Traumatic Brain Injury – An Overview

Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys • TBI Personal Injury Trial Lawyers, Los Angeles County

Our personal injury trial lawyers represent accident victims who have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) throughout Southern California, including Los Angeles County and the Counties of San Diego, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, Ventura, Riverside, and Orange County.

A permanent brain injury may be difficult to recognize or prove. Changes in a person’s behavior or personality may be subtle. But with all damage to the brain, the earlier a brain injury is diagnosed, the earlier a person can begin a treatment program.

A brain injury can be devastating for both the person injured and his or her family. Therapy, medical treatment and supplies can be exceedingly expensive. A legal claim can help you secure financial assistance from the party responsible for the injury. If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury, contact the brain injury lawyers from Stolpmann, Krissman, Elber & Silver, LLP, can evaluate your situation and prepare a claim for your medical expenses.

Brain Injury FAQs

How Brain Injuries are Classified

Traumatic brain injuries are generally classified as mild, moderate or severe, based on the injured person’s Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) number. The GCS assigns a point value based on particular responses given by the injured person. The majority of brain injuries are classified as “mild.”

A mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) is a traumatically induced physiological disruption of brain function as shown by any loss of consciousness lasting approximately 30 minutes or less; any memory loss for events immediately before or after the incident, but not lasting more than 24 hours; any alteration in mental state at the time of the accident such as confusion or feeling disoriented; or any focal neurological deficit that may or may not be transient. The Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Committee of the Brain Injury Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine developed this definition of MTBI.