Los Angeles Head and Brain Injury Lawyer
The human brain has many parts – each responsible for certain functions. Together, these parts form the control center for the human body. The human brain controls virtually any activity necessary to survive, including thought, breath, thirst, and hunger. Injury to the head and brain can result in permanent or temporary loss of vital functions. Tragically, severe head and brain injuries can also result in death.
Shockingly, more than 130 people tragically die every day in the U.S. as a result of sustaining a head injury. Sadly, a large majority of these deaths are sustained in preventable acts of negligence or malpractice. At the Mitchell Law Corporation, our aggressive head and brain injury attorneys in San Diego have successfully represented clients seriously injured through no fault of their own and can assist you in your quest for justice. We have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients’ injury-related damages and are committed to helping victims obtain fair settlements.
Understanding Head and Brain Injuries
Brain injuries or traumatic brain injuries as they are often called, are usually classified by severity, mechanism (open or closed), and location of injury.
Mild, moderate and severe brain injuries
When explaining the severity of a brain injury, most doctors will refer to the injury as mild, moderate, or severe. Patients suffering from a mild head injury may experience a temporary loss of consciousness and memory. Mild brain injuries typically do not cause permanent brain damage. A severe brain injury may cause prolonged or permanent loss of consciousness, permanent memory loss, and permanent damage to brain function.
Open or closed head injuries
Open head injuries occur when a foreign object penetrates the scalp, skull or brain. Closed brain injuries occur when the brain is “shaken” inside the head. (Concussions are classified as closed brain injuries). Both open and closed head injuries can cause permanent brain damage.
The location of the injury on the head can significantly impact a patient’s diagnosis and prognosis. For example, a patient with an injury to the left parietal lobe of the brain may have difficulty writing, reading and solving mathematical problems.
Causes of Head and Brain Injuries
Head and brain injuries can stem from a:
- Fall – falls are the second most common cause of brain injuries and primarily affect the young and elderly
- Motor vehicle accident – motor vehicle accidents, such as car accidents, motorcycle accidents, and truck accidents, are the most common cause of head injuries
- External force – external forces, such as a steering wheel, fist or the ground cause many brain injuries
- Bicycle accident – approximately 75 percent of bicyclists who tragically die each year, die as a result of a head injury
- Construction accident – the construction industry has the highest number of work-related traumatic brain injuries.
- Take Action Now
If you or someone you know suffered a serious head injury in an accident or sustained a brain injury in an act of violence, do not wait to contact an ethical head and brain injury lawyer in Los Angeles at the Mitchell Law Corporation. We can prevent you from being denied the ability to file a claim. Please keep in mind, per state law, victims usually only have two years from the date the injury occurred to take legal action. Two years may sound like a long time, but the legal process is complex and cannot be rushed. Don’t risk losing your legal right to significant compensation for injury-related damages.
Securing Large Settlements for Clients
Unfortunately, many victims realize too late that without aggressive legal representation it can be very difficult to recover any compensation. With an experienced head and brain injury attorney in San Diego at the Mitchell Law Corporation working for them, victims are likelier to get larger settlements and higher quality medical care. We can help put you on the path to recovery (if a full recovery is possible). Call our Los Angeles office at (310) 442-9380 or our San Diego office at (619) 702-6518 to arrange a free consultation. If hired to represent you, we don’t get paid till you do.