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Seeking Compensation for a Brain Injury Arising Out of an Accident – Important Issues Explained

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can result due to any sudden physical damage to the brain. The most common causes of the 1.4 million TBI injuries annually are auto accidents, falls, child abuse, violent crimes, and medical malpractice besides contact sports. According to https://edition.cnn.com, more than 283,000 teens and children land up in the ER each year suffering from a traumatic brain injury from accidents on the playgrounds.

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Traumatic Brain Injuries Can Be Very Serious

Even though a brain injury refers to any physical injury to the head and often dismissed as a mere concussion, on many occasions, it can be very severe and cause permanent damage to the brain. When the signs of external injuries to the head may not be present or are minimal, it is referred to as a closed head injury. It is typical in the case of a whiplash injury or an injury sustained during a brain operation. Sometimes the injury arises out due to internal causes such as oxygen deprivation that may happen due to a drowning accident, medical accident, or even a birth injury. Common signs of TBI include blurred vision, inability to focus, persistent headaches, dizziness, fatigue, nausea, and cognitive loss. If the accident is severe, the person may become unconscious, however, severe injuries can be sustained even when the
the person remains conscious.

Litigation for TBI Damages

If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury due to the negligence of another person or entity, it is possible to file a lawsuit seeking compensation. The person suffering the injury is obligated to prove that the defendant is liable for the injury by establishing his duty of care that the defendant breached and injuries were sustained due to the breach of duty, and expenses were incurred for the treatment. In addition to the reimbursement of medical expenses, it is possible to seek compensation for loss of income, out-of-pocket expenses, cost of additional personal care and household expenses, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, companionship, affection, and enjoyment of life, as well as mental anguish.

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Conclusion 

If you have been involved in an accident in which you have had an impact on your head or neck, it may be possible that you have suffered from a traumatic brain injury that may have potentially very severe consequences. It is important to seek medical attention immediately and then consult an experienced law firm to examine if you can claim compensation for your injury.

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by Sujain Thomas

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