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If You or a Loved One has Suffered an Accident-Related Head or Brain Injury, Our Attorneys Can Help You Fight for Just Compensation
Head and brain injuries are serious conditions that require expert medical treatment and the patient’s commitment to what is very likely to be a prolonged period of coping and recovery. Although we don’t often think about it, our bodies are fragile, and they simply aren’t built to withstand the extreme forces of an assault, accident, or collision. Unfortunately, for many individuals, this means that the consequences of these events often include life-changing head and brain injuries.
At the Law Offices of Jeffrey Hasson, P.C., we are committed to helping head and brain injury victims secure fair compensation for their losses. These losses extend well beyond the medical bills for diagnosis, treatment, and recovery. They also include lost income, the inability to earn a living, severe pain and suffering, emotional distress, and the loss of relationships with friends and family.
A severe head or brain injury can change your life forever. You deserve to be fairly compensated, and we want to help you stand up for your legal rights.
The Facts on Traumatic Brain Injuries
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 2.5 million individuals suffer traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Brain injuries are the cause of death in roughly 30 percent of all injury-related fatalities, leading to more than 50,000 deaths every year.
For those who survive, suffering a traumatic brain injury is usually a life-changing experience. In the majority of cases, these life-changing events are the result of someone else’s negligence or criminal conduct. Also according to the CDC:
- Falls are responsible for at least 600,000 traumatic brain injuries each year.
- Motor vehicle accidents cause at least 300,000 traumatic brain injuries annually.
- Construction site accidents and other incidents involving falling or flying objects result in at least 280,000 TBI each year.
- Assaults account for at least 170,000 traumatic brain injuries each year.
This means that, each year, hundreds of thousands of TBI victims are entitled to financial compensation for their injuries.
Common Head Injuries and Forms of TBI
Closed and Open Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries are commonly classified into two categories: (i) “closed brain injuries,” and (ii) “open brain injuries.”
A “closed brain injury” refers to an injury resulting from an impact or collision that harms the brain without penetrating the skull. While this often involves a direct impact (such as hitting your head on a window in a car accident), it is also possible to suffer a closed head injury without hitting your head. For example, many people suffer concussions as a result of being violently shaken in collision – even though their head may never come into contact with a hard object.
By contrast, an “open brain injury” is an injury that results from an object penetrating the skull. This could be a knife or bullet in an assault, or it could be a piece of metal or other flying debris from a car accident or construction site.
Other Head Injuries
In addition to brain injuries, many accident and assault victims also suffer other types of head injuries. Like all forms of TBI, these injuries can be extremely serious and often lead to permanent complications. Examples include:
- Broken noses
- Ear injuries
- Eye injuries
- Facial burns, scarring, and disfigurement
- Jaw fractures
In many cases, head and brain injuries require multiple surgical procedures, as well as ongoing physical and psychological therapy. The costs of this treatment – as well as the other consequences noted above – make it absolutely critical for victims and their families to seek financial compensation.
Symptoms and Long-Term Effects of Accident-Related Brain Injuries
If you are concerned that you or a loved one may have experienced a brain injury in an accident, it is important that you seek a comprehensive medical diagnosis as soon as possible. Many brain injuries can get worse if not treated properly. The following are just some of the warning signs of TBI:
- Cognitive impairments
- Memory loss
- Personality changes
- Unusual behavior
Tragically, for many victims, these symptoms become long-term effects, as well.
Find Out if You are Entitled to Financial Compensation
If you or a loved one has suffered a head or brain injury in an accident, we encourage you to contact us immediately for a free consultation. To learn more about your legal rights, call (866) 699-6487 or contact us online today.