California Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers
Our skilled and experienced California Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers at Bisnar Chase have been representing and winning cases for over 39 years. With over $500 Million won, we consistently take on complex cases other law firms have declined, and win.
Bisnar Chase has the skill, resources and ability to understand what your case needs from the time of your Free Consultation. The brain is one of the largest, and most complex organs in the human body and is made up of 100 billion nerve cells.
Your Brain, Your Case, Your Life
We only get one brain, and it only takes one accident to lose it forever. Many people who have suffered a traumatic brain injury are still able to get back much or a little of what they had before their accident, depending on the severity, as long as the proper care and attention is received.
If you or a loved one has experienced a traumatic brain injury or severe head injury, seek medical attention immediately if you haven't already. Not only is it the safest and most appropriate thing to do, but it also allows for the proper documentation of your injuries associated with your recent accident.
It can become near impossible and very difficult to persuade everyone that your injuries were 100% the result of the accident, if they are not documented; it is your word against the worlds. Having a skilled California Personal Injury Lawyer is your best bet towards winning your case, and we have the resources to ensure maximum compensation for your case.
Don't Give Up
Individuals with brain injuries tend to be discouraged when the recovery process isn't overnight. Very few things in this world are overnight results - brain injury recovery is not one of them. Fortunately, with today's advanced technology and scientific breakthroughs, traumatic brain injury recovery has never been more possible.
Top 10 Interesting Facts About the Brain You Probably Didn't Know
We all have brains, although sometime it may seem like some individuals never use it. We understand that the brain is what allows us to do tasks that are easy and complex. Thinking, feeling, analyzing and much more is possible because of our brains. But, the following list might blow your mind.
Here is a list of the Top 10 Interesting Facts About the Brain You Probably Didn't Know.
- Weighs between 2 and 4 pounds
- One of the fattiest organs in the body, comprised of 60% fat
- Capable of generating 23 watts of electricity when awake
- Only gets 20% of total oxygen and blood our body produces
- It takes approximately 8-10 seconds to lose consciousness after blood supply to the brain is lost
- Capable of surviving 5-6 minutes without oxygen until it begins to die
- Blood vessels in the brain can reach 100,000 miles in length
- 100 billion neurons can be present in the brain
- Neuron development increases to 250,000 per minute in early pregnancy
- We are unable to remember as many new things as we age due to the inability to remove old memories to filter in and absorb new ideas
Our brains not only control processes like thinking, and movement, but also body functions such as digestion and breathing.
It would seem that an organ this important to the normal operation of the body would be built to be durable. However, this wrinkled, gelatin-like mass is far more fragile than most people realize.
Because of its fragility, the brain was designed to float in the cerebrospinal fluid inside the skull. This fluid acts as a buffer from ordinary knocks and jolts to the brain in the same way that packing peanuts protect a fragile item from damaging bumps when it is being shipped.
But in spite of this protective fluid, if you receive a severe blow to the head, the force of the impact can cause your brain to bounce violently against your skull. When this happens, it can result in nerve fibers being torn and bleeding in and around the brain.
This damage to brain tissue is known as traumatic brain injury or TBI. Even though TBI is a devastating illness, traumatic brain injury recovery can be possible, to some extent, at least. Recently, many advances have been made in traumatic brain injury treatment and so families need to be aware of the latest treatments.
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Top 5 Most Common Causes for Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
Smacking our head on the concrete when slipping at the store, falling on our bicycle while not wearing a helmet, or even mild to severe car accidents can result in some minor to serious head injuries, but the most common causes of concussions and other brain injuries can include the following:
- Slips and Falls - According to the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) slip and fall related accidents represent the leading cause of emergency room visits by 21.3%, averaging approximately 8 million emergency room visits every year.
- Violence - Acts of rage, violent and or aggressive behavior results in over 20% of all traumatic brain injuries. Physical confrontations, the use of weapons, blunt force trauma and excessive abuse to the head, skull, face, jaw and neck can result in catastrophic injury, permanent brain damage and or death.
- Sports Injuries - Because of the speed and high-energy impacts playing sports and taking part in action sports can have, the risk takers and adrenaline junkies are not phased by the possibility of a brain injury, until it happens to them or someone close to them. Many times, people playing football, riding skateboards, riding bicycles and other high impact risk sports, people refuse to wear helmets. This is a huge risk and can result in permanent and severe brain damage and or death as well. Sports like football, even when wearing the correct protective gear appropriately, can still result in concussions and other serious brain injuries like Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE).
- Car and Motorcycle Accidents - In the state of California, you must wear a helmet when riding a motorcycle. According to IIHS.org, "Currently, 19 states and the District of Columbia have laws requiring all motorcyclists to wear a helmet, known as universal helmet laws. Laws requiring only some motorcyclists to wear a helmet are in place in 28 states. There is no motorcycle helmet use law in three states (Illinois, Iowa and New Hampshire)." Because of the high speeds, danger of other vehicles and hazardous driving conditions on hard pavement and concrete, wearing or not wearing a helmet can always result in a serious or catastrophic brain injury.
