At Choulos Choulos & Wyle, we have extensive experience in the area of catastrophic personal injuries, including brain injuries. Our California brain injury lawyers also have extensive experience handling cases involving brain injuries to infants and children. If you have suffered a brain injury and have questions you need answered, contact us immediately. Our California traumatic brain injury attorney handle brain injury cases in the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout California, including San Francisco, Oakland, Sacramento, San Jose and other communities.
Dealing with individuals with brain injuries is a very important part of our practice at Choulos Choulos & Wyle. Traumatic brain injuries dramatically affect the lives of brain injured people and their families. In many cases, these injuries leave individuals permanently disabled, or in need of months, and sometimes years, of rehabilitation and therapy. Our California traumatic brain injuries (TBI) attorney want to make sure our injured clients and their families have the resources they need to deal with these drastic changes.
What is Traumatic Brain Injury?
Traumatic Brain Injury, also known as TBI, describes an impairment of brain functioning. TBI can result from trauma or injury, infection or lack of oxygen. It can occur from motor vehicle accidents, head trauma, objects striking the head, falls, construction site injuries, chemical exposure, near drowning, birth related injuries, or hospital and medical negligence.
And although no amount of money, can replace the damage these types of injuries often cause, large settlements are often imperative because lifelong care is needed.
A patient with mild traumatic brain injury is a person who has had a traumatically induced physiological disruption of brain function, as manifested by at least one of the following:
- any period of loss of consciousness
- any loss of memory of events immediately before of after the accident
- any alteration in mental state at the time of the accident (eg, feeling dazed, disoriented, or confused)
- focal neurological deficit(s) that may or may not be transient; but where the severity of the injury does not exceed the following:
- post-traumatic amnesia (PTA) not greater than 24 hours
- after 30 minutes, an initial Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) of 13-15
- loss of consciousness of approximately 30 minutes or less.
Definition of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Journal Head Trauma Rehabilitation 1993:8(3)86-7
Traumatic brain injury can result from a sudden hit to the head that causes injury to the skull. It can also occur after an accident or surgery, due to swelling and bleeding into the brain or bleeding around the brain. In addition, traumatic brain injury can result from a "closed head" injury, where there is no obvious sign of damage to the skull, yet symptoms consistent with a brain injury occur.
"Mild" Brain Injuries Are NOT Insignificant
All too often, people suffering what is termed "mild" brain injury are not properly compensated because their attorney doesn't fully understand the seriousness and far reaching consequences of even a seemingly "insignificant" injury. The fact is, the medical community is just now learning about the long-term effects of mild brain injury. Memory loss, difficulty concentrating and personality changes are just a few of the recurring symptoms that can affect people who have sustained these types of injuries. Sporting Accidents are a major cause of traumatic brain injury. Anytime an individual receives a blow to the head, an evaluation should be performed. Our San Francisco brain injury lawyers have many years of experience helping head injured clients access appropriate head injury medical specialists and experts.
Depending on the severity of the brain injury, the effects can be devastating. Recovery from traumatic brain injury can be a permanent process of adjustments and accommodations for the injured person and that individual's family.
Our Experienced Brain Injury attorney Will Help
At Choulos, Choulos, & Wyle, we work with specialists in neuropsychology who put our clients through a battery of tests to determine the full extent of an injury. It's a process that some attorney may feel is unwarranted, but we feel is vital to receiving a fair and equitable settlement for our clients. Our California traumatic brain injury attorney serve the communities of the Bay Area including; San Francisco, Oakland, Sacramento, San Jose, Marin County and the entire state of California.
If you, or someone you know, have been involved in an accident where a brain injury has occurred, we'd be more than happy to offer you a free consultation. Please contact us toll free at 888-787-5718 or at 415-658-9317. Our founding partner Vasilos B. Choulos was responsible for organizing sixteen California Head Injury Family Support Groups.
Successful Case Results
- Falling Gate - Brain Damage Case
Successfully negotiated a cash settlement on behalf of a woman who suffered a brain injury after a metal gate came off its tracks and fell onto her.
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