Traumatic Brain Injury
Each year in America, there are over two million individuals that sustain Traumatic Brain Injuries. Traumatic Brain Injuries are a major cause of death and disability and actually contribute to almost one-third of all injury deaths. Traumatic Brain Injuries can be caused by automobile accidents, falls, work related accidents, and even sports-related collisions. Some of the symptoms one can expect following a brain injury may include loss of consciousness, headaches, dizziness, vision issues, and possibly emotional and behavioral changes. Many of the injuries are mild injuries, such as a concussion, which most people are familiar with.
What about an individual suffering from a closed head injury? A closed head injury is a type of trauma where the brain is injured because of a motion that causes the brain to knock against the inside of the skull. Closed head injuries are different than open head injuries, as no object actually penetrates the brain when the injury occurs.
Often times, another person’s negligence will cause the Traumatic Brain Injury in some fashion. Careless driving and inadequate safety measures are just a few of the several causes which can lead to someone sustaining a brain injury. Studies show that people are more prone to a brain injury over the age of 75 and children under the age of five.
If you or a loved one have sustained a brain injury at the fault of another and you believe you may have a claim, the attorneys at Kaveny + Kroll have experience in representing Traumatic Brain Injury victims. Call the lawyers at Kaveny + Kroll for a free consultation.