Brain Injuries or closed head injuries happen to over 2 million people/year in the US. For those affected by a brain injury, many who survive will have lifelong disabilities that require on-going care including vocational rehabilitation and cognitive therapy. The Brain Trauma Foundation, says the leading causes of brain injuries are falls, motor vehicle collisions, and being hit by or against other objects. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) cause a wide range of functional changes affecting thinking, language, learning, emotions, behavior, and/or sensation. It can also cause epilepsy and increase the risk for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and other brain disorders that become more prevalent with age.
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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) - An overview
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an emerging field of medical study, that has received renewed focus following highly publicized cases involving NFL players and other athletes. However, the best course of medical treatment and diagnostics required to address a brain injury are still being debated, but regardless of the specific treatment plan, the high monetary and emotional cost to the victim and their family isn’t debated. We can help.
A person does not need to be knocked out, lose consciousness or strike their head to have a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Even mild TBIs can cause impairments in thinking, reasoning and behavior serious enough to impact a person’s ability to enjoy life or work and earn a living.
If you or a loved one notice any of these followings symptoms:
Loss of memory
Loss of time
Unrelenting or severe headaches
Weakness in the arms or legs
Changes in behavior or mood
These may be signs of a cognitive change from a brain injury and should be discussed with a doctor as soon as possible.
We Understand Traumatic Brain Injuries.
In addition, to the emotional and physical toll on the whole family, a person affected by a brain injury often has a long and expensive road to recovery. Medical care for victims young and old often exceeds millions of dollars over the course a patient’s lifetime. If you or a loved one is dealing with the consequences of a traumatic brain injury due to the actions of another, the lawyers at Rubenstein Law are here to help you.
TBI cases are often complicated due to the life-long implications of the injury. At Rubenstein Law, we have the experience and expertise necessary to help our clients make sense of the confusing and complicated medical information that now dominate their life. Equally as crucial we have the tools and resources necessary to establish the severity of your injury to a defendant’s insurer or a jury. We understand the highly technical medical information that is required to prove the extent of our client’s injuries to an insurer and court of law.
If you or a loved one believe that a traumatic brain injury has occurred and you have questions, please contact Rubenstein Law today at 1-800-FL-LEGAL.
There is no standard answer, each injury is unique. Brain injuries are very complicated injuries to diagnose and to treat. Sometimes victims are not affected by any symptoms or diagnosed with any cognitive impairments until months after their accident. It is also very difficult to determine how long an injury to the brain will take to heal, as it may take months to years of cognitive and vocational therapy and rehab to know for certain the extent of the injury. A survivor of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can face 5 to 10 years of intensive rehabilitation and medical care sometimes more.
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According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the 34-year-old Brooksville man was traveling westbound in a pickup truck on SR 54. As he approached Old Mill Pond, the truck crossed the centerline and entered the path of a second truck operated by a 67-year-old man from Trinity. The two vehicles collided with one another and both came to rest in the eastbound lanes of SR 54. The Brooksville man sustained critical injuries and died at the scene while the man from Trinity was taken to a hospital with serious injuries. Neither of the victims were identified. Read More