Traumatic brain injuries, often called a TBI, can occur when there is a blow to the head. Traumatic brain injury can often be severe. Because of this, the injury forever changes the lives of the injured person and their loved ones who care for them.
Every year, approximately 2.8 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury. As a result of those injuries:
• 282,000 people are hospitalized;
• 50,000 people die; and
• 80,000 to 90,000 people experience long-term disabilities.
Currently, an estimated 5.3 million Americans live with the long-term side effects of a traumatic brain injury.
What Are The Potential Causes Of A Traumatic Brain Injury?
Any type of blow to the head can cause a traumatic brain injury. That said, the most common causes of the injury include:
• Big rig crashes;
• 18-wheeler crashes;
• Garbage truck crashes;
• Bus crashes;
• Car crashes;
• Motorcycle crashes;
• Bicycle crashes;
• Pedestrians vs. vehicle crashes;
• Trips, slips, and falls;
• Construction site incidents; and
• Work incidents.
What Are The Signs and Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury?
TBIs can cause a range of short- and long-term symptoms such as:
• Balance problems;
• Vision problems;
• Convulsions or seizures;
• Speech problems;
• Coordination problems;
• Memory loss;
• Cognitive impairment;
• Sleep changes;
• Concentration problems
• Depression; and
• Personality changes.
According to the Center For Disease Control, a person’s life expectancy after suffering a moderate to severe TBI can decrease by about 9 years. Unfortunately, insurance companies do not value TBI injuries like they should. They do not offer the kind of money it will take to actually pay for the extensive medical treatment these injuries require. This is why an experienced and knowledgeable attorney must be used to get you a full and fair settlement (or trial verdict).
If you or a loved one have suffered a TBI because of someone, you need to contact the experienced traumatic brain injury lawyers at Snyder & Wenner, P.C.