While there’s nothing that can undo the damage done , you do have rights under the law if you or a loved one suffers a brain injury caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of another person or company. An experienced lawyer at Steinger, Iscoe & Greene can help you pursue rightful compensation.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that an estimated 1.7 million traumatic brain injuries occur annually, making it a serious public health matter in the United States. Brain injuries are responsible for about one-third of all deaths in the U.S. caused by injury, and the total costs in terms of medical bills and lost income exceed $76 billion.
If you or one of your family members has sustained a brain injury, you know itcan be pervasive and affect all aspects of life. You understand the expenses associated with treatment, the ongoing care that is necessary and the dramatic change in cognitive function, mood and personality that can occur. In a worst-case scenario, you understand the grief that comes when a loved one dies.
Brain injury can occur any time someone suffers an open- or a closed-head wound. Not surprisingly, there are certain types of incidents that are especially likely to cause damage to the brain. For example:
Other primary causes include sports accidents and recreational accidents such as on an ATV or injury while on a playground.
Brain injuries can cause cognitive, physical and emotional impairments. Some of the common symptoms include:
These symptoms can be temporary, intermittent or permanent. A brain injury victim may also need to learn basic tasks, may need to undergo extensive rehabilitation therapy, and may die as a result.
If someone causes a brain injury as a result of negligent actions or wrongdoing, the individual or company can be responsible for compensating the victim and family members for all of the health issues that result. For example:
In these and other situations, it will be necessary to determine if a violation of safety laws or a person’s lack of care and irresponsibility was the direct cause. If so, the company or person who was irresponsible or who broke the law will need to pay for medical bills and costs, lost income, pain and suffering, emotional distress damages, or wrongful death damages. A lawyer can help you assess whether someone was to blame for causing the injury.
Steinger, Iscoe & Greene can assist injured victims or their family members pursue a claim and obtain compensation for a head injury or damage to the brain. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can assist with your case.