Traumatic Brain Injury
Gainesville Injury Attorneys
Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is a complex physical injury that may have a broad range of symptoms and associated disabilities. Because the brain is the control center of the body, the impact on an individual and his or her personality, memories and ability to perform day-to-day activities may be severe. A traumatic brain injury may result in lifelong medical care or the need for assisted living. Many injuries to the brain are currently incurable.
According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 50,000 people die from traumatic brain injuries each year, and another 85,000 suffer from long-term disability. In the United States today, it is estimated that over 5.3 million people are living with traumatic brain injuries. That number only includes patients admitted to hospitals for treatment, not those treated in an emergency room or doctor's office.
What Causes a Traumatic Brain Injury?
There are three main causes of traumatic brain injury in the U.S.: vehicle accidents, firearm injuries, and falls. In any of these three categories, a victim may have grounds for a personal injury claim against the person who caused the incident. In the case of a car accident, truck accident or motorcycle accident, it may be another driver or even the manufacturer of an auto part if this led to the accident. In cases involving firearms, intentional wrongdoing may be grounds for a personal injury claim. For slip and fall or trip and fall accidents, or falls related to construction sites or the workplace, you may be able to file a workers' compensation claim against your employer or a lawsuit against the owner of the property where the accident occurred.
Regardless of your particular case, a skilled Gainesville personal injury lawyer at Steven A. Bagen & Associates can meet with you to talk about your case and your options in taking legal action. It is our goal to help you recover the financial compensation you need to rebuild your life.