Brain injuries are among the most catastrophic of personal injuries. According to the Centers for Disease Control, brain injuries are responsible for more than 2.8 million emergency room visits per year, with over 56,000 of these injuries leading to death. When a victim has sustained a brain injury, the lifelong outlook can be grim. Assuming the victim survives the injury, he or she may be facing a lifetime of medical costs and reduced capabilities.
A TBI, or traumatic brain injury, is any injury that causes damage to the brain. There are various degrees of TBI ranging from mild to severe. Some examples include:
All types of head injuries should be considered serious until the full effects are known. In many cases, symptoms may take days or even weeks to show up. This means that many victims may already have settled their head injury cases before they know the full extent of the damage. It is very important, any time a head injury is involved in an accident, that the victim seeks a full medical evaluation before signing any waivers or agreeing to any settlements.
At Barber & Associates, we have been representing Alaska personal injury victims for many years. We understand the complexities of head injury cases, and we are here to help you ensure that your case is treated with the proper degree of attention and care. We can work with you to recover damages not only for your immediate medical bills but also for possible future costs, as well. Call us today to learn how we can help you protect your rights in a head injury case.
Barber & Associates, LLC has recovered more than 45 Million Dollars in verdicts and settlements for Injured Alaskans.
Auto accidents can happen to anyone at any time, regardless of how defensive someone may be behind the wheel. If you or someone you love has been harmed in such an incident, you have legal rights and options that need to be explored.