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. Making matters more difficult, the victim may look physically unchanged to others. It takes an experienced, compassionate, and dedicated attorney to properly educate a jury about a brain injury that may be unseen by the naked eye but has changed the victim's life forever.
Brain injury cases almost always warrant filing a lawsuit because of the complex nature of the case and the high value of the damages.
The symptoms of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) vary from one person to another. Some symptoms might resolve completely; others, especially as a result of moderate and severe TBI, can result in symptoms that persist and can lead to 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 1.7 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury each year. Of them, there are more than 52,000 deaths and more than 275,000 hospitalizations.
Motor vehicle injuries are the leading cause of deaths from traumatic brain injury and are most prevalent in adults ages 20 to 24 years. Motor vehicle injures are the second leading cause of all TBI, making up 17% of these 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:
o Difficulty thinking clearly
o Feeling slowed down
o Difficulty concentrating
o Difficulty remembering new information
• Physical symptoms
o Fuzzy or Blurry vision
o Nausea or vomiting
o Sensitivity to noise or light
o Balance problems
o Feeling tired, having no energy
o More emotional than normal
o Nervousness or anxiety
o Sleeping more than usual
o Sleeping less than usual
o 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 experienced attorneys who devote their practice to these claims. In addition, you need an attorney who can properly set up a structure to protect and administer the money recovered. In many of our cases 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 outset. 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.