Brain Injury Attorney in LA
While California might be more green-minded and accepting than most other states, there still exists something of a stigma here against bicyclists: Some people like to blame cyclists for any accident regardless of fault. Because of this, we’ve seen many cyclists walk away from accidents without assessing the full extent of their injuries. Others will deny the severity of their pain as a means of coping and distancing themselves from the traumatic event, but doing so can have serious consequences.
Traumatic Brain Injuries Are Not Always Immediately Evident
One of the most common injuries sustained from motor vehicle accidents, particularly in cases of vehicles vs. bicycles, is traumatic brain injury (TBI). Traumatic brain injuries are caused by a sudden physical force, such as hitting one’s head on concrete or being struck in the head by a heavy object. Also known as “The Silent Epidemic,” traumatic brain injuries are largely unseen but can have serious long-term repercussions. According to the CDC, there are roughly 275,000 hospitalizations each year from TBIs.
Victims might experience physical, behavior or mental changes (or a combination thereof) immediately or even months after the accident. Some symptoms may be gradual, and it might take a loved one to notice the differences in the victim’s personality or mental state. Common symptoms include mental confusion, increased agitation, sleeplessness and impaired vision.
Not All Force Impacts Are Alike
How a traumatic brain injury impacts a person depends largely upon where the brain was injured and how. For instance, a slip-and-fall injury is more likely to result in a localized brain injury where damage is confined to the specific area where the head was hit. Serious and complicated injuries, such as those incurred during a high-speed vehicle accident, more frequently result in closed-head injuries in which damage is caused by the brain thrashing back and forth against the skull.
Never Ignore A Head Injury
Even seemingly low-impact head injuries can result in a devastating traumatic brain injury. If you are involved in a slip-and-fall or motor vehicle accident and your head was hit, it is vital for you to seek medical assistance and begin early treatment. Because such treatment can be very expensive, it’s often necessary to seek compensation in cases of negligence and vehicle accidents.
At the Law Offices of Josh Cohen, we specialize in cases related to cycling and personal injury law. If you need a traumatic brain injury attorney, we’ll help you get the financial compensation you need to continue with your life. Contact us today via our from below or at 323-746-8531 to learn more. You can find our offices at 4929 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90010 , just north of the I-10 and west from Koreatown. We look forward to serving your legal needs and protecting your rights.