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It is estimated that more than 50,000 Americans die as a result of traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year. According to the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA), 5.3 million Americans are living with disabilities resulting from TBI, such as neuropsychological impairments that affect work life, family life, and social activity. In the state of California, vehicle accidents are probably the most common cause of traumatic brain injury.

Acquired brain injury, open head or closed head injury, or traumatic brain injury may occur as soon as the head impacts against a hard surface. Brain injuries can be caused by everything from a fracture to the penetration of the skull. In some cases, traumatic brain injury is detected well after the accident or impact occurs. In these cases, swelling and bleeding into and around the brain may have already taken place. Brain injuries are typically classified as mild, moderate, or severe. Their effects can be short-term, lifelong, or fatal.

If you or someone you love has been involved in an accident that results in brain injury, you should consult with a California brain injury lawyer or attorney who can help you recover damages suffered due to your condition. While no amount of money can reverse the damage done by a traumatic brain injury, you are nevertheless entitled to recover current and future medical expenses, and possibly even compensation for your pain and suffering.

Since California has only a two-year statute of limitations, it's important to contact a brain injury lawyer as soon as possible after your accident or injury. Procrastinating could be costly for you and it could hinder your case in many ways. When seeking a brain injury lawyer or attorney, look for one who has experience in litigating brain injury cases. To locate an experienced and successful brain injury lawyer or attorney in California, please visit the American Bar Association website.

Depending on the accident involved, an injury to the brain can be as simple as a headache that requires only some over-the-counter pain relievers, or as complicated and devastating as complete paralysis or loss of mental function. The severity of the impact to the brain, and the area of the brain that is affected, will determine the nature and extent of the brain injury. If you have suffered any kind of trauma to the head during an accident, you need to be evaluated by a qualified health care practitioner immediately.

The brain is a particularly vulnerable part of the body, and does not have the same ability as other parts to heal itself after an injury. Even if the injured person does recover from a traumatic brain injury, it is likely that there will be permanent changes or damages to their cognitive or physical functions. Effects of injury to the brain are more complex, more serious, and more long-lasting that other injuries. In some cases, the full extent of the victim's incapacitation, or the life-altering effect it has, may not even be understood until years after the initial trauma.

If you have experienced any kind of accident or injury which may have affected your brain, it's imperative that you see a doctor as soon as possible for a full evaluation of your physical and mental processes. You should also consult a qualified brain injury attorney. If your accident was due to the negligence of someone else, you may have a valid personal-injury lawsuit. Your attorney can help you determine the type and amount of compensation to which you may be entitled for the suffering you have undergone as a result of your brain injury. Let a qualified California brain injury lawyer help you today.


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