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A traumatic brain injury is any type of damage to the brain that occurs from an external force that is great enough to induce bruising, bleeding, inflammation, or swelling, not from other internal illnesses, neurodegenerative diseases, or congenital malformations from birth defects. Although a traumatic brain injury can be caused by a blow to the head or a bad fall, one of the most common ways that someone can develop the condition is from an automobile accident. Because of this, it is important that all people understand how an automobile accident can cause a traumatic brain injury, the symptoms of the condition, the seriousness of a brain injury, and when to seek legal help from a California brain injury attorney.

How an Automobile Accident Causes a Traumatic Brain Injury

There are two main ways that an automobile accident can cause a traumatic brain injury. Side-impact accidents are one of them. The affected person receives a direct blow to the head from the metal parts, glass, or other objects from the car.

The second way is front or rear impacts that cause the affected person to hit their head on the steering wheel. This usually happens if there is no airbag built in. However, on some occasions, even if there is an air bag present, it may not deploy fast enough to cushion the blow. This can lead to the head being thrashed back and forth so forcefully that the brain hits the inside of the skull.

The Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury

The most obvious sign of a traumatic brain injury is a loss of consciousness. Anyone who experiences this must have a family member or friend contact a California brain injury attorney on their behalf. Brain injuries don’t always have dramatic results, however; sometimes a brain injury victim may remain completely conscious. It just depends on how severe the impact was and if they received any other types of injuries.

Next, they will experience pain in the affected region of the head that can vary in intensity from a dull ache to a serious migraine that won’t go away, even when pain medication is taken. Confusion and weakness are also common. Some people may feel drowsy. These symptoms are usually only temporary, but they can develop into symptoms that have a devastating, long-term impact on a person’s life, such as memory impairment, loss of muscle control, and depression.

The Seriousness of a Traumatic Brain Injury

Some types of traumatic brain injuries can lead to death if they go untreated. This generally occurs when the force of the impact from a car accident causes blood vessels to burst in the brain, which leads to a pool of blood called a “hematoma” forming. The hematoma places added pressure against the brain, which can cause even further damage to the delicate tissue.

When to Seek Legal Help from a Brain Injury Lawyer in Los Angeles

Anyone who has suffered a brain injury in a Los Angeles car accident should seek legal help from one of our experienced attorneys right away. The longer that someone waits, the harder it is for a brain injury lawyer in Los Angeles to gather all of the information that is needed to prove the negligence of the at-fault driver. You deserve maximum compensation for your losses, so don’t delay. Call us today at (888) 778-8888 for immediate legal assistance.

What Our Clients Say

Honestly can't say enough positive things about the Law Brothers! I got into a severe car accident at the end of 2016 and they've been with me every step of the way ever since. Almost 4 years! I want to thank everyone there especially Caitlyn, Shawn, and Yasmeen. They have been responsive, helpful, and reassuring and I don't know what I would've done if I didn't have the legal support that I was able to get along the years. They are super professional and really helped me get through this hardship in my life. I would definitely recommend!!!

Ivonne K.

Last year I contacted your law firm when I got into a car accident. the gentleman that handled my case, his name was Cesar. Cesar was very helpful and compassionate about my situation. He helped me get my car fixed very quickly and was super patient with me. He answered all of my questions and ensured me that everything will be taken care of. Once my case was settled I ended up getting more than I was expecting, which was amazing. I highly recommended Cesar and this law firm to anyone that needs help.

William Charlton

I was a client to the Law Brothers firm for about a year, the staff is really nice and professional. I would get updates on the case status and when I did call I would usually get a call back within 24 hours. I really appreciate the work that was done for me. I got the most out of my settlement and when I called to have a break down of the costs, Genesis was very patient and gave me a break down on all of it. I will definitely recommend this law firm to friends and family, as well as call them in the future if needed (hopefully not soon).

