Traumatic Brain Injury from a car accident can have a substantial impact on your life or the life of a loved one. In some cases the injury is immediate, obvious and serious. In others, the injuries may not be as severe and symptoms which are quite subtle can take months to become evident. Brain injuries are usually classified by memory loss and the loss of consciousness. If the confusion and disorientation associated with brain injury or a short loss of consciousness which lasts less than 30 minutes the injury is usually classified as “mild.” In these cases an MRI or CAT Scan may even appear normal during an initial exam.
Mild brain injuries often result in headaches and the loss of your ability to focus for weeks after the accident. Over time, spouses and family members may notice a change in the personality of a head injury victim. Someone who used to be relaxed and extroverted becomes quickly agitated in seemingly trivial circumstances. Basic multi-tasking can become more challenging and even a normal visit to the grocery store may result in confusion. Watch for unusual signs of irritability, impulsivity or anxiety.
Traumatic brain injury from a car accident may cause the injured party to experience persistent headache, nausea, ringing in the ears or blurred vision.
Severe Traumatic Brain Injury is classified by loss of consciousness for more than 30 minutes and/or memory loss for more than 24 hours after the accident. In these cases the injured victim may experience impairment in cognitive brain functions, issues with speech, the inability to recognize family, friends or personal objects as well as an impact on motor control.
When you or someone you love faces the difficulty of a mild brain injury or a life-altering Traumatic Brain Injury or TBI resulting from a car accident you need immediate expert legal assistance. We invite you to review the recommendations of our clients and the legal industry and contact us or call for a free consultation at (949)305-1400. Brain injuries cases require proven legal skill, expertise and trial experience to achieve the best possible outcome.