A Compassionate Attorney Helping Traumatic Brain Injury Victims Return to a Normal Life
If you suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of the negligence of another party, traumatic brain injury lawyer Philip W. Ganong can determine whether you have a case during a free consultation at his Bakersfield, CA, law firm.
A traumatic brain injury – also known as a head injury – is caused either by a severe whiplash or a direct blow to the head that is hard enough that either your brain moves within your skull or the blow penetrates your skull and damages the soft tissue of your brain.
With a brain injury – or a head injury – you often – but not always – experience a loss of consciousness. Sometimes only momentarily. In fact, it might be so quick that you and the people around you might not even notice that you lost consciousness but think you were dazed.
Frequent causes of brain injuries include:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Physical Violence
An estimated 1.6 to 3.8 million Americans suffer concussions from sports and recreational injuries each year
Concussions Are Brain Injuries
Long considered “minor” injuries, concussions can be serious in themselves. Multiple concussions can multiply injuries in the brain.
Children and teens, especially, are susceptible to concussions from playing football, soccer, basketball, rugby, or other sports. Concussions also commonly result from playground or bicycle accidents.
A traumatic brain injury can have a long-term impact on your cognitive and motor abilities.
Symptoms of Brain Injury
A brain injury, head injury, or concussion is usually noticed right away. Occasionally, signs do not appear for days or even weeks. Typical brain injury symptoms are:
- Headaches that won’t go away
- Lack of concentration
- Memory issues
- Easily confused
- Slower thinking, speaking, acting or reading
- Lack of energy or motivation
- Dizziness or loss of balance
- Sensitivity to light or sound (ringing in ears)
- Loss of a sense of smell or taste
- A change in personality
Brain Injuries Caused By the Wrongdoing of Others
Not all brain injuries or head injuries should result in a lawsuit. However, if you or a loved one’s brain injuries were caused by the carelessness or wrongdoing of another, or because of a defective product, you may need a brain injury attorney.
The brain injury attorneys at Ganong Law in Bakersfield, CA, are experienced with the medicine and the law of brain injury cases. We have the medical expertise to explain how your brain injuries affected your life and the legal expertise to demonstrate the damages you and your family suffered.
What Compensation Can Mean To You
If you are a head injury or brain injury victim, you may be facing significant work and lifestyle changes. You might need cognitive rehabilitation or another form of therapy.
A Ganong Law in Bakersfield, CA, brain injury attorney will consult with health and life care specialists, vocational experts, economists, and other technical experts to determine what your traumatic brain injury has cost you – and how you deserve to be compensated.
Your brain injury attorney will speak with your friends, family members, co-workers, and other acquaintances to put together an accurate picture of your life before your severe brain injury – and after the head injury.
Consultation is Free
The brain injury attorneys at the Ganong Law in Bakersfield, CA, offer you a free, no-obligation consultation. After we hear your story, we will be able to tell you what legal options may be available to you.
A Ganong Law brain injury attorney accepts brain injury lawsuits on a contingency basis. This means that you pay nothing until your case is resolved in your favor.
When Should I Speak with a Brain Injury Attorney?
Right away. There are statutes of limitations (deadlines) that dictate how long you have to file your lawsuit or legal claim.
If you miss your deadline – no matter what the reason – you may forever lose your ability to be compensated for your head injury or brain injury.
Contact a Ganong Brain Injury Attorney Today
If you have suffered a head injury or brain injury – or have lost a loved one because of a head injury or brain injury – contact a Ganong Law brain injury attorney today.
Catastrophic Head Injuries In High School and Collegiate Sports
After motor vehicle accidents, sports are the leading cause of brain injury or head injury for youth ages 15 – 24 years old.
Football leads the pack in traumatic brain injuries. But concussions, catastrophic head injuries that cause permanent neurological damage, and even fatal head injuries are reported for every contact sport. This includes sports ranging from lacrosse to soccer, from wrestling to volleyball, and from basketball to rugby.
The Sports Concussion Institute reports that 10 percent of high school athletes in contact sports suffer a concussion each season.
Another study claims that an athlete playing a contact sport has a 20% chance of experiencing a concussion each season.
But the most dangerous part of athletes, coaches, and parents not taking a concussion seriously, is the risk of a second head injury. For an athlete to sustain a second head injury before the symptoms of the first have cleared, can result in a catastrophic condition or even death.
Brain Injury Statistics
- About two million head injuries happen each year in the United States.
- More than 25 percent of these head injury victims require hospitalization.
- Approximately 75,000 to 100,000 people in the United States die each year from traumatic brain injury.
- An additional 70,000 to 90,000 traumatic brain injury victims suffer severe long-term mental or physical defects.
- Brain injuries and head injuries remain under-diagnosed.
Book Your Free Consultation
If you or a loved one suffered a brain injury or head injury that you believe was due to the carelessness or negligence of another, contact a brain injury attorney at Ganong Law in Bakersfield, CA, today for a free, no-obligation consultation.