Traumatic brain injury (“TBI”) occurs as a result of some externally inflicted trauma and can cause significant impairment of a person’s physical, cognitive, and psychosocial functioning. A good traumatic brain injury attorney is critical to handling any injury case. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”), approximately 1.7 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury annually. However, many of these individuals are never diagnosed and do not received the rehabilitation they need. In fact, traumatic brain injury is a contributing factor to one-third of all injury-related deaths in the United States. TBI is also a major cause of disability, especially in children and young adults. The main causes of TBI include falls, vehicular accidents, and violence.
TBI can be described in terms of primary and secondary injuries. Primary injuries are the direct mechanical damages occurring at the time of the trauma. Secondary injuries occur after the initial trauma and alter the cerebral blood flow and pressure within the skull. Secondary injuries can substantially worsen the damage from the initial injury. TBIs can be diagnosed and treated using CT scans (computed tornography), EEGs (electroencephalogram), MRIs (magnetic resonance imaging), and PETs (positron emission tornography). Symptoms include bleeding from the head or face, loss of consciousness, confusion, lethargy, low pulse, etc. Depending on the degree of damage to the brain, a TBI can be classified as minor or severe.
Cases involving this type of injury are classified as personal injury claims. Depending on the severity of the injury, the costs associated with caring for a person with a TBI can amount to millions of dollars in medical costs over the injured person’s lifetime, the costs of treatment received at the time of the TBI, and costs for rehabilitation. Having a friend or family member sustain this type of personal injury is devastating, and without a great medical plan, many families will be unable to care for their loved one. During a time like this, it is important to take the time in selecting an attorney who is knowledgeable in this particular field. This attorney will need to be compassionate and understanding because this is a difficult and sensitive situation for all those involved.
If you are seeking representation as the survivor or for the survivor of a traumatic brain injury, our personal injury lawyers at The Mace Firm are prepared to offer you the knowledge and compassion that you need. Our attorneys are proficient in this field at both the state and federal level. If you or someone you know has experienced a traumatic brain injury, please contact The Mace Firm to schedule a free consultation with our traumatic brain injury attorney. We have brain injury lawyers that have passed the bar in South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. This is a horrible and traumatic experience that you should not face alone and without assistance.