What is Traumatic Brain Injury?
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is serious injury caused to the brain through means of penetrating, bumping, a jolt or blow to the head. This harm causes problems in carrying out the normal functioning of the brain that can manifest itself in a number of ways. It can vary in its degree of severity, with a mild injury causes a temporary loss of consciousness or mental capabilities, and a severe injury causing long term damage that may be irreversible.
The Center for Disease Control has stated that around 1.7 million victims suffer a TBA each year. These injuries are more common among males than females, as well as those ages 0 to 4, 15 to 19 or 65 or older. Those that deal with more extensive injuries may require hospital treatment and even surgery. Hospitalization or fatality caused by a TBI is more common among individuals 75 or older.
If you think that you or a loved one has endured a traumatic brain injury that was in some way caused due to negligence or malice on the part of another, you should immediately seek the services of an injury attorney at our firm and review with him the circumstances of your injury. You may be entitled to financial compensation but it is important that you act quickly.
Contacting a Personal Injury Lawyer
Brain injuries can result in life-long disabilities that can completely alter the course of someone’s life. Goals and ambitions can be defeated. Memory loss, paralysis, seizures, inability to speak clearly and tremors are only a few of the conditions that can result from an injury to the brain. Treatment for such things can result in huge medical bills. The inability to hold one’s job, or any job, puts added strain on the financial obligations.
It is more than reasonable to expect that the person or institution that was liable in such an accident that caused these injuries should compensate the victims financially. The personal injury attorneys at The Law Firm of Steven I. Fried, P.C. fight aggressively for the maximum compensation for injuries to clients. With almost two decades of experience helping individuals with personal injury cases, we have a thorough understanding of what you are going through. We can help.