Traumatic Brain Injury
Brain Injury can cause lingering physical, mental and emotional damage
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates at least 1.4 million Americans receive a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) each year. Brain injuries vary widely from person to person in their severity and long term consequences. A brain injury may be sustained in a variety of ways. Some of the most common causes are:
- Falls (35.2%)
- Motor vehicle traffic crashes (17.3%)
- “struck by/against” events (16.5%)
- Assaults (10%)
The Brain Injury Association of America explains that brain injury may affect the way a person thinks, acts, and feels. It can change everything within a matter of seconds, and its lasting effects are often much more than physical. A brain injury can damage the nerves in the brain that carry messages telling the brain what to do.
Damage to these nerves can affect the way a person thinks, acts, feels and moves the body. It also can change some of the body’s internal function like regulating body temperature, blood pressure, bowels and bladder control.
Changes may be temporary or permanent.
Many people do not realize they have sustained a Traumatic Brain Injury, and may not link symptoms to a past injury.
For example, only in recent years have medical experts begun to understand the severity and long-term effects of concussions. They are particularly concerned about athletes, who often sustain repeated concussion while on the playing field, from the youngest all the way up to professional sports.
Do you have a claim involving a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?
If your loved one has suffered a serious injury or death as a result of a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, loss of wages, and pain and suffering.
Please contact our personal injury lawyers today by filling out the brief questionnaire, or by calling our toll-free number (1-800-898-2034) for a free, no-cost, no-obligation legal evaluation of your case.