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?
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
- 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
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:
- Ringing in the ears
- Mood changes, including aggression and irritability
- Cognitive impairment
- Balance problems
- Memory loss
- Speech and language processing problems
- 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,
today to schedule a free consultation with our legal team.