Brain Injuries | Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are one of the most feared forms of injury following an accident. TBI occurs after a jolt, blow, bump, crash, or other head injury to the brain. Traumatic brain injuries are responsible for countless deaths, hospitalizations and disabilities each year in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 52,000 people die annually from suffering a traumatic brain injury.  In addition, the CDC reports that TBI is responsible for 275,000 hospitalizations each year. This growing number of brain injuries requires a deeper understanding of the components of TBI.

Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries are an extremely important health concern. Common causes of TBI include:

  • Car accidents, truck and tractor-trailer accidents, motorcycle accidents, and other motor vehicle crashes. These are forms of deceleration injuries (Diffuse Axonal Injury)
  • Sports injuries
  • Chemical/Toxic injuries
  • Lack of Oxygen (Hypoxia)
  • Tumors
  • Open head injury
  • Closed head injury
  • Stroke
  • Infection

The above causes of brain injuries are accompanied by a broad range of disabilities and symptoms.

Effects of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Many individuals are unaware of the full extent of a TBI injury due to its overwhelming nature. It is important to remember that no two brain injuries are alike. Traumatic Brain Injuries are classified into two groups:

1. Mild Traumatic Brian Injuries: A TBI fits into this category if confusion, disorientation, and/or loss of consciousness lasts for less than 30 minutes. Common symptoms of a mild TBI are headaches, memory problems, short attention span, mood swings, frustration, and difficulty thinking.

2. Severe Traumatic Brain Injuries: A TBI injury which fits into this classification is the result of a loss of consciousness for more than 30 minutes. In addition to a loss of consciousness, memory loss if often common as well. A person with a severe TBI may experience a comatose state, abnormal speech and/or cognitive abilities, emotional issues, etc.

Traumatic Brian Injury Attorney

Traumatic brain injuries require extensive medical care to treat the injury. Individuals suffering from a TBI are often left with severe disabilities which require long-term and intensive therapy and treatment. If a traumatic brain injury is cased by the negligence of another, i.e. Missouri car accident, St. Louis truck accident, etc., the negligent party is responsible for the reimbursement of your harms and losses. These harms and losses include past and future medical care, past and present lost wages, and any other loss resulting from the negligent conduct. It is important for you and your family to know your rights following a traumatic brain injury.

If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury, contact an experienced Missouri traumatic brain injury lawyer immediately. TBI injury attorney can provide the knowledge required to protect your future following a devastating TBI.  Call 314-409-7060 or toll-free 855-402-7274 for information on your legal rights following your injury.

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