Standing up for Victims of Traumatic Brain Injuries
While any damage to the head is a serious medical concern, traumatic brain injures (TBI) can have lifelong consequences for victims. Caused by a hit, jolt, or blow to the head, a TBI can involve anything from a mild concussion to a penetrating injury that directly damages the brain. A wide variety of instances can cause this kind of injury, and it’s important to know your rights as a victim, in case someone else’s negligent behavior was at fault. Consulting a compassionate and proficient brain injury attorney can help you understand the compensation you may deserve in the wake of your injury. When faced with such a life-altering event, having someone informed on your side can help start the process of healing.
In addition to being a major cause of disabilities, about 30% of injury deaths in the U.S. involve TBI. In 2010, 280,000 hospitalizations and 2.2 million emergency room visits resulted in a TBI diagnosis, according to the CDC. In fact, between 2001 and 2010, TBI-related visits to emergency rooms increased by 70%.
The effects of brain injuries can vary widely, with many of the symptoms manifesting subtly. The consequences of a TBI can include any of the following:
- Impaired perception, thinking, and problem-solving
- Vision, hearing, and speech problems
- Memory loss
- Balance problems
- Mental health issues like anxiety, depression, or mood swings
Depending on the severity, the injury can result in a permanent disability and a change in quality of life. Because of the long-term impact of such trauma, a seasoned brain injury attorney can fight for damages to compensate for this shift in lifestyle. This includes not only monetary support for lost income and unpaid medical bills, but also compensation for the lasting consequences of the injury, like physical therapy and rehabilitation, as well as any expenses related to adjusting to a disability.
The most common cause of a brain injury is falling, with other leading causes including being hit in some capacity, traffic collisions, assaults, and sports injuries. A victim may have fallen on someone else’s property due to poor maintenance or signage. Automobile accidents can also result in traumatic head injuries, and are especially prevalent in motorcycle collisions. Additionally common are workplace injuries, such as at construction sites, due to the oversight of an employee or the company as a whole. Sadly, children are not exempt from TBI, and reckless behavior such as shaking or dropping can cause lifelong problems for a growing child.
In order to receive compensation, negligence must be proven by a head injury lawyer. To be considered as such, the cause of the TBI will need to be thoroughly investigated, with attention paid to the place where the accident happened, well-documented medical reports, any accident witness statements, and insurance information. Bellah Perez’s brain injury attorneys will walk you through this meticulous process, gather the necessary evidence, and evaluate what you deserve for your pain and suffering.
Our Brain Injury Lawyers Fight for Your Rights
A TBI can have many diverse causes, symptoms, and consequences, and Bellah Perez’s head injury lawyers treat each case with personalized attention. We’ll act as the intermediary between you and the responsible party, bearing the brunt of the investigation and diligently gathering what you need to prove your case. With a brain injury attorney on your side, there’s no need to be afraid of an aggressive, bullying insurance company or an opposing legal team hoping to close a case quickly. We’ll see your case through to the end, in or out of court.
Representation in a Variety of Personal Injury Cases
Because of the varied causes of traumatic brain injuries, your case can overlap with another personal injury matter, such as slip and fall cases, medical malpractice, or wrongful death. Whatever injury you have suffered, our compassionate personal injury attorneys can get you what you deserve. Our other areas of practice include: