Head injuries can affect your life in many ways. They can cause serious short-term and long-term effects. Head injuries can also be caused by a variety of different accidents. If your head injury was caused by the negligence of someone else, you might be able to receive compensation through a personal injury claim. Even minor head injuries can result in extensive medical costs.
A Los Angeles head injury lawyer from Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices can help you fight for compensation. We can work with you to determine what options you have available to you when filing your claim. Call us today at (888) 522-6291 for your free consultation with our personal injury team.
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Common Causes of Head Injuries
Head injuries—sometimes categorized as traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)—can occur when the head suffers from a strong hit or jolt. Head injuries can happen at any time and any place. When you least expect it, your life can be turned upside down due to someone else’s mistake. Common causes of head injuries include:
Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents can result in a head injury if your head hits a hard surface when you fall or if your head is jolted due to the fall. Slip and fall accidents can happen whenever there is a slippery surface, objects in a walkway, poor lighting, or lack of building maintenance.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Motor vehicle accidents are a common cause of head injuries. Because vehicles are often moving at high speed, a sudden impact can jolt the head. If your head hits a hard surface such as a window or the pavement, a TBI can occur.
If you are attacked by someone else, you could receive a head injury as a result. A violent blow to the head could cause a head injury. A head injury can also occur if you are shaken or jolted violently. If an object penetrates your skull, such as a bullet, it can cause significant brain trauma.
Blunt Trauma Accident
You can also get a head injury from a blunt trauma accident. Anytime your head hits a hard surface or is hit by a hard object, you can receive a TBI. For example, you might get a head injury after an object falls and hits you on the head or if you run into an object in front of you when walking.
Lack of Oxygen
A lack of oxygen for an extended period of time can result in a brain injury. This could be caused by drowning, suffocating, or being in an enclosed space for too long.
Effects of Head Injuries
Head injuries can have many lasting effects. The brain is very complex, and even a minor injury can cause a serious change in your daily life. According to the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), some effects of head injuries include:
A Decrease in Coordination and Balance
Head and brain injuries can cause a person to lose balance easily and experience a decrease in coordination. A decrease in balance and coordination could cause someone extreme difficulty, especially if they have a physical labor job.
Head injuries can make it difficult to remember things. This can result in a serious disruption to someone’s daily life.
Difficulty with Sequencing and Organizing Activities
This could cause a serious issue if you have a job that requires multiple tasks throughout the day. Head injuries can make it difficult to decide what to do first and what you have to get done.
Difficulty with Decision-Making
Making decisions can be more difficult for someone with a head injury. It can be hard to make simple decisions such as what to have for dinner or what to wear that day.
Visual and Auditory Function Issues
Hearing, speaking, and seeing can become more difficult for someone with a head injury. This can affect someone’s career, along with their day-to-day activities.
A Decrease in Frustration Tolerance
People with head injuries may find themselves quicker to anger and frustration than they were before the head trauma occurred.
At Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices, we strive to get you the compensation you may deserve after a traumatic experience. If you or a loved one are experiencing any debilitating head injury symptoms, a Los Angeles head injury lawyer from our firm can help you fight for your rights.
Call us today at (888) 522-6291 to get started fighting for compensation. Your initial consultation with our personal injury team is free. In fact, if you hire us, you will not have to pay any attorney’s fees unless we are able to get you compensation.
Damages in a Head Injury Case
After a head injury caused by another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation that includes, but is not limited to:
- Property damages
- Medical expenses
- Future medical expenses you may have
- Loss of income
- Reduced earning capability
- Pain and suffering
- Impaired quality of life
According to the California Code of Civil Procedure (CCP) §335.1, you are generally able to file a personal injury lawsuit for up to two years after the date of the head injury.
How We Can Help
When you are trying to heal from a head injury, you should not have to worry about fighting with insurance companies and lawyers. Let Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices handle that for you.
When you hire a Los Angeles head injury lawyer from Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices, you gain an ally to help you fight for your rights. Call our staff today at (888) 522-6291 to get started.