Los Angeles Brain Injury Attorney

Joshua W. Glotzer, Esq

Managing Partner

Los Angles brain injury attorney

Car accidents, workplace incidents, and falls can lead to injuries, but some are worse. Even mild traumatic brain injuries can lead to lifelong complications, but a severe traumatic brain injury can be catastrophic.

At Glotzer & Leib, we fight brain injury victims. Our Los Angeles brain injury attorneys use every resource at their disposal to recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and even emotional distress.

Now, our traumatic brain injury lawyer can fight for you as well. If you have suffered a serious injury, see a doctor first. Then, contact us to schedule a free consultation to discuss brain injury claims. Let’s see if we can recover a traumatic brain injury settlement on your behalf.

Experienced Brain Injury Lawyers in Los Angeles

Experienced brain injury lawyers in Los Angeles

Brain injuries are among the worst injuries a person can suffer due to the difficulties and impairments that can potentially last a lifetime.

Suppose your brain injury directly resulted from another person’s negligence or wrongful conduct. In that case, you must speak to an experienced Los Angeles brain injury attorney immediately.

You may be entitled to payment of your present and future medical expenses, loss of income, pain, suffering, and possibly punitive damages, depending on the circumstances surrounding the brain injury.

Your personal injury attorney will have considerable experience providing skillful representation and will understand the serious disabilities or changes in personality that often accompany brain injuries.

Presenting a strong case on your behalf requires an experienced legal team, so don’t face this difficult time alone.

For a free consultation, please don’t hesitate to contact us online or call (747) 241-8288 today.

Brain Injuries: The Importance of a Personal Injury Attorney

Brain injury involves life-changing harm that can affect the injured person’s ability to work and properly function for the rest of their lives. You will need a lawyer to represent you against the negligent party or the person who caused your injury.

A personal injury attorney in Los Angeles can help you pursue your claim and obtain the kind of compensation you are legally entitled to under California law.

If you suffer a brain injury, an insurance company may try to settle your claim by offering you a minimal amount of compensation without getting a lawyer involved.

Inexperienced claimants unaware of the insurance industry’s practice of offering small settlements so that they may immediately settle their case without getting a lawyer involved might receive a settlement too low to pay for all medical expenses.

In many cases, unknowing injured claimants who represent themselves have settled a brain injury claim for $50,000 only to discover after a legal consultation that they had a million-dollar suit. Settling a case without a lawyer representing you can deprive you of the compensation you legally deserve.

Our Experience Helping Victims of Severe Traumatic Brain Injuries

Our firm has handled numerous brain injury and traumatic brain injury cases. We recently settled a brain injury case involving a person who a security guard severely beat. We filed a premises liability lawsuit against the corporation for negligent retention and security and ultimately obtained a settlement for our client.

We also represented a client in Ventura County in a brain injury claim arising from a motorcycle accident. Our client was paralyzed on one side of his body as a result of his brain injury, incurring hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills and millions of dollars in future medical costs. We obtained a favorable result for our client in this case.

In another case, we were able to obtain substantial compensation for a person who was assaulted in an apartment complex and who suffered a traumatic brain injury that caused lifelong headaches and short-term memory loss.

We have extensive experience in brain injury cases arising from truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and fall accidents, and negligent security and assault cases.

We have a strong grasp of the medical diagnosis and its consequences, the complicated medical terminology, and the medical issues involved in brain injuries, allowing us to successfully represent victims in brain injury cases and obtain favorable results for our clients.

Brain Injury Overview

Brain injury overview

A drastic brain injury can leave victims with an altered future and his or her loved ones trying to deal with the extreme changes in personality and abilities.

Every year, brain injuries cause a huge number of deaths and permanent disabilities. A brain injury can be the result of a jolt, blow, or bump to the head or a penetrating head injury—all of which can disrupt normal brain functions.

The following facts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention highlight the gravity of brain injuries across the nation:

  • In 2020, there were around 214,110 TBI-related hospitalizations, and in 2021, there were 69,473 TBI-related deaths.

  • This equates to more than 586 TBI-related hospitalizations and 190 TBI-related deaths each day.

  • These figures do not account for the numerous TBIs treated only in emergency departments, primary care, urgent care, or those left untreated.

  • Individuals aged 75 years and older experienced the highest numbers and rates of TBI-related hospitalizations and deaths.

  • This age group constitutes about 32% of TBI-related hospitalizations and 28% of TBI-related deaths.

  • Males were almost twice as likely to be hospitalized for a TBI (with an age-adjusted rate of 79.9 compared to 43.7 for females) and three times more likely to die from a TBI (28.3 versus 8.4).

What Types of Accidents Lead to Brain Injuries?

As it applies to personal injury law, most accidents that lead to brain injury are from auto accidents or slips and falls. However, any accident that involves a sudden impact to the head can result in a brain injury.

If you have experienced trauma to the head, an evaluation from a neurologist, either in the emergency room or shortly after the injury, is very important. A brain MRI will be conducted to determine the existence of any actual injury to the brain and its extent.

If you suffer a brain injury as a result of the fault or negligence of another person, you may be entitled to compensation.

The Effects of a Brain Injury

The effects of brain injury

Those who have suffered a brain injury could have physical effects, emotional effects, cognitive effects, and behavioral effects.

Behavioral problems can often be the most challenging of all these, as they affect educational and vocational pursuits, social relationships, safety, and even the ability to live independently.

There is a possibility that related emotional, psychiatric, or behavioral issues will affect up to 90% of all brain injury victims.

