According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injury, followed by car accidents, being struck by or against objects, and violence is the fourth most common cause. A lot of these brain injuries are sustained during sporting and recreation activities. Here in Riverside and throughout California where outdoor activities are popular, bicycling, skateboarding, scooters and other organized sports and activities are a common cause of traumatic brain injuries.
While the majority of brain injuries that occur are considered mild with an expected full recovery, the symptoms often do not feel mild for people who have sustained concussions and recovery may take a significant amount of time. Moderate and severe brain injuries are even worse and can cause long term, debilitating, or fatal conditions. Riverside brain injury attorneys know that every type of brain injury is serious and results in suffering for injured people and their families
Brain injuries are real and the consequences are real as well. Brain injuries may lead to an inability to work which results in lost wages and financial stresses. Severe brain injuries can affect a person’s ability to do everyday functions such as driving a car. Impaired cognitive functions can be especially frustrating including the following:
Medical and rehabilitative costs for brain injuries can vary greatly depending on the severity of the brain injury and whether or not long term care is required. Some people with brain injuries may need in-home care, to be in an inpatient living facility, therapy, and frequent and ongoing medical appointments. Brain injury costs can be extraordinary, especially when the brain injury victim is unable to work.
Brain injuries can be extremely impactful and disruptive for the family of someone who has sustained a brain injury. Some common impacts and disruptions are described below.
Depending on the severity of the brain injury, these events can be life-changing and families have to learn to adapt and cope with the changes. Often therapy is necessary and helpful for families that are going through changes.
If you or a loved one has sustained a brain injury, contact a Riverside brain injury attorney at The Hayes Law Firm, APC to schedule a consultation. Call us at 323-477-1415. If someone else’s fault caused the accident and resulting injury, you and your family deserve to be compensated for your injuries and damages.
At The Hayes Law Firm, APC, we serve all of Los Angeles and the Inland Empire, so whether you need a personal injury attorney in Montebello or a premises liability attorney in San Bernardino, we are here to serve you. Unlike other attorneys who view clients as cases, we understand that your experience has a human story behind it, and when you are in our offices, you are like a member of the family. We are ethical and compassionate, and we will take the time to find the best solution for your unique case and will work together with you every step along the way. Contact us today for a free consultation.