When you or a loved one go out for the day, whether on a shopping trip or to work, the last thing you expect is for a traumatic injury to occur. Unfortunately, we know that there are times when things happen that are out of our control. One of the most severe injuries we can sustain is a traumatic brain injury.
These injuries have the potential to change lives, not just of the victim, but of their entire family. If you or a loved one have sustained a traumatic brain injury that was caused by someone else’s negligence, we are here to help. Russell & Hill, PLLC will work tirelessly to secure the compensation you need for all of your accident-related expenses. When you need a Renton traumatic brain injury attorney, contact us today.
When we talk about TBIs, we need to look at the levels of injury. For minor TBIs, which we also call concussions, we need to be well aware of how severe they can become if not treated properly.
We know that there are as many as 3.8 million concussions in the US per year from competitive sports and recreational activities. We also know that this number is lower than how many of these injuries actually occur because as many as 50 percent of concussions go unreported.
Most concussions happen to our kids during sports and recreation activities, like playing on the playground. School officials, teachers, and coaches need to be aware of the signs and symptoms of a concussion and ensure that the child is treated. Concussions have a cumulative effect, meaning that if another one occurs before a child is healed, the damage can be devastating.
Severe traumatic brain injuries can lead to long-term, even permanent, disabilities for a victim. We see severe TBIs occur due to:
One study points out that there has been little study on the cost that “traumatic brain injury patients pose to their families, careers, and society as a whole.”
When it comes to these injuries, everyone is affected. The victim has to suffer the pain and loss of not being able to enjoy their life the same way anymore. Their families have to go through the pain of watching their loved ones suffer and often, a family member leaves their job to become a caregiver.
All of these costs add up.
You should not have to deal with all of this alone. We know that you and your family need to be focused on healing, not on whether or not you can afford all of these expenses. At Russell & Hill, PLLC, our qualified and experienced team will work with you to secure the following: