Brain Or Head Injuries

Los Angeles Brain Injury Attorney

It’s normal to feel scared, worried, and angry after you or a loved one suffers from a traumatic brain injury (TBI). TBIs and other head injuries can have a devastating and long-lasting impact on your quality of life.

After a car accident, some people will struggle with basic self-care, maintaining relationships, and enjoying day-to-day life. Others will find themselves out of a job and fighting to provide for their family. Fortunately, our attorneys understand brain and head injuries.

We know that every injury, person, and case is unique and deserves personalized attention. We also know that medical bills and treatment for TBIs can quickly add up, leaving you with mountains of debt. That is why we negotiate with insurance companies and help to hold the negligent party responsible for the accident, so that you get the money that you deserve..

Cause of Brain or Head Injuries

A TBI is any blow to the head that is hard enough to affect the functioning of the brain, such as thinking and moving.

When something hits our head, the brain moves inside of our skull. If the brain hits the sides of the skull, it can cause swelling, bruising, and bleeding within our head.  This can lead to serious damage and debilitating symptoms, especially if it is not immediately treated by a qualified medical professional

Some TBIs Not Caused by an Accident

Approximately one-quarter of a million TBI-related hospitalizations occur in the United States each year. About 50% of these hospitalizations are the result of an unexpected fall, while 25% are the result of a car accident.

While falls and car crashes are by far the most common accidents to cause a TBI, there are other reasons to be cautious. This is because many serious injuries are not caused by a single accident. Instead, some TBI’s are caused by repetitive trauma to the head and brain.

Many young people will suffer brain or head injuries from playing high-impact sports like football, soccer, and basketball. These contact sports are dangerous and can cause children to suffer repeated head injuries, like concussions, during their developmental years. While one concussion may seem minor at the moment, several can cause a more severe injury later in life.

As with most brain injuries, symptoms may appear in the moment, or symptoms may not appear until sometime later, making it difficult to identify.

It is also common for victims of crime to suffer from TBIs. Being stuck in the head by something, or someone can cause serious injuries to the brain. Domestic abusers are notorious for causing severe brain and head injuries because too often the abuser is repeatedly assaulting the victim day after day.

If you or a loved one has suffered a TBI because of domestic abuse, participating in contact sports, or because of any other repetitive trauma to the head, our attorneys are available to discuss your options.

TBI Statistics

The statistics on TBIs are staggering. Each year, 2.8 million Americans suffer from a TBI and about 56,000 will die from it.

TBIs disable six times as many people as HIV/AIDS, breast cancer and Multiple Sclerosis, combined. In fact, 1 out of every 60 people in the United States are living with a TBI-related disability and for 90,000 of them, it will become long-term.

While 75% of TBIs are mild injuries, they still require specialized medical treatment and a recovery period. In fact, the average lifetime cost of care for a survivor of a TBI is $4 million. The cost as a nation is $60 billion.

It is no secret that most people cannot afford to pay for this type of expensive ongoing medical treatment, even with the benefit of insurance. This is especially considering that after two years only 33% of those who have suffered from a head or brain injury are employed.

The incredible financial burden causes many people with TBIs to avoid getting critical medical care and to simply live with the symptoms. This behavior can actually lead to more brain damage and suffering in the future. These statistics show the reality of the long-term physical and financial suffering caused by TBIs and other serious head injuries.

While statistics on TBIs are helpful for understanding the devastating impact of these severe injuries, each case is unique and requires specialized attention. Our attorneys understand that no two cases are the same. We listen carefully, treat each client with respect and work our hardest to get you the compensation that you deserve.

Will you ever fully recover from a TBI 

It might seem impossible to fully recover from a severe brain or head injury. Even if your physical symptoms go away, you are still stuck with the growing bills and emotional scarring from the accident. If your symptoms do not seem to be improving after getting the medical care you might be asking yourself, “will I ever fully recover from my brain injuries?”