Traumatic brain injury can often lead to problems such as:

  • Decreased control over body movements on one or both sides of the body

  • Frequent headaches

  • Memory loss

  • Speech problems

  • Vision loss

  • Depression or anxiety

  • Inability to concentrate and complete simple tasks

  • Dizziness / Vertigo

  • More dire conditions, such as coma or paralysis

Brain injury can also lead to a stroke, causing paralysis to one side of the body. Loss of brain tissue that is often detected in a brain MRI can lead to permanent short-term memory loss.

Behavioral Issues Associated with Brain Injuries

Even five years following the initial injury, some 40 percent of those with brain injuries could still be experiencing behavioral issues.

In a person with a mild brain injury, the behavioral issues could be relatively minor, including irritability, fatigue, and mood swings. Personality changes are common, such as periods of disorientation, difficulty controlling one’s emotions, and lack of inhibition.

Some of the most common behavioral issues associated with brain injuries include:

  • Mental inflexibility

  • Changes in personality

  • The inability to self-monitor

  • The inability to manage impulses

  • Disinhibition

  • Self-injury

  • Physical aggression

  • Property destruction

  • Disruptive behaviors

  • Lack of response to requests

  • Confusion

  • Agitation

  • Deficits in social skills

  • Deficits in problem-solving

  • Impaired judgment

  • Substance abuse

  • Impulsive behaviors

Damage to the frontal lobe is generally responsible for behavioral problems, as this area of the brain controls “executive functions” such as:

  • Planning

  • Problem-solving

  • Communication

  • Reasoning

  • Evaluating

  • Creating

Unfortunately, many insurance companies continue to view the issue of recovery as limited only to medical and physical rehabilitation and will balk at paying for cognitive and behavioral problems.

Costs Associated with a Brain Injury

Cost associated with a brain injury

Of course, no cost can be put on the psychological, emotional, and physical issues, which are typical results of a brain injury. A price can be put, however, on the financial burdens arising from a brain injury.

A mild brain injury can cost as much as $85,000, a moderate brain injury can cost close to a million dollars, and a severe brain injury can cost as much as $3 million.

The Centers for Disease Control place the cost of rehabilitation for acute brain injuries at between $9 and $10 billion annually, not including indirect costs to society and families or lost earnings and productivity.

Symptoms of a Mild Brain Injury

Even the mildest form of brain injury can have a myriad of symptoms associated with the injury, including the following:

  • Noise and light sensitivity

  • Irritability and depression

  • Anxiety

  • Fatigue

  • Insomnia

  • Vertigo

  • Balance issues

  • Decreased cognitive abilities

  • Nausea

  • Emotional mood swings

  • Loss of memory

  • Decreased speed of thinking

A moderate brain injury can include all of the above, as well as a loss of consciousness, confusion, which can last for days or weeks, and physical, behavioral, and cognitive impairments, which can last for months or may be permanent. Those with a moderate brain injury may be able to make a fairly good recovery with intensive treatment.

When a brain injury results in a prolonged state of unconsciousness or a coma that lasts days, weeks, or months, a severe brain injury is likely. The person may be minimally responsive or may suffer from locked-in syndrome.

Our Brain Injury Attorney Can Help You

Clearly, brain injuries have the potential to be devastating. Motor vehicle accidents, slips and falls, and workplace accidents can lead to various head injuries.

Regardless of how brain injuries occur, see a doctor first. Then, reach out to us for a free consultation. We may be able to craft a strong brain injury claim on your behalf.


What should I expect during the recovery process after a brain injury?

The recovery process after a brain injury can vary based on the severity of the injury. You may experience a range of symptoms, from cognitive difficulties to physical impairments, and recovery can involve various therapies, ongoing medical treatment and physical therapy, and potentially long-term adjustments to daily living.

How can a brain injury attorney help if the insurance company offers a low settlement?

A brain injury attorney can negotiate with the insurance company to ensure you receive a fair settlement that covers all your medical expenses, lost wages, and other related costs.

If the insurance company’s offer is insufficient, your attorney can take further legal action, including filing a lawsuit to pursue the compensation you deserve.

Can I claim compensation for future medical care related to my brain injury?

You can claim compensation for future medical care as part of your brain injury lawsuit. This includes estimated costs for ongoing treatments, rehabilitation, and any long-term care needs resulting from your injury, ensuring you are financially covered for future healthcare requirements.

Speak with a Los Angeles Brain Injury Attorney Today: Schedule a Free Case Consultation

Speak with a Los Angeles brain injury attorney today: schedule a free case consultaion

Our firm has over 20 years of brain injury experience and obtains superior client results. Our attorneys have notably recovered in successful settlements and verdicts for our injured clients.

You are not just a number to us—we value and care for our clients, maintaining relationships with them even after their cases are settled. Many clients refer other cases to our firm, knowing that we will do a good job on their behalf.

California has numerous choices for law firms, but many will assign a paralegal or an assistant rather than an attorney to deal with your case.

In our firm, an experienced Los Angeles brain injury attorney will deal with your case, stand up for your rights, and work very hard to obtain the maximum compensation that you legally deserve.

Your recovery is important to us. For a free consultation, call Glotzer & Leib, LLP today at (747) 241-8288 or reach us online.


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    Glotzer & Leib, LLP
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    Los Angeles, California 90015 (213) 309-3050

    Our Los Angeles office is conveniently located at the junction of the 110 and 10 freeways and in the heart of the downtown entertainment district.