Skilled Fairfield and Vallejo Lawyers Representing Victims of and Their Loved Ones
When you or your loved one suffer the most serious of injuries
Brain injuries tend to last longer and cause more serious problems than all other types of injuries. The causes of brain injuries vary, but serious accidents are often involved. Although these injuries are rarely inflicted upon someone intentionally, they often result from negligence by another party. We at Favaro, Lavezzo, Gill, Caretti & Heppell, PC have represented numerous injury victims and their families. We help clients receive appropriate compensation and resume their lives.
In general, brain injuries are categorized as mild or moderate-to-severe. Symptoms of mild brain injury include the following:
- Memory problems
- Nausea or vomiting
- Sleep problems
- Mood swings
Moderate-to-severe brain injury victims may exhibit additional symptoms, including the following:
- Profound confusion
- Slurred speech
- Loss of coordination
- Convulsions or seizures
Additionally, symptoms of children who have suffered brain injury include the following:
- Change in eating habits
- Constant crying and an inability to be comforted
- Unusual irritability
- Depressed mood
- Lack of attentiveness
Accidents and brain injury
According to The National Center for Injury Prevention, 1.5 million Americans — 500,000 of them children — suffer brain injuries from accidents every year. About 50,000 die from their injuries. Not all car collisions, truck crashes, motorcycle accidents and other mishaps may be preventable, but many accidents are caused by mistakes, and many mistakes are the result of negligence. If you believe that your family member or you, yourself, have suffered a temporary or permanent personal injury that resulted from negligence, our lawyers are prepared to help you obtain the compensation to which you are entitled.
Types of brain injuries
Brain injuries are classified either as Traumatic brain injury (TBI) or resulting from restrictions of blood and oxygen supply, called anoxic or hypoxic brain injuries. As the name suggests, TBI is generally caused by trauma to the brain and / or head. Some of the most common classifications of TBI include the following:
- Concussions — the most common brain injuries, resulting from direct blows to the head
- Contusions — impact that causes a bleeding bruise to the brain
- Shaken Baby Syndrome
- Penetration injury— caused by a bullet, knife or other projectile
Anoxic or hypoxic brain injuries can lead to damage throughout the entire brain. Common causes for these injuries include airway obstruction, choking or strangulation, head or neck trauma and carbon monoxide poisoning.
Passionate advocates for victims of personal injury in Vallejo and Fairfield
When negligence or carelessness is to blame for a brain injury to you or your loved one, it is only fair that you are compensated for the undue physical, emotional and financial trauma you’ve experienced and will continue to experience. The law firm of Favaro, Lavezzo, Gill, Caretti & Heppell, PC can help you obtain the coverage to which you are entitled. To learn more about filing a claim, call us at 707-552-3630 or contact us online.
For our clients’ convenience, our attorneys work from offices in Vallejo and Fairfield, California, and we are easily accessible throughout Contra Costa, Napa and Solano Counties. Furthermore, we’re glad to schedule appointments at your convenience — even outside normal workday hours. Members of our staff speak Spanish, Tagalog and Ilocano, allowing us to accommodate a diverse client base.