and noneconomic damages that should be compensated. Contact our injury attorney in Fairfield CA for free consultation about your case.

Signs of a Traumatic Brain Injury

A simple “bump on the head” could be hard to tell but in more severe cases of brain injury, the physical symptoms could be:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Disorientation or confusion
  • A persistent headache
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Drowsiness or fatigue
  • Difficulty sleeping or sleeping more than usual
  • Dizziness or loss of balance
  • Loss of coordination
  • Dilation of the pupils
  • Convulsions or seizures
  • Numbness or weakness in the fingers and toes
  • Clear fluids draining from nose or ears

Additionally, victims can also experience sensory-related symptoms such as:

  • Memory problems
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Depression
  • Irritability or sudden mood swings
  • Loss of desire to eat or participate in activities
  • Unusual behavior
  • Slurred speech

If you or a loved one have suffered a brain injury, seek medical attention immediately and then contact a skilled personal injury attorney in Fairfield CA.

Living with a brain injury is a difficult endeavor so making sure you being treatment as soon as possible is imperative. A medical professional knows best what to focus on to improve your situation and understanding. The most difficult part of a traumatic brain injury is receiving the proper treatment and proper compensation. Contacting an experienced injury attorney in Fairfield CA can help you get through this difficult time.





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