A person who has had significant damage to the brain can suffer from permanent disability or death, and the number of people who are victimized by traumatic brain injuries is substantial. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 1.7 million people suffer from traumatic brain injury (TBI), of which over 50,000 die. This makes TBI account for more than 30 percent of all injury-related deaths in the United States.
To make matters worse, seeking compensation for TBI is also difficult unless you have an experienced, knowledgeable and aggressive TBI lawyer to represent you in your case. If you are involved in any accident that results in a traumatic brain injury, it is important to seek compensation for your injuries.
Types and causes of TBI
TBI cases are either closed or open. A closed TBI is where damage to the head is not very significant, but can be serious enough to result in blood clots and brain swelling in the skull. An open TBI, on the other hand, is when the damage to the head is such that it can cause the skull to become fractured due to the impact that emanates from a collision, fall, or another cause.
The severity of TBI ranges from low to very high. In the case of the latter, it can result in death, which is why it is so essential for anyone who has experienced significant damage to the brain to attain professional medical and attorney help.
There are many causes of TBI including car accidents, motorcycle accidents, and workplace accidents. There are also many cases of people suffering from TBI who are victims of physical abuse and vandalism.
What are the symptoms of TBI?
The symptoms of TBI vary depending on the nature of the accident or event causing the injury. Nonetheless, it is important to know what these symptoms are so that you can seek medical attention as early as possible. The following are some of the most common symptoms associated with TBI.
- Sleeping problems
- Loss of balance and coordination
- High sensitivity to light
Importance of seeking professional attorney help
As important it is for you to seek medical attention, a TBI attorney can help you seek compensation for damages. If you or someone you love has sustained a TBI, contact Brain Injury Counsel today to schedule a free consultation in either our Baltimore or Washington D.C. location.