Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney
What is a traumatic brain injury?
A traumatic brain injury is the result of a sudden blow to the head or a violent shaking of the head or body, which causes the brain to violently impact the skull.
Any kind of traumatic brain injury can cause serious complications such as cognitive, behavioral, communication, or sensory processing problems. In more serious cases, a traumatic brain injury can result in a stupor, vegetative state, coma, or death. An estimated 1.5 million people in the United States suffer from a traumatic brain injury annually .
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious traumatic brain injury due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another party, you may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit to recover your losses. It is wise to contact a qualified personal injury attorney who can evaluate your case to determine the best course of action.
Common causes of traumatic brain injury
Causes of traumatic brain injury resulting from negligence may include those caused by motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, physical assault, and more. Nearly 50 percent of all traumatic brain injury cases in the United States are caused by motor vehicle accidents .
Traumatic brain injuries caused by firearms are also prevalent and result in death 90 percent of the time. Slip and fall accidents are the number one cause of traumatic brain injuries in people over 65. Violent shaking and child abuse are the most common causes of traumatic brain injury in infants and young children.
In a number of cases, medical malpractice is the cause of traumatic brain injury. Some malpractice-related causes of traumatic brain injury include:
- Misdiagnose or failure to diagnose an injury or ailment
- Improper use of anesthesia during surgery
- Trauma due to a surgeon's attempt to correct another problem
Signs and symptoms of a traumatic brain injury
The signs and symptoms of a traumatic brain injury can range from mild to severe depending on the seriousness of the injury. Headaches, confusion, blurry vision, fatigue, dizziness, and difficulties with memory or concentration are all characteristics of mild traumatic brain injury.
Moderate or severe cases of traumatic brain injury include all the same symptoms in addition to vomiting, nausea, seizures, slurred speech, unconsciousness, loss of coordination, and agitation. A medical professional can evaluate the extent of the brain injury by administering tests including X-rays and computerized tomography (CT).
What are my legal rights?
If you can prove the injuries you've suffered are directly related to another party's negligence or wrongdoing, you may file a personal injury lawsuit to seek compensation for your losses, including pain and sufferings, medical bills, and more. It is wise to seek the advice of a qualified attorney who can help you file a personal injury lawsuit to recover damages .
It is important to know that all personal injury suits are subject to a statute of limitations , which limits the time a traumatic brain injury victim has to file a claim.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious traumatic brain injury due to another party's negligence or wrongdoing, please contact us today to speak with a qualified and experienced personal injury attorney who can protect your legal rights and maximize your interests.
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