San Diego Brain Injury Attorney
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused by a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain. Of the 1.4 million people who suffer a traumatic brain injury each year, 50,000 die, 235,000 are hospitalized and 1.1 million are treated and released from an emergency department. Brain injuries can carry with them severe and life-altering consequences, which are not to be taken lightly.
Signs and Symptoms of a Brain Injury
The signs and symptoms of a traumatic brain injury can be obvious or subtle. Symptoms of a traumatic brain injury may not appear until days or weeks following the injury or may even be missed as victims may look fine even though they may act or feel differently. The following are some common signs and symptoms of a traumatic brain injury:
- Headaches or neck pain that do not go away;
- Difficulty remembering, concentrating, or making decisions;
- Slowness in thinking, speaking, acting, or reading;
- Getting lost or easily confused;
- Feeling tired all the time, having no energy or motivation;
- Mood changes (feeling sad or angry for no reason);
- Changes in sleep patterns(sleeping a lot more or having a hard time sleeping);
- Light-headedness, dizziness, or loss of balance;
- Urge to vomit (nausea);
- Increased sensitivity to lights, sounds, or distractions;
- Blurred vision or eyes that tire easily;
- Loss of sense of smell or taste; and
- Ringing in the ears. 
Functional Changes Due to a Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injury can cause a wide range of functional changes affecting thinking, sensation, language, and emotions. It can also cause epilepsy and increase the risk for conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and other brain disorders that become more prevalent with age.
As a experienced traumatic brain injury attorney I have represented individuals who have suffered a traumatic brain injury caused by car accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents and injuries on the job in and around San Diego. If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, you may have legal remedies available to you. These can include money for medical expenses, long-term medical care and rehabilitation, lost wages, pain, suffering and emotional distress. Brain injuries are often difficult to prove, and require the experience and expertise of a qualified brain injury attorney.
Receive a Free Brain Injury Case Review from an Experienced Attorney
It is important that you consult with an experienced traumatic brain injury attorney before the statute of limitations for filing a traumatic brain injury suit runs out. I have nearly 30 years of experience representing brain injury victims in San Diego and the greater Southern California region. My case review is free and because I work on a contingency fee basis, you will not pay me any money unless I win your case.
If you are in need of a San Diego Brain Injury Lawyer, you can reach me by calling 619-235-4300 or simply fill out the FREE CASE REVIEW form on this page to set up a consultation. I thank you for taking the time to visit my website and if I can be of assistance please do not hesitate to contact me today.
Center For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),Facts about concussion and brain injury.