Addressing Concussion Side Effects in Hawaii

Concussions can result not only in balance problems, an interruption in normal cognitive function, impaired memory and mood changes, but they can also change the underlying structural cells of the brain. Repeated concussions can result in an increased risk of dementia as well as other health issues. Even a single concussion can affect cognitive abilities over the long term. In fact, one recent study showed that a diffusion MRI revealed differences in the brains of concussion victims four months after a mild head injury.

The effects of a more severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) are often much worse. TBI's account for nearly a third of trauma-related deaths in the U.S. TBI's can cause permanent, life-changing impairments for those who survive them. You may be entitled to compensation if someone else's negligence caused your brain injury. You should consult with a TBI lawyer at Leavitt Yamane & Soldner if you or a close relative has suffered a brain injury.

Our Honolulu personal injury attorneys can answer questions such as:

  • Who may be held responsible for my concussion or TBI?
  • What kinds of compensation could I receive if I have suffered brain damage caused by someone else's negligence?

Call (808) 518-2120 to request an initial consultation, free of charge.

How Can Leavitt Yamane & Soldner Help Me with My TBI Claim?

If someone else's careless behavior causes your brain injury, that individual or company may be held legally liable for your losses.

To obtain compensation for a brain injury, you will need to prove:

  • That you suffered a brain injury that was caused by someone else's negligence
  • That the TBI has caused losses that you can be compensated for
  • The extent of your losses

Brain injuries can come from open or closed head wounds. Symptoms may not be apparent right after an accident. That means it is very important to seek medical treatment after any trauma to the head.

Any person or entity that caused you to suffer a head injury may be held legally responsible for medical bills, lost wages, and other losses related to the TBI.

While there is an almost limitless number of ways a brain injury can occur, some of the most common causes include:

Examples of potential defendants in a TBI claim include:

  • The owner of a business where a fall occurs on a slippery floor
  • A driver who causes a car accident
  • Schools, coaches and athletic associations that fail to provide adequate supervision, fail to warn players of risks, or do not have proper protocols for responding to head injuries
  • Anyone who commits an intentional act of violence that causes a head or brain injury

These examples are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to head injury cases. An attorney can help you determine whether you have a claim and, if so, how you can maximize your potential compensation.

Pursuing Compensation for Brain Injury Victims

You may be entitled to compensation for all losses resulting from your concussion or other traumatic brain injury. Make sure you know the full extent of your symptoms and of the expected costs of future care to make sure you are fully compensated for these and other brain injury consequences.

This may include compensation for:

  • Past and future medical treatment costs
  • Lost income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Wrongful death of a family member.
  • The impact of a brain injury is dramatic

A person who suffers from a TBI may experience:

  • Seizures
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Mood changes, including aggression and irritability
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Balance problems
  • Memory loss
  • Speech and language processing problems
  • Confusion
  • Impulsive behavior
  • Difficulties with touch, temperature and other sensory functions
  • Hearing and vision loss
  • Chronic pain

Get Help from Our Honolulu Personal Injury Lawyers

A Honolulu personal injury lawyer at Leavitt Yamane & Soldner can assist you in many ways after an accident that causes a concussion or TBI. Our attorneys can evaluate your case at no charge to you. We can identify potential defendants, investigate and build a strong case against them, negotiate a settlement or make a compelling argument to persuade a jury to compensate you in full.

To speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer about how we can help, call Leavitt Yamane & Soldner today to schedule a free consultation with our legal team.

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If you have sustained an injury and want to know if you are eligible to pursue legal action, it is important to obtain help right away. Call our firm at (808) 518-2120 or fill out the quick form below.

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