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Los Angeles Brain Injury Lawyers

Los Angeles Brain Injury Attorneys

Contact a Los Angeles brain injury lawyer immediately if you or a loved one has experienced a traumatic head injury. Head Los Angeles injury victims are often left with permanent disabilities that have a tremendous impact on their lives or families.

The law firm of Bisnar Chase has been aiding those who have endured a catastrophic brain injury in a car, bicycle, or truck accident for over 45 years. Our Los Angeles, CA attorneys have won millions of dollars in compensation for those who have suffered at the hands of someone else’s negligence.

Brain injury victims and their families must have the best legal representation.

Call 323-238-4683 for a free consultation, and let us fight for you.

Los Angeles Brain Injury Resources

What Is A Traumatic Brain injury?

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a form of acquired brain injury. It occurs when a sudden trauma to the head causes damage to the brain. This can be due to a blow to the head, a fall, a motor vehicle accident, or even a violent incident.

Some of the most common symptoms of a TBI include:

  • headache
  • confusion
  • memory problems
  • dizziness
  • fatigue
  • blurred vision

In more severe cases, TBI can cause loss of consciousness, seizures, difficulty speaking, paralysis, and coma.

TBI can also lead to long-term consequences, such as impaired cognitive functioning, difficulty with everyday activities, and emotional difficulties. If left untreated, a TBI can result in permanent disability or even death.

It is therefore important to seek medical attention as soon as possible if you or someone you know has suffered a TBI. With the right diagnosis and treatment, most people can make a full recovery.

Typical Victims of a Los Angeles Traumatic Brain Injury

Our team of Los Angeles brain injury attorneys has established a 99% success rate with over $750 Million won for our clients by expert attorneys with over 45 years of experience. Becoming a part of our family and allowing the personal injury law firm of Bisnar Chase to be a part of yours is a winning combination.

Experiencing a traumatic head or brain injury (TBI) can be very traumatic. In more severe cases where permanent disabilities have occurred, individuals have had a tendency to feel self-conscious and uncomfortable in public, around friends, families, strangers, and even their own therapists, doctors, and legal representatives.

Below are some of the common causes and victims of brain injuries.

  • Motor vehicle accident victims: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Preventioncar crashes were one of the top causes of traumatic head injuries. In the United States, there were 383,293 people who experienced traumatic brain injuries associated with car wrecks. Motorists can endure a brain injury from banging their skull against the windshield or steering wheel, and in serious cases victims can experience TBIs after being thrown from the car by the force of a crash and hitting their head on the pavement.
  • Veterans or military personnel: Data has concluded that in the military, men from the ages of 18-24 have a higher chance of suffering from a brain injury. Training and deployment are where most of these head injuries occur. When soldiers are overseas, they can face incidents that involve bombings, explosives, or grenades being thrown in a close vicinity. The aftermath of these events can leave many TBI victims with sleep disorders, irritable, suffering from memory loss, and suicidal thoughts.
  • Senior Citizens: Studies reported that adults aged 75 and older have the highest risks of being involved in a traumatic brain injury incident. Slip and falls are the leading cause of traumatic head injuries. Older people fall for a variety of reasons which can include poor vision, weak joints, and slippery surfaces. If you or someone you love is older than 75, make sure to take them frequently to doctor visits to determine if they can stand or have problems walking. Also double-check their living quarters to make sure they are free from slippery floors and objects that cause them to trip.
  • Athletes: Football is as one of the main sports that leave many with traumatic head injuries, but many high-impact sports carry risks of head and brain damage. Data has proven that cycling is the sport with the largest amount of head injuries. The New York Times reported that in just one year, 85,389 emergency hospital visits were due to cycling head injuries. It is strongly suggested that cyclists are to wear helmets to protect their skulls if they were to fall. Other sports with a large number of head injuries include baseball, softball and basketball.

Long Term Effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury

The long-term effects of a brain injury can last for years or even a lifetime. Survivors of Southern California car collisions, motorcycle accidents or slip and falls could need round-the-clock care for tasks such as eating, walking, and bathing.

Below are the physical, social, and emotional symptoms that brain injury victims could potentially have to experience for the rest of their lives:

Physical symptoms: People who have suffered from a severe head injury can suffer from ongoing migraines and vertigo, can have trouble with their eyesight, can be constantly exhausted, have sensitivity to noise, and have seizures. If a person suffers from seizures after a traumatic brain injury, this can indicate that they have developed post-traumatic epilepsy.

Economic damages and social hardships: Due to the sudden and drastic change in the brain, head injury victims may have trouble obtaining and keeping a stable income. Studies show that TBI victims who return to work usually have frivolous spending habits. It has also been reported that head injury victims do not enjoy recreational or group activities. The lack of social engagement can lead to a victim feeling seriously isolated.

Emotional Symptoms: Suicide rates among people with TBIs are high. TBI-associated suicides have increased drastically over the years as well. A study conducted in Denmark demonstrated that people who have suffered from a traumatic head injury are twice as likely to commit suicide. Six months after the injury was when the risks were heightened.

