Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and brain damage can be an outcome of many kinds of accidents or incidents. Every year in the United States approximately 1.5 million people sustain a brain injury. Of those who sustain brain injury, 50,000 will die, and 80,000 will be left with long-term disabilities.
When brain injury occurs, you need the counsel of a knowledgeable and experienced attorney who will protect you and fight for your rights.
Traumatic Brain Injury most often results from a direct blow to the head. The force of the blow is sufficient to break through the skull and damage soft brain tissue, or to cause the brain to move within the skull. Roughly 50 to 70 percent of traumatic brain injuries are the result of car or traffic accidents. Other leading causes are slip and fall, violence, and sports injuries. Brain injuries also can occur due to an airway obstruction that cuts off sufficient oxygen to the bloodstream and to the brain (choking, near drowning, injuries that crush the chest), electrical shock, lightning strike, trauma to the head or neck, artery impingement, shock, heart attack, stroke, aneurysm, or blood loss.
If you have suffered a TBI, or a loved one has died as a result of a brain injury, due to the criminal action or negligence of someone else, you may be entitled to financial compensation for medical expenses and other losses. If a loved one dies as a result of TBI it may be appropriate to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Altizer Law, P.C., has a strong track record in our representation of clients with traumatic brain injury.
Recovery from traumatic brain injury is both lengthy and costly. In addition to an extended period of hospitalization, many who suffer traumatic brain injury will spend additional time in a rehabilitation center. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, more than $56 billion is spent on care for traumatic brain injury patients in the United States every year. Brain injury can result in a wide range of long-term or permanent symptoms and deficiencies.
Many who experience traumatic brain injury will never recover fully. Five million or more Americans have some disabling condition that resulted from a TBI. Each of these people will need medical care and some level of personal assistance for the rest of their lives.
Those who suffer brain injury, and their families, face severe financial impacts of the injuries in addition to the physical injuries. An experienced personal injury attorney, with specialized knowledge of accidents, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and liability issues are uniquely able to help them cope with the injuries, plan for recovery, and build a case against the person(s) responsible for the incident that caused the injury.
The attorneys of Altizer Law, P.C., are able to provide the compassionate and professional counsel you need. We will help you in every way we can, and we will represent you relentlessly to obtain the financial settlement you are entitled to under Virginia law.
If you or a loved one has suffered traumatic brain injury (TBI), get medical help, and call the brain injury experts of Altizer Law, P.C. We are always here for you.