Brain Injury Attorney in Carlsbad, CA
Avvo-Rated “Superb” Carlsbad Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to substantial financial compensation for your injury and other losses or expenses incurred such as medical bills, physical rehabilitation, pain and suffering, and lost current and future earnings. Our Carlsbad personal injury lawyers have represented clients in achieving tens of millions of dollars in financial compensation. We are prepared to take a stand for you, and we fight to win.
The Levinson Law Group represents injured victims based on a contingent fee basis; we only collect a fee if we win you a judgment or a cash settlement. Call us for your free consultation!
Choosing the Right Lawyer for Your Case is Critical
Traumatic brain injury cases are complex and need to be carefully examined. Brain injuries are unpredictable and can often lead to permanent disabilities and other complications throughout a victim’s life, depending on the severity of the injury. A personal injury lawyer’s experience is important in every case, but absolutely essential in the complex cases involving traumatic brain injuries. To help seek the justice you deserve while obtaining the highest compensation for your losses, you want a Carlsbad brain injury attorney such as Gordon Levinson who has extensive knowledge and background surrounding head injury cases.
What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
A traumatic brain injury can result from a strike or jolt to the head, which causes the brain to move within the skull or to directly impact the brain itself. Traumatic brain injuries are one of the leading causes of many deaths and permanent disabilities in the United States every year. Many individuals that suffer from traumatic brain injuries are victims of auto accidents—an estimated 17.3% injuries and 31.8% deaths.
A traumatic brain injury may cause the individual to become unconscious for an extended period of time, which is known as a coma, or to experience amnesia following the incident. Severe brain injuries may have many short term or permanent consequences that may not be apparent until years later.
Some of the issues that may arise from a traumatic brain injury are:
- Cognitive function – Decreased attention and memory
- Motor function – Muscle weakness, impaired coordination and balance
- Sensation – Weakened hearing, vision, impaired perception and touch
- Emotion – Depression, anxiety, aggression, personality changes
Traumatic Brain Injury Facts
According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), 2.5 million Americans visit emergency departments, are hospitalized, or die from traumatic brain injuries annually.
Of this 2.5 million:
- 50,0000 people die each year as a result of their injuries
- More than 280,000 visit the hospital as a result of their injuries
- 2.2 million visit the emergency department as a result of their injuries
It is estimated that there are currently 5.3 million people living with a permanent traumatic brain injury-related disability. This equals 2% of the U.S. population. The risk of traumatic brain injury is highest among children, young adults and persons older than 75 years.
The leading causes of traumatic brain injury are:
- Slips or Falls (35.2%)
- Motor Vehicle Accidents (17.3%)
- Struck by/against Activities (16.5%)
- Violence, Assaults (10%)
- Unknown or Other (21%)
In 1980, a group of people whose family members had sustained brain injuries formed the Brain Injury Association of America, which is now the country’s oldest, and largest nationwide brain injury advocacy organization. The Brain Injury Association of America was formed to improve the lives of those who have been affected by brain injuries and to conduct and document research that is helpful to improving brain injury prevention, treatments and education.
Advocacy for Victims of Traumatic Brain Injuries
A severe brain injury can have catastrophic consequences for both the injured person and his or her family. In just the few seconds it takes for an accident to occur, a person’s life can be changed forever. At the Levinson Law Group, we understand the unique problems a person who has sustained a brain injury faces every day. Our attorneys share a commitment to understanding the physical, medical, and psychological effects experienced by our clients.
It is important to seek representation from a qualified and experienced brain injury lawyer as soon as possible following a brain injury accident. At the Levinson Law Group, we have what it takes to fight for the justice you deserve! Call our legal team today at (760) 742-5221 for your free consultation.