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Open Head Injuries vs. Closed Head Injuries

Open head wound: Open head wounds do not necessarily mean that there will be damage to the brain. The skull may be penetrated but the brain may remain unharmed. Experts at state that they can be serious but are typically not as dangerous as closed-head injuries. It is strongly suggested that you do not remove an object if it is still stuck in the skull.

Closed head wound: A closed head wound can cause a large amount of damage to the brain. If a victim experiences a blow to the head, the brain can swell or bleed, making it challenging to receive oxygen. Cognitive functions can be extremely affected, resulting in a person being induced into a coma.

Southern California brain injury victims can seek compensation for damages including but not limited to medical expenses, rehabilitation, lost wages, lost future income, loss of life’s enjoyment, pain, and suffering, and emotional distress.

Primary & Secondary Head Injuries

Primary and secondary injuries differ when the victim experiences the effects of the traumatic brain injury.

A primary brain injury occurs at the time of the incident. A primary TBI can involve the brain being crushed, blood vessels breaking, or parts of the brain being torn. Types of head injuries stemming from a primary TBI include hematomas and skull fractures.

Secondary brain injuries can develop hours or days after the incident. Over that time, the brain’s chemicals and functions can become distorted. The first injury can lead to events that would eventually restrict blood and oxygen flow to the brain. Cerebral edemas, hypoxia, and brain abbesses can form due to a secondary head injury.

Glasgow Coma Scale

Eye Opening Response
  • Spontaneous
  • To Speech
  • To Pain
  • No Response
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Best Verbal Response
  • Oriented with time, place and person
  • Confused
  • Inappropriate words
  • Incomprehensible Sounds
  • No Response
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Best Motor Response
  • Obeys Commands
  • Moves to Localize Pain
  • Flexion Withdrawal from Pain
  • Abnormal Flexion
  • Abnormal Extension
  • No Response
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Total Response:
  • Best Response
  • Comatose Client
  • Totally Unresponsive
  • 15
  • 8 or less
  • 3

Common Traumatic Brain Injuries

Head injuries happen every day from sports, work, recreational, accidental or other related accidents. While some occurrences can be very rare and unique, many can be quite common.

The following list identifies the top most common brain injuries:

  • Hematoma: A collection also known as clotting of blood outside the blood vessels. Hematomas in the brain can be very dangerous and even cause you to pass out.
  • Hemorrhage: Uncontrolled bleeding that can happen in the brain and have very serious or life threatening consequences. Sub-arachnoid bleeds can cause headaches and vomiting. The severity depends on how much bleeding there is initially, however over time any amount of blood can cause pressure to build.
  • Concussions: This type of brain injury happens when the brain bounces against the skull. Typically concussions are not life threatening, although severe cases happen. There is a greater risk when it’s a second impact syndrome concussion before the first concussion has had a chance to heal.
  • Edema:  Is a pressure build up in the brain. Since your skull can’t stretch, this continued swelling causes pressure and can lead to complications. Often after a serious head injury, doctors may need to relieve the pressure to release the swelling.
  • Skull Fracture: Most bones in your body have bone marrow, except the skull. If you fracture the skull, chances are it can be a very serious injury in need of immediate medical care to protect the brain.
  • Diffuse Axonal Injury: Though it isn’t as outwardly visible as other forms of brain injuries, diffuse axonal injury is one of the most dangerous types of head injuries and can lead to permanent brain damage, lead a person to be permanently disabled, and can even be fatal.

Typical Signs of a Traumatic Brain Injury

Signs of a traumatic brain injury

Brain injuries can be a very scary experience and can cause serious cognitive issues. Sometimes you won’t realize you have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) , and other times your symptoms may be severe and debilitating.


Here are some possible signs you may encounter after experiencing a blow to the head or any other type of head injury:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Persistent headache that worsens
  • Repeated vomiting or nausea
  • Convulsions or seizures
  • Dilation of both or one pupil(s) of eye(s)
  • Clear fluids draining from the nose and/or ears
  • Inability to awaken from sleep
  • Weakness or numbness in fingers or toes
  • Loss of coordination

Other serious symptoms may include:

  • Profound confusion
  • Agitation, combativeness or unusual behavior
  • Slurred speech
  • Coma and other disorders of consciousness

Los Angeles Brain Injury Verdicts and Settlements

Loved ones or family members of the traumatic brain injury victim often ask the question: “How much will my loved one receive in a settlement?

Many elements are factored into determining how much compensation a head injury victim will receive. These factors include how much property, physical, emotional, and financial losses the victim has faced because of the accident.

There is not an average amount that is rewarded for a head injury claim because every client’s case is different. The Los Angeles brain injury lawyers of Bisnar Chase are experts when it comes to winning the maximum compensation for those who have experienced a brain injury due to someone else’s carelessness and recklessness.

