Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a severe condition requiring immediate professional medical care. The effects of TBI can be temporary, or in extreme cases can lead to lifelong disability and even death. TBI, in other words, is a condition that should never be taken lightly!
According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year approximately 2.87 million Americans suffer some form of brain injury, leading on average to 52,000 deaths. Some of the more common causes of TBI include vehicle accidents, falls, assaults, medical malpractice, and unintentional blunt trauma, such as being hit by a falling object.
Some of the more common symptoms of TBI include:
- Memory loss
- Sleep problems
- Changes in hearing or vision
- Slurred speech
- Emotional issues such as depression
The Effects of TBI
The effects of a brain injury can be either temporary or permanent, and they can vary from person to person. Two people could suffer almost identical injuries and have totally different symptoms and effects.
- Temporary effects – Individuals who’ve suffered a brain injury may suffer only short term effects that may include headaches, severe fatigue, and temporary behavioral changes. In many cases, these effects will go away on their own.
- Permanent effects – Unfortunately, there is no cure for these, and they include symptoms such as memory loss and cognitive difficulties, speech problems, loss of motor function, mood swings, and behavioral changes, among others.
- Unconsciousness, coma, and possibly death – The loss of consciousness from brain trauma can be temporary, such as being knocked out in a bicycle accident, or a prolonged coma which is the sign of a far more serious brain injury. Sadly, some never wake up from these brain injury related comas.
Legal Help from a Brain Injury and Social Security Disability Attorney in Berkeley
If you have suffered a severe brain injury, either accidental or intentional, at the law firm of Patrick Kelly we will work with you to help you secure the compensation and assistance you deserve as a result of your injury.
Also, depending on how long you have worked prior to your injury, we may be able to help you secure Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) payments. Legal assistance in this area is especially important as most applications for SSDI assistance are initially rejected.
Patrick Kelly has practiced law since 1976, and during that time he has helped countless thousands of Californians secure compensation for the traumatic brain injuries they’ve suffered. Whether the effects of the injury were temporary or permanent, we urge you to contact our office for assistance. You could be entitled to significant compensation for the damages you or a loved one has suffered.
Based on his extensive experience, attorney Patrick Kelly can help you understand your legal options, and your initial consultation is absolutely free.
Please do not hesitate to contact us. If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury contact our office today, and let’s move forward together in securing the financial compensation you deserve!