Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are a leading cause of death and permanent disability across the United States. They occur when there is an external violent blow or jolt to the head or body, such as the type experienced in a motor vehicle accident or in a fall. An object penetrating the skull, such as a shattered piece of skull, may also cause the brain injury. Mild traumatic brain injury may cause fatigue, headaches, depression and seizures. Moderate to severe traumatic brain injury may leave a person with slurred speech, social deficits and muscle weakness.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that about 1.7 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury each and every year. Many who are injured will find that every aspect of their lives has been adversely affected by the accident.
Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries:
Slips and falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries in the United States, making up nearly 33% of all such injuries. The TBI can occur when the head strikes an unyielding object with a great force, such as the floor.
Many brain injuries are the result of bruising, bleeding, twisting or tearing of the brain tissue. Damage may be immediate at the time of an accident, or it can occur over time as the tissues swell and bleed within the head.
Traumatic brain injuries may ultimately lead to either a permanent or temporary impairment of the brain’s ability to function. They can leave a victim in varying states of debilitation. Early symptoms of TBI may appear mild, but you need to seek immediate help because first impressions can be deceptive.
Getting Qualified Legal Help after a Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injury cases can be very complex, requiring both legal and medical expertise. It is vital to have legal help at these times from a team with the experience and resources to do all that is necessary to protect your interests.
At the Hunter Law Group we deal with the insurance companies to allow you time to concentrate on your recovery. If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, call the Hunter Law Group at 844-HunterLaw to schedule a free consultation for your case. If you prefer to reach us via email first, please feel free to submit your information via our online contact form.