Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the major causes of disability and death in the United States. In 2010, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention stated TBI contributed to over 50,000 deaths and 280,000 hospitalizations. These injuries are life-changing. They have the potential to impair your memory, change your personality, and limit your ability to live your life as you once did. A traumatic brain injury is caused by a blow to the head that disrupts normal brain activity, and ranges from mild to severe injuries. A mild injury may consist of a concussion, which causes a temporary change in mental status and typically has a fast recovery. Common symptoms of a mild TBI include fatigue, headaches, memory loss, poor attention, and seizures. A more severe injury may include subdural hemorrhaging, bleeding that damages the brain, or diffuse axonal injuries. Common symptoms of a moderate TBI includes motor and cognitive impairment. Severe brain injury usually results in unconsciousness or a coma lasting for an extended period. The leading causes of TBI include:
- Blunt trauma/Being hit by an object
- Motor vehicle traffic
If your injuries were caused by the negligent acts of another, you can claim compensation for medical expenses, long-term personal care, loss of earnings and future earning potential, pain and suffering, and diminished enjoyment of life. At the Buckley Law Group, we understand that your life may no longer be the same as it was before, and we are dedicated to working until you receive compensation that will support your needs.