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Bisnar | Chase is a reputed personal injury law firm in California, whose lawyers have more than three decades of experience representing seriously and catastrophically injured victims including adults and children with severe head injuries. We have gone after large corporations, governmental agencies and individuals who have, through negligence or wrongdoing, caused our clients serious injury or harm.

We work on a contingency fee basis, which means that we charge you nothing until there has been a monetary recovery in your case. We advance all costs and expenses. Please contact our head injury lawyers today for a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation.

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Head injuries and brain trauma are common causes of disability and death in the United States. Head injuries can be as mild as bumps or contusions, but they can also result in internal bleeding, fractured skull bones and traumatic brain injuries that can have lifelong consequences.

Anyone who has suffered a head injury would be well advised to seek out immediate medical attention as well as legal guidance from a skilled California head injury lawyer.

Head Injury Statistics

head injuryAccording to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at least 1.7 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) annually.

Statistics reported by the Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center show that about 5 million people in the United States are currently living with a head injury that requires assistance with everyday activities.

The cost of their medical needs and assistance costs the U.S. over $56 billion each year - a powerful statistic, which sheds light on the magnitude of this problem.

Types of Head Injuries

There are many types of head injuries and they can result in serious symptoms and considerable medical expenses. Some of the most common types of head injuries include:

  • Concussions: This is when an individual suffers a blow to the head and experiences an instant loss of awareness or alertness. Some victims of concussions may lose consciousness for seconds, minutes or even hours. Recent studies show that those who suffer more than one concussion, especially as a result of sports injuries, may face long-term consequences such as victims of more severe traumatic brain injuries.
  • Skull fractures: A skull fracture is a break or crack in the skull bone. Individuals may suffer a linear skull fracture (a break that does not result in bone movement), depressed skull fracture (part of the skull is sunken in from the trauma), a diastatic skull fracture (breaks along the suture lines in the skull) or basilar skull fracture (break in the bone from the base of the skull).
  • Intracranial hematoma: This is when the victim suffers a blood clot in or around the brain. Depending on the type of hematoma injury, the victim may experience minor to life-threatening symptoms.
  • Diffuse axonal injury: This is when the brain is injured due to a shaking movement. Diffuse axonal injuries can occur as the result of a car crash, a fall-related accident or due to other causes such as shaken baby syndrome.

Seeking Medical Attention

It is a common mistake for injured victims to not seek medical attention after being involved in a car accident or falling incident. When dealing with head injuries, the symptoms may not manifest right away. This is especially true of concussions. Victims may feel a little sore or nauseous but assume that they will begin to feel better on their own or that the symptoms will go away. Sadly, brain injury symptoms tend to get worse if they are not properly treated right away. All mild, moderate and severe symptoms should be taken seriously. If you bumped your head and are feeling confused, lightheaded, unbalanced or irritable, you should see a doctor right away. If you lost consciousness, vomited, had a seizure, acquired a debilitating headache or have a severe cut to your head, you need emergency care. It is important that you see a medical professional for a blood test, x-ray, CAT scan, EEG or MRI right away.

Causes of Head Injuries

The most common causes of head injuries include car accidents and fall-related accidents. Other common causes include acts of violence, sporting accidents and workplace accidents. Determining the cause of the injury is an important part of the claim process. According to the CDC, falls account for about 35.2 percent of head injuries, motor vehicle accidents for 17.3 percent, struck by/against events for 16.5 percent and assaults for 10 percent.

Proving Fault and Liability

If you or a loved one has suffered a head injury because of someone else's negligence or wrongdoing, financial compensation should be available for your losses. In order to have a successful injury claim, you will have to prove how and why the accident occurred. Did your head injury result from a car accident? You will have to prove that the at-fault driver's negligence was a contributing factor in the accident. Did you suffer head trauma by falling on someone else's property? You will have to show that he or she was aware of a hazardous condition and failed to prevent it or warn you about it.

Victims of head injuries may suffer from impairments of their muscles, speech, vision, taste or hearing depending on the area of their brain or head that is injured and the extent of those injuries. It is also common for victims to experience long- or short-term changes in their memory, behavior and personality. It can be difficult to put a monetary value on these types of life-changing consequences. Injured head injury victims can seek compensation for damages including medical expenses, lost wages, lost future income, loss of livelihood, hospitalization, surgeries, rehabilitation, permanent injuries, disabilities, pain and suffering and emotional distress.

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