Most people do not spend their time thinking about what they would do if someone they love, or if they themselves, sustains a brain injury. These injuries have the ability to change everything in your life, from your ability to work to your cognitive abilities.
At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we are ready to step in and help you get the compensation you deserve. If you need a brain injury attorney, let us get to work so you can focus on healing and being with your family.
Defining Brain Injuries
While we all know that brain injuries are serious, we often find that defining them can be difficult. That is because the term traumatic brain injury can cover a wide range of severity when it comes to what happens.
When we talk about TBIs, we know they can range from mild (concussions) to severe. However, we need to point out that ANY brain injury should be taken seriously and that mild TBIs can become severe TBIs if not treated properly.
Yes, concussions are brain injuries. We know that there are between 1.6 to 3.8 million sports-related concussions each year in the US. Other causes of concussions are vehicle accidents, falls, violence, and more. Young children and teens make up a large amount of these injuries. If a child sustains a blow to the head and a concussion is suspected, coaches and staff should immediately remove the child from activity and ensure they follow proper concussion protocols. This includes seeking medical attention and ensuring that the child does not return to strenuous activity until they have healed.
- Failing to follow these protocols can result in a mild concussion turning into a major brain injury.
We know that there are more than 5.3 million people are living with disabilities caused by traumatic brain injuries. People who sustain TBIs often suffer from both physical and cognitive disabilities that can severely impact their quality of life. Many who suffer from traumatic brain injuries are permanently disabled and need care for the rest of their lives.
The medical costs of treating a traumatic brain injury can quickly rise into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Other costs can include lost income of the victim if they can no longer work, home accommodations, any medical equipment necessary, and more.
If another person’s negligence causes a TBI, they should be held accountable for the expenses.
Your Next Steps
Brain injuries are among the most severe injuries the human body can endure. If you or a loved one have sustained a brain injury that was caused by another person’s negligence, please seek legal assistance immediately. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., our knowledgeable and experienced will get to work on securing the compensation you deserve. This can include the following:
- Your medical expenses related to the incident
- Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Punitive damages against those responsible