Brain Injury

Brain Injury Lawyers in Encino

Aggressive Representation For Serious Injuries

If you or a loved one has experienced a head or brain injury, it may be considered a catastrophic injury and you may be familiar with the devastating results that ensue. A traumatic blow to the head can be a painful, debilitating, heartbreaking, and even an expensive experience, especially if it was caused by the negligence of someone else. The brain plays a fundamental role in how we function, making head and brain injuries that much for detrimental for victims. Once brain cells are damaged, or connections between them are broken, the functions those cells perform are lost, seriously impacting the lives of those affected. Brain injury victims often suffer significant problems with their senses, emotions, their ability to move, their cognitive abilities, and may even experience changes in personality.

If you or a loved one have experienced a traumatic brain injury in Southern California, allow an Encino brain injury attorney at our personal injury law office to help you navigate this difficult time. Taking the first step and contacting a skilled brain injury attorney can help you in understanding your legal options. We can help guide you through this complex process, helping you make the best decision for yourself, while you focus on yourself, your family, and your loved ones.

Whether you’re looking to file a lawsuit or hoping to receive the proper compensation you are entitled to for the damages sustained, allow our Encino brain injury attorneys at Vahdat & Associates represent you. Contact us at (888) 523-1698 to begin.

Most Common Accidents That Result in Serious Brain Injuries

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Falling from a height of three feet or greater from the ground
  • Falling down five or more stairs
  • Falling off a bicycle when not wearing a protective helmet

Common Symptoms Of Serious Brain Injuries

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Tingling on one side of the body
  • Dizziness or loss of balance
  • Hearing or vision loss
  • A headache that doesn’t go away and continues to get worse
  • Extreme sleepiness or irritability

The lives of those who have suffered a brain injury, and the lives of their loved ones, are forever changed in dramatic ways. Not only can this be catastrophic for the victim and their loved ones, but it can also become extremely expensive, as the victim may require multiple surgeries, continuing therapy, or even 24-hour care. Many families affected by these accidents simply don’t have the financial ability to provide this type of intensive care for their loved ones. If you face a similar burden because of someone else’s negligence, or due to someone else’s illegal behavior, a skilled Encino brain injury attorney will hold that person accountable in a court of law.

Cognitive Problems Resulting from Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Problems with processing and understanding information
  • Difficulty with attention and concentration
  • Language and communication problems
  • Difficulty controlling impulses

Call (888) 523-1698 to speak with a brain injury attorney in Encino at Vahdat & Associates. We speak Spanish, Farsi & Hebrew.

Misdiagnosing a Brain Injury

It is not always obvious that there has been a traumatic injury to the brain, especially when the injury appears to be minor. However, it is not necessary for a victim to lose consciousness for there to be a significant brain injury. Many people claim to feel perfectly normal after experiencing a bump or injury to the head, refusing medical treatment, which can have serious consequences. This does not relieve those responsible from acting in the best interests of the injured party to obtain medical attention.

Symptoms of brain injury can appear days or even weeks after the injury occurred, which can make connecting the incident to the injury difficult. Particularly with children, the normal falls and bumps that they experience can result in brain injuries which are unfortunately often misdiagnosed in emergency rooms.

California’s Traumatic Brain & Fatal Injury Attorneys

A majority of fatal injuries are caused by traumatic injury to the brain, when there has been a severe impact to the head it can result in mental trauma, permanent physical injuries, or death. Brain injuries are severe and often its victims suffer permanent disabilities, impaired functions, and in constant need of medical attention. The cost of recovering from a traumatic brain injury can be high because of its long recovery period and its rehabilitation costs, unfortunately, victims more often than not endure the heavy cost of medical treatment without knowing they may have a claim. At Vahdat & Associates, we understand the burden you are under and we make it our job to obtain the compensation you deserve.

Common Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Types of traumatic brain injury can vary, depending on the location of the impact area and the extent of the damage seen by the brain.

It is common for a brain injury victim to have the following injury symptoms:

  • Blurred vision
  • Changes in behavior and mood
  • Coordination problems
  • Convulsions
  • Dizziness and lightheadedness
  • Headache and fatigue
  • Lethargy
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Seizures
  • Slurred speech
  • Weakness or numbness in major extremities

If you or a loved one have suffered from any of the following symptoms following an accident, You must seek immediate medical attention. Unlike other injuries, the severity of a brain impact will not physically show its damages, but rather a proper examination by a neurologist including but not minimal to MRI’s and X-rays may be needed. Our traumatic brain injury lawyers can provide you with names of physicians, and MRI centers specializing in traumatic brain injuries in your local area, so you can get the proper treatment you need.

We will fight to ensure that the person responsible for your injury is held responsible and are committed to helping you receive the full monetary compensation you are entitled to. Call (888) 523-1698 today to learn more with an Encino brain injury attorney.

Enduring the Costs After a Traumatic Brain Injury

Generally, after a severe traumatic brain injury, victims are generally taken to the local hospital by ambulance, followed by hospital stays and rehabilitation. The price of keeping one’s health is priceless, but yet very pricey after a severe injury.

At Vahdat & Associates, we understand the cost and burdens a severe brain injury will have on you and your loved ones. Our attorneys are experienced and knowledgeable in traumatic brain injury cases, we can help you get the treatment you deserve and the help you need to recover.

Our experienced brain injury lawyers in Encino have a wealth of experience with the complicated and lengthy lawsuits that often arise after someone suffers a brain injury. At Vahdat & Associates, we have a proven track record with personal injury cases in Southern California and have recovered millions of dollars in damages on their behalf.

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Compensation for Brain Injuries

There are many ways in which a brain injury could affect someone’s life. Immediately after an accident, some people may have no symptoms of brain damage but may be in real danger of developing them later. Others may have been left comatose by a head injury and will require lifelong medical assistance.

An experienced personal injury attorney at our firm can help determine the types of damages a victim of a brain injury may be entitled to receive.

The following are a few of the categories of damages that the victim may seek:

  • Medical Bills – for anything from initial emergency care to continuing life-support services
  • Medical Monitoring – to detect any future effects of brain damage that may result from the injury later on in the victim’s life
  • Pain and Suffering – for the short or long-term impairments that affect your enjoyment of life, such as chronic headaches, incontinence, or paralysis
  • Lost Wages – for the time that you had to take off of work to recover
  • Impairment of Earning Capacity – for the diminishment in what you can earn in the limited work you are able to perform as a result of the accident
  • Lifestyle Changes – for the activities you have to give up because of brain damage, including your ability to play with your children, go for walks, or perform other common daily activities
  • Life-Care – for the home care and other non-medical needs you will be unable to perform due to a brain injury, such as cooking, cleaning, and driving
  • Punitive Damages – if the person who caused your brain injury acted with recklessness, malice, or intent to do harm, you may be able to seek punitive damages in addition to the above-listed damages

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