If you or a loved one suffered a brain injury in an accident, it’s crucial you seek legal help right away. The Dominguez Firm is a personal injury law firm with over 35 years of experience helping brain accident victims get the compensation they deserve. Our team of personal injury lawyers has a 96%* success rate and has recovered over $1 billion* for injured clients.
We know this is a difficult time for you and your family. That’s why we offer free consultations at (800)818-1818. We can travel to your home or hospital at a moment’s notice.
Most Common Causes of Brain Injuries
1. Motor Vehicle Accidents
One of the most common causes of brain injuries is a traffic accident. Even with today’s advancements in vehicle safety, victims can still suffer concussion, whiplash and penetrating brain injuries in a crash. All are considered traumatic brain injuries and require immediate medical attention.
2. Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents are one of the leading causes of serious injuries and deaths to senior citizens. While most of us would probably just suffer a few scrapes and bruises from a fall, it can prove fatal to the elderly or those with preexisting conditions if they hit their heads and suffer a brain injury.
Slip and fall accidents from greater heights, such as a flight of stairs can also leave the victim with serious injuries, regardless of their age.
3. Work Injuries
Those who work in the construction industry, manufacturing or warehouses are at greater risk of suffering a brain injury on the job. They may fall from great heights, be hit by heavy equipment or be injured by malfunctioning equipment.
Criminal acts can lead to brain injuries. It can be from an assault or being shot in the head. Note that you can file a civil case against the person who attacked you even if they aren’t prosecuted or found guilty in criminal court.
Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused by a physical blow to the head. They can be closed or open injuries that penetrate the skull. While some TBIs are mild and can be treated with rest, others require more intensive medical treatment and could lead to permanent injury. Here is a guide to understanding the various types of TBIs.
A concussion is one of the most common types of traumatic brain injury. It occurs when an impact or sudden jolt to the head causes the brain to shake inside the skull, resulting in damage to nerve cells and other tissues. Symptoms of a concussion include headaches, dizziness, confusion, blurred vision, nausea, ringing in ears, fatigue, slurred speech, memory loss, and sensitivity to light or sound.
A contusion is a bruise on the brain caused by direct trauma to the head or neck area. Contusions usually occur when an object directly strikes the head or if it collides with a hard surface such as a wall or floor. Symptoms of contusions include severe headache, confusion and disorientation, seizures or convulsions, vomiting and nausea, dilation of pupils in one eye only (unequal pupil size), paralysis on one side of the body (hemiplegia), difficulty speaking (aphasia) and changes in behavior.
Diffuse Axonal Injury
A diffuse axonal injury (DAI) occurs when there is widespread damage across multiple areas of the brain due to rapid acceleration or deceleration forces, such as what happens in shaken baby syndrome or during whiplash-type events such as those seen in motor vehicle accidents. Symptoms of DAI include coma or persistent vegetative state (PVS), confusion and disorientation, difficulty speaking/understanding language (aphasia/dysphasia), difficulty staying awake/alert (lethargy/coma), dilated pupils on both eyes (unequal pupil size), weakness on one side of the body (hemiparesis/hemiplegia), sleep disturbances and changes in behavior.
How a Dominguez Firm Lawyer Can Help You With Your Brain Injury Claim
Traumatic brain injuries can devastate people’s lives—not just in the short term but also as they try to navigate the long-term consequences of their injury. If you or someone you know has suffered a traumatic brain injury in Gardena and is seeking legal representation, look no further than the powerhouse personal injury lawyers at The Dominguez Firm.
At the Dominguez Firm, we have over 35 years of experience representing individuals and families who have suffered traumatic brain injuries. Our attorneys understand that each case is unique and requires its own individualized attention and handling. We take the time to listen carefully to our clients’ stories and develop a holistic approach that truly addresses their needs. In addition, each lawyer at The Dominguez firm has experience in various areas of personal injury law, allowing us to provide comprehensive services tailored to every client’s unique situation.
Comprehensive Legal Services
No matter how your brain injury occurred, The Dominguez Firm can help. Whether you suffered a TBI in a slip and fall, motorcycle accident, car accident or work accident, our attorneys have the experience and resources to fight for the maximum compensation you’re entitled to. We are not a legal referral service nor will we settle your case for less just to close it out.
We also know that this is a very difficult time for you and your family. We understand the last thing you need is legal bills on top of everything else. That’s why we work on a contingency basis. That simply means we get paid from a percentage of your final compensation when your Gardena brain injury case ends. You don’t have to worry about retainer fees or any other out-of-pocket expenses whatsover. You can hire the experienced personal injury attorneys at The Dominguez Firm to handle your case.
Tailored Solutions for Your Unique Needs
Traumatic brain injuries are challenging for victims and their families physically and emotionally. At The Dominguez Firm, we understand this difficulty and strive to provide tailored solutions for each client’s unique situation. Our experienced team of attorneys works diligently with each client to ensure that their legal rights are upheld throughout the entire process—from the initial consultation all the way through trial or settlement negotiation if necessary. We always prioritize our clients’ best interests while striving for maximum compensation.We do this while providing compassionate customer service at all times.
Contact The Dominguez Firm today at (800) 818-1818 for a free consultation.