Saturday, January 18, 2014

Traumatic Brain Injury: Receiving Compensation

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be a serious problem. Each year, TBI contributes to a large number of death and disability cases all over the country. According to the CDC, at least 1.7 million people are diagnosed with TBI each year in the United States.

What is TBI?
TBI can be caused by a blow, bump, or jolt to the head, or a piercing injury to the head that disrupts normal brain functions. It can result from falls, participation in sporting events, or accidents such as an automobile collision.

What are the symptoms of TBI?

A person who suffers from TBI may present with physical and psychological symptoms. The severity of the symptoms may range from mild (sporadic and brief changes in mental capacity or consciousness) to severe (amnesia or long periods of unconsciousness). Oftentimes, symptoms appear immediately, although there are cases when TBI symptoms appear only after weeks or months have passed.

If you have TBI, you will have to face head on all the physical, emotional, and financial burdens imposed on you by your condition. It’s only fair to receive compensation from those responsible. A knowledgeable personal injury lawyer will be able to help you recover compensation for the pain and suffering associated with your injury.

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