Head and brain injuries are among the most traumatic and life-altering injuries a person can suffer. They can involve significant medical expenses and reduce the victim's ability to enjoy many aspects of life.
A traumatic brain injury occurs when there is a bump, blow or jolt to the head that disrupts the normal function of the brain.
It can occur in an:
- Automobile, truck, motorcycle, bicycle or pedestrian accident
- A fall
- Acts of violence
- Sports injuries
- Combat injuries
Symptoms can be mild, moderate or severe, depending on the extent of the damage to the brain. They include:
- Blurred vision
- Ringing in the ears
- Vomiting, nausea
- Convulsions, seizures
- Fatigue or lethargy
- Behavioral or mood changes
- Trouble with memory, concentration, attention, thinking
In many cases the full extent of the damage caused by a brain injury does not become immediately apparent.
In most cases, someone is responsible for the victim's TBI as a result of either an intentional act or a negligent act. A breach of a duty of care can lead to the responsible party being held liable and made to pay damages.
If your traumatic brain injury resulted from an automobile accident that was not your fault, it is important for you to seek the assistance of an experienced personal injury attorney. Contact the personal injury law offices of Peach & Weathers, located in San Bernardino and Riverside counties.
You may have a legal right to recover damages for your injury. We represent both injured victims and the loved ones of those whose brain injury has made it impossible for them to speak for themselves.