Erendira Landa

I had gotten into an accident and had no idea what to do. Friends and family recommended I get a lawyer since I was not at fault. I found this firm and I was beyond impressed. They handled everything for me from car insurance questions to finding doctors for me to visit. After my accident all I had to do was make appointments with various doctors to help with my pain. I give five stars because this firm went above and beyond and continued to follow up with me. I highly recommend if you are in need of a lawyer to use them.

Jacqueline D.

The team at the Law Brothers we’re amazing! I am not the kind of person to seek legal counsel, but I was hit by a car while riding a motorcycle and the driver’s insurance was avoiding my attempts to get reimbursed. They were able to not only get a settlement that replaced my motorcycle, but they found me physical therapy which was close to my work. Now I am back to where I was physically before the accident and I am able to ride a motorcycle again. They were always responsive to my texts, calls, and emails. They even would systematically check to see how I was healing and if the support they linked me to was satisfactory.

Charles Mortensen

This law firm is a team of miracle workers! The Law Brothers Law Firm saved me from suffering at another law firm from Century City. My case manager Jonathan was able to gather all the details from my accident ( literally within a week! ) and keeping me updated consistenty to keep me at ease. They work diligently and keep at it until your case is completed. I went through a car accident that almost took my life away but thanks to the higher power and the Law Brothers, you won't even hesitate to choose them because I felt trust and integrity throughout my case and I feel happier in my life, which in my opinion, matters the most at the end of the day.

Jason Avelar

What Our Clients Say

Honestly can't say enough positive things about the Law Brothers! I got into a severe car accident at the end of 2016 and they've been with me every step of the way ever since. Almost 4 years! I want to thank everyone there especially Caitlyn, Shawn, and Yasmeen. They have been responsive, helpful, and reassuring and I don't know what I would've done if I didn't have the legal support that I was able to get along the years. They are super professional and really helped me get through this hardship in my life. I would definitely recommend!!!

Ivonne K.

Last year I contacted your law firm when I got into a car accident. the gentleman that handled my case, his name was Cesar. Cesar was very helpful and compassionate about my situation. He helped me get my car fixed very quickly and was super patient with me. He answered all of my questions and ensured me that everything will be taken care of. Once my case was settled I ended up getting more than I was expecting, which was amazing. I highly recommended Cesar and this law firm to anyone that needs help.

William Charlton

I was a client to the Law Brothers firm for about a year, the staff is really nice and professional. I would get updates on the case status and when I did call I would usually get a call back within 24 hours. I really appreciate the work that was done for me. I got the most out of my settlement and when I called to have a break down of the costs, Genesis was very patient and gave me a break down on all of it. I will definitely recommend this law firm to friends and family, as well as call them in the future if needed (hopefully not soon).

Erendira Landa

I had gotten into an accident and had no idea what to do. Friends and family recommended I get a lawyer since I was not at fault. I found this firm and I was beyond impressed. They handled everything for me from car insurance questions to finding doctors for me to visit. After my accident all I had to do was make appointments with various doctors to help with my pain. I give five stars because this firm went above and beyond and continued to follow up with me. I highly recommend if you are in need of a lawyer to use them.

Jacqueline D.

The team at the Law Brothers we’re amazing! I am not the kind of person to seek legal counsel, but I was hit by a car while riding a motorcycle and the driver’s insurance was avoiding my attempts to get reimbursed. They were able to not only get a settlement that replaced my motorcycle, but they found me physical therapy which was close to my work. Now I am back to where I was physically before the accident and I am able to ride a motorcycle again. They were always responsive to my texts, calls, and emails. They even would systematically check to see how I was healing and if the support they linked me to was satisfactory.

Charles Mortensen

This law firm is a team of miracle workers! The Law Brothers Law Firm saved me from suffering at another law firm from Century City. My case manager Jonathan was able to gather all the details from my accident ( literally within a week! ) and keeping me updated consistenty to keep me at ease. They work diligently and keep at it until your case is completed. I went through a car accident that almost took my life away but thanks to the higher power and the Law Brothers, you won't even hesitate to choose them because I felt trust and integrity throughout my case and I feel happier in my life, which in my opinion, matters the most at the end of the day.

Jason Avelar

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