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Law Offices of Fernando Vargas
Law Offices of Fernando Vargas

Traumatic Brain Injury Trial Lawyer

Traumatic Brain Injury Trial LawyerTraumatic brain injuries are a serious problem in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are a contributing factor in approximately 30 percent of all injury-related deaths in the United States, and every day 138 people die from injuries including TBI. Individuals who survive a traumatic brain injury may be affected by physical, mental, and emotional disabilities related to their condition for months, years, or perhaps forever.

Traumatic brain injuries not only impact the life of the victims, but also affect the lives of their loved ones. Considering the seriousness of this type of injury, it is important that your lawyer be experienced in litigating traumatic brain injury cases.

If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury in an accident, it is important that you choose an attorney who thoroughly understands California’s laws and statutes regarding brain injuries. California Brain Injury Lawyer Fernando D. Vargas is an experienced trial lawyer who, since 1987, has effectively litigated thousands of personal injury cases including claims involving brain injuries throughout the counties of Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Orange, with an emphasis in the cities of Pomona, Rancho Cucamonga, Claremont, Montclair, Upland, Ontario, Chino, Fontana, Riverside, and San Bernardino. The Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas, which is located in Rancho Cucamonga, has recovered millions of dollars in personal injury verdicts and settlements for their clients.

What is a traumatic brain injury?


34840942What is a traumatic brain injury?

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious medical condition that results in a disruption of normal functions of the brain. There are varying degrees of TBI from mild to severe.

Mild TBI
Mild traumatic brain injuries are usually not life-threatening. A concussion is a type of mild traumatic brain injury.

Severe TBI
There are 2 types of severe TBI: closed and penetrating. A closed TBI is an injury to the brain that has been caused by movement of the brain within the skull, whereas a penetrating TBI is an injury to the brain that has been caused by a foreign object penetrating or entering the skull.

What are the causes of a traumatic brain injury?

101411449What causes a traumatic brain injury?

Traumatic  brain injuries are caused from a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or from a foreign object that has penetrated the skull, which disrupts the normal functions of the brain.  However, not all bumps, blows, or jolts to the head will result in a traumatic brain injury.

Mild TBI

A mild TBI, such as a concussion, is usually caused when the head hits an object or a moving object strikes the head. A mild TBI may be caused by a blow to the head from accidents involving cars, trucks, buses, trains, motorcycles, bicycles, falls, or sports. A whiplash-type injury from a motor vehicle accident can cause the brain to move back and forth within the skull, causing a disruption in the brain’s function.

Severe TBI

A closed TBI may be caused by a blow to the head from accidents involving cars, trucks, buses, trains, motorcycles, bicycles, falls, or sports. A penetrating TBI may be caused by being hit in the head with a sharp object that penetrates the skull, or from a firearm injury (i.e., being shot in the head).

What are the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury?

What are the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury?

Symptoms of a traumatic brain injury fall into the following four categories:
Cognitive Symptoms (i.e., thinking and remembering)

  • Difficulty thinking clearly
  • Difficulty remembering new information
  • Slowed thoughts
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Difficulty recognizing people
  • Confusion

Physical Symptoms

  • Headache
  • Blurred vision
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Sensitivity to light or sound
  • Problems with balance or coordination
  • Loss of energy and feeling tired
  • Weakness
  • Numbness
  • Slurred speech
  • Loss of consciousness

Emotional Symptoms

  • Irritability
  • Sadness
  • Moodiness (more emotional)
  • Nervousness or anxiety
  • Unusual behavior/Sleeping Symptoms
  • Sleeping more than usual
  • Sleeping less than usual
  • Difficulty falling asleep
  • Difficulty waking up

What are the long-term effects of a traumatic brain injury?


What are the long-term effects of a traumatic brain injury?

Most people who suffer a mild TBI, such as a concussion, recover quickly and fully, 
without any long-term effects. However, depending on the severity of the injury, there 
may be long-term problems, which are sometimes permanent, for those who have 
suffered a severe TBI, including:

  • Decreased cognitive function (e.g., attention span or memory);
  • Decreased motor function (e.g., weakness, impaired balance, impaired coordination);
  • Decreased sensory perception (e.g., vision, hearing, touch);
  • Emotional issues (e.g., depression, anxiety, frustration, aggression, inability to control impulses, personality changes)

It is estimated that approximately 5.3 million people in the United States are living with a TBI-related disability. These disabilities can affect every aspect of their lives, including their ability to work, drive, perform household tasks, and other activities of daily living. In addition a TBI can also affect the person’s relationships with his/her family and friends.


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The consequences of traumatic brain injuries can be devastating, not only to the person who has suffered the TBI, but also to his/her loved ones. If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury due to the negligence of another, the Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas can help. Mr. Vargas has the skill, expertise, and experience necessary to successfully litigate your brain injury case.

In addition, Mr. Vargas has a team of experts that will work with him to prove your injuries and damages in order to fight the insurance companies and get you the maximum compensation you deserve. During your free consultation, Mr. Vargas will personally discuss the facts of your case, review the details about your injuries, and advise you about your rights.

Since 1987, California Traumatic Brain Injury Trial Lawyer Fernando D. Vargas has successfully litigated thousands of personal injury accident cases including cases involving traumatic brain injuries throughout the Inland Empire and the counties of Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino with an emphasis in the cities of Pomona, Rancho Cucamonga, Claremont, Montclair, Upland, Ontario, Chino, Fontana, Riverside, and San Bernardino.

No Recovery, No Fee!

Traumatic brain injury cases can be extremely expensive to litigate. However, the Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas, which is located in Rancho Cucamonga, takes all of the firm’s traumatic brain injury cases on a “contingency fee” basis. This means that you will pay nothing up front and Mr. Vargas will advance all money necessary to prepare your case for either settlement or trial. If Mr. Vargas is unsuccessful in resolving your case, you pay absolutely nothing. The Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas, which is fully staffed with bi-lingual personnel that are fluent in Spanish, has successfully championed the rights of personal injury victims by wining millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for their clients since its  foundation in 1995.

If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, it is vital that you consult with a reputable and experienced California Traumatic Brain Injury Trial Lawyer. Call the Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909 / 982-0707 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. If your injuries prevent you from coming to our Rancho Cucamonga office, we can arrange to visit you at your home or the hospital to ensure the timely investigation of your claim.

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