Traumatic brain injury is physical brain damage resulting from sudden impact with an external force such as the dashboard of a car or a bullet. Motor vehicle accidents are the primary cause of a traumatic brain injury, followed by falls, violence, sports injuries and child abuse. Most traumatic brain injury accidents are preventable and occur because of another party’s recklessness, carelessness or negligence. If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of another’s behavior, you may wish to consult an attorney who can help you receive the compensation you deserve.
Each year in the United States, 2 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury, or TBI. Between 70,000 and 90,000 of these individuals are left with significant and irreversible impairments. Approximately 20,000 people will die from TBI each year. Additionally males between the ages of 15 and 34 are most likely to suffer TBI. People over the age of 75 also comprise a large group of TBI patients. TBI is the leading cause of disability in children and young adults. The physical, cognitive, and emotional changes caused by a traumatic brain injury depend on the location and severity of the injury. Focal brain damage is confined to a specific area of the brain, usually the area affected directly by the impact. Diffuse brain damage, common with traumatic brain injury, is the result of the brain moving back and forth inside the skull causing damage to many areas. The major speech and language areas of the brain are often most affected by this type of traumatic brain injury because they sit in pockets that allow for a significant amount of brain movement during a traumatic event. In addition to speech and language problems, this type of traumatic brain injury can leave a patient with sensory disturbances, cognitive impairments and motor system damage.
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Prompt and proper medical care is crucial in those first few hours and days following the traumatic brain injury (TBI). In addition to primary trauma caused by the traumatic event, secondary injuries must be prevented to avoid further damage. Brain bleeding must be mitigated during critical care to avoid further losses. In these initial stages, it can be difficult to assess the long-term effects of TBI. Survivors of TBI are often left with long-term cognitive, physical and emotional deficits. A survivor may have difficulty concentrating, solving problems, making decisions, processing new information, organizing thoughts, relating to others and much more. TBI treatment is catered to an individual’s specific impairments. Long-term traumatic brain injury care often involves a team of professionals who specialize in the physical, cognitive and psychosocial aspects of rehabilitation. The aftermath of a traumatic brain injury can be financially and emotionally devastating for the patient and his or her loved ones.
Through experience and education, the attorneys of Dervishi Law Group, P.C., are able to evaluate traumatic brain injuries and successfully pursue claims on behalf of the injured plaintiff. It is always important to consult with an attorney regarding brain injury cases. There are many times when a victim may not be aware of their legal rights, but Dervishi Law Group, P.C. attorneys will investigate the facts and determine whether or not you have a right to compensation. Additionally, depending on the extent of your injury, you may have a right to public or private benefits such as Social Security disability, Medicare, or private disability insurance payments. For more information about TBI causes or a free consultation, contact us today at (718) 484-4757 or (917) 496-8342, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us online for a free case evaluation. Our firm utilizes the contingency fee system, where we not only provide free consultations, but never charge a fee unless we are successful in obtaining a settlement or jury verdict on your behalf.