Personal Injury Lawyer Serving Bakersfield
How is brain damage related to personal injury claims? Although specific injuries and the outcome of any accident will vary depending on the specific case, brain damage may result from physical trauma to the head or body, infection, or a lack of oxygen to the brain. Almost any of these causes may be related to negligence or misconduct, whether this is on the part of another person, a doctor, the manufacturer of a defective product, or any other party whose negligence causes an accident or injury to occur.
Brain damage is generally considered a
catastrophic injury. This type of injury will have a significant impact on a victim's life and may even lead to the death of the victim if damage is severe enough. Because the brain controls thought and feeling, a person with brain damage may suffer from the following serious side effects:
- Memory loss
- Loss of cognitive skills
- Personality changes
- Speech problems
- Inability to focus on a particular task
- Difficulty with hand-eye coordination
- Inability to read or write
- Loss of muscle control
- Loss of sexual function
- Loss of bladder or bowel control
- Loss of hearing
- Loss of eyesight
Consult a Bakersfield Brain Injury Attorney
Although there is nothing we can do to prevent an accident and brain damage from occurring in the first place, you may have the opportunity to seek financial compensation that will help you pay for medical care, continued treatment or living assistance and the many other issues associated with your injury. This is how a Bakersfield brain injury attorney may be able to help you. By representing your interests and asserting your rights under California personal injury law, an attorney can help you in rebuilding and recovering as much as possible in the wake of a serious injury of this kind.
For help with your claim, contact a
Bakersfield personal injury lawyer
at our offices today.