The team at Timothy J. Ryan & Associates have extensive experience helping victims of brain injuries and their families get the money that they deserve after suffering and enduring such a tragic and life-changing situation. Brain injuries can come from a variety of different things such as medical malpractice, misprescription, blunt force, slip and falls, assault, car accidents, and more. These types of injuries can cause some of the most long-lasting and severe impacts on a victim and their family and friends, and it is important that you work with an experienced and aggressive personal injury attorney in Orange County to make sure that you have a team on your side who is fighting for your rights.
Take a look below to learn a bit more about brain injuries, some common causes, and how we will work to determine the money that you are owed. Contact us now to schedule an initial consultation where you will be able to speak with a legal professional about the situation that you or your loved one are in as a result of the injuries, how they were caused, and how we can help you fight for personal injury compensation as a result of the other party's negligence, malice, malpractice, or recklessness.
Examples of Common Brain Injuries
The brain is arguably the most complex organ in the body, and there are a variety of different ways that people can suffer from brain injuries. In fact, the medical world is still discovering different functions of the brain, as well as a variety of different injuries that have historically gone unrecognized and untreated.
An aneurysm is the result of different blood vessels in the brain weakening and causing a bulge or swelling. This swelling puts pressure on other areas of the brain and can lay unnoticed for a long period of time. However, an aneurysm poses a major risk of bursting and causing serious internal bleeding, which can be fatal if left untreated. High blood pressure and nicotine are two different things that are found to contribute to the development of these injuries.
Cerebral edema is a swelling that happens when there is excess fluid trapped in between different layers of tissue. This can happen in the brain and must be treated by an experienced professional to ensure that there are no long-term or permanent injuries or side effects. This type of edema can come from a variety of different things, including trauma like a blow to the head during a car accident or a premise liability.
A skull fracture happens during a severe blow to the head, which can take place in a car accident with a drunk driving, being struck by a car as a pedestrian, a fall because of a safety hazard on private property, or other situations that are caused by another person's actions (or inactions). The skull is comprised of a collection of very thick bones, and the impact required to fracture a skull are serious and forceful.
A concussion is caused by a blunt impact to the head and is the result of the brain rattling around inside the skull. This rattling causes some temporary injuries to the brain, which can lead to symptoms like headaches, loss of consciousness, memory issues, confusion, dizziness, and more. If you believe that you have a concussion, it is absolutely essential that you seek medical attention as soon as possible to get the treatment that you need.
Calculating Damages After a Brain Injury
Brain injuries can be complicated to determine the appropriate damages that the victim deserves because in many cases the injuries can be long-term or permanent. In these instances, it is very important that you work with an experienced personal injury attorney in Southern California to work through both the economic and non-economic impacts of the accident and injuries. They include things such as lost wages, diminished earning capacity, and other measurable financial impacts, but they also include things like pain, suffering, and other psychological, physical, and emotional injuries.
Contact us today to speak with an Orange County catastrophic injury attorney and learn more about how we will work with you to determine the amount that you are owed based on the accident you or your loved one was involved in, the injuries sustained, the changes to financial stability as a result, and more. Our experience with the California courts will be an enormous asset to you and your family while we help you through this stressful, difficult time.