Traumatic Brain Injuries At A Glance
According to the Centers for Disease Control, at least, 1.7 million people in the U.S. will experience a traumatic brain injury (TBI) this year. No age group is immune from experiencing TBI’s, and they are a known contributing factor in about a third of all deaths resulting from injuries. Because our brains contain over 400 miles of blood vessels, it’s obvious why any damage to one of its four distinct regions can easily result in long-term medical care and rehabilitative treatment.
COMMON CAUSES OF TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES
The causes of TBI’s vary but the most common causes are auto accidents, falls, firearms and physical contact in sports.
SYMPTOMS OF TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES
Effects from TBI’s can last for days, weeks and longer. While the specific symptoms of TBI may not reveal themselves immediately following an incident, there are a few telltale signs that, when noticed, should trigger an immediate visit to your doctor. The most common signs of TBI include:
- Difficulty in thinking
- Blurred vision
- Sensitivity to light or noise
THE OSWALT LAW GROUP CAN HELP YOU
If you have experienced a TBI, you definitely need to consult with an attorney skilled in personal injury law. You may very well be entitled to recoup fees for high medical bills, lost wages and other expenses associated with TBI such as therapy. If you’re concerned about going to trial, please know that most personal injury cases do not go that far. Rather, most are settled with insurance companies. A skilled personal injury attorney can prove invaluable in negotiating with them or other parties that may be responsible. We encourage you to contact the Oswalt Law Group at (602) 225-2222 for a free consultation.