A brain injury can be life-altering, not only for the victim but for the victim’s family members as well. When brain injuries are caused by another party’s negligence, victims and their loved ones deserve just compensation. That’s where Saeedian Law Group comes in.
Our firm is dedicated to protecting the rights of brain injury victims. We have a proven track record of successfully resolving injury claims in both arbitration and court proceedings. Our dedicated Los Angeles brain injury attorneys are here to help you obtain the financial and medical resources you need.
Once you become our client, we will provide you with compassionate representation and an exceptional level of personal service. Above all, we will work in your best interests at all times to fight for every dollar you deserve. Contact our office today for a free consultation.
How do brain injuries occur?
Brain injuries are the result of a violent blow or jolt to the head or body and are often caused by:
- Car accidents, when the victim’s head strikes the window, dashboard, or when occupants are ejected from the vehicle
- Bicycle accidents, particularly when the bicyclist is not wearing a safety helmet
- Construction accidents, when workers are injured in falls from heights (e.g. ladders, scaffolding, roofs), or struck by falling objects (e.g. tools, debris)
- Motorcycle accidents, when a motorcyclist is thrown from their bike and their head makes contact with the pavement or an object (e.g. utility pole)
- Pedestrian accidents, when the victim lands on the vehicle or is thrown to the ground
- Violent crimes, such as assault and battery that result in a violent blow to the head
Regardless of the accident that caused your brain injury, you can depend on our firm to handle your claim with the care and diligence it deserves.
Common Types of Brain Injuries
There are several types of brain injuries, including:
- Concussions that are the result of a violent blow to, or shaking of the head
- Contusions that involve bruising or bleeding in the brain
- Diffuse axonal injury due to a violent back and forth shaking or side-to-side rotation of the head
- Penetration injury that occurs when an object penetrates the skull (e.g. a knife, bullet, or falling object)
- Anoxic brain injury due to oxygen deprivation to the brain
- Hypoxic brain injury is when the brain ceases to function due to a lack of oxygen
Any type of brain injury requires emergency room personnel and medical professionals to make a quick and accurate diagnosis and administer the appropriate treatment as quickly as possible, preventing the injury from worsening and/or potential complications.
What are the symptoms of a brain injury?
Brain injury symptoms can be mild, moderate, or severe, including:
- Loss of consciousness
- Memory loss
- Blurred vision
- Sensitivity to light or sound
- Sleep and balance problems
- Nausea or vomiting
- Irritability, anxiety, and depression
While some symptoms of a traumatic brain injury are immediately apparent, less severe symptoms may not surface until days or weeks later. Anyone who suffers a violent blow to the head should seek immediate medical attention so that a potential brain injury can be diagnosed and treated.
Brain Injury Treatments
The proper treatment of a brain injury depends on its severity. For example, a mild brain injury is usually treated with rest and over-the-counter pain medication. But the victim must also be monitored for persistent or worsening symptoms. Finally, any strenuous activity should be avoided until the victim is cleared by their doctor.
Victims of moderate or severe brain injuries require emergency medical care to ensure that the brain has an adequate supply of blood and action. In the event of bleeding or inflammation, surgery will also be necessary to prevent oxygen deprivation and permanent brain damage.
Brain Injuries Can Have Long-Term Consequences
Depending on the severity of the injury, a brain injury can lead to:
- Cognitive impairment (e.g. memory loss)
- Weakness in the extremities
- Loss of balance/coordination
- Hearing/vision loss
A catastrophic brain injury can result in changes to the victim’s personality, mood swings, depression, impaired social skills, and loss of the ability to concentrate. Some victims also require rehabilitation to relearn how to walk or talk, while those who are more severely injured may require assistance with basic daily functions (e.g. dressing, eating, and bathing. Finally, some brain injury victims may be permanently disabled and require lifelong medical care.
How Saeedian Law Group Can Help
Our experienced attorneys know how devastating a brain injury can be, not only for the victim but for loved ones as well. Victims often require ongoing, expensive medical care and may never be able to work again while family members take on the role of caregiver. You can trust our personal injury team to handle all the details of your claim, hold the responsible party accountable, and fight for compensation that considers all of your future medical and financial needs.
While no two injury claims are the same, you may be able to recover damages such as:
- Medical expenses
- Present and future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Rehabilitative costs
- Permanent disability
- Long-term care
- Assistive devices (e.g. walker, wheelchair)
- Cost of modifications to your residence
- Loss of enjoyment of life
If your brain injury was the result of a DUI accident or assault, you may also be awarded punitive damages. Money cannot undo the harm you have endured, but you deserve compensation for your medical expenses, future medical expenses and to secure your financial future.
Representing Brain Injury Victims in Los Angeles
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury that was caused by someone else’s negligence, turn to Saeedian Law Group. We will provide you with compassionate, skilled representation and fight tirelessly to protect your rights. Contact our office today so we can start working on your claim.