It is easy imagine the devastating emotional and financial impact a traumatic brain injury can have on the injured person as well as their loved ones. It is not unusual for recovery to take a lifetime due to the a wide variety 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.
Some brain injuries appear at the point of impact, but in many cases, the symptoms do not appear until later when the injury manifests into a worsened condition.
Common symptoms of a brain injury can include:
Cognitive or Mental Symptoms
California has established a standard timetable of 2 years to file civil claims against a negligent party in brain injury cases since many symptoms take months or even years to fully manifest. This means that if your brain injury worsens as time goes on, you may still have the chance 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 Riverside 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.
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