Traumatic Brain Injuries: What You NEED To Know!

  • Mar 04 2016
  • Gilleon Law Firm

Traumatic Brain InjuryThe Centers for Disease Control tell us that – every year – 1.7 million people experience traumatic brain injury (TBI). Of those:

  • 52,000 die
  • 275,000 are admitted into a hospital and the remaining
  • 1.3 million receive treatment in a hospital emergency room

Obviously, TBI is a serious matter. If one of the brain’s four distinct regions experiences damage, the function that it controls can be severely impacted. When you consider that there are over 400 miles of blood vessels in our brains (there are 60,000 miles of blood vessels in our entire bodies), you can more easily understand that any damage to that region can easily result in long-term medical care and rehabilitative treatment.

Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Statistics tell us that most instances of TBI occur as a result of falls (slipping in the bath, falling down stairs), vehicular accidents (cars, motorcycles and bicycles), violence (physical fights, gunshots, shaken baby syndrome) and sports injuries.

Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injuries

We’re all individuals and react to things differently. While symptoms of TBI may not reveal themselves immediately following an incident, there are a few indicative signs that will eventually signal that you need to be checked out for TBI. These symptoms include:

  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Drowsiness
  • Exhaustion
  • Dizziness

If you experience any of these symptoms following a blow to the head, you need to be checked out by a physician immediately.

We Can Help You

As a TBI victim, you may be at risk for developing and experiencing severe life-changing health conditions. You could also definitely benefit greatly from the legal advice of our knowledgeable attorneys who know how to successfully obtain fair compensation for victims of TBI.

We’d welcome the opportunity to speak with you about your options. While we’re located in San Diego, we proudly serve throughout Orange and Los Angeles counties. Contact the offices of the Gilleon Law Firm today at (619) 702-8623 for a free consultation.


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