Christopher Chang

Settlement: $16 Million/ Brain Injury Victim

Middle schooler Christopher Chang suffered a traumatic brain injury due to being struck by a van going 35-45mph. Chang was riding his bike home from school when he was suddenly hit and flew 50 feet into the intersection, according to witnesses. Previously an honor student, Chang was left with the cognitive function of a 6-year-old.

Christopher suffered a serious, closed head brain injury as well as an open tibial/fibular fracture of his left leg. He was air lifted to University Medical Center in Fresno, where he was required to spend 2 and a half months in the hospital and then 2 more months in a rehabilitation unit. Before the accident, Christopher was an intelligent and inquisitive honor roll student. After the accident, he had the verbal and visual reasoning level of a 6 year old, and was only able to take care of his personal needs with assistance and structure. He currently has severe neurological and cognitive deficits as a result of the closed head injury he sustained, and these injuries are permanent. He also continues to suffer intermittent seizures.

Joseph Butenhoff

Settlement: $3 Million / Brain Injury Victim

While walking cautiously into traffic, Joseph Butenhoff was hit by car and ended up on the hood. Butenhoff was walking into incoming traffic to aid a neighbors dog who was struck and injured on the street. He was thrown 25 feet in the accident and was left cuts, fractures, a lung contusion and a traumatic brain injury.  See full story.

How Do I Know I need a A Los Angeles TBI Lawyer?

If you have experienced a traumatic brain injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, contact a brain injury attorney to find out your rights. A head injury lawyer in Los Angeles with a lot of experience dealing with traumatic brain injuries or catastrophic injuries will be your best bet.

Everything is confusing, from medical bills to the future. Can a TBI attorney help me get everything sorted out?

Having the right legal expert handle your personal injury case means the firm will handle every aspect of your claim and can win you the maximum compensation for your brain injury.

Los Angeles Brain Injury Lawyer Benefits

If you or someone you know has suffered a traumatic brain injury, a Los Angeles brain injury lawyer can help you seek compensation for your injury. Brain injuries can be caused by a number of factors, including motor vehicle accidents, falls, sports injuries, and even medical malpractice.

In any of these cases, a Los Angeles brain injury lawyer can provide you with the legal representation you need to recover damages for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. They can also help you pursue justice if someone else’s negligence caused the injury.

Your lawyer will evaluate your case, negotiate a settlement, and fight for the compensation you deserve. With a Los Angeles brain injury attorney on your side, you can have peace of mind knowing that your rights are being protected and that you have an experienced advocate working to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.

How much does it cost to hire a brain injury attorney?

Depending on the complexity of the case, the lawyer’s experience, and the jurisdiction, the fee for a Brain Injury lawyer can vary greatly. Generally speaking, the lawyer may bill you on an hourly basis, a retainer fee, or a contingency fee.

Hourly fees are based on the lawyer’s hourly rate, while a retainer fee is a flat fee charged at the start of the case. Contingency fees are based on a percentage of the total settlement, so the lawyer will only get paid if you successfully obtain a settlement.

Discussing these fees with your lawyer and ensuring you fully understand what you’re paying for is essential. 

Our law firm charges only after we win, so there are no hourly rates or up-front fees. We collect our fee after we have successfully won your case.

Contact Our Los Angeles Brain Injury Lawyers

The Los Angeles Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys of Bisnar Chase aim to provide superior client representation in a compassionate and professional manner while making our world a safer place.

We want you to feel confident that choosing our team of experienced trial lawyers and top-notch legal team was the right decision.

If your quality of life has been compromised, we are here for you.

To connect with a personal injury lawyer immediately call 323-238-4683 and receive a free case evaluation.

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We’ve recovered hundreds of millions for our clients and have represented injured plaintiffs in Los Angeles for 45 years.  Contact our TBI lawyers for a free consultation if you have suffered a traumatic brain injury.

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Great people in this office, everyone was really helpful explaining everything. I was referred by my aunt for my car accident in October and the case went pretty fast. No problems and very professional. I was kept in the loop thru the whole process and was able to get a better settlement than my insurance company said I would. I can’t really compare them to other law firms because it was the first time I had to use an attorney, but my bad experience with the car accident was handled as well as I could have hoped.

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It was a pleasure working with such an amazing team. You will definitely feel welcomed and kept in the loop throughout the entire process. They do a great job making you feel like you are a part of their team which is how one should feel. The superb customer experience from finish to end. You can trust they will do all possible to promptly and efficiently handle your case.
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Bisnar Chase Google Review - Lena

I wasn’t sure if I needed a personal injury attorney because I’d never been in a car accident before. I assumed I’d just go straight through the other driver’s insurance but that quickly became a nightmare. I spent months fighting over the simplest of issues about my case, which was 100% the other driver’s fault. I hired Bisnar Chase to see if they could just take it over for me. I was really impressed with how much they communicated everything to me! I suddenly started getting calls from the insurance company, imagine that. My final settlement was 6 times what I asked for to begin with. Everyone I dealt with was really involved in what was best for me, not the insurance.

Lena Murillo

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