A brain injury can have serious and devastating effects on a person’s life. Sadly, brain injuries affect more than one million Americans each year. At least 50,000 per year are fatal. Most brain injuries are the result of a sudden direct blow to the head such as in a car accident or fall. Other causes, however, include violence, explosion, fire/smoke, improper medication and medical malpractice.
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury we are here to help you. Please contact us today for a complimentary case evaluation with an understanding and experienced personal injury attorney.
Brain Injuries, Causes & Consequences
Auto accidents are the most common cause of brain injury in the U.S. In individuals over the age of 65, the leading cause of brain injury are slip and fall accidents. A less common but no less devastating cause of brain injury is medical malpractice. Examples of medical malpractice include misdiagnosis or oxygen deprivation during a procedure.
Whatever the cause, the consequences of a brain injury are often severe and many times permanent. Consequences of brain injury may include:
- Vision problems
- Loss of memory
- Speech impairment
- Cognitive Impairment
In addition to these physical and emotional consequences, brain injury victims also frequently suffer tremendous financial losses. Experts estimate that a serious brain injury can cost between $600,000 and $2,000,000 or more to treat over a lifetime.
Individuals who have suffered a brain injury due to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing may be entitled to recover damages including medical expenses, lost wages or earning capacity, mental anguish and more.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a traumatic brain injury, it is important to understand that you have certain legal rights and options. By contacting our attorneys you can be assured that your rights are protected. Please contact us today for a FREE consultation with a trusted and caring personal injury attorney who can evaluate your case and work vigorously on your behalf to ensure you get the compensation you deserve for your losses.