Brain Injuries

Over 80,000 Americans face long-term disability from brain injuries each year. If you’ve suffered a traumatic brain injury caused by another party’s negligence in California, contact the Law Offices of JG Winter for experienced legal help.


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A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is severe, incapacitating, and even fatal damage caused by trauma to the head. According to the CDC, about 1.5 million Americans suffer TBI each year, and over 80,000 result in long-term disability. These injuries are often the consequence of slip and fall, car, motorcycle, or truck accidents. Most times, a TBI is easily identified after a catastrophic accident that involves a significant head injury such as a fractured skull, brain hemorrhaging, or a coma. However, anyone who sustains a brain injury should seek immediate treatment no matter how mild the case. If you were involved in a severe accident, know the signs and symptoms of TBI so that it can be diagnosed and treated effectively:

Symptoms of TBI

Nausea
Memory Loss
Emotional Changes
Dizziness
Change in Vision/Hearing
Slurred Speech

While a mild brain injury may not be deadly, it can cause life-altering effects on a person’s cognitive, physical, and emotional capabilities. No matter how severe a brain injury is, it must be taken seriously and treated with emergency medical care. A brain injury left untreated can worsen over time.

Traumatic brain injury cases are often the result of negligence, an accident, or a willful act. All brain injuries are serious and should be handled by effective legal counsel. A Sacramento traumatic brain injury lawyer can help those who have suffered this injury and recover maximum compensation from all responsible parties.

All Brain Injuries Are Severe Injuries

No matter how mild or questionable the damage may seem, it is critical for anyone who believes they may have suffered a brain injury to see a medical professional for diagnosis immediately and to get the required treatments. A mild brain injury can become traumatic if not treated. Because they are hidden beneath the skull and not apparent to the human eye, brain injuries are highly complex and often hard to spot.

What Are the Most Common Causes of Brain Injuries?

The human head is fragile, and it doesn’t take a significant impact or crash to cause a brain injury. This injury can easily happen to anyone. The most common causes of brain injuries, according to the CDC, include:

  • Falls (48%): Accounting for almost half of all brain injuries, falls can happen at a location that’s not well looked after, like a restaurant with water on the floor. The majority of TBI victims in the CDC study were children under 17, and many were elderly adults over 65.
  • Struck by/against an object (17%): Brain injuries caused by being struck by an object often result from contact sports like football or boxing. One in four children under 17 who sustain a TBI are struck by or against an object.
  • Auto accidents (20%): The impact alone of a car accident can result in severe whiplash and cause a traumatic brain injury. A car accident can also result in a TBI if a driver’s or passenger’s head hits the dashboard, steering wheel, or airbag.
  • Intentional self-harm (33%): The CDC shares that in 2014, the leading cause of TBI-deaths was intentional self-harm.

Other causes of brain injuries are assault and domestic violence. Shaken baby syndrome is also a contributing factor to overall traumatic brain injuries. The elderly population is particularly vulnerable to sustaining traumatic brain injuries, often caused by slip and falls. Children are also susceptible, and more significant complications often arise in children more so than in an adult suffering a similar brain injury.

Fatalities related to brain injuries in the last few years were men at three times the rate of women. Additionally, those between the ages of 19 and 24 are at an increased risk for brain injuries due to high-impact and adrenaline sports, like hockey and snowboarding.

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Attorney JG Winter, the founder of Law Offices of JG Winter, represents California residents who have sustained TBI. As a seasoned traumatic brain injury attorney, he understands the tactics used by insurance companies and defense attorneys in fighting TBI claims and will ensure that victims receive the proper treatment and care they need to recover and move forward.

At times, clients who have sustained significant brain trauma did not experience any impact to the head or lose consciousness. Insurance companies would attempt to disprove an injury in that scenario, but Attorney JG Winter will not let that happen to his clients. When you partner with the Law Offices of JG Winter, you benefit from a personal injury law firm that consistently manages claims and advocates cases concerning TBI and other closed head injuries.

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If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury in an accident in California, it is vital that you contact an attorney who has experience handling these intricate cases. At the Law Offices of JG Winter, we will deal with the insurance companies for you and answer all your questions so that you can concentrate on your recovery. With resources that include industry experts, investigators, and medical professionals, we will fight for full and fair compensation for all damages you sustained, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Long-term care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Loss of wages
  • Loss of earning power
  • Pain and suffering

We stand behind the principle that financial cost should not hinder your ability to attain experienced legal advocacy. It is our promise that you will not pay anything unless we win your case for you.

Frequently Asked Questions About Brain Injuries

 

What compensation am I entitled to for a California brain injury lawsuit?

If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury in an accident in California, contact a lawyer who has experience handling these complex cases. At the Law Offices of JG Winter, we will fight for full compensation for all sustained damages, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Long-term care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Loss of wages
  • Loss of earning power
  • Pain and suffering

What are some examples of common brain injuries?

There is a wide variety of brain injuries that an individual can suffer depending on the type and amount of force to the head. All injuries in this category are broken down into two groups: traumatic brain injury (TBI) and acquired brain injury (ABI). Both disrupt the brain’s normal functioning. A TBI is caused by an external force—such as a blow to the head—that causes the brain to move inside the skull. An ABI occurs at the cellular level and is most often associated with pressure on the brain. Common types of specific injuries include:

  • Mild head injuries
  • Concussions
  • Strokes
  • Brain aneurysms
  • Brain hemorrhages
  • Brain tumors
  • Encephalitis

Do I need to hire a brain injury lawyer?

If you’ve suffered a traumatic brain injury and you think someone else may be at fault, consult an experienced personal injury attorney to learn more about your rights. Far too often, individuals who have suffered traumatic brain injuries fail to get the compensation to which they’re entitled. If you’ve suffered a brain injury as a result of an accident, it may be in your best interest to hire a lawyer who is experienced and educated about the issues and potential effects of your type of brain injury.

How can an attorney help me after a TBI?

When you partner with the Law Offices of JG Winter, you benefit from a personal injury law firm that consistently manages claims and advocates cases concerning TBI and other closed head injuries. We will deal with the insurance companies for you and answer all your questions so that you can concentrate on your recovery. With resources that include industry experts, investigators, and medical professionals, we will fight for full and just compensation for all losses you sustained.

If you or someone you love has suffered a TBI from another party’s negligence, contact the Law Offices of JG Winter for a free consultation by calling 1.844.734.2626 or completing our contact form.

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