The brain is one of the most important organs we have; it controls nearly everything in the body. When a strong force injures the brain, it can result in a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The effects of a traumatic brain injury can be both wide-ranging and debilitating. Treatment is neither easy nor cheap, which is why you should contact KC Road Lawyers if you have suffered a traumatic brain injury.
Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reported that over 2.5 million traumatic brain injuries occurred in 2010. Many day to day activities come with the risk of sustaining traumatic brain injury. Transportation, recreation, work, violence, and even simple falls are common causes of TBI. Traffic accidents are the third most common cause of traumatic brain injuries and the second highest cause of TBI related deaths. Assaults make up more than 10% of TBI cases. Workplace and sports injuries are another common cause, though the most prominent source of traumatic brain injuries, over 40% of all TBIs, is falls.
Risks, Symptoms, and Signs Associated with TBI
Non-fatal traumatic brain injuries can have serious consequences; cognition, memory, emotions, sleep patterns, and physical coordination can all be impacted. Someone with TBI may have difficulty thinking clearly, concentrating, remembering information, or thinking quickly. Emotional symptoms associated with traumatic brain injury may include increased or extreme emotions, nervousness, irritability, or sadness. Sleeping more or less than normal can also be caused by TBI. Physically, people affected by traumatic brain injury can experience headaches, blurred vision, nausea, dizziness, decreased balance, noise sensitivity, and light sensitivity.
If anyone displays these symptoms, seek help. Additionally, if someone experiences slurred speech, extreme drowsiness, dilated pupils, extreme confusion or agitation, convulsions and/or seizures, or loss of consciousness, go to the ER immediately!
Compensation for Traumatic Brain Injuries
If you or a family member sustains a traumatic brain injury as a result of an accident; the time and expense of recovery may be significant. Compensation for TBI can cover pain, suffering, physical impairment, mental anguish, health expenses, punitive damages, and earnings losses.
TBI may be serious, but a traumatic brain injury attorney, like our Chris Benjamin, can help you navigate the claims process, negotiate a fair settlement, and help you get compensation for your injuries. Contact KC Road Lawyers, by calling 816-425-2420 or by navigating to our contact page, for a free consultation to find out how we can help you. We will work with you and your family to seek compensation.