What Are the Long-Term Effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury?
Traumatic brain injury is a type of injury that can have unpredictable results and that is not fully understood even today. This type of loss happens when there is trauma to the head that causes additional injury to the brain itself. The brain is enclosed within the skull, which is a rigid, bony structure that confines the brain within a restricted area. During some types of trauma, the brain can be bounced around inside the skull, resulting in anything from the slight bruising of a mild concussion to severe injury that significantly alters brain function. The long-term effects of this can include reduction in cognitive skills like reasoning, memory and learning as well as difficulty with speaking, organizing thoughts, or even participating in conversation. A traumatic brain injury that is severe enough can detrimentally alter a person’s ability to function for the rest of his/her life.
Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injury can be caused by any sort of trauma in which the head is struck or violently moved around. Common causes of traumatic brain injury that are seen include explosions or gunshot wounds to the head as are seen in military combat, automobile or other vehicle collisions, sports injuries, and falls. Falls are an especially common cause of traumatic brain injury in the elderly. Stairs, bath tubs and showers are places where elderly people often lose their balance and fall. A traumatic brain injury, if serious enough, may mean that a lifetime of medical care and/or rehabilitation will be needed. That’s why it’s a good idea to speak with a brain injury lawyer if you’ve sustained this kind of injury in an accident.
Call to Schedule a Free Consultation With a California Brain Injury Lawyer Today
If you’ve been hurt in an accident that resulted in a traumatic brain injury, call to schedule a free consultation with a California brain injury lawyer today. There can be many facets to understanding the type of long-term care that can be required for someone who has experienced this type of potentially devastating injury. Don’t try to unravel this type of case by yourself, you may leave out an important issue that needs to be addressed related to long-term care in these cases. The expert legal staff at the Law Office of Kerry P. O’Brien of California will work hard to get you the maximum amount of compensation possible. We serve the cities of Los Alamitos, Long Beach, Lakewood, Huntington Beach, Seal Beach, Garden Grove, Westminster and Anaheim. Stop by our website at kerryobrienlaw.com or call us at 866-983-0747 and let us be your legal advocates.