Los Angeles Head Injury Lawyers
A FAMILY OF LOS ANGELES HEAD INJURY LAWYERS Taking Care of Your Family
Los Angeles is the largest city in California and the second-largest city in the entire United States. In fact, based on the 2020 United States Census, L.A. County had a population of 3,849,297 as of July 1, 2021. Los Angeles is 50.2 percent female, with 12.9 percent of residents being 65 years of age and older, 20.3 percent being under 18 years of age, and 5.5 percent less than 5 years of age.
Head injuries may be either closed or open, with a closed head injury meaning a person suffered a sharp blow to their head from striking an object that did not break the skull, while an open or penetrating, head injury means a person was hit with an object that broke the skull and entered the brain. It is possible that head injuries can cause bleeding in the brain tissue or in the layers surrounding the brain, such as subarachnoid hemorrhage, subdural hematoma, or epidural hematoma.
The brain and head injury attorneys at Arash Law represent people all over the Los Angeles area who have suffered serious head injuries caused by the negligence of other parties. We know that many factors are involved in these cases, which is why we work hard to help people prove their cases in court.
A serious head injury can have potentially lifelong effects on a person, so you should not wait too long to get legal help. Arash Law, founded by Arash Khorsandi Esq., fully understands the kinds of costs people are dealing with in these cases and works closely with clients so they have proper guidance about which actions to take throughout their cases.
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If a head injury that was the result of another party’s negligence caused you to suffer or a loved one to die, it is best to get in contact with Arash Law, founded by famous attorney Arash Khorsandi, Esq., as soon as possible. Our Los Angeles head injury lawyers can provide the most experienced voice in handling your case, as we have represented countless people dealing with head injuries throughout California.
After you contact our firm, we can examine the details of your case and help you determine the most appropriate action to take. Arash Law understands the many complications of head injuries and how treating these injuries can involve high costs to people.
A farm worker, suffered multiple broken bones and other orthopedic injuries resulting from an auto accident where the defendant driver attempted to make a left turn in front of our client in heavy fog.– ARASH KHORSANDI
Head Injury Lawyers in Los Angeles
Arash Law has a record of success that includes more than $500 million recovered for over 3,000 clients. Our founder, Arash Khorsandi, was named Premier Lawyer of America’s 2019 Top 40 Under 40.
Common Causes of Head Injuries in California
Types of Head Injuries
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI) – A TBI often results from violent blows or jolts to a person’s head or body, and objects going through brain tissue can also cause TBIs. TBIs often have the potential to cause long-term complications or death.
- Concussions – Perhaps the most common kind of head injury that causes a loss of awareness that may last a couple of minutes or possibly a few hours.
- Hematoma – A hematoma is a pool of mostly clotted blood forming in an organ, tissue, or body space. They are often caused by broken blood vessels damaged by surgery or injuries and can occur anywhere in the body, including the brain. Many hematomas will be small and go away on their own, but some can need to be removed by surgery.
- Hemorrhage – A brain hemorrhage is a kind of stroke caused by an artery in the brain bursting and causing localized bleeding in surrounding tissues. The bleeding kills brain cells and accounts for many strokes.
- Cerebral edema – Cerebral edema is also known as brain swelling and involves an increase of pressure in a person’s head that disrupts the blood-brain barrier. Increased intracranial pressure (ICP) can prevent oxygen-rich blood from flowing to the brain, block fluids from leaving the brain, and even damage or kill brain cells, making cerebral edema a life-threatening condition that can cause permanent brain damage or death when not treated quickly.
- Skull fracture – A skull fracture is a break in the skull bone. The four major types of skull fractures include linear skull fractures, which are the most common type of skull fracture in which there is a break in the bone but does not move the bone; depressed skull fractures, in which the skull is actually sunken in from trauma; diastatic skull fractures occurring along the suture lines in the skull; and basilar skull fractures that are the most serious type of skull fracture, involving a break in the bone at the base of the skull.
- Intracranial hematoma (ICH) – There are different kinds of ICH, or blood clots, in or around the brain, classified by the location in the brain. ICH can range from mild head injuries to serious and possibly life-threatening injuries. Different types of ICH include epidural hematoma, which occurs when a blood clot forms underneath the skull but on top of the dura; subdural hematoma, which occurs when a blood clot forms underneath the skull and underneath the dura but outside of the brain; contusions or intracerebral hematoma, which is a bruise to the brain itself, diffuse axonal injuries (DAIs), which involve shaking of the brain back and forth and may be mild or very severe.
