Brain injuries can occur anytime the head receives a traumatic impact. These can include a blunt object impacting the skull, or objects such as bullets passing through the brain. San Diego brain injuries are caused by a number of accidents, including car accidents, falls from elevation, sports injuries and violent crimes.
San Diego brain injuries can have devastating consequences to both the victim of the injury and the family of the victim. Injuries to the brain can limit a person’s ability to earn a living, alter personalities and destroy lives. If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, you should contact a San Diego brain injury lawyer at Aitken * Aitken * Cohn.
Brain Injury Symptoms
There are many symptoms that can indicate someone has sustained a serious brain injury. The symptoms can depend on the cause of the injury, the severity of the damage, and the area of the brain affected. Because of this, it is always important to receive medical treatment, but there are several symptoms to watch for after a head injury, including:
- Loss of consciousness
- Slurred speech
- Confusion and difficulty concentrating
- Persistent headache
- Loss of coordination
- Emotional outbursts and irritability
- Repeated vomiting
- Convulsions or seizures
Long-term side effects can be very dependent on the area of the brain that sustained the injury.
For example, the brain stem controls regulatory functions, as well as being involved in short-term memory. The frontal lobes are the primary control for mood, personality, and judgment.
The temporal lobes and the limbic system are involved several cognitive functions, including memory and language.
San Diego Brain Injury Lawyer
A brain injury lawyer in San Diego will be able to help the injured person and his/her family understand what the long-term impacts of the trauma may be. The effects of brain injury on the patient may be felt even more dramatically by the patient’s family and friends. The change in behaviors or personality can cause serious problems in long established interpersonal relationships.
Victims of San Diego brain injuries may be able to receive compensation for their injuries if they were caused by the negligence of others. The Law Offices of Aitken * Aitken * Cohn have assisted several brain injury clients and their families reach extremely successful results through litigation.
Contact our firm today to schedule a consultation with an experienced and highly sought after San Diego brain injury attorney.