Brain Injury Videos
Though scientists are still learning more about the wonders of the human brain, one thing is clear – it is the vital center of your body, serving as a “home base” for all of your thought processes and bodily functions. 1.4 million Americans suffer from a traumatic brain injury each year, with over 200,000 requiring hospitalization and intensive treatment and 50,000 dying from their injuries.
What Are Some Common Causes of Brain Injury?
The causes of brain injury are quite varied. Physical trauma such as shaking, slips and falls, auto accidents, and sports injuries can damage the brain and cause it to jar against the skull in what is known as a “closed injury.” Cuts, gunshots, or other causes that penetrate the skull itself are known as “open injuries.” Both kinds of brain injury can cause long-lasting personality changes, difficulties processing information or moving the body, and can even lead to conditions like epilepsy or aneurysms. Though these injuries can range from mild concussions to full-blown paraplegia, one thing is certain – TBI often requires life-long medical treatment.
TBI Treatment Options
Treatment options and prognosis vary along with the brain injury. And the victim is not the only one affected – a whole family can suffer from their parent’s sudden inability to work, gigantic medical bills, and changes in memory, perception and personality. The good news is that TBI victims can sue those responsible for their injuries, collecting damages related to the costs of medical care, future treatment, inability to earn wages, and psychological or emotional trauma. However, a brain injury lawsuit isn’t as simple as filing a form. It requires an intensive review of medical records, investigation into the causes and potential negligence, and successful navigation of the often-confusing world of courtroom procedures.
Contact a Gainesville Brain Injury Lawyer at 855-797-9899
At Farah & Farah, we’re committed to standing up for the victims of TBI, helping them gather the compensation they need. Since 1979, we’ve collected millions on behalf of our clients, including those who have suffered traumatic brain injuries. A brain injury doesn’t need to be a life sentence – but you only have so long to file a lawsuit and fight for the compensation you deserve. Our Gainesville personal injury attorneys can help. Call 855-797-9899 today for more information and a free case consultation.
Additional Brain Injury Information
- Open Head Injuries
- Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA)
- Traumatic Brain Injury – Mayo Clinic
- NINDS Traumatic Brain Injury Information
Recent Brain Injury Verdicts and Settlements:
- $5 Million Settlement – Traumatic Brain Injury/Medical Malpractice
- Recovery $195,000 – Traumatic Brain Injury Case
Note: All cases are based on their own facts, so results will vary. Results are before attorney’s fee, costs, and expenses. Most cases result in a lower recovery. It should not be assumed that your case will have as beneficial a result.