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Traumatic Brain Injury and the Law

Unfortunately a traumatic brain injury is usually the result of a sudden and violent blow to the head. This type of a blow can launch the brain on a collision course with the inside of the skull. The skull itself can often withstand a serious and forceful external impact without fracturing. The result of this trauma, and injured brain inside an intact skull, is known as a closed-head injury.

Occasionally, a traumatic brain injury will occur and the brain will actually penetrated. One such instance would be when a projectile such as a rock, bullet, or part of a fractured skull enters the brain. This type of brain injury is rare relative to those in which the brain is not penetrated.

The severity of the damage done to the brain depends greatly on which part of the brain is affected. Those who experience mild brain injury may only experience temporary confusion or headaches. Serious head injuries, on the other hand, can be fatal. The total number of individuals in the USA who sustain traumatic brain injury each year approaches 1.4 million. Luckily, over ¾ of these injuries are only mild concussions. However, sometimes even these minor accidents can lead to future long-term problems.

Causes of Traumatic Brain Injures

Almost half of all traumatic injuries sustained occur because of automobile accidents. The elderly also often suffer brain damage in falls. Children can often suffer brain damage very easily, due to the incomplete development of their bodies, and can suffer brain injuries from being shaken violently or minor falls.

Traumatic Brain Injury Case Recoveries

Traumatic brain injuries unfortunately have long-lasting and devastating consequences for those who those who suffer from them. The attorneys at our firm understand this, and want to make sure that you are prepared for both current and future medical expenses. Additionally, you can seek compensation for lost earnings, emotional trauma, pain and suffering, and the loss of the quality of life to which you were accustomed. We are experienced in personal injury law involving traumatic brain damage, and can assist you in obtaining the compensation you deserve in your personal injury claim.


Whether you suffered a traumatic brain injury from an auto, trucking, motorcycle, or other accident, our firm can help. Contact us and we will provide you with a free consultation to assess your case.