Traumatic Brain Injury Claims
Representation from a Catastrophic Injury Lawyer in Pittsburgh
Being the victim of an accident can be confusing and stressful, but with a Pittsburgh personal injury attorney on your side, it does not have to be overwhelming. Injuries that are caused by someone else's
negligence should not be paid for by the victim, and traumatic brain injuries can be especially costly. Brain damage is usually irreversible and the effects are not always evident immediately.
If you have sustained a head injury, have it checked by a doctor immediately. Brain injuries may not present themselves until later, after the damage may have already been done. Some symptoms of traumatic brain injuries include loss of judgment, dizziness, blurred vision, trouble balancing, speech and memory problems, personality changes and mood swings. Speak to a doctor if you have had any of these symptoms after being in an accident.
Statistics for Traumatic Brain Injuries
According to statistics released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every year, there are an average of 1.7 million people who sustain traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) – accounting for almost a third to all deaths caused by an injury. In most cases, these are concussions, however, they can also be more severe forms of a TBI. For example, the injury could result from penetration, blunt force, skull fracture or a contusion. It can also include hematomas, lacerations and nerve damage. According to the CDC, the most common causes of TBI include:
- 35.2% - Falls from heights
- 17.3% - Traffic accidents
- 16.5% - Blunt force strikes
- 10% - Assaults
Regardless of the cause or the exact nature of the injury, these are a costly and painful injury to be sustained. On the grand scheme, these injuries cost over 76.5 billion dollars to the U.S. in 2000; however, on a more personal level, they can hit the wallet just as hard. Not only are victims left to pay for medical bills, but they are also often unable to continue work – calling for the need of comprehensive monetary compensation.
Have you or a loved one suffered from a TBI?
Our firm has earned a reputation for obtaining favorable outcomes based on our excellent case results. Attorney Frank Walker has become one of the most sought-after trial attorneys in the western Pennsylvania area, and is ready to evaluate your case as soon as you contact our firm. We make it a priority to give every client the personalized representation they deserve, and we will take the time to be responsive when you need us. Don't wait to contact a Pittsburgh injury lawyer from our firm today.