The first six months after suffering from a TBI are the most important time for recovery. During this stage, our body speeds up the healing process as swelling, fluids, and blood drain from the head. Even though recovery is more obvious in the beginning, the process will begin to slow substantially after two years.

Some people will only begin to gain back basic functions like talking or walking after many years of therapy and treatment. Others will never fully recover and must learn to live with their symptoms forever.

Speed up the recovery from brain or head injuries

A person’s health prior to an accident will impact the speed of their recovery. Healthy and young people are much more likely to recover quickly and fully from a TBI than elderly adults. Unfortunately, many injuries are too severe to speed up recovery.

A person can try to heal faster after a brain injury by practicing healthy habits such as:

  • Drinking-Water: the brain needs fluids to function properly, and the body will not produce adequate fluid when it is dehydrated.
  • Resting and Sleeping: sleep, rest, and relaxation allow your brain to recover from stress and trauma.
  • Avoiding Alcohol: alcohol causes dehydration and releases neurotoxins that damage healthy brain cells.
  • Participating in Low Impact Activities: walking and other low-impact activities promote a fast recovery and lessening of TBI-related symptoms.
  • Eating Omega-3 Rich Foods: foods like fish, blueberries, and broccoli contain omega-3 fatty acids that promote the development of new brain cells and accelerate overall healing.

Results Matter!

We are selective about the volume of cases and the type of cases we undertake. This ensures our client’s case gets the attention it needs so results are achieved. Big firms with big case volumes means your case gets lost with the thousand others. Results matter, experience the difference by retaining our firm and let us exceed your expectations.

Our clients are not just “clients,” we treat everyone like family with compassion and the utmost care.

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Symptoms of a TBI

Brain and head injuries are dangerous because of the important role that the brain plays in the body.

In some cases, symptoms will be temporary and short-lived, such as the case of a mild concussion. In other situations, the symptoms will significantly affect quality of life and functioning. Over time, symptoms may become more noticeable or may fade away and be replaced by others. 



Mild to moderate symptoms of a TBI include:

  • Disorientation and
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Sensitivity to Light and
  • Sounds

Mild to moderate symptoms of a TBI include:

  • Convulsions and Seizures
  • Loss of coordination
  • Slurred Speech
  • Personality Changes
  • Coma with an Inability to Waken

Remember that symptoms of a mild TBI may disappear quickly, but if left untreated the symptoms can become severe. Research shows that about 15% of people with mild TBI symptoms will not seek treatment and continue to suffer. The symptoms can become debilitating when they are ongoing and not treated by a qualified doctor.

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Drunk driver head-on collision with our client resulted in a broken clavicle and dextral face nerve damage.

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Client spent 3 days in the ICU after he was rear-ended off-road and into the ditch.

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Client spent 3 days in the ICU after he was rear-ended off-road and into the ditch. They had no broken bones.

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Client had a mild brain surgery after lane-splitting with their motorcycle and colliding with a vehicle making abrupt lane change.

Record Breaking Settlements

From a $1.2 million settlement for a head-on collision case to $1 million for a rear-end car accident case, Megeredchian Law results are among the best in California State. We know exactly how much your car accident claim is worth and we never settle for less. This is how we choose to represent your concerns every day- with passion, persistence, and excellence- ensuring that from us you only get the BEST RESULTS!

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How can an attorney help you?

An experienced and qualified personal injury attorney is a valuable asset to anyone recovering from a brain or head injury. While you focus on healing, an attorney will listen to your story, act as your biggest supporter and fight for you to get what you deserve.

Most people suffering from a TBI, or other severe head injury are focused on doctor’s appointments, therapy and rehabilitation. There may be bills piling up and long-term worries about supporting your family, but not enough time to deal with it all.

An attorney can help you negotiate with insurance companies to cover the full cost of medical bills and treatment, or help you file a lawsuit to hold any negligent parties accountable for contributing to your injury. Either way, a qualified and experienced attorney will get you money you deserve. That way you can start focusing on your future.

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