A man is currently in life-threatening condition after police found him on the street in a Riverside neighborhood. KTLA News reported that police and paramedics discovered the injured 22-year-old young man when someone made a “medical aid” call in the evening, around 6:20 pm.
When paramedics arrived, the man was unconscious and clearly suffering from massive head trauma to the back of his head. Police reported, “his condition deteriorated quickly, and they began advanced life-saving measures…the man was transported to a local hospital and staff determined he had sustained major trauma to his head.”
The young man remains in very serious condition. Anyone with information into what may have caused his injuries is urged to contact the Riverside Police immediately. Police are trying to find the person responsible for this young man’s serious injuries.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Due to the severity of his injuries, it is likely that the young man has suffered a Traumatic brain injury. Brain injuries are often catastrophic and, according to a report by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), traumatic brain injuries remain a major cause of death and disability in the United States. In just one year, 2.8 million brain injury related emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and deaths occurred throughout the country. Brain injuries are so serious because not only can they be deadly, but those who do survive serious brain injuries can have their thinking, memory, movement, emotions, and senses all impaired as a result of the injury.
Because the human head and brain are so fragile, there are many possible ways that a traumatic brain injury can occur. According to the CDC top three causes of brain injuries include:
- Being struck by or against an object
- Motor vehicle crashes
In the case of the young Riverside man, it is very possible he was injured by the intentional or negligent acts of another person which lead to his serious head injury. Another person may have caused him to fall and hit his head, either through a hit-and-run pedestrian accident or even a push or intentional tripping.
We hope this young man is able to make a fully recovery and that the person who caused this his injuries is found so he and his family can get the justice they deserve. If it is shown another person caused his injuries either intentionally or due to their own careless acts, he will be able to bring a personal injury claim against that person. If you or someone you love was involved in a brain injury accident, you should call the experienced brain injury attorneys at Walch Law.
We have years of personal injury experience and will fight to obtain the compensation that you deserve, including all damages allowed under California law for all injuries suffered (including all past and future medical, hospital, physical therapy, and psychological expenses) We understand that brain injuries can be very sad and overwhelming. By calling our office at 866-465-8792 we can schedule a free case consultation and discuss how we can help you obtain the justice you deserve.