Brain and Spinal Injuries

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Brain and Spinal Injuries

As human beings, we are able to think, to reason, to ponder, and to learn. We can feel emotions both wonderful and sad; we can hope and dream; we can aspire and rejoice; we can teach and assist our families and friends. We can laugh. We can love. The human brain is what makes all these fundamental aspects of life possible. In short, the brain is where our very selves reside.

It is thus difficult to conceive of an event in one’s life that can be more profoundly devastating than a traumatic injury to the brain. Even a mild brain injury can alter one’s life forever. 

At Kiesel Law, LLP, we recognize that victims of traumatic brain injuries require specialized, highly-sophisticated representation. Our brain and spine injury lawyers in Los Angeles have vast experience representing people whose lives have been changed due to traumatic brain injury resulting from the carelessness of others. We know the law, and we know the medical issues. Let us help you get the care and compensation you deserve.


What Causes Brain and Spine Injuries?

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A TBI, or traumatic brain injury, is a type of acquired brain injury that occurs when the brain is physically damaged. This is usually the result of a person’s head violently colliding with an object or an object piercing the skull and harming the brain tissue. Common causes of TBIs include falls, assaults, and automobile and truck accidents.

An SCI, or spinal cord injury, is a type of acquired injury that occurs when either the spinal cord itself or the bones and tissues surrounding it are physically damaged. This can cause dysfunction in the nerves responsible for transmitting between a person’s brain and the rest of their body.

Some brain and spinal cord injuries, such as concussions, are temporary and heal naturally over time. This doesn’t make living with the limitations they impose during that time any easier, however. Furthermore, some brain and spinal cord injuries are permanent. In either case, it’s important to seek out a knowledgeable brain injury attorney in Los Angeles who can help you understand your options and make the first steps towards seeking compensation.

Effects of Brain and Spine Injuries

Common effects of brain and spinal cord injuries include (but are not limited to):

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Vomiting or nausea
  • Dilated pupils
  • Chronic headache
  • Fluid draining from ears or nose
  • Coma
  • Communication issues
  • Impaired motor function
  • Loss of balance or coordination
  • Changes in personality
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Sleep disorders
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Loss of bladder control
  • Full or partial paralysis
  • Death

A traumatic brain or spinal cord injury can interfere significantly with one’s ability to think as before, one’s ability to work, and even one’s ability to enjoy life. This can, in turn, lead to great personal frustration as well as severe financial stress in a brain injury victim’s life. 

Additionally, rehabilitation efforts can be lengthy and expensive. Necessary physical adjustments to the victim’s home can be very disruptive and very expensive. The loss of one’s ability to work can jeopardize all aspects of the victim’s financial future, as well as that of the family.

Get Help From an Experienced Brain and Spine Injury Lawyer in Los Angeles

When looking for a good brain injury lawyer in Los Angeles, the most important thing to consider is experience. Brain injury cases require attorneys who know how to handle issues involving neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, psychology, neuropsychology, neuropsychometric testing, neuropharmacology, neurocognitive therapies, life care planning, vocational rehabilitation, and potentially many other medical and related fields.

If you need the help of a brain or spine injury lawyer in Los Angeles, look no further than Kiesel Law, LLP. Our attorneys have the knowledge and resources to provide our clients with the very best legal support, and we have done so consistently. Our track record speaks for itself.

While our brain and spinal cord injury lawyers in Los Angeles aggressively seek the greatest possible compensation for our clients, we are also compassionate in assisting our clients and their families throughout the litigation and beyond. Simply put, we understand the enormous day-to-day difficulties personal injury clients and their families face in dealing with such a tragedy. We pride ourselves on being available to do whatever we can to assist, whenever it is needed.

Contact us today for more information.

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