Many people who are involved in car accidents or other incidents can suffer from a Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI. Blunt force trauma to the head is generally the cause of a TBI. Any kind of blunt force trauma can be the cause. Sometimes a TBI is caused when the person is the victim of a crime. Or maybe a slip and fall in a casino.
Whatever the cause, TBI can have unpredictable effects on a person’s life. The victim can have personality changes, difficulty speaking, or even difficulty performing everyday tasks due to changes in cognition.
Immediate Medical Attention
If you or a loved one suffer from a blow to the head, it is important that you receive immediate medical attention. A traumatic brain injury may or may not involve a concussion. To limit the damage, a doctor needs to see you right away. Head trauma can have any of the following symptoms:
- Blurred vision
- Loss of consciousness
- Numbness or tingling in your hands or feet
If you are involved in an incident where you suffered head trauma, you need to see a doctor. If you have medpay insurance or health insurance, go to an Emergency Room, preferably one with a trauma unit. If you do not have insurance to cover a visit, call our firm and we can help you get access to the treatment you need.
Recovery from TBI
You can completely recover from a traumatic brain injury. Although, many do not. The first stage of improvement is generally within the first six months. That is when the brain heals at the fastest rate. The healing process slows after six months, but remains constant until about two years from the injury. After two years, there is still some improvement, but it slows down dramatically. Many doctors consider two years after a TBI to be a major benchmark for lifetime symptoms.
During the recovery period, many people lose their employment and can become estranged from family and friends. TBI can cause major personality changes.
The average lifetime cost of a traumatic brain injury is $4,000,000.
This includes the following factors:
- Medical bills
- Future treatment
- Psychological therapy
- Lost wages during recovery
- Diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of life enjoyment
- Wrongful death
At Boley & AlDabbagh Law Firm, we pride ourselves in our litigation experience. Traumatic Brain Injury cases require a ton of legal work, but also a team of medical expert to properly prepare your cases for trial. That prep work can lead to a verdict or settlement. But, it is important to have an experienced team on your side. Call us today for a free consultation.