Traumatic brain injuries can transform a healthy, functioning person into someone completely reliant on assistance for the most basic of tasks. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 1.3 million people visit an emergency room annually for a brain injury. Of those, 275,000 are hospitalized and 52,000 die. At Kaufman Law, P.C., we’ve seen the serious, life-altering effects of a traumatic brain injury, and we want to help those who have suffered a brain injury receive fair compensation for their injuries.
Stories of Pain
Those who suffer from traumatic brain injuries have a significantly decreased quality of life. Often, the injured person struggles to make themselves understood because the brain injury has temporarily or permanently impaired his or her speech; they are unable to walk on their own; they must rely on those around them. Family members become permanent caregivers. One incident has impacted the lives of many.
In few cases, brain injuries can be less severe – but serious nonetheless. Brain injuries range from mild concussions to cases in which victims are unable to perform any of the basic functions of life for themselves. Yet even relatively mild brain injuries can result in weeks or months of debilitating headaches that may keep the person from being able to work as usual. Difficulty concentrating or remembering simple things often accompany milder brain injuries.
In more serious cases, a patient may suffer loss of motor control to greater or lesser degrees. Speech may be slurred, or the victim may be unable to express the right words. Attention may often wander to the point that even following a conversation becomes almost more than victims are capable of accomplishing.
Regardless of the severity of the case, most of the time, the victims’ friends and family must be vigilant in the care of their loved one.
Causes of Brain Injury
The brain is an essential part of the body, the data center which regulates and controls all bodily movements and functions. Any damage to the brain is serious and often permanent – and while the skull offers protection, it may not be enough for severe accidents.
Common examples of causes of brain injury include:
- Car accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Motorcycle accidents
- Construction accidents
- Truck accidents
Brain injuries incurred from these causes may result in a lifetime of medical assistance and lost wages. Unlike other injuries, people rarely recover from significant damage to the brain. When a negligent party’s actions hurt someone to such a degree, the medical care necessary can bankrupt a family.
If you or a loved one has suffered any kind of brain injury, talk with the team at Kaufman Law, P.C. Our attorneys have experience handling these complex cases, but what sets us apart is our compassion. For more than 40 years, we have worked to help represent the people of Marietta with a track record of success for brain injuries and other traumas. We handle such cases with understanding for the victims and their family.