Among the most challenging of catastrophic injuries are those involving traumatic injury to the brain. This most sophisticated human organ can sustain damage from a hard blow to the head that causes the brain to crash against the unyielding interior of the skull. Penetrating wounds from gunshots, shrapnel or other objects can damage the brain, too. The effects of a traumatic brain injury may last long after the initial incident occurred. The Mayo Clinic warns that “serious traumatic brain injury can result in bruising, torn tissues, bleeding and other physical damage.” The result can mean lasting medical issues or even death.
When you or someone you care about has suffered a brain injury, the world can suddenly become a confusing and upsetting place. You need a reliable and experienced traumatic brain injury attorney at your side to help you understand the decisions and choices you must make. Amicus Legal Group has the experience needed to rapidly assess your situation and to take action on your behalf. Our legal and medical know-how can mean the difference between facing a lifetime of disability complicated by financial hardship or having the kind of resources that empower you to get quality care for yourself and your family even in the darkest of circumstances.
Is the average person at risk for such an injury? Are not traumatic brain injuries something that happens infrequently? Unfortunately, such injuries are not uncommon. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that about 1.7 million Americans suffer severe brain injuries every year, and it labels traumatic brain injury a contributing factor in more than 30% of the deaths that result from accidents in the U.S. The CDC reports that more than a quarter of a million people a year need to be hospitalized because of brain injuries. Sadly, about 52,000 people will die from those injures.
Thanks to medical shows on television, most Americans have heard the term “mild concussion.” Indeed, brain injuries can be mild, resulting in a brief period of unconsciousness or other temporary change in mental status. But more severe injuries can have devastating consequences, causing changes in an individual’s ability to think, to remember, and to use reasoning capabilities. Further, traumatic brain injuries may affect your ability for sensory use, altering how you experience taste, touch and smell.
Because the brain is the center of our capacity to communicate, a traumatic injury can leave an individual unable to talk or to understand when others speak. It is not unusual for those who have had traumatic brain injuries to find that their emotions are affected. Some people experience personality changes. Or they may become anxious or depressed. Even formerly mild-mannered individuals can be transformed by a brain injury, becoming agitated, aggressive and acting inappropriately. It is easy to see why specialized care may be needed over a long period of time – perhaps permanently. That makes it vital that anyone who has suffered a debilitating traumatic brain injury seek experienced legal help to ensure that they receive the compensation they deserve.
The injury lawyers at Amicus Legal Group know that a settlement is no substitute for a loved one who has been lost or forever changed because of a traumatic brain injury. We also know that the pain and suffering of family members is every bit as real and disabling as the physical and other challenges a brain-injured individual faces. If this type of tragic event happens to you or someone you love, our firm will take decisive action immediately to protect your rights and to pursue the maximum compensation available to address your pain, to pay for your medical expenses, to make up for lost wages, and to provide for your long-term needs and the needs of those who depend on you.
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