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When Do TBIs Require Medical Attention?

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Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)—being brain injuries—are exceedingly complicated. Your brain houses everything that makes you uniquely you, and as such, even a seemingly minor injury can have significant consequences. In fact, TBIs are known as silent injuries because they’re often invisible to outside observers—yet they can have life-altering consequences and can be extremely difficult to overcome. If you’ve been in a car accident, a slip and fall accident, or any accident in which your head sustained significant jostling or impact, you need medical attention. Importantly, in these cases, early medical intervention can have a significant impact on your outcome, so it is best to get checked out as soon as possible, even if you suspect your injuries are not particularly serious.

Traumatic Brain Injuries: Cause and Effect

Traumatic brain injuries are usually caused by a blow to the head or by the whipping back of forth of the head on the neck. The Mayo Clinic identifies falls, car crashes, and school sports as common causes of TBIs. If you believe someone else’s negligence has caused you to sustain a TBI, you need medical attention and experienced legal counsel.

The Signs of a TBI

Traumatic brain injuries are unpredictable. Because they affect the brain, they can lead to serious cognitive, sensory, psychological, behavioral, and physical consequences that are nothing if not difficult to cope with. There are, however, several symptoms that are closely related to TBIs:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Confusion
  • Persistent headaches
  • The sudden onset of sleep disturbances, overwhelming fatigue, speech difficulties, incoordination, and/or numbness or weakness
  • A sudden change in mood, affect, or personality

The Stats

Traumatic brain injuries can vary from mild to life-threatening, but every potential TBI should be afforded immediate medical attention. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports several important TBI statistics that highlight the necessitation of medical treatment:

  • Nearly 30 percent of injury-related fatalities in the U.S. involve TBIs.
  • About 1.7 million Americans suffer from TBIs each year, and approximately 52,000 of these sufferers die each year.
  • About 275,000 Americans are hospitalized each year for TBIs.
  • Those most likely to suffer from TBIs are between the ages of 15 and 19 and over the age of 65.
  • Males are far more likely to suffer TBIs than are females.

Far-Reaching Consequences

Because a TBI affects your brain, the consequences are typically far reaching. Not only do TBIs result in significant medical expenses and physical damages but they’re also closely associated with serious psychological trauma. Victims of TBIs often describe them as altering their very sense of self, which is naturally a devastating loss. In fact, the damaging effects of a TBI are difficult to overstate.

If You Suffered a TBI, You Need an Experienced Indianapolis Personal Injury Attorney

If someone else’s negligence has left you with a traumatic brain injury, you need experienced legal counsel. TBIs are complex injuries that necessitate immediate medical attention and often require ongoing care. The dedicated legal team at the Law Office of William W. Hurst has the experience, skill, and compassion to help guide your personal injury claim toward just compensation. We’re here to help, so please contact or call us at (317) 636-0808 to schedule a free consultation today.

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It cost $0 up front to hire our office. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you only pay us if we settle your case or obtain a verdict on your behalf.

If we’re unable to obtain a settlement of verdict for you we eat the costs we’ve advanced to litigate your case, which includes costs for ordering medical records, filing your case, hiring experts, deposing witnesses, and many other things.

If we do settle your case or obtain a verdict for you our standard rate is 33% of the settlement or verdict, plus reimbursement for the expense we’ve previously advanced. Our fee never increases like some personal injury attorneys, even if we have to take your case to trial.

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As a victim, establishing damages, negotiating with the insurance company, or filing a lawsuit can be daunting and next to impossible without the assistance of an experienced lawyer. As a result, if you have been hurt in an accident, it is important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible to help you recover the compensation to which you are entitled under Indiana law.

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If you were injured by an accident you may be struggling to determine who is responsible for paying your medical bills and holding them accountable. Speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer at The Law Office of William W. Hurst and learn if we may be able to help.

Recovery

After you have been injured, you are entitled to compensation. The type and amount of compensation depends on the injury, bills, the cause of the injury, negligence/bad faith of the defendant, etc. The attorney you retain can also heavy influence your recovery through knowledge, experience, and dedication. Legal terms and phrases can be confusing even after you retain an attorney. If you have been injured, you may wonder how much your case is worth or what your “damages” are. The worse the injuries, the higher the value of the case and the greater need for an experienced attorney