Traumatic Brain Injury (“TBI”) also referred to as head injury, brain trauma a or traumatic head injury is a devastating personal injury resulting from physical trauma to the head, neck or brain by an impact, shaking, bump or penetration that disrupts normal brain function. They are often associated with concussions. Common accidents that cause TBI are trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, motor vehicle accidents or falls. Non-violent incidents can cause brain trauma as well, such as drug overdose or chemical poisoning. The Brain Injury Association of America (www.biausa.org) estimates that 1.7 million children and adults in the U.S. sustain a TBI each year, and currently more than 3.1 million children and adults in the U.S. live with a lifelong disability because of TBI. The University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine (http://www.med.upenn.edu/cbir/Silentepidemic.html) approximates that the U.S. cost of treating, rehabilitating and caring for the victims of traumatic brain injury is $30 billion each year.
Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury
- Difficulty speaking
- Slurred speech
- Difficulty swallowing
- Changes in vision
- Dizziness, balance problems
- Memory problems
- Poor judgment and attention span
- Slowed thought processing speed
Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury
- Electric Shock
- Toxic Exposure
- Auto Accidents
- Slip and Falls
- Lack of Oxygen
- Physical Aggression
- Penetrating Head Injury
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Cases involving traumatic brain injury are very complex and involve a multitude of legal and medical issues. My commitment and passion in protecting the rights of TBI victims through legal and investigation services is unmatched. I have extensive knowledge and experience successfully representing victims suffering from TBI and I am adept at conveying complex legal and medical issues in a clear and concise manner to a judge or jury. I understand the stress and confusion you will face when dealing with the perils of TBI and I am devoted to doing everything I can to put you in a position of comfort, safety and strength as you and your family cope with this severe personal injury. It takes a special support network to help victims of TBI and their families overcome this devastating personal injury. Receiving just compensation for your head injury is half the battle. The road to recovery includes helping the victim’s family adjust to life after a TBI and ensuring you get the counseling, guidance, and the medical attention they need.
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