While most people have heard of concussions and other types of traumatic brain injury (TBI), few have a firm understanding of the nature of this type of injury without firsthand experience. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an average of 1.7 million individuals in the United States are diagnosed with a TBI on an annual basis. Of these TBI patients, about 80 percent receive treatment in the emergency room, while an estimated 275,000 require extended hospitalization and approximately 52,000 do not survive their injuries. Despite the common occurrence of TBI, the nature of the resulting effects and symptoms can be misunderstood, especially when a brain injury is at the center of a personal injury claim.
The team at Brain Injury Counsel is dedicated to not only representing the legal rights and interests of accident victims with brain injuries, but also to spreading awareness and education regarding brain injuries and the potential effects on victims and their families. Throughout this site, you will find a wide variety of information regarding brain injuries, including the following:
- Types of brain injuries
- Classifications of brain injuries;
- Common causes of brain injuries;
- Treatments for traumatic brain injury;
- Information about coma resulting from brain injury;
- Brain injury resources;
- FAQs about TBI; and
- Information about TBI and the law, legal claims, and financial recovery.
Brain injuries are complicated injuries that can vary significantly from patient to patient. We are hoping this site provides some helpful information and insight about how brain injuries occur, how this injury can affect a paient’s life, and the legal rights of an individual who sustained a brain injury in a preventable accident.
We Know a TBI Can Be Devastating
Traumatic brain injuries can have devastating effects on patients and those around them. TBI can leave a patient with long-lasting physical and cognitive impairments and can even completely change their personality and abilities. It is important for both brain injury patients and their families to stay informed about this type of injury, signs a person has sustained a TBI, its symptoms and effects, diagnostic and treatment options, and much more.
You May Have a Legal Case
If a third party is at fault for your brain injury, you may likely have a viable legal claim against them to recover financially for your injury-related losses. Brain Injury Counsel provides information regarding the legal rights of brain injury victims and legal issues that may be involved in this type of case, as well as offers free consultations to brain injury patients and surviving family members to specifically evaluate your individual situation.
Call a Highly Experienced Brain Injury Law Firm
Brain injury law is a highly specialized field. It is critical to have a lawyer who knows the medicine and the law surrounding brain injuries, and who has the experience to handle these sophisticated cases. The legal team at Brain Injury Counsel has achieved record-setting verdicts for brain injury victims, including $14 million for a victim from automotive giant Hyundai. We have given professional lectures on legal issues in brain injury cases, including for the International Brain Injury Association’s Tenth World Congress on Brain Injury.
At Brain Injury Counsel, you will be able to consult with an attorney who has the knowledge, resources, and skill to successfully handle brain injury claims, so please do not hesitate to contact our office today for more information regarding how we can help you.