We represent individuals who have sustained traumatic brain injuries caused by:
- Blow to the head
- Jolt to the head
- A penetrating head injury that cracks or fractures the skull and injures the brain
Brain injury can also be caused by disease and birth defects. These conditions are often spotted first by loved ones or roommates who detect that the injured person is “off” and not acting as they did before the impact to their brain.
Every insult to the brain makes an individual more vulnerable to future brain injury. In other words, those who have had a previous brain injury or concussion, are more vulnerable to serious traumatic brain injury from a blow to the head than those who do not have a previous history of brain injury.
A traumatic brain injury and concussion increases the risk of dementia and Parkinson’s disease.
In the past, people would refer to football players as having “their bell rung” with the implication being that it is a simple sports injury. We now know that these players often have long-term disabling brain conditions largely dependent upon the severity and frequency of these insults to the brain. Prompt evaluation and treatment is the wisest course as opposed to trying to ignore the injury and “hoping” it will go away.
Injured? Contact our experienced personal injury attorneys
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, you may have a right to compensation that will be of great assistance to you and your family as you recover. Contact the personal injury attorneys of Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner today at 808-537-2525 for a free consultation.
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