Traumatic Brain Injury

Brain Injury Facts

If you think you are at low risk of traumatic brain injury, think again: About one in every 200 Americans (1.4 million a year) suffers a brain injury each year at an economic cost of more than $60 billion.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Traumatic brain injury is a blow, jolt or penetrating injury to the head that disrupts brain function. The severity can be mild (a brief change in consciousness or mental status) or severe, which can include amnesia, coma or unconsciousness for an extended period of time.

If you have suffered a blow to the head or an incident typically associated with a serious chance of brain injury, it is imperative that you seek medical treatment right away.

The medical consequences of a brain injury are not always readily apparent; proper medical treatment and consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer are vital to protecting your rights.

Of the 1.4 million people who suffer traumatic brain injury each year, 50,000 will die, 235,000 are hospitalized and more than a million are treated and released from hospital emergency rooms.

An estimated 5.3 million Americans have long-term or lifelong care needs as a result of a traumatic brain injury, including deteriorating memory or problem solving; stress and emotional upset; problems with mood and temper; and motor control, language and learning impairments.

The most common causes of traumatic brain injuries are falls (28 percent) and traffic crashes (20 percent), followed by injury from being struck by an object and physical assaults.

The legal issues surrounding traumatic brain injuries can involve motor-vehicle laws, premise liability and other complex facts and circumstances.

If you or someone you love has suffered a traumatic brain injury, it is critical to seek qualified medical advice and to consult a lawyer about your legal rights.

At Lee Law Offices, P.A., you will find an experienced staff dedicated to helping you navigate the complex issues surrounding traumatic brain injury. Our attorneys and investigators will work with your medical team, help you deal with medical bills, rehabilitation and long-term care needs and investigate the cause of the injury to help fight for the maximum compensation you deserve.