Traumatic Brain Injury Claims
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are a major source of death and disability in this country. Per the CDC, 55 people died every day in 2014 as a result of traumatic brain injuries suffered in accidents. About 1.7 million cases of TBI take place yearly in the U.S. leading to over five million in this country living with some type of disability related to this kind of injury.
TBIs can lead to various types of disability and dysfunction which will require some type of medical attention for days, weeks, months, or forever. If you or someone you love has suffered a traumatic brain injury due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another, you should seek legal representation as soon as possible. At Anderson Traylor Edwards, you can bring your case to an experienced legal team that combines compassion towards you and your family along with an aggressive stance at holding those responsible accountable. Your personal injury claim will receive the attention to detail, care, and determination needed to ensure that you have the best chance for maximized compensation that will provide the financial resources you need for the future.
Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries can occur through a variety of accidents and causes, including:
- Auto accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Sports and recreational activities
- Defective products
- Near drowning
- Criminal attacks
- Industrial accidents
- Medical malpractice
According to CDC statistics, motor vehicle crashes account for the majority of traumatic brain injuries with percentages ranging from 50 to 70.
What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
A TBI is generally defined as some type of blow to the head which causes trauma to the brain. It can include fractures of the skull, swelling and bleeding in the brain, pressure in the brain and skull, bruising of brain tissue, and microscopic changes in the brain that cannot be seen on a CT scan. A TBI can be mild, moderate, or severe depending on the force of the blow or impact. It can lead to symptoms that last for minutes or hours to unresolved symptoms that last forever.
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Common Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury:
- Loss of consciousness
- Spinal fluid leaking from the ears or nose
- Dilated pupils
- Blurred vision
- Slurred speech
- Cognitive problems
- Loss of memory
- Numbness in body
Tests conducted to determine brain injuries and their extent include CT (computed topography) scans which can detect fractures and bleeding. Once a patient has been stabilized, MRIs can further detect the existence of lesions which may not have been detectable on a CT scan.
Traumatic brain injuries often require surgeries to remove hematomas that may be causing compression or pressure in the brain. Patients may also be treated in intensive care units. Treatments will be used to bring swelling and pressure down so as to avoid further neurological damage.
Despite treatment, those who suffer moderate or severe TBI generally suffer brain damage that cannot be repaired or recovered. They may suffer symptoms and effects for an indefinite period or for life. These effects can include dizziness, headaches, migraines, sensitivity to light and noise, visual problems, fatigue, seizures, sleep problems, emotional problems, and cognitive difficulties making employment and participation in normal life activities difficult at best.
Compassionate & Capable Legal Assistance
Moving forward after a traumatic brain injury can be difficult and challenging for both you and your surrounding family. You deserve to have a trusted professional in your corner fighting hard to help bring you the justice you deserve and the financial compensation you will need for your recovery. We urge you to bring in one of our seasoned and tenacious attorneys at Anderson Traylor Edwards at this crucial time to build your personal injury claim and provide the advocacy that can make a difference in your case.
Reach out to us at (985) 244-3070 for the legal assistance you need now.
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