Brain injuries from motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, commercial truck accidents, or any other sudden impact of great force will very often involve head trauma in one of several forms. These can range from a traumatic brain injury secondary to a fractured skull to the more subtle symptoms of concussion characteristic of a closed head injury. For more information about Bay Area brain injury attorney Todd Emanuel’s approach to cases involving the full range of conditions from mild brain injury to severe brain trauma, contact the EMANUEL LAW GROUP in Redwood City.
Because the brain itself remains less than fully understood, most cases involving even the most obviously catastrophic brain injuries will nonetheless feature difficult issues of causation, extent, and duration of the injury, as well as issues concerning pain and suffering – the defendant will argue that an unconscious victim will have suffered little.
In closed head injuries, however, the symptoms of brain damage might be delayed or even imperceptible to the victim. Sometimes the possibility that a motor vehicle accident might have caused lasting brain function deficits will not occur to the plaintiff or her attorney until a family member reports changes in the victim’s behavior, mood, or habits.
Bay Area head trauma attorney Todd Emanuel’s experience with such cases indicates that a neuropsychological examination is necessary to develop the true facts of the existence and extent of the injury to the brain in cases where the symptoms of a closed head injury are not obvious. Properly investigated and presented, such evidence can make a very substantial difference to the plaintiff’s recovery in a California personal injury claim.
For additional information and a free consultation, contact the Emanuel Law Group at our San Mateo County office, or in one of our other locations throughout the Bay Area. We want to hear from you.