South Bay Brain Injury Attorney
Consequences of a Brain Injury
Every function of the human body is subject to the monitoring and control of the brain. Any injury to the brain, therefore, carries the potential of causing severe and pervasive problems throughout the body. A brain injury can result in impaired or inhibited motor function. It can interfere with the sensory perceptions. It may cause memory loss, and it has the potential to cause emotional disturbances and personality changes. A brain injury victim may suffer from chronic headaches or may experience seizures, and is at risk of developing Parkinson's disease or Alzheimer's disease. In some cases, a brain injury can even be fatal.
Many people can suffer a concussion without any long-term negative consequences, but others are not so fortunate. A large percentage of those who suffer a severe concussion or traumatic brain injury will end up with some type of partial or total disability which prevents them from working and being able to support their families. They may suffer debilitating symptoms on a daily basis. Their loved ones may be forced to step in to provide care and support, as well as to supplement the family's lost income. To make matters worse, the injury may result in behavioral changes which mean that the person now acts and responds differently, and very often this manifests as aggression, grief or depression.
Brain Injuries in Manhattan Beach, Hawthorne, Torrance, El Segundo, and Redondo Beach
If your traumatic brain injury was caused by another person's negligence, you have right to pursue compensation by filing a personal injury claim. Not all cases of TBI are the result of negligence, but a large share of them are. According to statistics provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 35.2 percent of all brain injuries are suffered in slip / trip and fall accidents, while 17.3 percent occur in traffic collisions such as car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents and pedestrian accidents. Whether you suffered your brain injury in a car crash or in a fall at work, come to The Layfield Law Firm, APC for help. We have won more than $70 million for our clients, and our team of South Bay personal injury attorneys are ready to fight for your right to compensation!