When someone is involved in a traumatic physical incident like a fall, a car accident, or a professional football game, it’s natural to look for swelling, bruises, cuts, and abrasions. Brain injuries are also frequent – as we know from stories about professional football players – but they’re too seldom diagnosed accurately or promptly. A brain injury can happen to anyone, anywhere: in a car accident, in a slip-and-fall mishap, by tripping on stairs, or even just walking down the street.
When a brain injury is accurately diagnosed, it’s urgent to seek medical treatment immediately. As soon as possible after medical treatment, seek counsel from an experienced personal injury attorney. The long-term effects of a brain injury may include seizures or even impaired brain function and permanent disability. Multiple brain injuries, even minor injuries, have cumulative, “snowballing” effects. Medical expenses and related costs mount up rapidly, and if your injury makes you unable to work, you’re likely going to need help. That’s one reason why brain injury sufferers should obtain the services of a good personal injury lawyer as quickly as possible.
Most football fans know that the National Football League (NFL) last year reached a $765 million settlement with retired players over the league’s handling of brain injury cases. The increasing public awareness of brain injuries has encouraged more victims to seek the help they need. Judges and juries are gaining an increased understanding of the subtler and longer-term effects of brain injuries. If you’ve suffered a brain injury in southern California, and another person’s negligence was the cause, you may compensated for medical expenses, lost wages, and more with the help of an experienced California personal injury attorney. A good personal injury lawyer can evaluate the specifics of your case and offer you the legal counsel and representation you need.