The term brain injury applies to open or closed head injuries which result in impairments in one or more of the following areas: cognition, language, memory, attention, reasoning, abstract thinking, judgment, problem-solving, sensory, perceptual, and motor abilities, psychosocial behavior, physical functions, information processing, and speech. The term does not apply to brain injuries that are congenital or degenerative, or to brain injuries induced by birth trauma.

Here are some US Brain Injury Statistics:

  • Approximately 270,000 people will experience some type of brain injury each year.
  • Approximately 70,000 people will lose their lives due to their injuries.
  • 80,000 injured survivors will suffer significant and often permanent disabilities.

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Sec. 300.8 (c) (12) describes Traumatic Brain Injury as follows:

Traumatic brain injury means an acquired injury to the brain caused by an external physical force, resulting in total or partial functional disability or psychosocial impairment, or both, that adversely affects a child’s educational performance. Traumatic brain injury applies to open or closed head injuries resulting in impairments in one or more areas, such as cognition; language; memory; attention; reasoning; abstract thinking; judgment; problem-solving; sensory, perceptual, and motor abilities; psychosocial behavior; physical functions; information processing; and speech. Traumatic brain injury does not apply to brain injuries that are congenital or degenerative, or to brain injuries induced by birth trauma.

Listed below are just a few factors which will need to be reviewed:

  • Your overall medical history and general health.
  • Whether or not you have suffered from any neurological problems in the past.
  • The type of accident which caused the brain injury.
  • The location of the brain where the injury occurred.
  • The immediate effects of your injury, including all symptoms of brain injury that you experienced.

At GJEL, our head injury attorneys will see to it that your case is completed as quickly and easily as possible, so that you may recuperate and recover without the unnecessary stress caused by a lengthy and taxing brain injury case.

If you or a loved one have been the victim of a serious brain injury in Northern California you should contact Gillin, Jacobson, Ellis & Larsen right away. For over four decades, our skilled personal injury lawyers have been successfully representing clients who have suffered from various types of head injuries and recovering for them the monetary compensation that they deserve. Contact GJEL today and discuss your case with a dedicated California brain injury attorney.