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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost half of all traumatic brain injuries are caused by falls, followed by being struck by or against an object, and then car accidents. Approximately 30% of injury fatalities are related to traumatic brain injuries. These statistics prove just how dangerous traumatic brain injuries are and when these injuries do not result in death, they often result in lifelong impairment and complications. If you or a loved one has sustained a traumatic brain injury related to someone’s negligent or intentional conduct, contact one of our Kent traumatic brain injury attorneys to discuss your legal options for recovery.

What are traumatic brain injuries?

Traumatic brain injuries are usually caused by a violent blow to the head or body or some other type of trauma that results in injury to the brain. Symptoms may be mild to severe and they may not manifest right away, which means that it may take some time to discover that an accident victim sustained a traumatic brain injury. We frequently see traumatic brain injuries caused by the following:

We also sometimes see non-traumatic brain injury cases caused by medical malpractice related to oxygen deprivation. These types of cases frequently happen during surgeries or childbirth.

Symptoms of brain injuries

We know that even mild trauma can cause very serious brain injuries and sometimes they can often be difficult to discover. Traumatic brain injury symptoms may include one or more of the following in many different combinations:

  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness or feelings of vertigo
  • Behavioral changes
  • Mental confusion
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty speaking and understanding speech
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Blurred vision
  • Agitation
  • Loss of motor functions
  • Memory loss
  • Restlessness
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Seizures

Additional brain injury impacts

Brain injuries go well beyond physical complications because they often have significant emotional and financial impacts as well. Even mild brain damage cases may have can be emotionally and financially difficult for the injured person and his or her family. In home care, medical expenses, future medical treatments, lost wages, and lost earning capacity are just some of the many financial stresses that often come along with brain injuries. Emotional injuries such as depression, loss of companionship, and mental anguish are common in both the person suffering from the brain injury and his or her loved ones.

If you know or suspect that you or a loved one has sustained a traumatic brain injury in an accident caused by someone else’s fault, contact our Kent traumatic brain injury attorneys at Russell & Hill, PLLC to schedule a consultation. You need personal injury attorneys who specialize in traumatic brain injuries in order to know that you are getting the advice and advocacy that you and your loved ones deserve. You may be entitled to compensation and we want to help you get it.

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