Clinton Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
Injuries to the brain are not visible but the impacts can be devastating. A serious enough impact or cut can cause a traumatic brain injury (TBI), which impacts each individual differently depending on the area of the brain injured. There are times when a person may not even recognize that they have sustained a TBI, but their mood and demeanor will appear dramatically altered to others. If you, or a person you love, has sustained a traumatic brain injury that was caused by another party, contact Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC to learn how our Clinton traumatic brain injury lawyers can represent you during the legal process.
Clinton Traumatic Brain Injury Facts
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1.5 million Americans suffer a traumatic brain injury each year. Moreover, 50,000 Americans lose their lives to TBIs each year, 850,000 suffer long term disabilities, and 5.3 million currently suffer from permanent disability. The health consequences of a TBI are great, and include the following impairments, according to WebMD:
- Severe and/or persistent headache;
- Slurred speech;
- Sleep disorder;
- Irritability and impatience;
- Lack of stress tolerance;
- Memory loss–both long and short term;
- Short attention span;
- Difficulty understanding others, processing information, understanding complex concepts, or expressing thoughts;
- Impaired decision making;
- Inability of sense of time;
- Poor balance or spatial disorientation;
- Change in the senses: vision, hearing, taste, smell, or touch–including heightened sense of pain;
- Fatigue, both mental and physical; and
- Paralysis, seizures, or tremors.
What Causes a TBI?
A TBI occurs when the brain suffers a blow, jolt, or penetrating injury. Lack of oxygen can also result in brain damage, which can occur from a stroke (blood clot that stops the flow of oxygen to the brain), from drowning, or any other time the brain’s flow of oxygen is severed for more than a few minutes. The most common types of TBIs occur from a direct blow, such as hitting your head against the passenger side window during a rollover. There are many types of TBI of varying severity. If you have been injured, you need the best medical care possible and an experienced attorney that knows how to make funds available for affording it.
TBIs Can be Caused in Car Crashes, Slip and Falls, and Virtually Any Other Accident Scenario
Some of the most common causes of traumatic brain injury include:
- Car crashes;
- Truck collisions;
- Motorcycle accidents;
- Slip and falls;
- Workplace accidents;
- Other types of premises liability;
- Pedestrian and bicyclist traffic collisions with motor vehicles; and
Surprisingly, firearms are one of the three leading causes of TBI injuries along with motor vehicle collisions and falls. However, 90 percent of firearm TBIs are fatal.
Call an Experienced Clinton Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer Today for Help
If you or a loved one is suffering from a TBI, or you were injured within the last few years and suffered a TBI, you have a right to collect financial compensation from the negligent party that caused the injury. Contact the professional Clinton brain injury lawyers of Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC today for help.