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Severe brain injury is a risk for motor vehicle accident victims

On Behalf of | Feb 24, 2017 | Serious And Fatal Injuries |

How important is the proper functioning of the human brain? Before you answer this question, consider the following information.

— Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can cause victims to experience epilepsy.

— TBI increases the risk of suffering from Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s and other brain disorders.

— TBI victims often experience impairment in: memory and reasoning; sight and balance; communication, understanding and expression.

— Depression, aggression, anxiety and personality changes often occur in victims with TBI.

All of the above essentially means the lives of brain injury victims will undergo some form of change. Now, how would you answer the question at the top of this post?

You would probably say something like, proper brain functioning is one of the most important things in the world. As personal injury attorneys, we agree with you because we have seen how severely brain injury affects people in Manhattan Beach. It is why we fight as hard as possible for victims of serious and fatal injuries.

Unfortunately, motor vehicle accidents are a top contributor to brain injury. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, car accidents account for more than 14 percent of the nation’s TBIs. Further, many of these vehicle accidents occur due to negligence and are largely preventable.

Even worse, the treatment costs for brain injuries can be astronomic. In some cases, the patient will need medical care and daily living assistance on a long-term or permanent basis. In a nutshell, most car accident victims do not have the immediate funds to pay for quality treatment.

Our attorneys share an ongoing mission to support and advocate for victims suffering serious and fatal injuries in California. Part of this mission is to provide our readers with current and accurate information within the many pages of our personal injury website.

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