Head Injuries Are Nothing to Take Lightly
In the U.S. alone, millions of people suffer serious brain trauma from what at first seems like a minor bump on the head. Unlike with other physical injuries, you can’t always tell from a blow to the head whether catastrophic damage to the brain itself has occurred. Moreover, there may be little outward sign of serious brain trauma, often called “closed head injury.” And the problems that result from serious brain trauma can last the rest of your life.
Victims of brain injury have been known to suffer loss of motor function, impairment or loss of speech and sight, seizures, memory loss, mood disorders, persistent vegetative state, and coma. For an injury this serious and potentially life-changing, having an experienced head and brain injury attorney in your corner ensures that your best interests come first – now and long after the injury occurs.
If you’ve experienced a head or brain injury as a result of an accident, a product defect, or negligence, you owe it to yourself and your family to contact Redding personal injury attorneys Barr and Mudford. Our firm works vigorously to obtain compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and any continued care you may require as a result of your injury.
Since 1967, we have been representing individuals who, through no fault of their own, have suffered head and brain injuries sustained in automobile accidents, slip and fall situations, trucking accidents, sports-related circumstances, motorcycle accidents, and in other serious mishaps.
With a well-earned reputation for aggressive legal representation and compassionate client care, brain and head injury attorneys Barr and Mudford give you the attention and respect you deserve from the moment you walk through the door. Not only will we make sure you receive the guidance, counsel, and compensation you need to get through your ordeal, we’ll handle all the legal details pertaining to doctors, hospitals, the other party’s lawyers, and insurance companies, so you can focus on recovery.
Traumatic Brain Injury – What to Look For
Traumatic brain injury occurs when a bump, blow, shock, or other injury to the head causes damage to the brain. More than half of all head injuries will require hospitalization, and the most serious of these will ultimately be diagnosed as traumatic brain injuries (TBI) which can cause irreversible brain damage, and potentially even death. Some symptoms that you should pay attention to include:
- A huge bump or swelling at the point of impact.
- An inability to think clearly.
- Loss of memory.
- Loss of motor skills such as walking, talking, the ability to feed yourself, or even breathing difficulties.
- Blurred vision, or seeing spots before your eyes.
- A ringing in your ears, or loss of hearing.
- A change in your sense of smell.
- Sharp pains, whether constant or intermittent can signal nerve damage.
- Loss of consciousness or an inability to stay awake for long periods of time can indicate that you have a concussion.
- And perhaps least noticed a TBI can raise havoc with your emotions and your sense of overall well-being.
In most cases, persons diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury require a period of rehabilitation. Attorneys Barr and Mudford make sure that any necessary follow-up treatments are covered long after immediate symptoms seem to subside. This is critical in light of California statutes of limitation (time limits) which determine how long after an accident you can claim damages for personal injury.
Call Us to Arrange a Free Consultation if You Have Been in an Accident and Have Experienced a Head Injury
For your ease and convenience, we can meet at our office, in your home, or even at the hospital. In the Redding area, contact Barr and Mudford at (530) 243-8008 or (800) 528-2020 or send us an email. We’ll get back to you right away.