Brain injuries have a devastating impact on the victim’s relationships, occupation, income, education, and overall quality of life. The whole essence of the victim has been affected. All who were cared for by that person can no longer be cared for, and that victim now has to be cared for by a team. Making matters more difficult, the victim may look unchanged physically to others. It takes an experienced, compassionate, and dedicated attorney to properly present to a jury the brain injury that is unseen by the naked eye and how it has changed the victim’s life forever.
Brain injury cases almost always warrant filing a lawsuit due to the complex nature and high value of the damages. We produce significant results with our clients’ best interests influencing every course of the matter. Our clients and their representatives are closely involved throughout the legal process and we move forward with you in every step of the case, allowing you to make informed decisions.
The symptoms of a traumatic brain injury vary from one person to another, and although some symptoms might resolve completely, others, especially as a result of moderate and severe TBI’s, can result in symptoms that persist, resulting in partial disability, permanent disability or loss of life.
A TBI is caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain. The severity of a TBI may range from “mild” to “severe”. An estimated 1,700,000 (1.7 million) people sustain a traumatic brain injury each year. Of them, there are more than 52,000 deaths each year due to traumatic brain injuries. And, each year there are more than 275,000 hospitalizations due to traumatic brain injuries.
Each year, traumatic brain injuries (TBI) contribute to a substantial number of deaths and cases of permanent disability. Motor vehicle injuries are the leading cause of traumatic brain injury related deaths and are most prevalent in adults ages 20 to 24 years. Also, motor vehicle injures are the second leading cause and makes up 17% of traumatic brain injuries in the United States.
If you have been injured and suffer these symptoms, seek medical attention as you may have a concussion or brain injury:
- Difficulty thinking clearly
- Feeling slowed down
- Difficulty concentrating
- Difficulty remembering new information
- Physical symptoms
- Fuzzy or Blurry vision
- Nausea or vomiting
- Sensitivity to noise or light
- Balance problems
- Feeling tired, having no energy
- More emotional than normal
- Nervousness or anxiety
- Sleeping more than usual
- Sleep less than usual
- Trouble falling asleep
When a victim presents with the above symptoms, it is crucial for them to seek medical attention immediately.
Traumatic brain injury lawsuits are complex and should only be handled by attorneys with experience and devote their practice to these type claims. In addition, you need an attorney who has the ability to properly set up a structure to protect and administer the money recovered. In many of our cases, with the approval of the victim and their representative, we bring in a guardianship and special needs trust specialist, at no cost to the client, to make sure everything is properly set up from the onset. This allows the victim and their representative to feel comfortable that the money recovered will be used for their benefit and will assist them in the best way possible as they move forward in their life.