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California Brain Injury Attorneys

If you, a child or other loved one has suffered a serious brain injury please get in touch with our brain injury attorneys for a free case review. We do NOT charge a fee until there has been a monetary recovery in our client's case and we advance all costs and expenses. If you or a loved one have suffered a brain injury in California, immediately call an experienced and reputable brain injury attorney. We also represent children with brain injuries.

Brain Injury Trauma

One of the most serious of all injuries that we as attorneys see in our practice is an injury to the brain. Often referred to as the "invisible injury", brain injuries are often overlooked by medical professionals, paramedics and even victims. Many times a brain injury does not cause visible symptoms until weeks, months or years after an injury or accident has occurred.

Each and every day in California and across the nation, the rights of seriously injured and aggrieved people are threatened. At BISNAR CHASE Personal Injury Attorneys we believe that by championing the rights of our clients, we can help to restore stability to the law and dignity to the lives of injury victims and their families. While a brain injury can be devastating, it doesn't have to be a life sentence. With proper medical and legal care, you can recover dignity and compensation from your injuries.

The Dangers of Head Trauma

image of the brain in a CT scanA blow to the head can lead to much more than a superficial bump or cut. The brain is particularly vulnerable when the head has suffered a severe trauma.

Whether your head strikes an object or an object strikes your head, the force of that blow can damage the cerebral cortex or the deep white matter inside your skull. That strike can bruise the cerebral cortex, or it can cause a whiplash that can lead to a diffuse axonal injury to the deep white tissue.

A brain injury is not always visible to the naked eye. Direct trauma to the head may leave a gash that can penetrate or fracture the skull and possibly the brain.

That same kind of trauma can cause the brain to collide with the skull without breaking the bone itself. Another kind of trauma, indirect trauma, is often associated with the "Shaken Baby Syndrome" because it involves a severe shaking or whiplash that can shake or rotate the brain, damaging the delicate nerve cells inside your head.

Some secondary types of brain injury stemming from non-neurological structure injuries can also be devastating to victims and their families.

What are some of these brain injuries?

Edema: An edema refers to the swelling of the brain that can lead to pressure building up and preventing blood and oxygen from entering the brain.

Hematoma: Hematoma is the collection of blood due to tissue injury or tearing of a blood vessel. Bleeding in the brain after trauma can occur after being released from the emergency room.

Hydrocephalus and hygroma: Hydrocephalus and hygroma are characterized by a collection of fluid in and around the brain.

When you are involved in an accident, it may be very hard for even medical professionals to determine whether or not a brain injury has occurred. The following is a list of common signs of an injury to the brain:

  • Loss of consciousness - You lose consciousness to any degree from being dazed for a few seconds to slipping into a coma.
  • Post-traumatic amnesia - You experience memory loss of events prior to and following the incident.
  • Concussion - Your awareness is altered, and you may feel dizzy, nauseous, disoriented, forgetful, irritable, or depressed.
  • Encephalopathy - Your brain is not functioning normally (which may not be a permanent state), and you may be confused, inattentive, or in a stupor.
  • Focal neurological signs - You experience recognizable signs that tell your doctor your brain is not functioning one hundred percent.
  • Seizure - Your nerve cells function improperly causing you to lose consciousness, fall and convulse.
  • Unequal or un-reactive pupils - Your pupils do not respond normally to light.

Please, contact us for free information about how we can help you through the healing process both emotionally and financially. Our highly trained compassionate staff will walk you through everything you need to know in establishing a brain injury claim with our representation. No fee. No pressure. Just honest advice at a difficult time. Call 949-203-3814 now.

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Types of Head Injuries

  • 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.
  • If you or a loved one have suffered from any of the above injuries as a result of someone else’s negligence, know your rights and contact an attorney today.


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