BRAIN INJURIES COULD BE FATAL TO YOUR LIFE
A traumatic brain injury can occur when the head is stricken, suddenly jerked, or penetrated by a foreign object. The “external force” can be a direct blow to the head such as hitting the floor in a fall accident or striking the steering wheel in a car accident.
In 2006, a study was done at the Atlanta Nation Center for Injury Prevention and Control. This study showed that of those 1.4 million people, 280,000 people in the U.S. receive a motor vehicle induced traumatic brain injury every year. Twenty percent of all brain damage is motor vehicle related and constitutes as the second largest method. The leading cause is falling, which accounts for 28 percent. However, the traffic accident brain damage accounts for the greatest number of hospitalizations.
Since our brain defines who we are, the consequences of a brain injury can affect all aspects of our lives, including our personality. A brain injury is different from a broken limb or punctured lung. An injury in these areas limit the use of a specific part of your body, but your personality and mental abilities remain unchanged. Most often, these body structures heal and regain their previous function.
Brain injuries do not heal like other injuries. Recovery is a functional recovery, based on mechanisms that remain uncertain. No two brain injuries are alike and the consequence of two similar injuries may be very different. Symptoms may appear right away or may not be present for days or weeks after the injury.
If you or a loved one has been in an accident and suffered a head trauma, it is imperative that you consult with doctors and attorneys who understand brain injuries. The King Law Firm is here to represent you and assist you through the every aspect of your brain injury and ensure that you receive the care and compensation that you deserve.