Sacramento Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
A traumatic brain injury (also known as a TBI) can be a devastating and life-altering experience for the victim and their family. TBI patients can be left with permanent disabilities and may require many years of rehabilitation. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 1.4 million Americans suffer a brain injury each year. In addition, 5.3 million Americans develop long-term care needs as a result of traumatic brain injuries. Traumatic brain injuries take a physical, emotional, and financial toll on American families. If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury as the result of another person’s actions, Amerio Law Firm can help. Our Sacramento TBI lawyers have more than 10 years of relentlessly advocating for our clients, and we are ready to fight for you.
Medical treatments for traumatic brain injuries can be very lengthy and expensive. As a result, you may be unable to hold employment if you have been injured, leaving you without income. This unfortunate series of events can trigger additional stress that will only prolong your healing process. You do not have to go through this difficult time alone. With a traumatic brain injury lawyer from Amerio Law Firm on your side, you may be able to receive fair compensation to relieve your financial woes.
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, the lawyers at Amerio Law Firm are ready to guide you through this difficult time. Our lawyers have been providing clients in and around the Sacramento area with diligent representation for years, and we have obtained millions of dollars in settlements or judgments. Our lawyers will not stop fighting until you receive the compensation you deserve. Please do not hesitate to contact the traumatic brain injury lawyers at Amerio Law Firm for a complimentary consultation. Our TBI lawyers work on a contingency fee basis—if we don’t obtain a favorable verdict or settlement on your behalf, you do not pay legal fees. Contact us today by calling (916) 419-1111 or by chatting on our website now.
Traumatic Brain Injuries and Symptoms
A traumatic brain injury is caused by a severe blow to the head that results in disruptions to the normal functions of the brain. It is important to remember that no two traumatic brain injuries are the same. Depending on the victim, each disruption to the brain results in differing symptoms.
Some common symptoms of traumatic brain injuries that you can be on the lookout for include the following:
- Physical Symptoms: Problems with hearing, smelling, or vision, dizziness, drowsiness, ringing in the ears, general discomfort, seizures, dilated pupils, slurred speech, loss of coordination, fluids draining from nose and ears, vomiting, partial or complete paralysis
- Behavioral: Agitation, anxiety, changes in thinking and memory, depression
- Cognitive: Inability to focus, short- or long-term memory loss
Traumatic brain injuries are classified into three categories: mild, moderate, or severe. Symptoms of a mild brain injury include disorientation, confusion, or lost consciousness that lasts for 30 minutes. A moderate brain injury is similar to a mild injury, but victims experience longer periods of unconsciousness. A severe brain injury impairs cognitive functions. With time, the severity of traumatic brain injury may worsen and transcend to a higher category of injury. If you or a loved one is experiencing any of the mentioned symptoms, please seek medical treatment immediately as prolonging these symptoms may worsen your injury. The knowledgeable and compassionate lawyers at Amerio Law Firm have experience handling all types of brain injuries and will fight on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve.
Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries
The most common causes of traumatic brain injuries include falls, motor vehicle accidents, violence, sports and recreation, construction site and other workplace accidents, or medical malpractice. In one of these cases, the brain is injured by being pushed against the inside of the skull, resulting in swelling or internal bleeding. A traumatic brain injury can also be caused by an object penetrating the skull and brain. Unlike other injuries, a traumatic brain injury can fundamentally alter an individual’s life for an indefinite period of time.
At times, traumatic brain injuries may be “invisible” because they cannot be detected by medical professionals through normal diagnostic tests. The health care providers may need to perform an MRI or CAT scan to appropriately diagnose your injury. Brain injury symptoms can also be delayed for several hours, which means that medical professionals should monitor traumatic brain injury patients closely for 24 hours.
The most common causes of traumatic brain injury include the following:
- Falls: Slip and falls at business locations, nursing homes, hospitals, or school campuses
- Motor Vehicle Accidents: Automobile accidents, pedestrian accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, or accidents while riding in Uber or Lyft vehicles
- Violence: Gunshot wounds to the head, assault and battery, domestic violence, child abuse, or physical altercations
- Sports and Recreation: Organized team sports such as football, baseball, soccer or hockey. Recreation also includes injuries sustained from skateboarding and other impact-related activities.
- Workplace Accidents: Falls from ladders, explosions, or being slammed by heavy operating equipment
- Medical Malpractice: Surgical errors that deprive the brain of oxygen or missed diagnoses of brain-threatening conditions
A traumatic brain injury will typically involve emergency care and, in many cases, surgery to help relieve built-up pressure on your brain. Furthermore, serious injuries will require expensive rehabilitative therapy to improve the ability to perform daily life activities. Some victims recover from their injuries significantly while others will, unfortunately, live with limited capacities due to the consequences of a TBI. However, you do not need to continue suffering alone. Regardless of the severity of your injury, the legal team at Amerio Law Firm will assist you in obtaining a fair judgement.
At Amerio Law Firm, our brain injury lawyers will fight on your behalf to recover the compensation you deserve after suffering a traumatic brain injury as the result of another person’s actions. Traumatic brain injuries result in lost wages, expensive medical treatment, and pain and suffering, including loss of consortium or companionship. Our legal team will review the details of your case and inform you of all your options. Rest assured that our experienced lawyers boast an impressive track record in Sacramento of helping our clients obtain the justice they deserve. Our knowledgeable legal team will help you file a claim and guide you through the entire legal process.
Do not hesitate to contact Amerio Law Firm at (916) 419-1111 to schedule a free, no-obligation legal consultation if you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury. You may also seek assistance through our online contact form or live chat.