Southern California Brain Injury Lawyer
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) results when the head sustains a violent blow or even a sudden jolt. Since the brain is actually floating in cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) inside the skull, it is vulnerable to extreme collisions within the skull itself, such as those that occur in automobile accidents (whiplash). Injuries like these can result in bruising of the brain, shearing and tearing of nerve fibers, axonal hemorrhaging, brain damage, and even death. In cases of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), injury to the brain may not show up on an MRI or CAT scan, yet symptoms such as headache, dizziness, sleeplessness, and memory problems will nonetheless remain for months or even years. Because mTBI is caused by trauma and there is symptom overlap, it can be hard for the diagnostician to tell what the underlying problem is. In addition, many people who sustain a TBI also develop PTSD, which complicates the case and exacerbates symptoms (Schurr, Hermann, & Barnett, 2011).
In the United States, traumatic brain injuries are occurring at an alarming rate, with 2.5 million reported cases in the US in 2010 alone, according to the CDC. Being one of the larger cities in California, head and brain injuries occur often in Riverside as well. Our Riverside brain injury attorneys understand what victims and their families are going through and work with experts in the field to help get clients the right treatment and rehab.
Other Signs and Symptoms of mTBI
- Attention difficulties
- Concentration problems
- Memory problems
- Orientation problems
- Uneven gait
- Blurred vision
- Sleep disturbances
- Problems with emotional control
- Loss of initiative
- Problems related to employment, marriage, relationships, home management or school management
Nearly half of patients with severe brain injuries require surgery to repair hematomas or contusions.
Individuals and families who have suffered traumatic brain injury turn to us because they know we are committed to investing the time and resources required to aggressively pursue maximum compensation on their behalf. We understand the unique challenges those who have sustained TBI are facing and can offer the help you need. If you or a loved one has sustained such an injury it is vital you have a knowledgeable and competent Riverside brain injury attorney like those at the law office of Brent A. Duque. For a free consultation, contact us today at 1-877-241-9554. Our dedicated staff is friendly and responsive, providing 24 hour availability and firm-wide commitment to each individual and family we represent.
Our office has successfully handled hundreds of accident cases over the years, including: