Brain Injury Attorney
When an accident happens, you check for obvious injuries: Is anyone unconscious or bleeding? Can you and your passenger move their arms and legs?
Even if everyone appears to be okay, you or your passenger may have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) which is not so obvious, and immediate medical treatment will make a difference.
An experienced personal injury attorney can guide you in understanding your legal rights and in getting the medical attention you may need.
Agencies like the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gather statistics on injuries and death in motor vehicle accidents, but there is no national database that specifically compile head injuries and traumatic brain injuries. From government statistics, consumer safety studies, and neuroscientists, we do know:
- Millions of people each year suffer minor personal injuries to the head. Usually, the symptoms disappear on their own.
- The leading cause of all personal injuries to the head are motor vehicle accidents, which cause approximately 28% of traumatic brain injuries, with another 20% caused by sports injuries. Other common causes are physical assaults and household falls.
- There a 500,000 hospitalizations for head injuries each year about half of those are do to traffic accidents. Traumatic brain injuries account for about a third of all deaths in the U.S.
- Scientific evidence shows that there can be brain damage when a head injury has happened even if there was no loss of consciousness, causing long-term physical disability as well as intellectual, emotional, and social trauma.
If you or a loved one has experienced a brain injury, you may have legal grounds to seek compensation. The party responsible and their insurance company should pay your medical bills, therapy and retraining expenses. Talk to a personal injury lawyer that is committed to helping clients who have suffered a personal injuries to the brain. Don’t delay! Call Clay now! We provide an initial consultation FREE of charge to you regardless of whether you retain our services.