Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic Brain Injuries Attorneys
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Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is sudden, physical brain damage caused by an impact. Motor vehicle accidents are the primary cause of traumatic brain injury, followed by falls, violence, sports injuries, and child abuse. Most TBI accidents are preventable and occur because of another party’s recklessness, carelessness or negligence.
About two million people each year in the United States suffer a traumatic brain injury. Of those, 500,000 will be hospitalized and 70,000 to 90,000 people are left with significant and irreversible impairments. Additionally:
- Young adults, especially males between the ages of 15 and 24, are most likely to suffer a TBI.
- People over the age of 80 also at a very high risk for TBI.
- 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 is the result of the brain moving back and forth inside the skull, causing damage to many areas. The speech and language areas of the brain are often most affected by this type of traumatic brain injury. Other symptoms can include sensory disturbances, cognitive impairments and motor system damage.
Medical care is crucial in the first few hours and days following the traumatic brain injury. Secondary injuries, caused by such events as pressure and swelling, must be prevented to avoid further damage.
TBI treatment is catered to an individual’s specific impairments and can be very expensive. Long-term TBI care often involves a team of professionals who concentrate in the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial aspects of rehabilitation.
The aftermath of a TBI is especially hard on the patient and his or her loved ones, financially and emotionally. Survivors of TBI often have long-term cognitive, physical, and emotional problems. A survivor may have difficulty concentrating, solving problems, making decisions, processing new information, organizing thoughts, relating to others and much more.
It is always important to consult with an attorney regarding brain injury cases. Brown & Crouppen will investigate the facts and determine whether or not you (or your loved ones) have a right to compensation. We will also investigate whether public or private benefits such as Social Security disability, Medicare or private disability insurance payments are available.
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Do not settle for less than fair compensation. If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of another’s wrongdoing, call Brown and Crouppen toll free at 800-536-4357 for your free legal consultation or save time with our online contact form.
 All data found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traumatic_brain_injury