Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
Sacramento Brain Injury Attorney
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the result of an external mechanical force causing brain dysfunction. Traumatic brain injury occurs when the head or body experiences a violent blow or jolt. Penetrating objects can also cause traumatic brain injury.
The severity of injury/physical trauma on brain function ranges from “mild”, “moderate” and “severe.” This categorization is misleading since it does not specify the severity of consequences from the injury.
Mild TBI, such as a concussion, can cause temporary brain dysfunction.
- Brief loss of consciousness
- Decreased alertness and orientation (dazed and confused)
- Dizziness or loss of balance
- Temporary memory loss
Moderate to severe TBI can cause bruising, torn tissues, bleeding and other
permanent physical damage resulting in long-term complications or death.
- Loss of consciousness lasting a few minutes to hours
- Significant confusion
- Seizures or convulsions
- Uncontrollable nausea and vomiting
- Persistent or worsening headache
- Cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) drainage from nose or ears
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states the majority (35%) of traumatic brain injuries are from falls. The second common event causing TBI (17%) are vehicle-related accidents involvingcars, motorcycles or bicycles- including pedestrian related collisions.
The experienced traumatic brain injury lawyers of Kershaw, Cook & Talley serve thousands of individuals with serious injuries. Healing is your main priority- handling your case is ours.
If you sustained a traumatic brain injury due to someone else’s negligence, you are potentially entitled to monetary compensation including:
- Hospital bills
- Loss of income
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses (physical therapy, doctor’s visits)
- Loss of companionship with a spouse (if applicable)
- Cost of disability
Call (916) 520-6639 for a free consultation, and find out how we can help you. We are ready to listen to your concerns and offer our guidance.