Experiencing a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can have devastating and long-lasting consequences for the victim. Even so-called minor brain injuries, such as concussions, can result in memory issues and chronic headaches long after the injury itself has healed. Some brain injuries are so severe that they are incapacitating, leaving the victim permanently disabled and unable to care for themselves. If you or a loved one suffered a TBI and want to discuss your legal options with a brain injury lawyer, the attorneys at the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. can help you get informed about your legal rights.
Brain injuries vary in severity
Although all brain injuries should be treated seriously, some injuries are more severe than others. The “mildest” form of brain injury is a concussion, also sometimes referred to as a “brain bruise.” These injuries may result in a short-term loss of consciousness and a long-lasting headache as well as memory problems that are typically temporary. However, other brain injuries can be more serious and result in permanent memory loss or difficulty forming new memories and loss of control of bodily functions.
Brain injury facts
Many brain injuries are closed head wounds, meaning that although the brain is injured, there may not be any outward signs of injury to the head or skull itself. However, TBIs due to closed head trauma can still be debilitating. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state that more than 150 people in the United States suffer a fatal brain injury each day, and that more than 30 percent of deaths caused by injury are TBI-related. Falling is the leading cause of TBI resulting in emergency room visits or fatality, particularly among children and elderly individuals, whereas motor vehicle accidents were the most common cause of these injuries in the 15-44 age range.
Signs of brain injury
It is not always easy to know when someone has suffered a TBI, particularly when closed head trauma is involved. Know the signs of brain injury, and call for paramedics if you see anyone exhibiting these signs:
- Bleeding from the nose, ears or eyes (could indicate internal brain bleed)
- Bruising around the eyes or near the ears (another indicator of brain bleeding)
- Memory loss or confusion (unable to recall street they live on, etc.)
- Slurred speech
- Inability to move limbs
Hamilton brain injury attorneys
If you or a loved one need a brain injury lawyer in Hamilton, contact the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. for a consultation. Our attorneys are brain injury litigation specialists, and we want to help victims get justice after being injured due to someone else’s negligence. Our goal is to assist victims with the recovery of damages in the form of monetary compensation, whether that means negotiating a cash settlement or taking the case all the way to trial. Our attorneys are experienced and knowledgeable, and we can put our legal know-how to work for you and your family. Call today for a free case assessment.