Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are among the most catastrophic of injuries that can affect anyone, often from an unexpected or abrupt accident. The consequences of a single TBI can last a lifetime. To begin the path to full recovery after such a severe injury, you will need the help of a particular set of medical professionals and experienced lawyers who are highly familiar with these complex and sensitive cases.
Our San Francisco brain injury attorneys at Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn can be the ones to take your case and pursue justice on your behalf. If you would like to know more about services and our history of success, call (415) 940-7176 or schedule a free consultation today.
The accidents or incidents that lead to a TBI are usually preventable. Human error, negligence, and actions of wrongdoing or maliciousness can be attributed to a sizeable percentage of traumatic brain injury incidents. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 40.5% of TBI cases result from slipping and falling, and another 14.3% are the direct result of a car accident.
Other causes of traumatic brain injuries include:
Brain injuries are a silent epidemic that affects an estimated 1.7 million people every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). People who have brain injuries often do not know that they are affected, as symptoms usually develop slowly over time. If left untreated, serious and permanent damage can occur to one’s neurological symptom.
Some symptoms of traumatic brain injuries include:
If you have been in a car accident, truck accident, bicycle accident, or another type of personal injury accident, it is important that you see a doctor immediately. Your doctor can monitor your symptoms and treat you accordingly before it is too late. When treated in its early stages, it may be possible stabilize your condition and prevent it from getting worse.
Medical practitioners may find it difficult to predict just how severely a traumatic brain injury will affect someone due to the still-developing sciences behind understanding brain function. It is critical that you seek professional medical assistance whenever you are wounded, especially when it could be in a way that affects your brain. A minor injury now could be indicative of severe conditions in the future.
A brain injury may result in the following consequences:
The CTE Center at Boston University School of Medicine has furthered the study and understanding of brain injuries in athletes and military personnel in recent years. Using thorough studies of patient brain samples, they have concluded that repeated impacts to the brain will ultimately cause chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), or the progressive degeneration of the brain's sensitive tissues triggered by the increase of an irregular strand of tau protein. While the CTE Center has helped identify what causes CTE, treating and curing it is currently impossible. Common symptoms of CTE are similar to most other brain injuries, only worsened, especially when showing signs of depression.
At Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn, our San Francisco personal injury lawyers work closely with highly-respected medical professionals to evaluate your treatment and claims. We work alongside certified life-care planners and forensic economists to determine your need for ongoing care, rehabilitation programs, medical equipment, and state-of-the-art adaptive technology. When necessary, we can also have professionals come to your home and determine what modifications will be required for you to live comfortably.
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