If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or are dealing with the wrongful death of a loved one due to traumatic brain injury, then call Adley Law Firm at (800) 856-9595 or complete our free initial consulation form. Each Houston personal injury lawyer is an expert Houston brain injury lawyer who stands ready to bring into account those responsible and fight for the financial compensation you deserve.
What Is Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?
According to Mayo Clinic, “Traumatic brain injury occurs when an external mechanical force causes brain dysfunction.” These “mechanical forces” often come in the forms of penetration of the skull and/or significant jolts or blows to the head or body.
The Facts about Traumatic Brain Injury
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 1.7 million Americans suffer traumatic brain injury every year. Of the 1.7 million who suffer TBI every year, about 1.365 million are treated and released from emergency rooms without hospitalization. Of the remaining 325,000, 275,000 are hospitalized and 52,000 die. This means that traumatic brain injury is the cause of just over 30% of all personal injury-related deaths in the United States. If someone you love has suffering traumatic brain injury, then get the help you need from our Houston brain injury lawyers. We’re ready to help.
Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury
The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAUSA) lists the following symptoms of traumatic brain injury:
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury:
- sleep disturbance
- sensitivity to noise or light
- balance problems
- decreased concentration and attention span
- decreased speed of thinking
- memory problems
- depression and anxiety
- emotional mood swings
Severe Traumatic Brain Injury:
- vegetative state
- persistent vegetative state
- minimally responsive state
- akinetic mutism
- locked-in syndrome
Should I Go to the Doctor or ER for Traumatic Brain Injury?
Yes. If you even suspect that you or someone you know may be exhibiting any of the symptoms mentioned above after sustaining a jolt to the head or significant blow to the body, then the CDC, Mayo Clinic, and BIAUSA recommend going to the doctor or emergency room immediately. It is also important to contact a Houston brain injury lawyer who can quickly collect evidence and begin working toward a just and fair compensation so that you have the money you need when you need it.
Do I Need a Houston Brain Injury Lawyer?
Yes. Perhaps the most shocking statistics regarding traumatic brain injury are the costs associated with them. In just one year, the total costs for all traumatic brain injuries in America was $76.8 billion. The Family Caregiver Alliance reports that the average direct (e.g. medical) and non-direct (e.g. loss of income) costs of healthcare for TBI survivors exceeds $150,000 and that the lifetime direct and non-direct expenses for just one TBI survivor can soar as high as $4 million.
Sadly, some insurance companies seem more interested in padding their pockets than adequately compensating those injured at the hands of the insured. The result is financial calamity added to the lives of those all ready suffering the often devastating mental, psychological, emotional, and/or physical effects of traumatic brain injury. The experienced Houston personal injury attorneys at Adley Law Firm can enable you to care for those injured or grieve for lost to traumatic brain injury rather than worrying about how food will get onto your table.
Get Help from Expert Houston Brain Injury Lawyers
The Houston brain injury lawyers at Adley Law Firm are ready to seek the resolution you deserve. Call Adley Law Firm today at (800) 856-9595 or complete the free initial consulation form to have an expert Houston personal injury lawyer evaluate your case. Our experienced Houston brain injury lawyers are ready to fight for justice on your behalf.