The Role of Traffic Accidents in Brain Injury

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Every year, up to 1.4 million people in the U.S. suffer a brain injury, according to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While brain injuries or spinal cord injuries can be caused by a wide variety accidents, motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause. These accidents cause about 28% of traumatic brain injuries. Other common causes are household falls and physical assaults. If you or a loved one has been in an accident and suffered a head injury — such as severe concussion or brain damage — you may be entitled to compensation under the law for damages like medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Most brain injury lawsuits are based on the concept of negligence. Determining negligence requires the person bringing the lawsuit (the “plaintiff”) to prove that the party they are suing (called the “defendant”) is legally responsible (or “at fault” for) the injury.

If you understand that determining who is at fault is the key factor in your case, it will help you determine what needs to be proven in order to win your lawsuit or settlement. Understanding the legal basis of your claim will also help you gather all evidence that’s relevant to your case.

Motor vehicle accidents often occur when we least expect it. Another vehicle pulls out suddenly from a side-street into your path and you can’t react quickly enough to avoid the collision. During a accident such as this, your vehicle dramatically comes to a stop, but your body continues forward even if restrained. While your car has stop suddenly, your body and its internal organs are still moving forward at the speed your car was traveling.

Not only until your seat belt or another object catches you does your body lose momentum. The impact, if not deadly, can be severe to your skeletal structure and internal organs. Brain injuries can occur as a result of either extreme forward/backward movement as in whiplash or as a result of the head hitting the windshield, air bag, steering wheel, or any part of the car with great force.

Daniel A. Gibalevich is dedicated to helping victims to overcome the many consequences of brain injury and spinal cord accidents. If you or a family member have suffered of a spinal cord accident due to negligence, please schedule a meeting with our offices as soon as possible in order to start on the path to recovery.

If you think you need the services of a Personal Injury Lawyer in Los Angeles please contact us at (323) 947-2224 or visit the Personal Injury section on our website at the DAG Law Firm. Call today and we will connect you with Daniel A. Gibalevich, an experienced, aggressive, affordable Personal Injury Attorney in Los Angeles. After you have spoken with our Los Angeles Personal Injury Law attorney, we can schedule you a free face to face appointment to discuss your circumstances. If you have questions or are considering any aspect of Personal Injury Law, we can help! Call us now at (323) 947-2224. We look forward to hearing from you and assisting you with any and all Personal Injury Law needs.

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