- Spinal cord injury or spinal injury – The National Library of Medicine states that a spinal cord concussion is a kind of mild spinal cord injury designated as transient paraplegia or neurapraxia and characterized by variable degrees of sensory impairment and motor weakness. The cervical spine is susceptible to injury because of axial loading forces to the head with the neck in flexion or extension.
Medical treatment of head injuries can often be very costly, and brain injury victims, in particular, may be unable to return to work or participate in other activities. As all of these costs add up for people, it becomes increasingly important for any head injury victim to quickly contact Arash Law so they can begin working with the best head injury lawyer in Los Angeles who can provide appropriate legal counsel and also seek justice for victims.
Common Symptoms and Treatment for Head Injuries
- Raised, swollen area from a bump or a bruise
- Small, superficial (shallow) cut in the scalp
- Lightheadedness or dizziness
- Spinning sensations
- Problems with balance
- Mild confusion
- Problems with memory or concentration
- Blurred vision
- “Tired” eyes
- Fatigue or lethargy
- Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
- Sensitivity to noise and light
- Changes in sleep patterns
- Alteration in taste
- Loss of consciousness
- Deep cuts or lacerations on the scalp
- Open wounds in the head
- Foreign objects penetrating the head
- Seizures or convulsions
- Severe headache that does not go away
- Repeated nausea and vomiting
- Difficulty walking
- Balance or coordination problems
- Loss of short-term memory
- Serious disorientation
- Weakness in one side or area of the body
- Slurred speech
- Behavior changes, including irritability
- Blood or clear fluid draining from the ears or nose
- Pale skin color
- An inability to focus the eyes
- Abnormal eye movement
- Loss of muscle control
- One pupil being dilated or getting smaller when exposed to light
- Persistent or worsening headache
- Memory loss or amnesia
- Mood swings
- Clear fluid leaking from ears or nose
- Vegetative state
- Locked-in syndrome, a neurological condition in which a person is conscious and can think and reason but cannot speak or move
As soon as a person suffers brain trauma of any kind, they must immediately seek medical help and diagnosis before taking advantage of a free consultation with a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer. You will want to be sure you speak to Arash Law, run by the talented team of Arash Khorsandi, Esq., about your head injury case because we have helped scores of head injury victims exercise their rights in these cases.
Diagnosis of Head Injuries
- Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) – The GCS is a 15-point test that helps doctors or other medical personnel assess the initial severity of brain injuries by checking a person’s ability to follow directions and move their eyes and limbs. Abilities will be scored from three to 15 on the GCS. Higher scores mean less severe injuries.
- Measurements for levels of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) – The Center for Outcome Measurement in Brain Injury (COMBI) publishes a list of several different scales used to measure brain injuries.
- Speech and language tests – A comprehensive assessment for people with TBIs determines speech, language, cognitive-communication, swallowing, and audiologic strengths and needs.
- Cognition and neuropsychological tests – Neuropsychological testing may help determine the areas of a brain impacted by a TBI and how impairments are impacting a person’s day-to-day functioning. It can also determine how other factors may be impacting a person’s cognitive functioning.
- CT and MRI imaging tests – A CT scan will take pictures to create images of a brain and show if there is a fracture or bleeding. An MRI will create clear images of brain tissue, but the scans will not show if a person has a concussion.
Misdiagnosis of a Head Injury
Average Settlements for Head Injuries
- Medical bills
- Lost income
- Lost earning capacity
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Property damage
General damages are much more subjective kinds of losses that may include:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of reputation
- Loss of consortium
- Emotional distress
When you wonder what you should do after suffering a serious head injury in an accident, the first step will always be hiring head injury lawyers at Arash Law. Our Los Angeles head injury lawyers can file a lawsuit on your behalf when an insurance company is unwilling to provide an appropriate settlement.
How to Hire the Best Head Injury Lawyer in Los Angeles
Los Angeles head injury lawyers will also help people arrange for proper medical treatment, which can be difficult to obtain for people without medical insurance. Our firm can also help you find a doctor who will be willing to work on a medical lien basis, meaning you do not pay any medical bills until your case is resolved.
Settlement in a motor vehicle accident; client suffered internal injuries.– JUDD ROSS ALLEN
Legal Responsibility for a Head Injury
Finding the Best Head Injury Law Firm in L.A.
Our Los Angeles head injury lawyers also serve the surrounding areas of Los Angeles, including Huntington Park, East Los Angeles, Walnut Park, Maywood, Bell, Commerce, South Pasadena, Glendale, South Gate, Monterey Park, West Hollywood, Cudahy, Montebello, Alhambra, and Bell Gardens.