Being involved in a motor vehicle accident is traumatic enough, but receiving a brain injury from a car accident can cause permanent damage or even death. The experienced team at Eric Blank Injury Attorneys can help you file a claim for compensation so that you and your family can focus on recovery. Here, we outline why an injury to the brain is so devastating and how a traumatic brain injury lawsuit can bring financial relief to victims. Call us at (702) 222-2115 (702) 222-2115 NOW for help pursuing a claim.
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, calls the brain “the crown jewel of the human body.” Weighing about 3 pounds, an adult human brain is composed of 80% water and has the texture of egg whites. It has 100 billion neurons (nerve cells) and trillions of connections to other cells. As the most complex organ in the human body, the brain initiates movement, interprets senses, controls behavior, and is the seat of intelligence.
The brain and spinal cord float in the cerebrospinal fluid within the skull and spine. Although the tough skull protects the brain, when a person is hit on the head, the brain can be hurt or bleed if it strikes the boney ridges inside the skull.
When the brain is injured, the body suffers. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can harm the body for months and years and may cause death. According to the Centers for Disease Control, there were more than 64,000 TBI-related deaths in 2020 and more than 223,000 TBI-related hospitalizations in 2019.
The number of hospitalizations does not include the millions of TBIs treated in emergency rooms, urgent care, primary care, or left untreated. Falls, firearm-related injuries, assaults, and car accidents are the top causes of TBI.
Sadly, bodily harm from brain injuries may last for decades. Victims report problems with:
With these health issues, individuals may be unable to return to work, drive a car, or do normal daily activities such as bathing themselves or using the restroom unassisted. In severe cases, people may experience seizures, develop epilepsy, or become paralyzed.
Researchers have found that minor TBIs can lead to dementia and Parkinson’s disease later in life. Some researchers suspect TBIs increase the likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s disease. A study from the University of Oxford concluded that brain injuries in children are associated with a higher risk of poor adult mental health and premature death.
Did you know the brain has no pain receptors? Sometimes, people involved in minor car accidents say they feel fine and refuse to go to the hospital. However, if the brain has been injured, the person won’t feel it – but the damage will show up elsewhere in the body, usually in the form of neck pain, headaches, nausea, slurred speech, blurred vision, or memory loss. Symptoms may appear a few hours or a few days after the accident.
Swift intervention is needed for brain injuries. Remember, if you are in a car accident, always seek medical treatment afterward, even if you have no visible injuries. For more recommendations, print out a copy of our free booklet, 5 Things To Do When You’re In An Accident, and keep it in the glove compartment of your car.
With a knowledgeable brain and spine injury attorney on your side, you may be entitled to damages for medical and therapy bills, lost wages, reduced earning future potential, pain and suffering, and property damage. If your quality of life has changed to the point that you require full-time caregivers, that cost will also be included in your claim.
Having successfully represented hundreds of clients in traumatic brain injury lawsuits, we are prepared to assist you in receiving the compensation you deserve.
If you or a loved one have suffered a traumatic brain injury due to a car accident, you need a brain and spine injury lawyer. Don’t try to negotiate with insurance companies and medical providers on your own. The team at Eric Blank Injury Attorneys has 79 years of collective experience in successfully representing clients in TBI claims. Our founder, Eric Blank, understands the methods insurance adjusters use in personal injury cases because he originally worked in insurance defense.
Your job is to focus on healing. Our job is to represent you. Call us today at (702) 222-2115 (702) 222-2115 or fill out our online form. Our staff speaks English and Spanish and can visit you in the hospital or at home to take your statements and have you review documents. There is no cost to you to retain our firm, as we only collect a fee if we win your case.
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