Living with a disability can be challenging, frustrating, and painful. Many disabilities require a lifetime of care, creating extra burdens on the injured and their loved ones. The most tragic part of this injury is that they are preventable.
Many traumatic brain injuries fall into this category. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a traumatic brain injury, you’re facing a life that is forever changed. You will require lots of medical care and possibly even in-home care. None of this comes cheap and you shouldn’t be required to pay out of pocket for an injury you played no part in causing. To help you get the compensation you need to get better, work with a trusted and experienced North Port Personal injury lawyer from Boohoff Law.
Traumatic brain injuries are extremely serious. Over 150 people die every day from these types of injuries. When people survive with a traumatic brain injury, they are left with a forever altered life. Over five million people in the United States live with one of these types of injuries.
This type of brain injury happens when the force of impact to the body is so strong that the brain hits one side of the skull and bounces off to impact the other side of the skull. Because of this severe impact, your symptoms are usually quick to appear. While any type of injury could cause a coup-contrecoup brain injury, these types of accidents are often violent and include car accidents, falls, blows to the head, and other types of serious bodily impact. The medical prognosis will vary greatly based on the type of accident that caused the injury as well as the age and health of the person who was injured.
Concussions are the most well known type of traumatic brain injury. Most people associate concussions with sports related injuries. In the United States, nearly three million concussions are reported annually because of sports injuries. But sports injuries aren’t the only ways in which concussions happen. Concussions can threaten lives whether caused by slip and falls, assault and battery, car accidents, or sports injuries. They frequently occur after a blow to the head, but impact with your head is not required to leave you with a concussion.
A brain contusion is a bruise on your brain. These injuries are similar to a concussion and many times the two injuries happen together. Brain contusions cause bleeding inside the brain and if this bleeding doesn’t stop on its own, surgery may be required to stop the bleeding and remove any clots.
This type of injury is like a more violent concussion. This injury is generally caused by a serious impact with force so great that the tears begin happening in the brain. This results in a wide range of long-term injuries including memory loss and paralysis. If the tears are large enough, this can cause death.
This type of injury is a second brain injury that may or may not be related to the first. In fact, the second injury could cause more damage than the first because the brain is still healing and trying to recover from the first injury. If you have suffered a brain injury and subsequently are involved in an accident, even if you feel completely fine, go see a doctor immediately.
This type of brain injury is usually caused when a parent becomes so frustrated with a crying child that the parent shakes the child so violently that the child suffers broken blood vessels and brain hemorrhages. Shaken babies may also suffer from tears in the brain stem leading to their untimely death.
Living with traumatic brain injuries is not impossible. Depending on the type and severity of the injury you or your loved one suffered, you will require different kinds of care. But one thing is true of all traumatic brain injuries – they are painful and create a frustrating set of circumstances both for the victim and the victim’s family and loved ones. Because of the nature of brain injuries, the victim isn’t the only one who experiences a changing life. When you have to care for a loved one who has suffered a brain injury, your life changes too. From memory loss to cognitive challenges and from an inability to care for one’s daily needs to paralysis, caring for a victim of a traumatic brain injury takes time and resources. Depending on the severity of the injury, the victim may have to undergo several surgeries or regular rehabilitation. These medical procedures are not cheap.
Because traumatic brain injuries require a great deal of medical attention, you should not settle for less than what your claim is worth. A skilled North Port traumatic brain injury attorney will be able to help you maximize your recovery. As your lawyer, we’ll fight to help you get compensation for:
What’s worse than a traumatic brain injury is being the victim of one while also having to pay for the medical expenses. If you did not cause the injury, you should not have to pay any of the expenses you incur to get better.
With our experienced brain injury lawyers, our team can help to make sure you don’t end up in a situation where you have to pay your medical bills for an injury you played no part in causing. We will investigate your injury, speak with any witnesses, review medical records, negotiate with insurance companies, and represent you at trial, if necessary. We do all of this at no cost to you. Contact us online or by calling (877) 999-9999 today. We look forward to helping you.
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