Blunt force trauma to the head can be the most severe of personal injury claims. A brain injury can result from a mild concussion left untreated or not treated properly.

The legal professionals at The Law Offices of Ramtin Sadighim specialize in personal injury claims in Los Angeles. The team wants to educate the public on the process and the potential damage awards in claims involving head trauma.

What is Meant by Head Trauma?

The terms “head trauma” or “traumatic brain injury” are catch-all descriptive phrases for the many resulting injuries to the head and brain. Unfortunately, the symptoms can gounnoticed without knowledge of the early stages.

The brain will sustain injury from a sudden blunt force or jolt to the head and neck areas. The severity of these injuries can range from mild to acute and progressively worsen with time.

There are two descriptions for brain injuries: primary and secondary. Injuries in the preceding category are complete at the time of the accident, like in a car accident or from a fall. It is the injuries categorized as secondary that go undetected. These secondary injuries develop after the primary episode as changes occur in the chemicals, tissue, and blood vessels over time.

Common Accidents Resulting in Brain Injuries

California’s personal injury laws will control the claims for damages in brain injury cases. As with personal injury claims, head and brain trauma result from the intentional or negligent acts of another. The common causes of these injuries are:

  • accidents involving cars, motorcycles, and bicycles
  • slip-and-fall accidents
  • workplace accidents
  • climbing accidents
  • contact sports, and
  • medical malpractice

It must be understood that brain injuries can result from falls at high or low heights and from accidents at high or low speeds.

The Symptoms of a Brain Injury

A person can exhibit brain injury symptoms shortly after an accident or as time passes. Whenever any of the causes mentioned above occur, immediate medical attention must be sought even if the injured person “feels fine.”

After a blunt force to the head, care and attention must be proactive and vigilant, and recovery must be physically and cognitively restful.

The symptoms that can lead to a serious brain injury are:

  • headache
  • change in sleep pattern
  • loss of consciousness
  • loss of balance of the slowing or coordination
  • nausea or vomiting
  • confusion
  • mood swings
  • depression
  • seizures
  • dilated pupils
  • clear fluid from the ears or nose

California’s Personal Injury Laws

The medical and rehabilitative treatments following a brain injury can be extensive and lifelong. California’s personal injury laws allow an injured party to collect damages from the person or party responsible for the accident.

Damages are the out-of-pocket expenses incurred by an injured party resulting from the accident. The damages are categorized as economic and non-economic.

Economic damages are proven by receipts and pay stubs evidencing wages to calculate those presently lost and those that will be lost if the future earning capacity is affected. The repair and replacement of personal property and any remodeling of a home to accommodate a need or a function are also economic damages.

Non-economic damages are the value assessed to injuries that cannot be proven with written evidence. These damages are pain and suffering and emotional distress. Although these damages are not supported by tangible evidence, non-economic damages are real and have value.

It takes the experience and expertise of a personal injury attorney in Los Angeles to assess the value of the damage categories.

California’s personal injury laws intend to place an injured party in a comparable financial position before the accident. Although no amount of compensation can do so, this is the best method of recapture our civilized society can offer.

Are you Ready to Take Action?

If you or a loved one has experienced any of the listed causes, then take action and contact The Law Offices of Ramtin Sadighim at 888-999-8744. Our legal team is ready and able to help guide you through the claim process and work on your behalf to ensure maximum financial compensation for your injury and loss. Our experienced team of solutions-focused professionals understands the hardships a brain injury can cause, and we are here to help.

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