Trauma to the brain ranging from a mild concussion to severe injury, coma, or death is known as Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Falls, accidents, collisions, and assaults are among the leading causes of traumatic brain injuries. TBI’s can occur even when there is no direct trauma to the head. Whiplash can cause a TBI simply from the brain moving rapidly back and forth within the skull.
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head. Concussions can also occur from a fall or a blow to the body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth. Doctors may describe a concussion as a “mild” brain injury because concussions are usually not life-threatening. Even so, their effects can be serious.
Most people with a concussion recover quickly and fully. But for some people, symptoms can last for days, weeks or longer. In general, recovery may be slower among older adults, young children, and teens. Those who have had a concussion in the past are also at risk of having another one and may find that it takes longer to recover if they have another concussion.
Common symptoms of concussion are blurred vision, headaches, dizziness, difficulty concentrating, sensitivity to noise and light and irritability.
Nearly 1.7 million Americans are affected by traumatic brain injuries every year, and unfortunately these result in approximately 50,000 deaths. According to the Brain Injury Association of Wisconsin, nearly 6000 Wisconsinites sustain a traumatic brain injury annually.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has estimated that approximately 5.3 million Americans living with long-term or permanent brain injuries need assistance to perform tasks of daily living. Brain injury can have a severe impact on family, work and social interaction.
Establishing liability for a brain injury may be challenging as brain injuries may not disfigure a victim. Head trauma is not necessary. Furthermore, brain injuries might not show up on standard diagnostic tests such as CT scans and MRI tests. A brain injury victim may not remember critical details, and is often the sole witness to the accident that caused the injury. Finally, insurance companies and defendants may adamantly deny that a brain injury ever occurred. Traumatic Brain Injury victims require lawyers who are knowledgeable, qualified and experienced with the medical and legal issues involved.
At Eisenberg Law Offices, our personal injury attorneys are fully committed to assisting our clients in recovering the compensation they need and deserve. Our traumatic brain injury clients have rights that we are determined to protect. Filing a claim or lawsuit can result in financial reimbursement for lost wages, loss of earning capacity, long-term care costs, rehabilitation therapy and can ensure compensation for the pain and suffering a victim has endured.
Our brain injury attorneys have been successful in winning cases and significant settlements for their clients and have the experience to represent you. If you or a loved one is the victim of any type of brain injury due to an accident or someone’s negligence, seek our counseling without delay.
We offer free consultations and you will never pay us any money unless and until we get money for you. We are located in Madison, Wisconsin, and have more than 28 years of expertise and insight to guide you through the legal process and get you the settlement you deserve.
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