A substantial number of California residents receive a concussion or other type of brain injury every year. Medical research into the causes and effects of concussions has found that the damage may be more deeply felt and difficult to heal than previously believed.
Brain injuries do not necessarily manifest all at once, and they do not always heal completely. It is very important to monitor anyone who has received serious trauma to the head, as symptoms may manifest or worsen over a course of days.
Doctors point out that the ill effects of brain injuries may accumulate. A person who receives multiple concussions or other damage to their brain, then they may find their faculties substantially degraded. People who participate in contact sports are especially at risk, with football players at all levels suffering from concussions during violent tackles.
While concussions and other head injuries are often associated with contact sports, they are also quite often the result of a fall or a sudden car collision. Any accident or event that applies a serious amount of physical force to the head has the potential to be deeply life-altering. A person who has incurred a traumatic brain injury will often have to spend a considerable amount of time in the hospital and then undergo extensive therapy. In many cases, victims are unable to return to their former place of employment due to a lack of cognitive capacity. A person who has received a serious brain injury as the result of the negligence of another person may want to meet with a personal injury attorney to determine how best to seek compensation from the at-fault party for the damages that have been sustained.