A traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when a sudden trauma, usually a violent blow to the head or body, causes damage to the brain. Approximately 2.5 million people in the United States suffer traumatic brain injuries every year, including 50,000 deaths.
Causes of traumatic brain injuries include:
- motor vehicle accidents
- medical negligence
- train collisions
- electrical injuries
- gas explosions
- trucking accidents
Survivors of traumatic brain injuries may suffer from minor symptoms over a period of only a few days or endure severe disabilities for the rest of their lives. They may experience reduced functional mobility, impaired speech or memory, loss of reasoning ability, or emotional issues. Traumatic brain injuries can also cause epilepsy and increase the risk of brain disorders that affect people later in life, such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.
Because it is not uncommon for traumatic brain injury symptoms to manifest themselves months or even years after the traumatic event, it is essential to consult an attorney to make sure your rights are protected. Many traumatic brain injury sufferers require long-term medical care and rehabilitation in order to maintain their independence and quality of life. Davis, Bethune & Jones has represented many individuals with brain injuries.
At DBJ, our experienced legal team will provide you with the top medical experts in the country to determine if you have suffered a traumatic brain injury and then work tirelessly to ensure you are compensated for all your current and future medical needs. Please call us at 1-800-875-5972 to set up a free consultation.