When you start your day, we know that the last thing on your mind is that you or someone you love will experience a potentially life-altering injury. We know you do everything you can to be safe throughout the day, but we also know that there is no way for you to control the actions of the people around you. Sometimes their negligence can cause you harm.
At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we know that you may be struggling right now. Your priority needs to be on the injury, not how you will be able to afford all the bills coming in. Our qualified and experienced team is ready to help you through this. When you need a Chester brain injury attorney, give us a call today.
What Are Traumatic Brain Injuries
Many people do not understand what traumatic brain injuries are because the term covers a wide range of things that can happen to our brains. Today, we want to talk about these injuries because there are more than 5.3 million people with disabilities caused by TBIs in the United States today. They can occur in a variety of ways:
- Falls (at home, in a store, at work, etc.)
- Violent (domestic violence, assaults, gunshot)
- Car crashes
- Objects falling from above
- Sports injuries
Let’s separate major and minor TBIs:
- Major traumatic brain injuries – these are serious incidents that can leave someone with long-term disabilities. They can alter a person’s mood, personality, memory, and more. They can also change a person’s ability to speak and move.
- Mild traumatic brain injuries – these are more commonly known as concussions and are very common, especially among children. However, just because they are common does not mean they should be taken less seriously.
Children Get Hurt
Each year in the US, there are an estimated 1.6 to 3.8 million sports-related concussions, with most of them occurring in teens who are involved in sports.
- Schools and sports programs usually have concussion protocols to follow when a person suffers a blow to the head.
- This is because the effects of concussions are cumulative. This means that if another concussion occurs before the brain can heal, the injury can become much worse.
All TBI’s need to be taken seriously, regardless of whether they are major or minor.
What Are Your Options
If you or a loved one have sustained a brain injury that was caused by another person’s negligence, we want you to know that you do not have to go through this alone. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we recognize that there are many expenses involved with these kinds of injuries that most people do not think about. We will help you recover compensation for the following:
- All accident-related medical expenses.
- Hidden costs such as lost income, home and vehicle modifications, etc.
- Pain and suffering damages
- Punitive damages