Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can be life-changing and devastating. At Hinton & Powell, our attorneys understand the effects of traumatic brain injuries. While we may not be able to reverse the effects of the brain injury, we bring more than 96 years of collective experience obtaining just compensation to help ease the overwhelming financial burdens our clients face.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 1.7 million people suffer from traumatic brain injuries in the U.S. every year. Within this number, 275,000 people are hospitalized, 1.365 million are treated and released from an emergency room, and 52,000 die from TBI.
A traumatic brain injury, head injury, concussion, or head trauma is defined as any type of jolt, blow, or penetrating injury that results in disruption of the brain function. These injuries commonly cause injury to the brain, skull, or scalp and may be classified as either:
Penetrating head traumas – refers to when an object enters the brain by breaking through the skull.
Closed head injuries – when the brain or head sustains a blunt force from striking against an object.
The impact of these injuries can range from mild to severe. While a mild TBI may result in a brief change in consciousness, the effects of a severe brain injury can result in long-term problems. Many head injuries result in non-reversible and prolonged brain damage.
Your brain is exceptionally vital and extremely delicate. Even if the injury seems minor, it can prove to be life-changing and devastating. A few of the most common causes of serious brain injuries are recreational accidents, traffic accidents, sports injuries, and work accidents.
If you or a family member have experienced any symptoms of a TBI, it’s imperative to seek a doctor immediately. The physician may perform a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to either confirm or rule out a serious brain injury. Delays in diagnosing and treating a traumatic brain injury can be exceptionally harmful – even fatal.
If you or a family member have suffered a traumatic brain injury, the personal injury attorneys at Hinton & Powell may be able to help. We will carefully listen to your claim and provide you with sound legal advice regarding the next steps. In any case, we will always work tenaciously to protect your rights and ensure you receive the financial compensation you deserve.
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2. Change in personality
4. Difficulty sleeping
5. Severe vision problems or sensitivity to light
9. Cognitive problems or confusion
11. Other behavioral and emotional complications