What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Written by: Roy Boujaoude

Understanding Your Rights to Compensation After a Severe Head Injury

Hundreds of thousands of people are hospitalized each year with traumatic brain injuries. Complications from these devastating injuries can be catastrophic, requiring lifelong care and medical treatment. 

If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, you need legal representation. At the Law Office of Roy A. Boujaoude, we help injured parties obtain compensation for the harm that they suffered. Contact our office at (713) 690-2227 for a free, no-obligation consultation.

Shocking Traumatic Brain Injury Statistics

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines a traumatic brain injury as any injury that affects how the brain functions. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are usually caused by a sudden blow or jolt to the head. TBIs are a leading cause of death and permanent disability in the United States.

According to the CDC, traumatic brain injuries result in:

  • Approximately 166 deaths each day;
  • Nearly 61,000 deaths per year;
  • Over 200,000 hospitalizations each year; and 
  • The death of over 2,400 children aged 0-17 in 2019.

Studies show that millions of people are living with TBIs in the United States and that even mild brain injuries can result in long-term health concerns. 

Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Many traumatic brain injuries are preventable. If you suffered a TBI that was caused by another person’s wrongdoing or negligence, you are likely entitled to compensation. Damages in a TBI case may include compensation for medical bills, future treatment, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

Leading causes of traumatic brain injuries:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Sports injuries
  • Assault and violence 

It is essential to seek immediate medical attention after any head injury. Traumatic brain injuries that occur in children may affect their development leading to lifelong disabilities.

Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries are usually classified into three main types: Mild TBI or concussion, moderate TBI, and severe TBI. Even in their most mild form, traumatic brain injuries can have serious complications requiring hospitalization and rehabilitation. 

Symptoms of traumatic brain injuries:

  • Headaches
  • Vomiting and nausea
  • Seizures
  • Paralysis and nerve damage
  • Infections
  • Bleeding in and around the brain
  • Fluid buildup
  • Dizziness
  • Hearing or vision loss
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Developmental delays

Because of the long-lasting effects of traumatic brain injuries and the potential for years of medical care, it is imperative to consult with an attorney. A lawyer may be able to file a claim for damages on your behalf to help ensure that you receive high-quality treatment throughout your recovery.

Contact Our Office for a Free Consultation

If you or a loved one has sustained a traumatic brain injury, contact our office at (713) 690-2227 for a free consultation. There are never any fees unless we win your case. 

At the Law Office of Roy A. Boujaoude, we will fight to get the maximum recovery allowed in your case. If you have been hurt in the Houston area, call today to get started. Now is the time to get the personalized legal representation you deserve.

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