Traumatic brain injury (TBI) are typically the end result of moderate, severe or catastrophic force to the head. This force ultimately damages parts and sections of the brain resulting in impaired function, motor skills and diminished cognitive abilities. A brain injury, whether it is minimal or very severe can induce tragic changes in ones quality of life, permanent impairment as well as drastic changes to ones financial security. These effects are often felt by both the victim and their families. If you, or a loved one, have sustained a brain injury in any type of accident you need the help of an experienced brain injury attorney.
Please contact our team of brain injury lawyers. They offer free consultations and charge no fee if they do not win on your behalf. serving the entire country including California, Pennsylvania, Florida, New York, Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, North Carolina, Georgia and New Jersey.
According to the Center for Disease Control an estimated 1.7 million people sustain a TBI annually Of them:
• 52,000 die
• 275,000 are hospitalized
• 1.365 million, nearly 80%, are treated and released from an emergency department
• TBI is a contributing factor to a third (30.5%) of all injury-related deaths in the United States
• About 75% of TBIs that occur each year are concussions or other forms of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI).2 • Direct medical costs and indirect costs of TBI, such as lost productivity, totaled an estimated $60 billion in the United States in 2000.3 TBI by Age 1
• Children aged 0 to 4 years, older adolescents aged 15 to 19 years, and adults aged 65 years and older are most likely to sustain a TBI
• Almost half a million (473,947) emergency department visits for TBI are made annually by children aged 0 to 14 years
• Adults aged 75 years and older have the highest rates of TBI-related hospitalization and death
The brain is a three-pound organ that controls all functions of the human body. It interprets information from the outside world, and embodies the essence of the mind and soul. Intelligence, creativity, emotion, and memory are a few of the many things governed by the brain. The brain is protected within by the skull and is composed of the cerebrum, cerebellum, and brainstem. The brain stem serves as a relay center connecting the cerebrum and cerebellum to the spinal cord.
The brain receives information through our five senses: sight, smell, touch, taste, and hearing – often many at one time. It assembles the messages in a way that has meaning for us, and can store that information in our memory. The brain controls our thoughts, memory and speech, movement of the arms and legs, and the function of many organs within our body. It also determines how we respond to stressful situations (such as taking a test, losing a job, or suffering an illness) by regulating our heart and breathing rate.
The nervous system is divided into central and peripheral systems. The central nervous system (CNS) is composed of the brain and spinal cord. The peripheral nervous system (PNS) is composed of spinal nerves that branch from the spinal cord and cranial nerves that branch from the brain. The PNS includes the autonomic nervous system, which controls vital functions such as breathing, digestion, heart rate, and secretion of hormones.
The purpose of the bony skull is to protect the brain from injury. The skull is formed from 8 bones that fuse together along suture lines. These bones include the frontal, parietal (2), temporal (2), sphenoid, occipital and ethmoid. The face is formed from 14 paired bones including the maxilla , zygoma, nasal, palatine, lacrimal, inferior nasal conchae, mandible, and vomer.
Closed Head Injury
Corpus Callosum Injury
Penetrating Brain Injury
Diffuse Axonal Injury
Acquired Brain Injury
Shaken Baby Syndrome
No matter what type of brain injury you have suffered please do not hesitate to contact out team of brain injury attorneys to discuss your case. Your life will never be the same after a brain injury and out team of brain injury attorneys strongly feel that negligent parties should be held accountable.
A brain injury or a head injury can be sustained in almost any type of accident. Debilitating brain injuries can occur in both children as well as adults. Workers compensation accidents such as falls, crushing injuries and work related auto accidents can induce serious brain injuries.
In addition to workplace accidents auto accidents and truck accidents accidents can cause minimal, moderate and severe head and brain injuries as the head can be slammed into a window, dashboard, steering wheel with an extraordinary amount of force upon impact. Motorcycle accidents, particularly when someone is not wearing a helmet, can induce severe brain injuries.
Falls, victims of assault, blunt force trauma, animal attacks and victims of medical malpractice or medical negligence can also experience brain injuries. Let our brain injury lawyers get you the benefits and financial compensation you need for your injuries.
Where the brain injury occurred and the cause of the head or brain injury dictates who is responsible or accountable for your injuries. Sometimes an insurance company is responsible as in an auto accident, other times third party or corporate entities such as hospitals or health care organizations are liable. Regardless, our brain injury lawyers can help you to acquire the full amount of compensation for your injuries based on pain and suffering, lost wages, current medical expenses, future medical costs and rehabilitation.
If you, a family member or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence or carelessness or another please call our brain injury lawyers. They offer free consultations to injury victims throughout the United States. They handle accident and injury claims on a contingency fee basis meaning they charge no fee unless they recover for you and your family.
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