Symptoms And Causes Of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
According to the Mayo Clinic, about 1.4 million Americans sustain traumatic brain injuries each year. Although many of these cases are mild concussions, even so-called “minor” brain injuries can cause life-long disability. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that at least 5.3 million Americans suffer from long-term care needs as a result of traumatic brain injury.
At the law office of Mitchell & Shapiro, our TBI lawyers provide victims statewide dedicated, knowledgeable, and aggressive representation. We have handled countless personal injury lawsuits and have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of past clients. If you are looking for a catastrophic injury lawyer, contact our lawyers and schedule a free consultation.
Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury
A traumatic brain injury is typically caused by a blow to the head or a penetrating injury that causes disruption to the normal function of the brain. Our Atlanta, Georgia TBI lawyer handles catastrophic personal injury lawsuits involving:
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of brain injury for both adolescents and adults. Half of all traumatic brain injuries are caused by collisions involving cars, trucks, motorcycles, and bicycles, according Mayo Clinic.
Children under age four and people over age 75 are particularly susceptible to brain injuries as a result of slip and fall accidents.
All too often, preventable hospital or emergency room mistakes result in traumatic brain injury. Our attorneys handle medical malpractice claims involving birth injuries, emergency room mistakes, and surgical errors.
Traumatic brain injuries are among the most serious disabling injuries a person can sustain in the workplace. Workplace injury victims may require long-term compensation from a workplace insurance program like workers’ compensation.
According to the Brain Injury Resource Center in Washington, an estimated 300,000 sports-related brain injuries occur in the United States each year. Our Atlanta, Georgia TBI lawyer represent victims injured while boxing, playing football, ice and roller hockey, soccer, baseball, basketball, or while skiing.
Assault and other acts of violence account for 11 percent of all brain injury cases nationwide, according to the CDC. Firearms are the leading cause of TBI-related deaths, with nearly 9 out of 10 victims dying as a result of such brain trauma.
The effects of TBI can be far-reaching and profoundly debilitating. TBI can cause both long-term physical disability and severe cognitive and behavioral changes that produce similar disruptions in the quality of the victim’s life. The consequences of traumatic brain injury include:
- Cognitive: Short- or long-term memory loss; spatial disorientation; difficulty concentrating, communicating, or planning.
- Psychological/Behavioral: Anxiety, depression, mood swings, agitation, impulsivity.
- Physical: Seizures; chronic headaches; speech impairment; partial or complete paralysis; vision, hearing, smell or taste loss.
Evaluating the combination of cognitive, behavioral, and physical deficits is an important first step in setting goals for rehabilitation. At Mitchell & Shapiro, we fight to ensure that clients obtain the compensation that they require for recovery. Victims should not bear the financial cost of accidents that were not their fault. We will hold the liable party accountable for its actions and help you recover the monetary settlement to which you are entitled.
TBI lawyer Richard C. Mitchell provides personalized representation to clients statewide.
Contact Our Atlanta, Georgia, TBI Lawyers
Regardless of the circumstances surrounding your traumatic brain injury, if another person’s negligence contributed to your suffering, you may be entitled to compensation. At Mitchell & Shapiro, our Atlanta, Georgia TBI lawyers have helped victims obtain fair compensation for medical and rehabilitation costs, lost income, diminished earning capacity, property damage, and pain and suffering; we can help you too. Contact our catastrophic injury attorneys to schedule a free consultation and discuss your potential case.