Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of death and disability. Statistics show that these injuries contribute to about 30% of all injury deaths. Those who survive a TBI can face effects that last a few days, or the rest of their lives.
Long and short-term effects of TBI can include impaired thinking or memory, movement, sensation (e.g., vision or hearing), or emotional functioning (e.g., personality changes, depression). These issues not only affect individuals but can have lasting effects on families and communities.
What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
A TBI is caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that disrupts the normal function of the brain. Not all blows or jolts to the head result in a TBI. The severity of a TBI may range from “mild” (i.e., a brief change in mental status or consciousness) to “severe” (i.e., an extended period of unconsciousness or memory loss after the injury).
Common types of traumatic brain injuries include:
- Open Head Injuries
- Closed Head Injuries
- Post Traumatic Amnesia
- Subdural Bleeding
- Diffuse Axonal Injury
- Skull Fractures
What are the common causes of TBI?
- Falls account for 47% of all TBI-related ED visits, hospitalizations, and deaths in the United States. Falls disproportionately affect the youngest and oldest age groups.
- Being struck by or against an object is the second leading cause of TBI, accounting for about 15% of TBI-related ED visits, hospitalizations, and deaths in the United States.
- Among all age groups, motor vehicle crashes are the third overall leading cause of TBI-related ED visits, hospitalizations, and deaths (14%). When looking at just TBI-related deaths, motor vehicle crashes were the third leading cause (19%).
Our Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys Can Help
Regardless of the type of traumatic head or brain injury you have suffered, you should consult with our traumatic brain injury attorneys at The Pisanchyn Law Firm if your injury was caused by the negligence of another, as you could be eligible for compensation. We will fight on your behalf to get you compensated for your suffering and for the needs you now have to help you live more comfortably after this horrific event.
Please, call our local numbers or toll free at 1-800-444-5309. We have offices in Scranton, Pittsburgh and Harrisburg and will travel to you.
For more information on traumatic brain injuries, visit catastrophicallyinjured.com.