Northern California residents who are involved in a car accident often suffer serious injuries. Car, bus, and motorcycle accidents can lead to life-altering harm, including brain and spinal cord injuries.
It is a tragic reality that many wrecks result in brain injuries. A traumatic brain injury occurs when there is a sudden violent blow to the head. These harms can have many serious side effects, such as falling into a coma, deteriorating to a vegetative state, or being rendered to a minimally conscious state. Victims can also be in a locked-in state where they are awake and aware of their surroundings but can’t speak or move. They may even become totally brain dead.
Other side effects of a brain injury include seizures and brain swelling. Also, cranial nerve damage can occur that may result in paralysis of facial muscles, loss of vision, swallowing problems and other side effects. There are also intellectual and communication problems that can present themselves. Victims who suffer from a brain injury can have memory and reasoning problems, difficulty with speech and writing, suffer from depression, and engage in risky behavior, just to name a few of the plethora of symptoms and side effects.
Brain injuries are extremely serious and often require years of intensive medical treatment. If a brain injury is caused by a negligent driver, then the victim may want to speak with a legal professional skilled in personal injury.
An attorney can investigate what happened to cause the accident and determine who can be held accountable. Compensation may be available to help cover medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages. Though this may not bring back one’s health, it might allow a victim to acquire the medical care he or she needs to live as best of a life as possible under the circumstances.
Contact Fiumara & Milligan Law, PC today at 707-571-8600 OR 415-492-4507 for a free case evaluation.
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