San Mateo Brain Injury Attorneys
Brain Injuries Information
Brain injuries are much more common than many people realize. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people in the United States sustain brain injuries. The vast majority of brain injuries are traumatic. In this type of injury, the victim suffers a blow to the head. Non-traumatic brain injuries, in which an illness, stroke or something other than blunt force causes the damage, are less common.
Because of the complexity of the human brain, predicting the outcome of such injuries is impossible. Thousands of people die as a result of brain injury, and many others must deal with mental and physical effects that may persist for the rest of their lives. Here are some common causes of brain injuries and across the country:
- Slips and falls
- Workplace accidents such as falls from heights or falling debris
- Motorcycle or vehicle accidents
- Nearby explosions
The consequences of a brain injury can be quite mild or permanently disabling. For instance, an individual may have mild memory loss or he or she may have profound physical disabilities. To complicate matters further, the effects of a traumatic brain injury may not be obvious to the victim and his or her loved ones right away. The myriad of possible consequences, including emotional problems, seizures and personality changes just to name a few, can actually get worse as time goes on.
When someone suffers a brain injury, he or she may feel as though the situation is hopeless and that there is nowhere to turn. If someone else was the cause of a brain injury, however, the victim and his or her family may be able to seek damages for lost wages, pain and suffering, hospital bills and the months or even years of therapy the victim may require. If you are currently in this situation, it's important to talk to a Northern California brain injury lawyer as soon as possible. He or she can help you decide whether your situation warrants legal action and determine the types of damages you should seek. For a free initial consultation and case evaluation, contact the legal team at Van Der Walde & Associates today.