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Traumatic brain and head injury FAQs

We know you have a lot of questions. Here you will find answers to the most common questions we receive from our clients.

What are the most common causes of brain and head injuries?

Car accidents are the most common cause of brain and head injuries. Sporting accidents, workplace accidents, and premises liability claims also contribute to the number of traumatic brain and head injury victims each year. Our lawyers serving Palmdale, Santa Clarita, and Victorville can help you understand causes of brain injury in more detail.

What are some of the symptoms and side effects of TBI?

The symptoms and side effects of traumatic head and brain injuries are the same, and they include the following physical, emotional, and cognitive effects:

  • Persistent or worsening headache
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Coma
  • Memory loss
  • Cognitive disabilities
  • Seizures
  • Loss of smell, taste, hearing, or eyesight
  • Fatigue and difficulty concentrating
  • Impulsive behavior, mood swings, and depression

Our Lancaster traumatic head and brain injury lawyers serving Palmdale, Victorville, Santa Clarita, and all of Southern California can help you and your loved ones through the difficult times of dealing with these injuries. Although we understand that no amount of monetary compensation can ease the physical and emotional pain that victims suffer, it can provide some level of financial comfort as victims and their families struggle to pay the medical bills and rehabilitation costs often associated with TBI.

How are traumatic brain injuries treated?

Traumatic head and brain injuries require both short and long term treatment. Physical rehabilitation, working with a speech and language therapist, or meeting with an occupational therapist may all be appropriate courses of action depending on the severity of the injury.

What is a “complete” spinal cord injury?

A complete spinal cord injury is defined as the total loss of motor skill and function below the site of the injury. Victims of complete spinal cord injuries are unable to feel any physical sensation below that spot as well. By contrast, victims of partial (or “incomplete”) spinal cord injuries may still retain some feeling and movement capabilities below the injury site.

What are the causes of spinal cord injuries?

The causes of spinal cord injuries are similar to the causes of traumatic brain injuries. Motor vehicle, workplace, and sporting accidents can all result in a spinal cord injury. Our spinal cord and head injury lawyers can help if someone you love has been injured due to the negligence of another party.

How are spinal cord injuries treated?

Treatment of spinal cord injuries may involve physical, occupational, and cognitive rehabilitation. Although extended hospital care and frequent surgeries are not uncommon, many victims of spinal cord injuries are able to receive outpatient care, allowing them more freedom and independence.