Brain injuries are serious conditions which can leave long lasting emotional and physical impacts. These injuries can leave a person feeling completely different both emotionally and physically. Often times our doctors are unable to find the source of the injury and this leads to continued confusion about the injury. If you have been involved in a car accident and have suffered a traumatic brain injury or a mild brain injury read about your rights.
Why is it called a Mild injury?
Mild traumatic brain injuries or MTBI are generally ignored as a serious medical issue despite the fact that over 1,000,000 people suffer from MTBI annually. They are minor in the sense that you do not need surgery to repair the damage, but the cognitive and social impact can be serious. Insurance companies will deny the value of a mild brain injury and often dismiss its impact. To make matters worse many doctors are not qualified to properly assess the damage and impact of the case.
As a result insurance companies will routinely deny or minimize the damage end of your claim. In such cases you need to have an attorney actively pursue your injuries and sue for the damages you sustained. Moreover you need to be seen by a qualified neurologist who can pinpoint your injuries and provide a course of treatment.
At Downtown L.A. Law we spend time speaking with our clients to develop not only the best legal strategy, but also the best recovery strategy. Our network of doctors and physicians can help you better understand your injuries and help us procure the maximum settlement for your injuries. If you have been injured in any type of accident causing a mild brain injury contact us today for a free case evaluation.
Liability for Injuries in Auto Accidents
Depending on who caused the injury, you can recover from multiple entities. Generally these types of injuries are caused by any type of blunt trauma to the head. This can occur from any type of accident where there is trauma to the head. If you have been involved in any accident causing injury you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
If the injury was caused by a car accident the insurance company of the at fault driver will be liable for your injuries. In other cases where the injury was caused by a defective product or standard negligence the manufacturer or negligent party is liable for the injuries.
It is important that you speak with a qualified attorney for a better understanding your injuries and the parties who are liable.
Consequences of a MTBI
There are a myriad of consequences caused by a MTBI a few in particular include:
- Lack of attention, inability to concentrate, lack of memory or memory problems
- Memory issues
- General pain and suffering, anxiety or inability to manage or maintain simple tasks
- Constant fatigue, nausea, blurred vision, dizziness, constant migranes or headaches, fatigue
- Changes in mood or behavior, these changes can include depression, sleep issues, loss of desire or motivation or employment and or marital/social problems
- Loss of senses or diminished sensation after the injury
These consequences can differ for each client and depend on the severity of the incident. If you suffer from any of the above complications contact our offices today for a free case evaluation.
Causes of MTBI
We have compiled a list of the leading causes of MTBI injuries. If you have been injured it is advisable that you speak with a personal injury attorney to better understand your rights. The leading causes include:
- Improper discharge of a firearm
- Slip and fall accidents
- Recreational activities
- Motor vehicle crashes
Each of these can have a different degree of injury. If you sustained a closed head injury from any of the above referenced activities contact our offices today for a free case evaluation.