Orange County Brain Injury Lawyer
A brain injury takes a overwhelming emotional and financial toll on all involved. Recovery can last a lifetime not only for the injured person, but for their family and loved ones as well. Injuries to the brain can cause a large amount of debilitating symptoms, such as seizures, paralysis, coma, personality changes, hearing loss, vision loss, loss of taste, loss of smell, and cognitive or learning deficits.
Symptoms Of A Brain Injury
Most brain injuries are apparent shortly after the accident. However, in some cases, the symptoms do not fully appear until later when the injury manifests into a worsened condition. The brain is the stimulant for many functions for the body, making brain injuries much more destructive.
Symptoms of a brain injury can include:
- Loss of consciousness for a few seconds to a few minutes
- No loss of consciousness, but a state of being dazed, confused or disoriented
- Nausea or vomiting
- Fatigue or drowsiness
- Difficulty sleeping or Sleeping more than usual
- Dizziness or loss of balance
- Sensitivity to light or sound
- Blurry Vision
- Ringing sound in the ears
- Bad taste in the mouth
- Changes in the ability to smell
Cognitive or Mental Symptoms
- Memory or concentration problems
- Mood changes or mood swings
- Feeling depressed or anxious
Personal Injury Claims In Orange County, California
Since brain injuries can take months or even years to fully appear, California law allows 2 years to file civil claims against a negligent party. This means that if your brain injury worsens at a later date, you may still have the opportunity to file a legal claim and collect damages. This statute limitation time period begins at the time of awareness of the injury, so it is important to obtain a medical evaluation as soon as possible following an accident or injury.
If you live in Orange County and have suffered a brain injury due to an accident, please contact the Duque Law Offices at any of our offices in Los Angeles, Orange County or Riverside, and let us provide you and your family with a free case evaluation. Ensuring that our brain injury clients are compensated fully for lifetime injuries is one of our primary goals and we do not allow negligent parties and their insurance providers to avoid lifetime medical responsibility without a fair and maximum settlement.