When a sudden blow to the head disrupts normal brain functioning, the victim has a traumatic brain injury. Traumatic brain injuries range from mild to severe and can result in permanent impairments. TBI victims may experience memory problems, behavioral and mood changes, sensory problems, and difficulty concentrating, speaking or reading. Some TBI victims also develop recurring seizures, known as post-traumatic epilepsy. Ongoing treatment and care for a TBI can be costly. If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. An experienced Washington, D.C. personal injury attorney can help you get the justice you deserve.
All of the following can result in traumatic brain injury:
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the two leading causes of traumatic brain injury in the United States are falls and motor vehicle accidents, accounting for 35.2 percent and 17.3 percent, respectively.
Understanding the causes of a traumatic brain injury enables us to take steps to reduce our risk. The following precautions can help protect you and your loved ones from suffering a TBI: