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Our San Francisco Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer Can Help You Seek Compensation

Last updated on May 21, 2024

Trauma to the skull can cause long-lasting damage to the brain. These injuries, called traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), are often devastating for victims. TBI occurs from many types of accidents: motor vehicle crashes, slip-and-fall accidents, workplace accidents and medical negligence. No matter the cause of your TBI, you deserve to seek maximum compensation for your damages.

At The Law Offices of Daniel Feder, our skilled brain injury attorney can help you. With more than 25 years of legal practice serving the Bay Area, we have helped numerous clients obtain full and fair compensation for their traumatic brain injuries and other catastrophic injuries.

What Are The Categories Of TBI?

Traumatic brain injury is defined as any injury to the head that disrupts the brain’s functioning. Traumatic brain injuries occur in two stages: the primary injury and the secondary injury. The primary injury occurs at the time of the accident and impact. The secondary injury refers to the symptoms that develop afterward, often for hours to days after the accident.

There are several types of TBI, including:

  • Concussion: A concussion is when the brain slams against the inside of the skull.
  • Hemorrhage: Bleeding within the brain is known as hemorrhage.
  • Fracture: Fractures occur when the skull breaks due to severe impact.
  • Hematoma: Similar to hemorrhage, hematoma is the clotting of blood outside the brain.
  • Edema: Any form of swelling within the brain is known as edema.

These injuries range in severity from mild trauma to severe. In worst-case scenarios, they can even lead to death.

The Symptoms Of TBI: What To Know

Traumatic brain injuries are not always visible, as they occur inside the skull. The symptoms of a traumatic brain injury are not always apparent right away. When you go to the emergency room after an accident, doctors typically prioritize life-threatening injuries, bleeding and broken bones. You may also not notice symptoms for hours to days after your accident.

However, there are some symptoms that you can watch out for, such as:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Confusion
  • Disorientation
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Change in personality
  • Memory loss

If you or someone you love is experiencing these symptoms, see a doctor immediately. You should always consult a doctor after experiencing a head injury, even if you do not have any physical or cognitive symptoms. Then, consult a lawyer in San Francisco about your legal options.

Frequently Asked Questions About Traumatic Brain Injuries

Whether your symptoms appeared right away or took months to occur, a traumatic brain injury can have serious consequences on your health, finances and family. We understand how overwhelming the legal process can be, especially when you are trying to recover and heal. Our attorney is here to answer your questions and discuss your case. In the meantime, please see some answers to frequently asked questions.

What are the long-term impacts of a traumatic brain injury?

Traumatic brain injuries can leave you with symptoms and conditions that last for the rest of your life. While most mild injuries heal after rest and medical supervision, moderate and severe brain injuries can have lasting impacts on your health and quality of life. The long-term effects can include memory loss, paralysis, seizures, mood changes, vision loss, balance problems and dizziness. Many people are left with permanent physical and mental disabilities, an increased risk of infections and a reduced quality of life.

How much does medical care for a traumatic brain injury cost?

The cost of medical treatments for traumatic brain injuries depends on the severity of the injury and individual circumstances. However, you can expect to pay hefty medical bills, rehabilitation costs and prescription costs. You may also have to stop working, take time off work or pay for long-term care.

What kind of treatments are available?

Medical science advances every day. Depending on the severity of the injury, you may go through a variety of treatments and rehabilitation therapies to help you recover. A mild brain injury may require no medical interventions, and doctors may direct you to rest and monitor your symptoms. Moderate and severe traumatic brain injuries often require emergency medical care to prevent further injury or death.

In these cases, doctors may prescribe medications, suggest surgery to repair fractures and stop bleeding, and you may need years of rehabilitation treatments. Rehabilitation therapies may include mental health care, physical therapy, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy and long-term care.

Do I need a traumatic brain injury attorney to file a claim?

Working with an experienced traumatic brain injury attorney on your claim can make a huge difference in the outcome of your case. We will guide you through every step of the process, from investigating your accident to documenting your symptoms and negotiating a settlement.

Ask Our Team About Traumatic Brain Injuries

If you suffered a head injury, you have the right to seek compensation. Talk to our San Francisco attorney about your options and your rights. To schedule an initial consultation with our Bay Area office at The Law Offices of Daniel Feder, call us toll-free at 877-557-5609 or send us an email.