Brain Injury Lawyer

Brain Injury Lawyer

An accident that results in a brain injury can be a devastating event for the victim and their loved ones.

A brain injury has the potential to cause acute and long term physical, cognitive, emotional, and psychosocial damage, which can lead to permanent disability or even death.

If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury it is important to know that you are not alone. In addition to friends and family, there are a myriad of professionals who are dedicated to helping the victims of brain injury and their loved ones.

Brain Injury Statistics

One and a half million Americans sustain a traumatic brain injury each year in the United States.

Of the injured, 230,000 will require hospital care and will survive, but another 50,000 won't be as lucky.

Approximately 80 to 90 thousand brain injury patients will suffer from long term disability that affects virtually every aspect of their lives indefinitely.

Unfortunately there is no cure for brain injury. Luckily, medical technology and its consistent advances are ever-improving the care and treatment available to brain injury victims and their families.

Risks After Brain Injury

If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury, immediate and proper medical care is essential.

A brain injury poses the risk for numerous primary damages that must be addressed promptly.

After receiving a brain injury, you may be at risk for bleeding and swelling of the brain that must be treated to minimize damage and reduce the risk of secondary injuries.

Physical, Cognitive and Emotional Consequences

A traumatic brain injury can have devastating physical, cognitive, and emotional consequences.

Physical impairments can include sensory impairment, headaches, coordination difficulties, muscle spasticity, paresis, or paralysis, seizures, and balance or gait problems.

Cognitive impairments can affect memory, language, judgment, perception, attention, learning, and other abilities.

Psychosocial and emotional impairments can include fatigue, mood swings, anger, denial, anxiety, depression, sexual dysfunction, and other trouble experiencing and managing emotions.

Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Fortunately there are several resources available to you and your family after a brain injury.

Treatment for a brain injury often involves a series of rehabilitation phases are aimed at facilitating your maximum potential in self-sufficiency and independence.

There are a whole team of professionals who are dedicated to helping people like you reach your highest level of recovery.

These professionals include: physicians, neurologists, nurses, psychologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech and language professionals, respiratory professionals, social workers, case managers, and more.

Contact a Brain Injury Professional

Legal professionals are also a vital resource for the victims of a brain injury and their families. Motor vehicle accidents, slips and falls, sports injuries, work accidents, and violence are all common causes of a brain injury. In many of these brain injury cases, another party may be liable for your injuries. If you suspect that another party may be responsible for your brain injury, you may wish to speak with a qualified attorney who can evaluate your case to determine your legal rights and options. To learn more about brain injury cases, please contact us to speak with an attorney near you.

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