Traumatic Brain Injuries Caused by Auto Accidents

Personal injury lawyer Melinda Helbock is a powerful advocate for people who suffer from traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by a car crash. As a San Diego personal injury attorney, she has successfully represented numerous victims of TBI and their families.When Melinda Helbock considers the terrible consequences of the many life-changing injuries caused by TBI, she does everything possible to ensure that her injured clients are well compensated.

Traumatic Brain Injury Causes

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the most catastrophic injuries a person can suffer from an automobile crash. The impact of a crash can thrust the brain into the skull, damaging or destroying delicate brain tissue. TBI also can result from an object piercing the skull and brain.Since the brain controls most body functions, TBI can affect all aspects of someone’s life. Nerves in the brain that are damaged or destroyed by TBI can cause:

  • Loss of motor function, including paralysis, weakness, and problems with balance, coordination, and speech
  • Loss of cognitive function, such as memory, understanding, and attention
  • Loss of sensation, for example problems with hearing, sight, perception, touch, and reaction to pain
  • Impairment of emotion including personality changes, lack of impulse control, depression, aggression and anxiety
  • Death

The Right Compensation for TBI

Because of the devastating impact TBI may have on the life of a car accident victim, he or she often is entitled to considerable compensation. Melinda Helbock is able to present the facts of the auto accident to convince juries her clients deserve substantial damage awards. If the person is killed, she is able to justify significant compensation for the family.According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the largest percentage of TBI deaths (31.8 percent) is caused by motor vehicle accidents. And nearly one-third of these deaths are caused by alcohol-impaired drivers.Impaired drivers, whether they are compromised by negligence, speeding, alcohol and drugs, or other reprehensible factors, should be made to pay for the consequences of their actions. If TBI is the cause of death or severe injury, the impaired driver needs to be brought to justice.

Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer in San Diego

If you or someone you love has suffered a severe brain injury in an auto accident in the San Diego area, you can seek help from the experienced personal injury lawyer Melinda Helbock today. Learn about the services our car accident lawyers provide to help with personal injury cases.