The Hamideh Firm, P.C. Lawyers represent victims throughout California who have suffered a brain injury due to the negligence of others.
A brain injury is one of the most devastating and lasting injuries a person can suffer. The impact of a brain injury is severe, both physically and emotionally, and can affect a victim’s daily activities, as well as the activities of close family and friends.
A brain injury can adversely effect an accident victim’s life in an instant. Some common causes of brain injuries include:
- Automobile Accidents, Aviation Accidents, Bicycle Accidents, Bus Accidents, Semi-Truck Accidents, Other Vehicle Accidents, Workplace Accidents, Apartment Building Injury, Nightclub Injury, Construction Site Accidents, Slip and Fall Accidents, Other Premises Injuries
Every type of brain injury is different and the recovery process and needs will vary accordingly. There are different types of traumatic brain injuries:
A mild traumatic brain injury is also referred to as a concussion. Some of the symptoms resulting from a mild TBI involve a short period of lost consciousness, dizziness, fatigue, confusion following the accident, memory loss, and behavioral changes. In most mild traumatic brain injury cases, the patient will recover completely. However, with a small number of cases, there can be permanent changes to the victim’s life, including memory loss.
A moderate traumatic brain injury involves symptoms that are more severe than those of a mild traumatic brain injury or concussion. The factors used to define moderate traumatic brain injury are a loss of consciousness that lasts for more than 30 minutes but less than 24 hours and memory loss lasting for 24 hours to a week. A moderate traumatic brain injury may also require permanent home and work assistance, as well as lifelong therapies.
A severe traumatic brain injury is the most critical brain injury classification. Symptoms of this type of brain injury include loss of consciousness that may last more than twenty four hours and memory loss that may last more than seven days.
The implications of a severe traumatic brain injury are certainly more traumatic, and in most cases, involve an unconscious state, or coma that may last for days, weeks, months, or even years. Generally, the more severe the brain damage, the longer a person stays in a coma, and the more difficult the recovery process may be.
A brain injury may be permanent. The consequences can be devastating. It is essential that a brain injury victim obtain fair compensation from a negligent party responsible for a victim’s injury.
Victims of accidents caused by others are entitled to compensation for their injuries, including past and future medical expenses, lost earnings, loss of earning capacity, emotional pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and other damages.
Our firm understands the complexity of brain injuries, as well as the complexity of handling such cases. We recognize the traumatic effects such an injury can have on a victim’s life and we aggressively represent victims to ensure that they are fairly compensated.