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What Is A Brain Injury? What Sort Of Compensation Can You Receive?

Suffering through a brain injury can be one of the most detrimental experiences individual and family can experience. They can have permanent affects not only on the individual’s behavior and personality, but also on their ability to work and maintain the same quality of life they had before their injury.

As defined by the Brain Injury Association of America,  there are two types of brain injuries. An acquired brain injury is a brain injury “that is not hereditary, congenital, did generative, or induced by birth trauma”, and a traumatic brain injury, which is defined as “an alteration in brain function, or other evidence of brain pathology, caused by an external force”.

Incidents That Can Cause A Traumatic Brain Injury Include (But Are Not Limited To):

  • Falls
  • Assaults
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Sports/Recreation Injuries
  • Abusive Head Trauma (Shaken Baby Syndrome)
  • Gunshot Wounds
  • Workplace Injuries
  • Child Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Military Actions (Blast Injury)

Incidents That Can Cause A Non-Traumatic Brain Injuries Include (But Are Not Limited To):

  • Stroke (Hemorrhage, Blood Clot)
  • Infectious Disease (Meningitis, Encephalitis)
  • Seizure
  • Electric Shock
  • Tumors
  • Toxic Exposure
  • Metabolic Disorders
  • Neurotoxic Poisoning (Carbon Monoxide, Lead Exposure)
  • Lack of Oxygen (Drowning, Choking, Hypoxic/Anoxic Injury)
  • Drug Overdose

After A Brain Injury Happens, Two Things Occur Immediately:

  1. A series of biochemical and other physiological responses occur, which results in substances once contained to flood the brain, causing what is called secondary cell death.
  2. Depending on the severity of the injury, victims may experience a temporary loss of consciousness, fall into a coma, lose motor functions, or experience problems breathing.

Please be aware that immediately following the regaining of consciousness for the victim they may especially irritable, aggressive, or disoriented. However everybody will respond to a brain injury differently.

As time passes following the injury, the brain and other bodily functions will become more and more stable, but will never fully recover. It is common for certain areas of the brain to remain damaged, as well as the functions those areas are responsible for. This may result in the victim experiencing life-long difficulties.

If you yourself or a loved one have suffered from either a traumatic or non-traumatic brain injury, and are seeking the financial compensation you deserve, your first call should be to Brennan Hershey at Hershey Law. Brennan is an experienced brain injury attorney in Los Angeles. And will fight tooth and nail in a court of law for YOU.

When it comes to hiring a brain injury attorney to represent you, experience counts. As every case is unique and incredibly complex, you need to make sure you hire somebody who can establish and maintain a personal connection with both the victim AND their loved ones. Many other firms are focused on one thing–their payday. Brennan is focused on making sure his clients are supported during this difficult time, and that they are able to recover maximum compensation to help take care of any and all expenses caused by the injury event.

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