- Explosions - Brain injuries and other serious injuries related to the cranial area happen very often for many men and women proudly serving our country in our impressive military. IED's, roadside bombs, explosions and many other sudden impacts cause debilitating injuries and kill many of our own serving over seas and on American soil. Explosions to civilians, although not as common of an injury compared to those serving in our military, do happen and can be just as serious.
Are There Always Symptoms With Head and Brain Injuries?
When people suffer a fall, car accident or event where they strike there head against a hard surface, experience a strong and violent jar, or something hits them in the hard with force, it usually hurts and symptoms can occur immediately. But, this is not always the case.
Our bodies are powerful and have defense mechanisms to protect and heal our injuries. You have probably heard of experiencing a rush of adrenalin in the event of a traumatic or extreme event.
This is the hormone secreted from the adrenal glands in the event of high stress, increasing the rates of blood circulation, breathing and carbohydrate metabolism and is felt when your body is preparing itself for muscle exertion.
The scary part of this effect is that because of this "in shock" state is that even when you could possibly have a concussion or serious brain or head injury, it can feel like you are fine and have no symptoms.
Many times, victims will refuse medical attention or a trip to the hospital for further medical evaluation, and this is one of the worst things you can do.
Brain and head injuries are always different and can sometimes take days for symptoms to begin to take affect.
Medical Attention, Treatment and Rehabilitation
Understanding that head injuries can be very serious and life changing can set your mind on how to go about seeking medical attention and following up with treatment and rehabilitation.
If you, a loved one or someone experiences a traumatic brain injury, it is best to not move them, and wait until emergency responders arrive. Once medical attention is received and the victim is transported to a hospital or other place of medical treatment, it is important to follow instructions given from doctors and nurses on how to continue forward with receiving treatment and rehabilitation.
We encourage you to contact a skilled and experienced attorney to protect your rights, and ensure you receive maximum compensation so you are able to pay for all medical costs, ongoing treatments and rehabilitation in the future, plus compensation for pain and suffering, so on and so forth.
Different Types of Brain and Head Injuries
There are many ways an individual can experience a traumatic brain injury, and many different types of injuries to the brain or head it can result it.
Depending on how the injury occurred, where it occurred and in what kind of circumstances the injury occurred will affect the end result of the injury and how it must be treated.
With sports, there is an endless amount of ways head injuries can happen. Bikes, skateboards, motorcycles without helmets, surfing, basketball sporting equipment hitting people in the head, it all happens, and it happens quite often.
Fights and physical confrontations are a massive generator of severe, catastrophic and permanent brain damage. The use of weapons, blunt force trauma, excessive hitting and other aggressive behavior. This can happen anywhere from sporting events, like it did for Bryan Stow, a giants fan who was violently attacked at a Dodger's baseball game.
Ice, oil, soap and other slippery surfaces can cause slips and falls which can result in severe to catastrophic brain injuries. A premise liability like a cracked sidewalk, broken handrail or other defective products and or auto defects can result in serious brain injuries to death.
Defective Products and Auto Defects
When you are putting your faith in a product, especially a product like a large, heavy and fast moving vehicle, you want to know that it is going to work correctly, and that it will protect you to the best of it's marketed ability in the event of a crash or car accident. When these dangerous vehicles fail to provide the safety features as advertised and promised, serious if not deadly results can and do happen.
Contingency Based Law Firm
It's plain and simple - If we don't win, you don't pay. We are here to help you get your life back where it used to be. We do that by helping you receive justice and getting what you need to do so. We ensure that your case is handled with the utmost care and is never left on the back burner.
Many law firms have hidden fees and inevitable charges that show up after your case closes or doesn't close. Many times you are responsible to take care of these fees, regardless if they won your case or not, even when they tell you they are a 100% contingency based firm.
We feel for those who have experienced this situation before and want to offer you the real thing. If you happen to need the assistance of a skilled personal injury attorney, look to Bisnar Chase for the most professional and compassionate legal representation.
What is the best way to document your injuries with your accident or event? Receiving medical attention immediately following the event and or accident is the best chance you have to use your injuries has your cause and need for compensation.
Legal Representation Matters
All lawyers are not the same. Our team of California Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys prove it. We stand tall and proud as one of the best law firms you can be represented by. We have won over $500 Million for our clients and have established a 96% success rate.
With over 39 years of experience, we have the know how, resources and ability to take on complex cases other firms have declined to represent, and we win them. If you have already been declined or turned down from another firm, give us a call, and receive a Free Consultation and Case Evaluation.
Please call 800-561-4887.
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