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Traffic Accidents and Traumatic Brain Injuries

By The Law Offices of Gerald Marcus  Feb. 23, 2012 10:36a

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a bump or blow to the head which can lead to a variety of adverse health conditions, depending on the severity of the head injury. A TBI can disrupt the normal function of the brain, causing varying degrees and lengths of unconsciousness. A person suffering such a head injury may have a mild or severe concussion or may go into a coma for a short or extended time period. Other negative health effects of a TBI are chronic headaches, short or long-term memory loss, weakness in muscles or limbs, loss of motor skill function, cognitive problems, speech problems, and more.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that every year 1.7 million individuals will suffer a traumatic brain injury. Of these, 52,000 will die while 275,000 will require hospitalization. The second leading cause of such brain injuries are traffic accidents. Those most likely to suffer such injuries are children aged 0 to 4, adolescents aged 15 to 19, and adults over 65. Males suffer such injuries more frequently than females. The largest percentage of deaths from traumatic brain injury (31 percent) follows those resulting from car accidents.

Get Help from a West Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer

Sustaining a brain injury is a life-threatening and life-changing event. When that event has been caused by the negligence of another, whether in a car accident or through some other scenario, the victim has the right to seek compensation for damages. Those who suffer a brain injury may need extensive medical care, sometimes for weeks, months, or even years. They may be temporarily or permanently disabled, may be unable to work, or even adequately care for themselves.

At the Law Offices of Gerald Marcus, the attorneys have dedicated themselves to helping such victims recover the compensation they deserve in the wake of such an injury since 1987. If you or someone you love has been hurt in such a way in and around West Los Angeles, you can talk to a West Los Angeles personal injury attorney free of charge about your situation to learn what your legal rights and options are and retain experienced and effective legal representation.

Contact a West Los Angeles brain and spine injury attorney at the firm today.

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