Traumatic Brain Injuries, FAQs

How are traumatic brain injuries formed?

A head injury can be one of the most devastating injuries a person can sustain. If you or someone you know has received a head injury due to someone else’s negligence, there may be an opportunity to receive restitution for the damages received. This article will highlight some of the most important questions you may have in regard to traumatic head injuries.

For further information, consult with a professional attorney who may be able to guide you through the process of filing for a claim to receive the compensation you are owed.

If a person has experienced any form of forceful contact to his or her head, this impact could disrupt this person’s natural brain functions. This type of injury is known as a traumatic brain injury, or TBI. A person’s brain can also be injured by other methods. For example, a person may suffer a devastating infection to the brain or he or she can experience a stroke. These types of injuries, however, are also known as acquired brain injuries. ABIs could be just as dangerous and deadly and can last a lifetime just as a TBI would.

A medical practitioner can classify a TBI as being mild, moderate, or even severe. Most traumatic brain injuries will result in what is medically considered as a mild injury. Because of this, many people who experience a head injury will quickly consider the injury to be mild. Unfortunately, without proper medical treatment, an unknowing injured person may have suffered a severe head injury that will only worsen over time.

What individuals are at the highest risk for traumatic brain injuries?

Generally, individuals in the ages of 0-14 as well as adults in the ages of 45 or older are the most susceptible to receive a traumatic brain injury by reason of a fall. According to the CDC, this leaves those who require the most care, at greater risk of a traumatic brain injury.

What are some traumatic brain injury statistics?

Research conducted by The Centers for Disease Control states that in the year 2013, close to 2.8 million people have either been hospitalized or have actually perished due to a traumatic brain injury. Further, their research has also demonstrated that traumatic brain injuries cause about 30% of deaths in the United States. Astonishingly this amasses to 153 deaths each day, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

What are the leading causes of a traumatic brain injury?

There are various elements that could cause a person to suffer a traumatic brain injury. A few of the most common cause include, but are not limited to the following:

A person suffering a fall

Traffic accidents or automobile accidents

A person being struck in the head by an object

Through some form of assault

For individuals who are on active duty serving in the military, blasts are the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries.

What is an overview of the costs of suffering a traumatic brain injury?

A traumatic brain injury can have devastating results not only for the victim, but his or her family as well. In the most severe of cases, an injury can result in a lifetime of medical care that may include specialized equipment and professional hospice care. Even in a mild form, a traumatic brain injury can result in high medical costs and even the loss of temporary to permanent financial income.

What is the first step in seeking restitution for the damages received?

Seeking restitution for a traumatic brain injury caused by the negligence of another requires urgency. There are many regions that have strict laws, which set forth strict deadlines in order to file a claim. One of the most important initial steps to take when being injured is to seek a professional and qualified attorney who can champion for your rights.

We are highly experienced lawyers who represent victims who have sustained traumatic brain injuries and are equipped to assist you if you have suffered brain trauma.

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