Brain Injuries

Representing the rights of the seriously injured in the South Bay since 1984.

Torrance Brain Injury Lawyers

Treating Serious Injuries in the South Bay

Brain injuries are some of the most severe injuries a person can acquire in an accident, and sadly, they’re extremely common. Even a seemingly minor blow to the head is enough to injure your brain and cause lasting damage that can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to treat over time. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are about 288,000 hospitalizations for brain injuries every year – more than 20 times the number of hospitalizations for spinal cord injuries.

Filing a personal injury claim against the individual or entity responsible for your accident is the best way to recover compensation so you can cover your losses. At AgnewBrusavich, our Torrance brain injury lawyers have proudly served injured clients throughout the South Bay since 1984 and work together to give each of our clients unwavering service as they grapple with their new realities. We take not only your emergency medical costs into consideration, but your future costs of care as well, as brain injuries can be long-term and even permanent.

Long-Term Effects of Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are the most common type of brain injury resulting from accidents and describe brain injuries that are caused by trauma to the head such as a jolt, blow, or bump. These injuries can develop when a person hits their head on an object or an object penetrates their skull and brain tissue.

TBIs can range in severity depending on the nature of the accident and whether the brain tissue has been damaged. Some of the most common types of TBIs include:

  • Contusion: A contusion involves bruising anywhere in the brain tissue, though they typically appear in the front parts of the brain.
  • Hemorrhage: A hemorrhage is caused by bleeding within the brain tissue and may require surgery to remove.
  • Skull fractures: A fracture occurs when breaks or cracks appear in the skull after trauma.
  • Hematoma: This is a blood clot that can appear on the surface or within the brain itself.

Though some TBIs can be immediately treated, others have long-term changes that can affect the way a person lives their life. TBIs can impair a person’s language, emotions, sensations, and thinking – for example, people with permanent brain damage may no longer be able to speak or develop mental disorders like depression or anxiety.

TBIs can also cause epilepsy and increase a person’s risk of developing conditions later in life like Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. Some brain injuries, if left untreated, can lead to victims falling into a coma or vegetative state and potentially being unable to recover.

Signs You Have a Brain Injury

Brain injuries can happen in any kind of accident that involves trauma to the body or head, though they commonly occur in car accidents, motorcycle accidents, and slip and fall accidents. If you’ve hit your head in an accident, you may feel fine at first, only to discover in the coming days and weeks that something isn’t quite right.

Below are warning signs of a traumatic brain injury. If you experience any of the following, you must seek immediate medical attention to address your potential brain injury before it worsens your health:

  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Exhaustion
  • Confusion or disorientation
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Loss of memory
  • Headaches or dizziness
  • Sensitivity to lights and sounds
  • Difficulty speaking coherently
  • Change in emotions, such as sudden aggression or depression

Only a medical professional will be able to diagnose your condition by asking you questions and running tests. Once you’ve been diagnosed, you may be able to use your medical records and receipts to establish liability in a personal injury claim and recover damages.

A History of Success

Thousands of Helped & Millions of Dollars Recovered
  • Great Law Firm

    “The entire AgnewBrusavich team took over everything and were a tremendous help. The insurance company was dealt with, the settlement was received, and I was very pleased with the results. I would not hesitate to recommend AgnewBrusavich to anyone.”

    - David H.
  • Excellence, Integrity, Persistence, and Skill

    “The team at Agnew Brusavich cannot come more highly recommended. If you should have some sort of personal injury case, particularly if you are a cyclist, I cannot think of a better team to handle a personal injury case.”

    - E.H.
  • They Took Care of Everything

    “Gerry and the rest of the AgnewBrusavich staff certainly delivered on their promises. I would not hesitate to recommend Gerry Agnew to anyone—he and his firm know exactly what they are doing, and take the time to do the very best job they can for the”

    - Geoffrey L. (Member of Big Orange Cycling Club)
  • Accommodating & Willing to Answer All Questions

    “Agnew and Brusavich helped me so much after an injury from a car accident. I was shaken up from the experience but they made me feel so comfortable and truly showed they cared about my case.”

    - N.B.
  • Patient & Determined

    “I was referred to Agnew Brusavich, and after meeting with Gerry I felt much better. He and his team handled all the communication between the insurance companies and opposing attorneys and kept me up-to-date throughout the process.”

    - John P.

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Dedicated to Protecting Rights Since 1984

We know there are countless law firms out there, all claiming to be able to give you the legal representation you need after an accident. But when you’ve been seriously injured, you deserve to be represented by a team of lawyers who have demonstrated experience recovering maximum compensation for clients.

It’s undisputed that serious injuries like brain injuries are incredibly expensive to treat and often result in the victim losing their job if they have a disability or permanent damage. Our team at AgnewBrusavich understands your new limitations and isn’t afraid to fight for your rights so you don’t have to pay out of pocket for damages that another person caused out of negligence.

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