People injured in motor vehicle accidents can easily sustain serious head injuries, including traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 2.5 million people suffer TBIs each year. These injuries result in nearly 50,000 deaths and 280,000 hospitalizations annually. In addition, people with moderate to severe TBI typically face a variety of chronic health problems. These issues add costs and burden to people with TBI, their families, and society. Among those still alive 5 years after injury: 57% are moderately or severely disabled, 55% do not have a job (but were employed at the time of their injury), 50% return to a hospital at least once, and 33% rely on others for help with everyday activities.
Head & Brain Injuries in the Los Angeles Area
Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation, is here to provide highly skilled, compassionate and tenacious representation if you or someone you love has suffered a head or traumatic brain injury because of another party's wrongdoing. Attorney Scott J. Corwin has two decades of experience in personal injury law and will offer the one-on-one legal assistance and attention you need during this difficult time.
Successful brain injury suits require experienced, aggressive representation. Attorney Scott J. Corwin has been named to the National Trial Lawyers Association 2010 through 2016, Top 100 Trial Attorneys in California. He has obtained more than $90 million for injured clients. Scott is one of fewer than 700 members of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
Common Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury
A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a trauma-induced physiological disruption of brain function. It can be caused by a direct blow to the head or by the brain undergoing movement in the skull without any direct external trauma to the head, such as from whiplash in a car accident. A TBI is usually manifested by at least one of the following symptoms:
- Loss of consciousness
- Amnesia or loss of memory for events immediately before or after the accident
- Vomiting, dizziness or nausea
- Unusual irritability, nervousness, fatigue or forgetfulness
- Loss of appetite and weight loss
- Alteration in mental state at the time of the accident, such as feeling dazed, disoriented or confused
Traumatic Brain Injuries can result in long term, debilitating and permanent disabilities. Often a person cannot maintain his or her normal daily activities of living. Part time or round the clock care giving can be required. A person's ability to think properly and coherently is often affected. Serious TBI injuries can result in reducing a completely independent person to a childlike dependent state. Sometimes however, TBI injuries can be much more subtle in the outward appearance of symptoms but can still be a very serious and long term disability. Proper neurological examination and neuropsychiatric testing is required to accurately diagnose the TBI injuries and proper rehabilitative care.
In order to stay current on the latest medical research related to brain trauma and injuries, Mr. Corwin maintains memberships in the Brain Injury Association of America, the Brain Injury Association of California, the International Brain Injury Association and the North American Brain Injury Society. These respected national and international organizations provide ongoing education and information to their members. Mr. Corwin is also a distinguished member of The National Brain Injury Trial Lawyers Association (NBITLA). Mr. Corwin also works with the top neurologists, neuropsychiatrists, neuroradiologists and other medical professionals to help his clients receive the best care following a TBI injury. With more than two decades of experience handling significant brain injury cases, Mr. Corwin has the reputation and experience to help his clients receive compensation to cover all of their long term needs as well as damages for pain and suffering and the loss of enjoyment of activities of daily living.
Turn to Our Los Angeles Head and Brain Injury Lawyer
To learn more about how Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation, can help you pursue compensation in a negligence-related head injury or brain injury case, schedule a free initial consultation with our attorney. Simply call us toll free at 800-946-9440, or contact us online. We handle cases in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange, San Diego, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties and throughout the state of California.