Did Your Loved One Suffer Brain Injuries?
Seek Compensation – Call Hollingsworth & Zivitz at (888) 211-3888
Each year approximately 2 million individuals suffer traumatic brain injuries
(TBI). About 50,000 of these individuals die as a result. The highest
incidence of traumatic brain injuries is among children aged 4 and under,
teenagers, and senior citizens.
Causes of TBI include:
- Medical malpractice
- Car accidents
- Construction accidents
- Near drowning
- Near suffocation
Injuries range in seriousness from a mild concussion to permanent disability
and death. They can affect the victim’s emotions, memory, ability
to communicate, and personality. They may increase the risk of developing
a seizure disorder, swelling of the brain, or blood clots. Even though
many brain injuries are serious, they are sometimes considered an “invisible”
or silent injury because, to the casual observer, many brain injury victims
look normal. This is particularly true of so-called milder brain injuries
such as a concussion.
How does a brain injury occur?
Trauma (linear or rotational) can move the brain around inside the skull.
The brain, which is bathed in a syrupy cushion of cerebrospinal fluid,
can hit the skull wall. Often there are no outside signs of trauma when
in fact the brain has been jarred and “sloshed” around inside
the skull. This may damage the neurons, which are cells that regulate
chemical messengers called neurotransmitters. Some of the results can
include headache, blurred vision, dizziness, and nausea.
Physically, the victims of TBI may appear the same as they did before the
brain injury. But the people who know them understand the often dramatic
and permanent changes which brain injuries can cause in their victims.
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) or brain injury can be difficult to diagnose.
Unlike most injuries, brain injuries often occur on a microscopic level
and are difficult to see on an EEG, CT scan or x-ray.
Even though they may be hard to detect, brain injuries often have serious
consequences. Brain injuries can affect speech, motor function, breathing,
and swallowing. A TBI frequently results in significant medical expenses
and long-term care costs. It may render the victim incapable of working
or living independently. The impact on loved ones can be equally devastating.
How Our Carmel Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help
Brain injury victims often require hospitalization, surgery, and long periods
of rehabilitation. Many people do not have enough insurance to cover these
expenses and end up with bills which they cannot pay. Even people with
good insurance can be overwhelmed by medical expenses and long-term care
costs, particularly if the injury renders the victim disabled from working.
At Hollingsworth & Zivitz, our
Carmel personal injury lawyers may be able to help you receive the financial assistance you deserve.
It’s not up to an insurance company to tell you how much compensation
you’re entitled to receive. You need an experienced attorney on
your side to give you an objective evaluation of how much your brain injury
case is worth and how to go about obtaining fair compensation.
We handle brain injury cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that
you pay no fee unless we recover a settlement or judgment for you. If
you are unable to meet with us in our offices, we can meet you in your
home, hospital, or wherever is most convenient for you. We will work with
medical experts in the fields of neurology, neurosurgery, and rehabilitation
in order to prove your case. We will fight to recover fair compensation
in order for our clients to receive the best medical care available and
have a comfortable quality of life despite a brain injury.
Contact us at (888) 211-3888 today for a