Brain injuries are common in Los Angeles, California. Whether it is our active lifestyles, the amount of time we spend driving in cars, or just the sheer number of people who live here, many Californians make up the estimated 1.7 million people who are victims of traumatic brain injuries each year. In fact, trauma to the brain accounts for more than 30% of all deaths related to injuries in the US. Brain injuries can lead to brain damages and are a serious matter that should be treated by a medical doctor or healthcare professional.
A traumatic brain injury is often the result of a head trauma. A TBI, or Traumatic Brain Injury, is defined as damage to the brain caused by an outside force (such as a rapid acceleration or deceleration, nearby blast, traffic collision, or blow to the skull by an outside object). As a result of a high impact blows to the head, the brain can be permanently impaired. This leads to noticeable changes in the brain’s ability to function properly and at full capacity. You may know a loved one who is not able to perform simple, every day functions as a result of a TBI. If you or your loved one suffered a catastrophic injury, such as a traumatic brain injury, as a result of another person’s negligence, you need to speak with a skilled Los Angeles traumatic injury lawyer.
The most common causes of severe blows to the head are automobile accidents, including truck rollovers and motorcycle collisions; and medical malpractice, or doctor negligence. Here is a non-exhaustive list of traumas that can lead to brain injuries:
- Car Accidents
- Truck and SUV Rollover Collisions
- Boating Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Rail and MTA Bus accident
- Brain Damage At Birth
- Sports Related Injuries (such as soccer and football)
- Sudden deceleration or acceleration of a motor vehicle
- Slips and Falls (such as at a grocery store)
- Falling Objects
- Defective Products
- Violent Crimes such as battery, attempted murder, rape, and child abuse
Of course there are many other reasons that you or a loved one might have suffered a traumatic brain injury. The important thing is that you seek medical advice from a medical professional and then speak with a skilled brain injury attorney in Los Angeles to discuss your ability to recover financially for the injuries you suffered at the hands of another person or entity.
If you or a loved one have been injured or killed in a serious motorcycle or car accident, contact the aggressive doctor turned lawyer Bradley I. Kramer, MD, Esq. today. Bradley understands your medical injuries and your legal rights.