According to the CDC, over 60,000 children are hospitalized each year with a traumatic brain injury (TBI). While many fully recover from their brain injuries, others will face a lifetime of challenges. Unfortunately, doctors often have trouble diagnosing the severity of a child’s brain injury as a result of the complexity and range of symptoms a child can face after a birth error, car accident, slip and fall, or sports accident.
Below are a few signs that your child might have a traumatic brain injury:
- Speech impairments
- Memory loss
- Limited attention span
- Reduced motor coordination
- Emotional changes, such as depression and mood swings
- Difficulty speaking, writing or reading
- Changes in speech and vision
- Difficulty meeting developmental milestones
Unlike adults, it may take longer for cognitive difficulties to appear in children. For example, it may not be until years later that a child is unable to solve a simple math problem, stemming from their brain injury from years before. Since the extent of the injury may not be apparent until years after your child’s accident, it can be difficult to determine how much compensation they will need for their medical bills, doctor’s bills, medical expenses, rehab and treatment, missed wages and other financial obligations in the future.
At Habbas & Associates, our San Jose personal injury lawyers work closely with clients, doctors and other medical experts to present a thorough case of your child’s brain injury and how much compensation they will need. We can help you make an educated and informed decision about their future so that you can focus on the recovery of your child.
To see what we can do for you, please call (888) 387-4053 or contact us onlinefor a free consultation. We represent clients in San Jose, Oakland, Sacramento, Modesto, Rocklin and other parts of California.