You Could be Eligible for Compensation After Traumatic Brain Injury
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can have devastating consequences for a sufferer as well as their family. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), TBIs are a major cause of death and disability in the United States. Those who survive a TBI may suffer from the lifelong detrimental effects of this potentially serious brain injury.
Many of those who suffer serious injuries in an accident that was another’s fault may not be aware that they could potentially hold the negligent party to account and recover compensation. If you suffered a TBI in an accident that happened due to another party’s negligence, you should consult with a Johnstown traumatic brain injury lawyer as soon as possible. We can potentially help you file a personal injury lawsuit and get the justice and compensation that you deserve. Call Berger and Green for a complimentary case evaluation now at (412) 661-1400.
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Traumatic Brain Injuries
According to the Mayo Clinic, TBIs can be caused by blows or other trauma to the head. A variety of circumstances can potentially lead to TBI injuries, including but not limited to:
Figures provided by the CDC show that falls are one of the most common causes of this type of brain injury. Falls account for almost half of all emergency room visits due to a TBI. The consequences of falls can be particularly devastating for older adults, with 81% of all TBIs caused by falls in the age group 65 and older, according to the CDC.
Mayo Clinic states that car collisions of all types, involving other cars, motorcyclists, bicyclists, or pedestrians, can commonly cause TBIs.
Deliberate attacks and assaults, especially involving any blows to the head, can cause TBIs. Gunshot wounds, domestic violence attacks, sexual attacks, and battery can all lead to TBIs.
Other accidents and incidents that can potentially cause head and brain injuries such as a TBI can include sports injuries, combat injuries, and work accidents, among many others.
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Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injuries
A mild TBI can heal on its own with rest and medication. Symptoms of a mild TBI can include headache, drowsiness, nausea, difficulty sleeping, and others. Moderate and serious TBIs, on the other hand, can have permanent consequences for those suffering from this condition and can cause debilitating physical symptoms, including but not limited to:
- Losing consciousness
- Vomiting and nausea
- Dilation of pupils
- Extreme headaches
- Fluids from the nose and/or ears
- Numbness in extremities
- Loss of coordination
Moderate and serious TBIs can also lead to a range of worrying cognitive and mental symptoms such as:
- Unusual changes in character
- Slurred speech
If you suffer from a TBI after a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property or a car accident with a reckless driver, you could be entitled to compensation for your injury, suffering, and expenses. Contact Berger and Green, your Johnstown traumatic brain injury lawyer, now for help at (412) 661-1400.
You Could Have Legal Recourse
Suffering from a devastating brain injury such as a serious TBI can be physically, emotionally, as well as financially detrimental to an individual. After an accident, they may not be able to return to their work and could be faced with lifelong medical expenses.
If this happened to you or a loved one, you could have legal recourse with a personal injury lawsuit. It is important to note, however, that in order to have a claim, your accident must have happened due to another’s negligence. There can be a variety of situations in which someone else could be responsible for your damages, including:
Slip and Fall Accidents
If you got hurt in a bad fall due to a hazardous or dangerous condition on someone else’s property, you could potentially hold them to account for your TBI, suffering, and expenses. While there can be a range of dangerous or hazardous conditions that could render a property owner or representative liable, some of the most common ones can be:
- Missing lights
- Snow and ice accumulations on walkways
- Potholes in parking garages
- Cracked sidewalks
- Cluttered walkways
- Broken flooring
- Uneven flooring
- Missing steps
Slip and fall accidents can potentially happen anywhere, whether on private or public property. However, slip and fall accidents can be tricky to prove. Having a dedicated attorney by your side can be helpful for building your case and proving a claim.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Car, motorcycle, and trucking accidents can all qualify for a personal injury lawsuit provided you can prove that another driver negligently caused your accident. Negligence can include reckless driving, excessive speeding, driving under the influence of alcohol, and potentially many other driver-related behaviors and actions.
Negligent Security Incidents
If you suffered a TBI in an attack or assault on someone else’s property, you could potentially not only have a claim against the perpetrator but also against a property owner if there was a lack of security. Negligent security claims can arise when a property owner fails to install adequate security at their premises and can include:
- Lack of security cameras
- Unlocked gates and doors
- Lack of trained security personnel
- Inadequate lighting in and around a property
There can also be other accidents and deliberately harmful actions that could qualify for a personal injury lawsuit. Consult with a Johnstown traumatic brain injury lawyer to find out about your rights and legal options.
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Berger and Green Can Help
Suffering from a debilitating brain injury can be frustrating, painful, and worrying. A serious TBI has the potential to change a person’s entire life in a split second. They may never be able to return to their job or enjoy hobbies and activities they used to enjoy before the accident and injury. However, if someone else’s recklessness is to blame for your TBI, they should make you whole again.
We understand the plight of those who are suffering from a devastating injury and may be faced with financial hardship as well as a lengthy recovery period. Berger and Green can work tirelessly to assert your rights to justice and compensation. We can help you with all aspects of a personal injury claim and can represent your best interests strongly at court.
Contact us now for a free consultation with one of our dedicated and compassionate team members at (412) 661-1400.