Santa Clarita Brain Injury Lawyer
Pursue Compensation with the Law Office of Robert J. Kaiser
Brain injuries are some of the most overwhelming and difficult injuries that an accident victim and their loved ones can face. The far-reaching impact of a brain injury is nothing short of life-changing. In these circumstances, it’s crucial to get legal support and guidance from a team of skilled professionals who can fight for justice on your behalf while you focus on recovery.
The Law Office of Robert J. Kaiser employs a skilled legal team backed by the guidance of a Santa Clarita brain injury attorney with more than two decades of experience dealing with various types of personal injury cases, including those dealing with catastrophic injuries. When you choose our firm, you can count on a collaborative approach to creating a legal solution that perfectly fits your individual needs.
Contact the Law Office of Robert J. Kaiser today for a free consultation. We operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning that if we don’t win on your behalf, you don’t owe us any attorney fees!
Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury
According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), roughly 1.5 million people in the United States suffer traumatic brain injuries each year, resulting in 50,000 deaths and severe disability to 85,000 people. Brain injuries are the cause of 30% of all injury deaths. The causes of traumatic brain injuries are diverse, though the most common causes according to the CDC are car accidents, firearms, and falls.
Brain injuries can result from any of the following:
- Car accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Boating accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Dangerous products
- Slips and falls
Types of Brain Injuries
Brain injuries can be mild, moderate, or severe.
They can also be broken down into several different types:
A hematoma is a blood clot within your brain tissue. The closer a clot forms to your brain, the more dangerous it can be. If a hematoma occurs inside of your brain, you might lose consciousness or suffer permanent brain damage.
Hemorrhaging refers to uncontrolled bleeding in or around your brain. When bleeding occurs in the space around your brain it is called a subarachnoid hemorrhage. If it occurs within your brain tissue, it is an intracerebral hemorrhage. Any type of hemorrhaging can cause pressure buildup in the brain, which often displays itself via headaches and vomiting.
When your brain hits the hard walls of your skull, you can develop a concussion. In general, concussions are caused by abrupt impact or sudden acceleration and deceleration. Most of the time, concussions heal on their own, but multiple concussions can lead to permanent brain damage or death.
Edema refers to swelling in the brain. It tends to happen while your brain is trying to heal from another injury, and it can be incredibly dangerous. As your brain swells, its expansion is limited by your skull. When your brain hits your skull, pressure can build in your brain and cause secondary injuries. In many cases, this secondary injury causes more damage than the initial trauma.
Your skull is one of the strongest bones in your body, which makes it difficult to break. If you do sustain a skull fracture, however, brain damage will likely accompany the blow. A broken skull is unable to absorb impact, leaving the brain vulnerable. Skull fragments can also damage or destroy brain tissue.
A diffuse axonal injury or sheer injury does not involve internal bleeding, but it does damage your brain cells. Once these cells are compromised, they may be unable to function. This type of injury can also take longer to present itself and lead to edema, making it one of the most dangerous – and even deadly – types of brain injuries.
If you have sustained any of the injuries in this section, speak with our brain injury attorney today.
Common Effects of a Brain Injury
Although a brain injury may not be manifested strongly physically, it can still impact many essential aspects and functions of an individual.
Brain injuries can manifest themselves in many different ways, including the following:
- Difficulty with concentration, memory, attention, processing, “executive functions”
- Difficulty understanding communication, speaking, reading, writing
- Difficulty interpreting sensory feedback
- Difficulty processing psychologically meaningful data
- Failure or deterioration of various senses
- Paralysis or spasticity
- Changes in appetite
- Chronic pain
- Increase independent behaviors
- Irritability or aggression
- Lack of inhibition
- Lack of awareness
It’s important to secure the representation of a legal team that can effectively communicate the extent of a serious brain injury to the appropriate parties in order to obtain adequate compensation.
Compensation for Brain Injury Victims
As we mentioned at the beginning of this page, a brain injury can change your life – and not for the better. If you’ve been afflicted with brain damage, you may also suffer many losses.
Some of these losses can be measured financially, and others are truly irrevocable.
Filing a lawsuit can help you recover economically and compensate you for pieces of your life you will never get back.
Any damages you are awarded can help make your future as comfortable as possible, providing you with:
- Payment for emergency medical bills
- Resources to explore treatment options
- Replacement income and disability benefits
- Financial comfort to alleviate your pain and suffering
- Funds for rehabilitative care and assistive devices
- Means to hire in-home assistance
- Residential fees at long-term care facilities
- And much more.
If you’re ready to pursue the funds you need to live a full life after your injury, give us a call today.
Fight for a Secure Future with a Brain Injury Attorney in Santa Clarita
At the Law Office of Robert J. Kaiser, we can powerfully present the details of your case to a courtroom, if need be. Although we are able to end many cases with substantial settlements, we prepare every case as if it were going to trial. This thorough approach to representation has established a successful track record.
Call us today for a free case evaluation at (661) 441-3446!