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Brain and Head Injury Lawyer Orange County
The number of people who suffer head and brain injuries is staggering. According to the Brain Injury Association of America, on average one person sustains a traumatic brain injury in the United States every 21 seconds, resulting in more than 50,000 deaths yearly. An estimated 5.3 million Americans, or slightly more than 2 percent of the U.S. population, currently live with disabilities resulting from brain and head injuries. Head injuries are complex, and effects vary from person to person; a traumatic brain injury can completely change the way a person acts, thinks, and feels in just a matter of seconds. For these reasons, it is important to obtain the representation of an attorney who is experienced in handling cases involving these devastating injuries. At The Roberts Law Firm, brain and head injury lawyer Jeff Roberts represent victims and families from Orange County, Newport Beach, and surrounding areas.
What is traumatic brain injury?
Traumatic brain injury occurs when a direct blow to the head causes the brain to move within the skull or causes the skull to break. Traumatic brain injury can be the result of several factors, including slip and fall accidents, car accidents, shaken baby syndrome, or physical violence such as might result from police brutality. Traumatic brain injury may take several forms, including the following:
- Diffuse axonal injury
- Coup-contrecoup injury
- Second Impact Syndrome
- Penetration injury
Given the costs associated with head and brain injuries, including medical care, pain and suffering, loss of past and future income, and other financial and health-related problems, people who have suffered head or brain injury should contact a lawyer as soon as possible. In Orange County, The Roberts Law Firm provides expert representation in head and brain injury cases. If you or a family member has been injured due to another person’s negligence, The Roberts Law Firm can help prepare your personal injury case to ensure that proper compensation is provided by the responsible party.
Symptoms of Head and Brain Injury
After a head and brain injury, a person may experience a variety of symptoms, including but not limited to:
- Dizziness or balance problems
- Loss of consciousness
- Dilated or unequally-sized pupils
- Ringing in the ears or changes in hearing ability
- Vision changes, such as blurred vision, loss of eye movement, or inability to tolerate bright light
- Body numbness or tingling
- Difficulty speaking, slurred speech, or difficulty swallowing
- Difficulty with thinking skills, such as memory problems and poor attention span
- Slow pulse and slow breathing rate along with an increase in blood pressure
- Spinal fluid leaking from the ears or nose
Contact The Roberts Law Firm
If you or a loved one would like to pursue a traumatic brain injury case, contact The Roberts Law Firm today for a no-cost case review. Brain and head injury lawyer Jeff Roberts represents victims in Orange County and throughout Southern California with diligence and dedication.