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Brain Injury

Los Angeles Brain Injury Lawyers

Earnestly fighting for brain injury patients throughout California

Traumatic brain injuries are a major public health concern in this country and across California. The severity of these injuries can necessitate a lifetime of physical and mental pain, along with expensive medical care and treatment. Whether it's a severe blow to the head during a sports-related accident, a car crash, a fall, or any other sudden impact, TBIs can occur in various ways and affect people of all ages. The consequences of a TBI can range from mild to severe, with each case being unique and presenting its own set of challenges.

Taylor & Ring is here to help. As one of the premier personal injury law firms in Los Angeles, our attorneys have the experience and skills you want on your side. If you or a loved one sustained brain trauma because of the negligence or reckless behavior of another person or entity, call us today. We want to help.

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How can your Los Angeles brain injury attorneys help?

At the law firm of Taylor & Ring, our experienced Los Angeles brain injury lawyers represent accident victims who have suffered some form of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Brain injury cases are complex and require lawyers who have experience litigating those types of injuries. We have handled many brain injury cases and know exactly what it takes to prove negligence and to convince a jury that these injuries deserve lifetime compensation. Our attorneys have won substantial verdicts and settlements on behalf of TBI victims:

  • $14.4 million verdict in a case where an improperly serviced asphalt truck caused a multi-car accident, leading to the death of two drivers and the permanent brain damage of another.
  • $4.3 million settlement for a pedestrian who sustained brain damage after she was hit by a car.
  • $4.25 million settlement for a man struck by a Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority train. Aside from his brain injury, the victim also lost his left foot.
  • $4 million verdict on behalf of client who suffered brain damage after being hit by a city-owned truck
  • $3.25 million settlement for a woman who suffered a brain injury in an accident with a Metrolink train accident in Chatsworth

Our lawyers utilize an array of expert witnesses in order to prove a brain injury and the effect it has on the injured person’s life and ability to work. Experts such as neurologists, neuropsychologists, psychologists and others administer important tests to determine the extent of the brain injury and its effects. Our law firm has the resources to fully utilize all of the experts needed to prove a brain injury case.

With the help of these experts, we have routinely obtained large verdicts and settlements for victims of traumatic brain injury.

If a person suffered a blow to the head and is exhibiting signs of a concussion, severe headaches, blurred vision, memory loss or other similar symptoms, they very well may have suffered a TBI or head injury in addition to all of their other obvious physical injuries. It is imperative that you consult a lawyer so the proper testing can be undertaken quickly to determine the extent and nature of the brain injury.

What is a traumatic brain injury?

Per the Mayo Clinic, a TBI “usually results from a violent blow or jolt to the head or body. An object that goes through brain tissue, such as a bullet or shattered piece of skull, also can cause traumatic brain injury.” Mild traumatic brain injury can affect your brain cells temporarily, but serious TBI can cause long-term or permanent complications.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 190 Americans died from TBI-related injuries each day in 2021, and there were more than 223,000 hospitalizations resulting from TBI in 2019.

What types of accidents cause traumatic brain injury?

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can result from various types of accidents that involve a significant blow or jolt to the head or penetrating injury to the brain. Here are some common types of accidents that can cause traumatic brain injury:

  • Motor vehicle accidents. Car, motorcycle, bicycle, and pedestrian accidents can lead to severe head injuries. The impact of a collision or sudden deceleration can cause the brain to hit against the skull, resulting in brain damage.
  • Falls. Falls are a leading cause of TBI, particularly among young children and older adults. Falling from heights, slipping and hitting the head on a hard surface, or falling downstairs can all result in a traumatic brain injury.
  • Assaults and abuse. Physical assaults, including incidents involving physical violence or intentional blows to the head, can result in TBI. These injuries can occur during altercations, domestic violence situations, or criminal acts.
  • Workplace accidents. Certain occupations, such as construction or manufacturing, carry a higher risk of head injuries. Falls from heights, being struck by falling objects, or being involved in machinery accidents can lead to traumatic brain injury.
  • Sports injuries. High-impact sports such as football, soccer, boxing, hockey, and skiing carry a risk of head injuries. Collisions, falls, or direct blows to the head during sports activities can cause traumatic brain injury.
  • Recreational accidents. Activities like diving, skateboarding, skiing, or extreme sports have the potential for accidents that can result in head trauma. Collisions, falls, or impacts during these activities can cause TBI.

It's important to note that the severity of the injury can vary widely, ranging from mild concussions to severe brain damage. If you suspect a head injury, it is crucial to seek immediate medical attention.

What are the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury?

A brain injury can be suffered in a seemingly modest accident. All it takes is a solid blow to the head to cause extensive damage with lasting effects. Unfortunately, many people fail to immediately recognize the serious nature of a TBI, but even a momentary altered state of consciousness can have serious residual effects on the brain. The symptoms of a brain injury can be very subtle, sometimes going completely unnoticed, but that doesn’t lessen the severity or potential for lifelong complications. Some of the common symptoms of a TBI include:

  • Personality or behavior changes. Even mild cases of brain injury can significantly affect a victim’s personality and behavior. Depending on what part of the brain is injured, the victim may demonstrate severe agitation, combativeness, poor concentration and even loss of impulse control.
  • Memory loss. Memory loss is a common symptom of mild and severe brain injuries. The injury may affect parts of the brain where short and/or long-term memories are stored and recalled. In the most severe cases, patients may face permanent memory loss, which can be devastating for the individual and family members.
  • Severe headaches. Headaches are common among mild and severe cases of brain trauma. In mild cases, the headaches may come and go for a period of days or weeks. In more severe cases, the patient may have chronic headaches that never fully subside. These painful circumstances may require constant medication and treatment.
  • Impaired vision. After a brain injury, an individual may experience blurred or double vision, extreme light sensitivity, or decreased peripheral vision. In some extreme cases, partial blindness may result.
  • Convulsions or seizures. Though it only occurs in a small percentage of brain injury cases, seizures are a possible consequence of brain trauma. According to the National Institutes of Health, scarred tissue within the brain can cause a sudden abnormal electrical disturbance. These patients may experience convulsions, unresponsiveness, sudden dizziness or a sudden inability to understand others around them.
  • Coma. The most severe cases of brain injury can leave victims comatose for an indefinite period of time.

Our compassionate Los Angeles brain injury attorneys understand the mental and financial hardship that this type of injury can have on a victim, as well as the victim’s family. That’s why we diligently work to establish a case for compensation from all responsible parties.

Do you have a traumatic brain injury attorney near me?

Yes. Taylor and Ring is located at 12424 Wilshire Boulevard, Ninth Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90025. We also have offices in Manhattan Beach at 1230 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 360. We can arrange teleconferences or videoconferences if you are unable to meet us at our offices. We look forward to speaking with you.

Contact our Los Angeles traumatic brain injury lawyers today

At Taylor & Ring, we commit ourselves to providing brain injury victims with high-quality legal representation. We always have your best interests in mind as we put forth an aggressive fight for the compensation you deserve. Please call us or complete our contact form to obtain a free consultation on your brain injury case.

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