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  • "A very special thanks. I don't know what I would have done without you. You were always there when I needed you. You helped to make the worst experience of my life so much easier to live with.

    - Nancy F.
  • “Richard Spencer was there for us from the day after my accident, representing me and my wife, and there throughout the whole lawsuit until it was settled.

    - Felix D.
  • A little over year ago I found myself in need of legal counsel. It's stressful enough when you are in an accident that stops your life as you know it.

    - Marie K.
  • My son and I were involved in a major car accident and my son was seriously injured. I met Richard and he got my son the maximum we could get.

    - Eran F.
  • I've used Mr. Spencer's services a couple of times now and could not be happier with the level of service, his professionalism, and the manner.

    - Gabriel S.
  • Richard is my GO TO ATTORNEY, I know he will take care of my legalities and I trust Richard in every aspect of handling my law case.

    - Sandra B.

Traumatic brain injuries can devastate patients

Brain injuries can stem from a host of causes. Accidents, falls, car crashes and explosions can all cause head trauma. While there is a chance that an injury to the head won't result in a damage to the brain, it is also possible that it can result in a traumatic brain injury (TBI).

For individuals who have this type of injury, extensive medical care might be necessary. Here are some points to consider after suffering a brain injury:

Symptoms might be delayed

The symptoms of a brain injury might be delayed. You may not notice anything amiss at the scene of the accident, but begin to experience symptoms in the following days. Some of the more common symptoms of a TBI include:

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Confusion
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Trouble speaking normally
  • Changes in sleep habits
  • Fatigue
  • Sensitivity to stimuli like light or sound
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Mood swings

Moderate to severe injuries have more serious symptoms. These include:

  • Dilation of the pupil
  • Seizures
  • Prolonged loss of consciousness
  • Clear fluids draining from the ears or nose
  • Inability to remain awake
  • Slurred speech
  • Agitation
  • Coma

A person who has had any type of head trauma, including a violent shaking of the head, should seek medical care if they have any of these symptoms. It is better to have an evaluation and find out nothing is wrong than it is to have a TBI and not realize it until it manifests into something even more serious.

Lifelong impacts of a TBI

The severity of the injury has a big impact on the ultimate outcome. Even mild TBIs like concussions can lead to devastating conditions like chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). This condition can only be diagnosed at autopsy but can cause fits of rage or suicidal tendencies. While it is most often associated with contact sports like football or boxing, it may also develop in those who suffer more than one TBI, even if they are all minor.

Because of the impacts of brain injuries and the cost of medical care to treat them, some victims might choose to seek compensation for their conditions. This is done in civil court and names the person who is liable for the accident as the defendant in the case.

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Woodland Hills, CA 91364

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