Palm Desert Brain Injury Lawyers of Coachella Valley
Every year in the United States, millions of people sustain brain injuries. A brain injury can happen in any type of setting and usually occurs because of the negligence or recklessness of another person. It is not always detected right away – it can take an undetermined amount of time to manifest itself.
A traumatic brain injury or intracranial injury occurs when the head suddenly and violently hits an object (i.e. impact in an auto accident). Half of all traumatic brain injuries are due to automobile accidents.
Symptoms can be mild, moderate or severe. A person with a mild injury can remain conscious or lose consciousness for a few seconds or minutes. The person can have headaches, lightheadedness, confusion, dizziness, blurred vision, bad taste in mouth, ringing in the ears, lethargy or mood changes – just to name a few.
A person with moderate or severe brain injury may have the same symptoms as above. He or she can also have a headache that gets worse or does not go away at all, nausea, vomiting, convulsions, seizures, slurred speech, weakness or numbness in extremities, confusion – just to name a few.
Traumatic brain injury can affect sensation, language, thinking and emotions; it can result in death or long-term disability.
Depending on the extent of the injury, treatment may be minimal and include medication and surgery. Other options include speech, physical, occupational or recreation therapy.
Remember – Make sure you obtain the necessary medical attention you need, document all details of the accident and obtain a prognosis of your injury.
If you or a loved one is the victim of a brain injury because of someone else’s negligence, contact an experienced Personal Injury Attorney – such as the ones at the Law Offices of Dale S. Gribow immediately. He or she will explain your legal rights and options. You may be entitled to a financial recovery.