While the majority of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are minor, some do result in death or severe injury. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that around 30 percent of all injury deaths are the result of trauma to the brain. In all, that amounts to approximately 50, 000 deaths per year, or about 138 deaths per day. Others may experience life-time complications. If you or someone you love has suffered an injury or wrongful death because of a TBI, the following may help.
How Traumatic Brain Injuries Happen
Brain injuries are caused by a sudden jolt, bump, or blow to the head. This makes them extremely common in slip and fall accidents and motor vehicle crashes. However, they can also be the result of an assault, or a strike on the head from a falling, overhead, or flying object. Of course, not all head injuries result in traumatic brain injury, but it is still important to have victims seen as soon as possible if there is a possibility of a TBI. This is especially critical if the victim loses consciousness, becomes nauseous, or is experiencing any changes to their vision.
Potential Long-Term Effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury
For most victims, the symptoms of traumatic brain injury subside fairly quickly – some within as little as a few weeks. However, those with moderate to severe TBI can experience symptoms for months, years, or even for the rest of their lives. They may struggle to handle bright lights or reading for very long, or they may experience memory problems. Some may unable to drive or work again. Others may need assistance with some of their daily living activities. Of course, there are others who do not survive their injuries. This leaves their family in grief and may even result in serious financial troubles. In any one of these instances, victims may be owed compensation for their injuries.
Pursuing Compensation for Your Injuries
If you or someone you love has been severely injured or suffered a wrongful death from a traumatic brain injury, Herrling Clark Ltd. can assist you in your pursuit for compensation. We will protect your rights and we always pursue the most favorable outcome possible for your situation. Schedule your personalized consultation with our Appleton personal injury lawyers to learn more. Call 920-739-7366.