If you or someone you love has suffered a brain injury caused by someone else’s carelessness or was due to a defective product (product liability), you may be entitled to compensation. Brain injury cases are complex and require an attorney experienced in the medical and legal issues involved. Call a highly experienced Stockton injury attorney today for consultation.
Because of the large medical costs that can be associated with treating a serious brain injury, most victims require financial assistance. The amount of financial compensation received will depend on a medical evaluation that determines the injured victim’s severity of injuries. Medical evaluation for the brain injury will also have an impact on findings such as:
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Acquired Brain Injury A traumatic brain injury occurs when an outside force impacts the head hard enough to cause the brain to move within the skull or if the force causes the skull to break and directly hurts the brain. A direct blow to the head can be great enough to injure the brain inside the skull. A direct force to the head can also break the skull and directly hurt the brain. This type of injury can occur from an auto accident, guns, falls, sports, and physical violence. A rapid acceleration and deceleration of the head can force the brain to move back and forth across the inside of the skull. The stress from the rapid movements pulls apart nerve fibers and causes damage to brain tissue. This type of injury often occurs as a result of auto accidents and physical violence. Some of the more common types of TBI include:
An acquired brain injury is an injury to the brain, which is not hereditary, congenital, degenerative, or induced by birth trauma. An acquired brain injury is an injury to the brain that has occurred after birth. Types of acquired brain injuries include: