Experienced Brain Injury Attorney in West Covina & Claremont, CA
When the brain suffers an impact in an accident, the victim can suffer a traumatic brain injury or “TBI.” A TBI is obvious when a victim’s skull is fractured in an accident. A TBI can also happen without a skull fracture and in this type of case, it can be more difficult to recognize and prove without advanced MRI imaging and professional neurological & neuropsychological evaluations. Attorney Richard R. Rohde is a brain injury attorney with offices in West Covina and Claremont who serves clients in the San Gabriel Valley and Southern California. Mr. Rohde has a unique medical background in complex injuries involving the brain and spinal cord.
A TBI can be fairly mild or serious to the point that it causes the victim to suffer a permanent disability or even a premature death. Victims who suffer TBIs in accidents caused by other parties can seek compensation for their related financial damages through personal injury claims.
What Causes TBIs?
A victim can suffer a TBI in any type of accident where his or her head suffers an impact. These include:
Slips and falls;
Construction accidents; and
TBI symptoms are sometimes difficult to recognize because they can be quite subtle. After an accident, a TBI victim could exhibit one or more of the following:
Sensitivity to light or sound; and
After an accident, it is important for the victim to receive prompt medical care regardless of whether he or she “feels injured.” A doctor can accurately diagnose a concussion and/or TBI and provide or refer the patient for the medical care the victim needs, which could include surgery, cognitive behavioral therapy, speech therapy, or simply supervision as he or she rests to recover from the injury.
Complications of a TBI
Left untreated, a TBI can cause a victim to experience a variety of long-term complications. Even with proper treatment, a TBI victim can suffer additional complications. These include:
Deep vein thrombosis;
Gastrointestinal complications; and
Long-term effects a TBI victim can suffer include:
Cognitive decline. Individuals who suffer TBIs have a higher incidence of developing conditions like Alzheimer’s later in life;
Work with an Experienced TBI Lawyer With Offices in Claremont & West Covina
Victims who file personal injury claims can seek compensation for their damages related to these long-term complications as well as the damages they face directly following a car, truck, motorcycle accident or other incident. Long-term damages can include a reduced quality of life due to chronic pain, lost lifetime earnings because of the injury’s impact on a victim’s ability to work, and the cost of continual mental health treatment to manage the victim’s depression.
If you were injured in an accident causing a TBI or spinal cord injury, you have the right to pursue monetary compensation for your damages through a personal injury claim. To learn more about pursuing compensation this way, contact Rohde Law Office today at 626-593-5786 to schedule your initial consultation with Richard Rohde. Our firm is conveniently located in West Covina and Claremont and we regularly work with clients who’ve suffered a brain or spinal injury. We’re dedicated to helping injury victims and their families pursue the compensation they deserve.