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Over 50,000 people die from traumatic brain injuries every year in the United States. Nearly 2 million people suffer traumatic brain injuries yearly. While many are mild, most have serious side effects either immediately following the injury or many years after. Studies have shown that people who suffer traumatic brain injury are more likely to die prematurely or be diagnosed with depression. Their injuries often lead to serious emotional and mental issues that must be addressed through professional therapy and can require a lifetime of medication. Many traumatic brain injuries lead to permanent disability while others can cause severe disruptions in cognition.
While there is only so much to be done to combat the serious side effects of a traumatic brain injury, there is something to be shown for continual therapy and rehabilitation programs. Both have been shown to help victims of traumatic brain injuries make better sense of their injury and adapt to a changed lifestyle. If your brain injury was the result of someone else’s negligence, you deserve compensation for the pain and suffering you have been through. While monetary compensation will never account for your misfortune, it can help you and your family make it through a hard time and give hope to victims. Our experienced personal injury lawyers can help you and your family get justice for your TBI. We provide a legal review and work on a contingency fee basis; meaning you pay us nothing unless we recover compensation for your claim. Call 512-593-7650 today.
The Mayo Clinic reports that the most common causes of traumatic brain injury are:
A person who has a traumatic brain injury is also at risk for developing other health problems that aren’t just physical, but also emotional and psychological.
Physical symptoms of TBI include headaches, blurry vision, nausea and vomiting, seizures and persistent dizziness. If the TBI is severe, the individual’s brain cells may gradually degenerate and can further result in other conditions such as dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
Because TBI impacts the brain, individuals may experience a decline in cognitive function, which includes memory and recall, as well as issues with problem-solving tasks. Furthermore, an individual’s executive functioning may be affected, which can interfere with the ability to plan, evaluate and set goals.
Because the brain also controls our emotions, some have reported major personality changes when a certain part of the brain is affected. In one instance, a man who was struck in the head by an iron bar was reported to have a complete change in personality. He was once kind and gentle, but became hostile and unpredictable after the incident. This is only one possible change a person can experience after a TBI. Other effects include anxiety, depression and lack of motivation.
The brain is also responsible for communication skills — talking, listening and writing. Thus, if a TBI impacts this part of the brain, an individual can have communication problems. This could include reading others’ nonverbal cues and knowing the proper tone of voice to use, as well as being able to stay on topic in a conversation.
If you or a loved one suffered a TBI because of the negligence of others, let the Austin personal injury attorneys of Byrd Davis Alden & Henrichson, LLP, fight to help you recover damages. We will fight aggressively and negotiate intelligently to get you the compensation you deserve. Call 512-593-7650 for your initial case review.
The Austin personal injury attorneys at Byrd Davis Alden & Henrichson, LLP, know that any chance you have of receiving the sort of compensation you deserve lies in the hands of a competent legal staff. We have a team of highly skilled and knowledgeable attorneys who know that each case is different and that the sensitive nature of a traumatic brain injury case requires relentless hard work. We will find the responsible parties and hold them accountable for the misfortune they have caused you. As a TBI victim, you deserve every chance to return to a healthy lifestyle. As you strive to heal and recover, you should not have to be burdened with financial worries.
Has an injury changed your life or the life of a loved one? Call the Austin traumatic brain injury lawyers of Byrd Davis Alden & Henrichson, LLP, today to get the representation you deserve. While the fight for proper compensation can sometimes be a difficult one, it’s one our attorneys are ready to take on. Call 512-593-7650 or email us now and schedule a consultation with a team of lawyers who can get you what you deserve.