Our Santa Rosa Injury Attorneys Can Help
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a devastating medical condition caused by physical damage to the brain. TBI often leads to long-term disability, affecting the victim's cognitive, psychological and physical abilities. According to the Brain Injury Association of America, approximately 1.4 million individuals sustain traumatic brain injuries each year. Sadly, most brain injuries are a result of a catastrophic accident caused by another party's carelessness. In such cases, the victim and his or her family may be eligible to receive compensation for their financial loss and suffering.
When you or someone you love suffers a serious injury, you are often left with extensive medical bills, lost income and traumatic emotional distress. Traumatic brain injury attorney Donald Edgar strives to protect each personal injury victim's rights by holding the responsible party accountable. He fights to recover the maximum amount of damages available under the law for clients in Santa Rosa, Novato, Petaluma, Napa and throughout Northern California.
Traumatic Brain Injury in Santa Rosa
A brain injury may lead to fractures of the skull, blood clots in the brain and irreversible brain damage. While their severity level varies, all types of traumatic brain injury may lead to permanent disability. Although all traumatic brain injuries are unique and may occur due to a number of factors, they are often classified as an open (penetrating) or closed brain injury.
Open head injury occurs when an object, such as a bullet or a knife, penetrates an individual's skull. A broken skull exposes the delicate brain tissues to further harm, including infection. Closed head injury is a non-invasive injury, often the result of a forceful blow to the head, including whiplash. The most common effects of a closed head injury that may lead to serious brain damage include brain swelling and increased intracranial pressure (ICP), which may lead to coma and, in some cases, death.
The most common factors that lead to TBI are car accidents, violent crimes, birth injuries and defective products. In the United States, hundreds of thousands of people die as a result of traumatic brain injuries each year, while survivors often require long-term medical care and rehabilitation.
Contact our Santa Rosa Injury Lawyers
If you or a loved one has suffered serious injury, including traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury or burn injuries due to someone's negligence, it is important that you contact our experienced Santa Rosa injury lawyers at 707-799-4090. While no amount of compensation can erase the suffering of a serious personal injury or wrongful death, our experienced Santa Rosa injury lawyers will ensure that your life with disability or grief following a loved one's death is made as tolerable as possible.
In addition, our Santa Rosa injury attorneys hold impressive credentials and expert knowledge in a wide range of legal areas, including those involving toxic exposure, dangerous prescription drugs, wrongful termination as well as class action suits.