Did You Sustain a Head Injury After an Accident?
Our San Diego Brain Injury Attorney Helps Victims
Our San Diego brain injury attorney has seen various head injuries arise from a wide range of traffic accidents. Some of these range from whiplash to a severe concussion. The most common head injury is a concussion. A concussion can be sustained even without a loss of consciousness. People who sustain a concussion typically describe some of the following symptoms: feeling nauseous, dizzy, unable to recall actions and statements at the scene, sensitivity to light, sensitivity to sound, having a headache, unusual mood swings and atypical emotional responses, loss of appetite, and sleep loss. Usually, these symptoms subside within a week of the collision. When they do not go away, the victim may have a Minor Traumatic Brain Injury (“MTBI”) and require particular care and treatment, usually from a neurologist. Frequently, basic imaging studies like CT scan and brain MRIs are negative even though the victim has a brain injury. These test only show the structure of the brain. Now, we have access to significantly more sophisticated studies that show brain structural changes such as SWI MRI that detect the iron left behind from tiny hemorrhages. In addition to these and other structural test, we can also obtain brain function imagery. Quantitative EEG (aka QEEG, EAM, and Brain Mapping) shows brain wave activity for alpha, beta, theta, and delta brain activity and can map abnormal function. PET scan use radioactive markers to show drops in glucose underutilization that shows brain dysfunction in areas. SPECT scans are also use radiographic markers and map the brains vascular supply. Since the brain typically shuts down the blood supply to injured portions of the brain, wherever the SPECT scan maps drops in vascular function, the study suggests that those portions of the brain are injured. We are closely monitoring the maturation of MRS scan that detects intra-cellular exchange of metabolites at the time this content was written in 2016.
In addition to post-concussion syndrome and MTBI claims, other portions of the head can be injured and have serious consequences for victims. For example, our San Diego brain injury attorneys have handled vestibular injuries, inner ear injuries such as canal lithiasis, and chronic tinnitus injuries.
What Causes Traumatic Brain Injury?
The complexities of a traumatic brain injury case can be vast and require extensive knowledge of California brain injury law. For this reason, we can use a team of experts to investigate what caused your traumatic brain injury. Furthermore, we can help with how these types of injuries may affect you in the future. Our experienced lawyers for brain injuries know how important pursuing full compensation can be. Early intervention and rehabilitation can make an important and lifelong difference in your recovery. Since this is the case, seek medical evaluation and treatment as soon as possible after an accident such as:
- Slip-and-Fall: Brain injuries from a slip and fall usually happen outside of the home. As a result, the operator, owner, manager or other entity of the premises may be liable for damages.
- Auto Accidents: Motor vehicle accidents happen everyday in California. Car crashes, motorcycle wrecks and truck collisions are especially common on I 5, I 15 and I 805.
- Medical Malpractice: Unfortunately, not every medical professional is good at their job. As a result, it is not uncommon to see California medical malpractice claims stems from a wide variety of issues. For example, failure to diagnose a serious condition, surgical errors, prescription errors and inappropriate treatments.
Questions About a Concussion Settlement Value? Call Our San diego Brain Injury Attorney Now for a Free Consultation
Do you have questions about the average settlement amount for concussion in a car accident? Do you believe you are suffering from whiplash? Our firm has helped our clients reach millions of dollars in favorable settlements and verdicts. Contact our firm online today or call our office at (760)798-7000 to schedule a free consultation.