This UCLA study linking brain injury with PTSD underscores the point that head injuries are serious in ways that you can’t always recognize at the outset.
Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) February 23, 2012
Los Angeles car accident lawyer Kevin Danesh said today that a new study showing a link between traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder should prompt victims with even the slightest head injury to seek medical and legal help.
“This UCLA study linking brain injury with PTSD underscores the point that head injuries are serious in ways that you can’t always recognize at the outset,” said Danesh of Banafsheh, Danesh & Javid, P.C. The firm’s Los Angeles head and brain injury attorneys assist car accident victims and other personal injury clients across Southern California.
“It’s important for anyone who strikes their head in a motor vehicle accident, or any kind of accident, to seek medical help right away,” Danesh said. “Even the slightest trauma to the brain can cause ongoing consequences to an accident victim’s physical and mental health that need to be addressed.”
The UCLA study, published this month in the journal Biological Psychiatry, suggests for the first time that a causal link exists between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and an increased susceptibility to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Science Daily reports. For unknown reasons, people who suffer even mild TBI are more likely to develop an anxiety disorder, the study found.
Danesh said his firm works closely with medical experts to determine the extent of harm suffered by victims of car wrecks and other accidents. This research helps the firm’s Los Angeles car accident lawyers to prepare lawsuits on behalf of injured clients and their families, he said.
“Head and brain injuries can result in the need for a lifetime of care and therapy,” Danesh said. “If the injuries lead to PTSD, it can severely increase the hardship on the accident victim.”
Danesh said the complicated nature and ongoing effects of head injuries require thorough medical and legal analysis.
“The expenses that result from brain injury are often unforeseen by those who have no experience with this kind of trauma,” the veteran car accident attorney said. “In most cases, insurance will not cover all of the ongoing special costs of a life with TBI or PTSD.”
Danesh pointed out that his Los Angeles personal injury firm has spent years working successfully to help traumatic brain injury accident victims recover the compensation they need for past and future medical expenses and other costs they must bear.
“No one – neither the victim nor their loved ones – should bear the burden of TBI or PTSD alone,” Danesh said.
About Banafsheh, Danesh & Javid, P.C.
Banafsheh, Danesh & Javid, P.C., is a well-respected Beverly Hills, California personal injury law firm that represents accident and injury victims throughout Los Angeles County and surrounding areas, including Lancaster, Apple Valley, Bakersfield, Victorville, Oxnard, Antelope Valley, Palmdale, Hesperia, Del Monte, Porterville and Adelanto. The firm’s California personal injury attorneys handle cases involving car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, pedestrian injuries, brain injuries, wrongful death and other personal injury claims. The firm also features a staff that speaks Spanish, Italian, Farsi and Hebrew in addition to English. To learn more about the firm, call (800) 820-1111 or use its convenient online form.