Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) are a leading cause of death and ongoing disability in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that 1.7 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury yearly. Of those who are injured, many will find their life irreparably impaired due to the injuries suffered. The CDC go on to note that traumatic brain injuries constitute one-third of all injury related deaths in the US.
Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI’s)
Automobile accidents are the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries. The brain injury can occur when the head hits an unyielding object, such as the dash, with a sudden and sharp force. Traumatic brain injuries can also occur from the sudden acceleration/deceleration of the brain without direct trauma applied to the head, the common cause being whiplash. Many brain injuries are the result of bruising, bleeding, twisting or tearing of brain tissues. Damage can be immediate, at the time of the accident, or it can occur over the period of a few days as the tissues bleed and swell within the head.
The complications of a traumatic brain injury include:
Traumatic brain injuries may lead to either permanent or temporary impairment of the brain’s ability to properly function. They can leave an accident victim in varying states of debilitation.
- Effects on consciousness.
- Impaired attention and judgment.
- Difficulties speaking or writing.
- Emotional and behavioral problems.
- Physical complications.
The most common situations in which a TBI can occur include:
- Slips and falls.
- Sports injuries.
- Motor vehicle accidents.
- Errors in medical treatment.
- Intentional assault and battery.
- Explosive blasts and combat injuries.
Securing the help of a qualified attorney after a traumatic brain injury
Traumatic brain injury cases can be complex, requiring both legal and medical expertise. It is important to have legal help at these times, and you want a team with the experience and resources to do all that is necessary to protect your rights. We are prepared to substantiate and project future loss, as well as handle current and prior financial loss experienced by both you and your family.
If you need an attorney and a firm that are prepared to expend resources required to ensure that your traumatic brain injury case is properly handled, call us today.
If you or a loved one has suffered a TBI, call Frank Chares Miranda, P.A. at 813-902-3925 to discuss the specifics of your case. Your consultation is free, and we do work on a contingency fee basis. We handle your case, so you can concentrate on recovery.