A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be a devastating and catastrophic injury to endure. Even when victims survive a TBI they can still suffer permanent damage, including problems with their memory, difficulty with cognition, and in the case of repeated concussions, degenerative brain conditions.

In cases where the brain injury requires only short-term recovery, patients may still require lengthy outpatient therapy to get their brain functioning normally again, and may never recover 100 percent. Those who suffer a TBI may require expensive therapies and treatment and may find themselves unable to work at all-or only able to work a limited amount. This can make them financially vulnerable.

Attorneys at Cutter Law have helped clients in Sacramento and Oakland recover millions of dollars in their brain and spinal cord injury lawsuits.

Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)

Any situation that results in a serious enough injury to the brain can result in a traumatic brain injury. Many TBIs are caused when a portion of the brain collides with the skull, causing bruising and/or bleeding on the brain. Often, patients who suffer a TBI also suffer a concussion and/or whiplash. Other brain injuries include contusions, penetrative injuries, and shaking brain injuries.

Common causes of TBIs include high-impact sports, car accidents, major falls, and assaults.

Consequences of a Brain Injury

Depending on the severity of the brain injury, the consequences can vary. For some victims recovery is long and requires months or years of therapy. Those patients may not be able to hold a job that places intellectual demands on them and may have difficulty carrying out their day-to-day functions. Patients may also experience psychological effects, including emotional outbursts and difficulty with impulse control.

There can also be long-term physical effects, including impaired movement or lack of strength. Patients who suffer a brain injury may require a wheelchair or other physical aid to assist with movement.

TBI By the Numbers

According to the Centers for Disease Control, in 2013 there were 2.5 million visits to emergency departments, 282,000 hospitalizations, and 56,000 deaths related to TBI. (Source: cdc.gov)

Meanwhile, approximately 30 percent of all injury deaths are linked to a traumatic brain injury. (Source: cdc.gov)

In 2013, falls accounted for 47 percent of all TBI-related incidents in the U.S. (Source: cdc.gov)

Being struck by or against an object accounted for 15 percent of TBI-related incidents. (Source: cdc.gov)

Symptoms of a TBI

If you or a loved one has suffered a head injury-even a seemingly minor injury-and develop the following symptoms, seek medical attention immediately.

  • Headache that does not go away
  • Confusion
  • Slurred speech
  • Vomiting or nausea
  • Difficulty with coordination
  • Convulsions or seizures
  • Loss of consciousness (Source: cdc.gov)

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a degenerative brain condition linked to repeated head traumas, such as repeated concussions. Athletes who play high impact, contact sports-including football, boxing and hockey-are most at risk of developing this rare condition. CTE can only be diagnosed after the patient has died and there is currently no cure for it. (Source: cdc.gov)

Symptoms of CTE

If you or a loved one has suffered repeated head trauma and experiences the following symptoms, seek medical attention immediately.

  • Difficulty thinking
  • Impulsive behavior
  • Irritability
  • Aggression
  • Suicidal thoughts or behavior
  • Vision problems

Traumatic Brain Injury Lawsuit

If your traumatic brain injury was caused by another person or organization (including being the result of a defective product) you could be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit against those responsible for your injury to recover any financial damages you suffer related to your brain injury. Such financial damages can include loss of future earnings, pain and suffering, and the cost of any treatment for your injury.

Cutter Law has helped clients in Sacramento and Oakland receive compensation they were entitled to as a result of their traumatic brain injury. Our attorneys have extensive experience in traumatic brain injury litigation and will advocate on your behalf to ensure your rights are protected.

Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys

A spinal cord injury is a potentially catastrophic injury that can result in full or partial paralysis and other permanent injuries. There are a variety of circumstances that can lead to a spinal cord injury:

  • A defective product that malfunctions
  • Businesses that fail to maintain safe premises
  • Medical malpractice
  • Automobile accidents

In situations where your spinal cord injury is caused by someone else, you may be eligible to recover damages linked to your injury. An experienced spinal cord injury attorney can help you navigate complex personal injury litigation.

Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries can result in numerous medical complications, which can be permanent and have a dramatic effect on the victim's quality of life. Among the potential complications linked to a spinal cord injury:

  • Paralysis
  • Bladder dysfunction
  • Bowel dysfunction
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Respiratory dysfunction
  • Deep vein thrombosis

Spinal Cord Injury Lawsuit

If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury as a result of another person or organization's actions, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit against the person or entities responsible. Even if you are found to be partially responsible for your injury, you may be entitled to collect monetary damages.

Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers

If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury or a spinal cord injury please contact one of our Sacramento or Oakland personal injury lawyers today. Cutter Law will provide you with a free consultation to evaluate your TBI or spinal cord injury claim.

Our attorneys take a personal interest in the welfare of our Sacramento and Oakland clients and their families and will advocate on your behalf. We are available to discuss your legal options with you and will ensure you and your loved ones understand all your rights.

Give us a call toll free at 888-285-3333 or request a free case evaluation.