Head and Brain Injury Attorney
Head injuries and Traumatic Brain Injuries are sad but ordinary consequence of injury accidents, particularly serious motor vehicle accidents. The significant forces involved in vehicle collisions can produce not only the obvious results of major head trauma, but also the less obvious but more frequent results of concussions, minor Traumatic Brain Injuries and their long-term effects.
Head injuries may not produce visible sign, but they can cause long-term, even permanent symptoms including headaches, short and long-term memory loss, irritability and mood swings, and loss of cognitive functions. The injured person often may be unaware of these changes, or may only be vaguely aware that “something” is wrong. It is quite often the case that the injured person’s family and friends may be the first to realize that something significant is occurring.
In any injury incident involving a blow to the head, the person and his/her family, friends and co-workers should be on the alert for any changes in the injured person’s mental or emotional status.
Even in those instances where a direct blow to the head has not occurred, it is wise to be careful. It has been shown, for example, that acceleration/deceleration injuries can be caused to the brain in cases where rapid speed changes occurred, even if there was no apparent striking of the head on other objects — the medical evidence is that the brain can be “bruised” in these instances merely by impacting the inside of the skull when a sudden speed change happens.
Traumatic Brain Injuries can only be properly evaluated with the input of experienced medical personnel including neurologists and neurophysiologists.
If you believe that you or a family member may have suffered a traumatic brain injury as the result of another person’s negligence, you should seek immediate medical care for the injury before anything else. If you or a loved one or friend has suffered a head injury and would like to discuss your legal options, call us at (559) 636-8122 to set up a FREE consultation, or visit our office at 1010 West Main St, Visalia CA 93291
For more information about Traumatic Brain Injuries, you may wish to visit these websites: