A Traumatic Brain Injury (“TBI”) as defined by the Center for Disease Control is “a disruption in the normal function of the brain that can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or penetrating head injury.” The CDC further explains that, “everyone is at risk for a TBI, especially children and older adults.”
Approximately 20% of traumatic brain injury emergency room visits for persons in age groups 15–44 years, are caused by assaults, slip and falls, and car crashes. Id. For this reason, seeking medical attention promptly is very important when you or your loved one has sustained an injury to the head.When involved in a car crash, the CDC reports that among all age groups, motor vehicle crashes and traffic-related incidents result in the largest percentage of TBI-related deaths (31.8%). Many brain injuries go undiagnosed and therefore untreated. Your well being is important to us, this is why here at the Caquias Law Group, PLLC we tell our clients to #seekcounsel
WHY HIRE A BRAIN INJURY LAWYER?
If you believe that you or your loved one has suffered from a brain injury or you or your loved one has been diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury caused by the negligence of someone else, call Caquias Law today.
Speaking to legal counsel wit professional experience in the effects that a brain injury can have on a person long term is vital to the strength of a personal injury case. When seeking compensation for your damages it is important to have all of the facts. It is even more important that all of those facts are presented and properly articulated to a jury at trial. The reality is that TBI’s can be very serious, can result in long term damage that will lead to other health concerns and even death.
THINGS TO LOOK OUT FOR WHEN YOU HIT YOUR HEAD: Do I have a brain injury? – Some symptoms to look out for …
- Did you suffer loss of consciousness?
- Do you suffer from dizziness, headaches or nausea?
- Do you have ringing in the ears?
- Do you suffer from fatigue and/or sleepiness?
- Do you suffer from loss of memory after the accident?
- Sudden onset of Depression and/or suicidal thoughts?
- Do you suffer from headaches that do not go away?
- Do you have trouble waking from sleep?
- Do you have dilated eye pupils or sensitivity to light?
- Slurred speech (or other sensory problems such as having a bad taste in the mouth or changes in the ability to smell)?
- Convulsions or seizures?
- Loss of coordination and/or balance?
- Repeated vomiting or nausea?
- Numbness in a certain part of your body or numbness in the arms and legs?
- Confusion, agitation and/or other unusual behaviors?
- Chronic headaches?
- Temporary memory loss?
- Short term memory loss?
If you were involved in an accident and/or sustained an injury to the head, look out for some of the signs. Seek immediate medical attention in order to be properly diagnosed with the severity and type of injury that you sustained. And, do not hesitate to reach out to the Caquias Law Group, PLLC. We are here to help you in your time of need.
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