Many external causes of injuries to the brain exist, and many brain injuries are immediately obvious when an individual loses consciousness or experiences such afflictions as the inability to speak or move after injury occurs. However, an injury to the head can initially result in minor symptoms that victims often ignore, causing them to avoid the medical attention needed to help avoid severe, long-term results. It is important to understand the common causes of brain injuries and get the help you need, even if you experience little more than a minor headache, nausea, or dizziness.
Any blow to the head, whether from a direct strike or a fall, deserves medical attention. Loss of oxygen to the brain is also a common concern. The following are some types of accidents that cause these injuries:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Gunshots or other violent blows to the head
- Birth injuries resulting in damage to the skull or loss of oxygen
Medical attention comes first, but legal support can also be essential
Liable parties when you suffer a brain injury include anyone whose negligence or willful acts cause your injuries. For example, the driver of a car that hit you, a store that should have fixed a deep pothole in its lot, physicians who were negligent during the birth of your baby, or anyone who commits a violent act against you might be responsible.
Naturally, your most important concern is to seek immediate medical attention. But medical and therapeutic treatment is expensive, and brain injuries cost both victims and their families dearly in terms of life changes and emotional trauma. As soon as possible, it is vital to seek experienced legal support from an Oakland brain injury attorney at the Law Offices of Robert G. Schock. We have a track record of successful recovery, and our clients attest to the level of personal and legal support we provide.
Consult an experienced attorney
At the Law Offices of Robert G. Schock, we have the knowledge and experience necessary to help accident victims and their loved ones obtain the compensation they deserve after a brain injury caused by the negligent or willful acts of another party. Through achieving a favorable settlement or verdict, our clients can recover monetary damages that enable them to treat and care for injuries now and into the future. To schedule a free consultation, call today at (510) 839-7722, or contact us online.