Brain injuries are not well understood by most people. Perhaps that is because there is such a wide range of severity when it comes to these injuries. The effects can be short-term or long-term and they can severely affect a person’s ability to lead a normal life.
If you need a brain injury attorney, the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. are standing by to help. If another person’s negligent or careless act has caused you or a loved one harm, let us get to work on securing the compensation you need.
Brain Injuries Can Be Severe
Today, we want to give you some information about brain injuries because we have found that they are not well understood by the general public. These injuries are unfortunately common because they can be caused by so many different things.
There are currently over 5.3 million people living with disabilities caused by traumatic brain injuries in this country. They happen primarily due to:
- vehicle accidents
- firearms incidents
- sports incidents
- slip and fall incidents
- falls and falling objects
- and other types of violence
These injuries can affect a person’s physical abilities as well as their cognitive abilities. The effects of brain injuries can be short- or long-term. Victims often require extensive rehabilitation and physical therapy to make a recovery.
Because of the nature of these injuries, calculating their costs to victims and their families is very hard to do. Medical expenses can reach into the hundreds of thousands of dollars, but that is only part of the overall costs. If a victim is unable to work, they will lose valuable income needed to support themselves and their families.
We Need To Talk About Concussions
Concussions are brain injuries as well. In fact, they are the most common form of brain injury. Though concussions are considered mild traumatic brain injuries, they need to be properly diagnosed and treated because their effects are cumulative. If a person sustains a second concussion before they have healed from the first one, the damage can be significant.
There are approximately 3.8 million sports-related concussions each year and most of these happen to children who are involved in sports and recreational activities. It is vital that coaches and sports staff understand how to recognize these injuries to prevent a person from sustaining further damage.
Let Us Get To Work
Brain injuries are serious and need to be dealt with immediately. If you or a loved one have sustained a brain injury that was caused by another person, please seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., our knowledgeable and experienced team will get to work on securing the compensation you deserve. This can include coverage for:
- All of your medical expenses
- Lost income if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages