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Help for victims of traumatic brain injuries is available

Legal remedies are available to victims who have suffered traumatic brain injuries because of the carelessness of another party. Traumatic brain injuries are a significant cause of death and disability in the United States. In addition, traumatic brain injuries (TBI) contribute to approximately 30 percent of all injury-related deaths. Moreover, each day in the U.S., 153 victims die of injuries including TBI. Survivors of a traumatic brain injury may suffer symptoms for years following the injury.

Traumatic brain injuries result from a bump, blow or jolt to the head and can be closed or open head injuries. Car accidents are the third leading cause of traumatic brain injuries. When victims of a car accident have been harmed by a negligent driver, legal resources can help them recover compensation for damages including medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages. Traumatic brain injuries can be challenging and costly to treat so compensation for costs can be crucial for victims and families.

The symptoms of a traumatic brain injury can be life changing. They can include impaired thinking and memory; impaired movement; impaired sensation such as vision or hearing; and impaired emotional functioning such as personality changes and depression. Victims can sometimes be unrecognizable to their families following a TBI because of the cognitive impact of serious brain injuries. Catastrophic injuries such as traumatic brain injuries can have a significant impact on victims, their families and entire communities.

Personal injury legal options can help victims of traumatic brain injuries address concerns related to the treatment and care of TBIs. Legal protections offer resources to victims and their families to help with the physical, financial and emotional harm associated with a traumatic brain injury.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "TBI: Get the Facts," Accessed May 2, 2017

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