According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), traumatic brain injuries contribute to 50,000 deaths each year and 282,000 hospitalizations. According to the Mayo Clinic, a traumatic brain injury happens when the skull is penetrated from a blow to the head. According to the CDC, the leading causes of traumatic brain injuries are slip and falls, being struck with an object, and motor vehicle accidents.
The CDC estimates that approximately forty seven percent of traumatic brain injuries are due to slip and falls, which includes falling from high places. These accidents often require patients to remain hospitalized for a duration of time. Furthermore, motor vehicle accidents account for approximately fourteen percent of traumatic brain injury deaths. The CDC also reported that fifteen percent of traumatic brain injuries resulted in death, due to individuals being struck in the head by another person or an object, such as a baseball.
Symptoms and side effects of a traumatic brain injury can range from a headache and nausea to loss of motor skills and other cognitive impairments. Depending on the severity of the injuries, the recovery process can range from a week to life long extensive treatments. Oftentimes, a Traumatic Brain Injury occurs as a result of someone else’s negligence. Negligence is a person’s failure to exercise reasonable care, which resulted in an injury to another person. If you are injured in a slip and fall or motor vehicle accident and suffered from a Traumatic Brain Injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, it is important to speak with an experienced attorney who can assist in getting you the just compensation you deserve.
Long-term care for a Traumatic Brain Injury can be extremely costly. Contacting an experienced personal injury that will fight for your rights may result in recovering damages. However, it is important to remember that there are time limits in which injured persons may file a personal injury lawsuit. Contact the experienced Traumatic Brain Injury attorneys at Georgaklis & Mallas, PLLC on your side to vigorously represent you and fight for the compensation you and your family deserve. Contact (718) 238-2400 to schedule a consultation with our personal injury lawyers today. Call us today for a free consultation at (718) 238-2400 or (212) 779-2400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.