Let a personal injury lawyer represent you in your brain injury case
Unfortunately, in the United States, a significant amount of the deaths that occur result from a traumatic brain injury (TBI). According to the U.S. Center of Disease Control, 1.7 million people are diagnosed with TBI. It is found that of those 1.7 million people, 52,000 die, 275,000 are hospitalized and 1.365 million are treated.
With those astounding statistics, we can only conclude that traumatic brain injuries should not be taken lightly. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with TBI, contact a personal injury lawyer at Tolbert Beadle & Musgrave today and let us help you discover your legal options.
What is a traumatic brain injury?
Traumatic brain injury occurs when the head and brain are subject to severe force impact, like a semi truck accident or a fall from a ladder or collapsed balcony.
Some brain injury cases involve what are called “closed head injuries”. In these, the skull remains intact. A few scenarios that lead to this might include:
- Rear end collisions
- Slip and fall injuries
- Recreational injuries
The other category of brain injury is “open head injuries”, in which the structure of the skull loses integrity. These may result from:
- Hunting accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Auto accidents
Brain Injury Symptoms
Sometimes, brain injuries can go undetected and you might not realize that you even have a brain injury. Some common symptoms of TBI include:
- Vision changes
- Loss of Consciousness (sometimes in a state of coma)
- Fluid draining from ears and nose
- Slurred speech
- Change in eating habits
- Loss of interest
- Change in sleeping habits
- Crying spells
If you think you have had a TBI, contact your physician immediately, as well as an experienced personal injury lawyer.
How a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help
A successful and knowledgeable personal injury lawyer can assist you with discovering your legal options, as well as help you get compensation for you traumatic brain injury. Some of the expenses your personal injury lawyer can assist you with are medical bills, pain and suffering, property damage, income loss and more. In addition to financial compensation, your personal injury lawyer will ease the stress of having to spend hours in court and on your case.
Contact an Experienced, Aggressive Personal Injury Lawyer
At Tolbert Beadle & Musgrave, we strive to help traumatic brain injury victims take on insurance companies. Contact us today to set up a free initial consultation with a personal injury lawyer. Contact us at (800) 887-4030 with any questions or concerns.