At Haines Law, P.C., we provide aggressive representation to clients who have been injured by the negligence of others. If you or a loved one have suffered a traumatic brain injury, our Pasadena brain injury lawyers will help you pursue justice from those responsible. Car accidents, slip and fall incidents, and commercial truck crashes are common causes of traumatic brain injuries. Our injury attorneys can gather evidence to support your claim and will fight on your behalf every step of the way.
What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
A traumatic brain injury is caused by blunt force trauma to a victim’s skull. Bruising, swelling, inflammation, and bleeding of the brain could result. These injuries are very serious and are often catastrophic. Mild traumatic brain injuries, such as concussions, may have short-term effects that can be treated with rest, pain medication, and other in-home remedies. However, more severe traumatic brain injuries could lead to long-term symptoms.
Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury
Short-term symptoms of a mild traumatic brain injury include headaches, dizziness, and blurred vision. Victims of more serious traumatic brain injuries may be unable to maintain gainful employment and could suffer permanent symptoms. Our Pasadena brain injury attorneys will fight tirelessly on your behalf as you seek compensation for medical bills, loss of earning potential, disability, and other damages.
Common symptoms of a traumatic brain injury include:
- Physical symptoms. Physical symptoms include headaches, dizziness, nausea, fatigue, seizures, nerve damage, and stiff muscles. Victims may also suffer bleeding and bruising from the head injury.
- Cognitive symptoms. These include memory loss, inability to understand language, confusion, difficulty concentrating, inability to create new memories or recognize common items, slurred speech, and loss of fine motor skills. Cognitive symptoms may be temporary or permanent.
- Mental/emotional symptoms. Victims of traumatic brain injuries may become depressed, anxious, aggressive, impulsive, irritable, apathetic, lonely, angry, and moody. Medication and psychological therapy could help patients manage these symptoms.
Depending on the case, you may be entitled to a settlement for lost wages, loss of earning potential, past, present, and future expected medical bills, loss of enjoyment of life, emotional distress, pain and suffering, and other damages. Punitive damages may also be awarded if the defendant acted with egregious behavior or gross negligence. For example, if you were hit by a drunk driver, you may be entitled to punitive damages on top of your initial settlement.
Contacting a Pasadena Brain Injury Lawyer
Haines Law, P.C. provides diligent legal services to injured clients. If you or a loved one have suffered a traumatic brain injury, our Pasadena brain injury lawyers will help you file a claim to seek justice from negligent parties. We will discuss your options, answer your questions, and represent you tenaciously as you pursue financial relief.