Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a universal public health problem that has been called the “silent epidemic.” Those suffering from TBI can face impairments that are often not visible. TBI can be caused by a jolt, bump, blow, or penetration to the head that disrupts the brain’s normal function.
Basic Information About Traumatic Brain Injuries
TBI accounts for nearly a third of injury-related deaths each year in the United States, and TBI-related emergency room visits have increased steadily in recent years. TBI can result in permanent mental and physical disability and emotional dysfunction.
Potential effects of TBI may include the following:
Even people with mild brain injuries or concussions often report difficulty focusing, interruptions in thought processes, and forgetfulness.
Who Is at Risk?
Every TBI, mild or severe, can be a profound, life-changing event for the patient and their circle of family and friends.
Approximately 1.5 million Americans are involved in accidents every year that cause TBI. Motor vehicle, motorcycle, and bicycle accidents account for a large percentage of these injuries. Athletes and members of the military commonly suffer traumatic brain injuries as well.
Traumatic brain injuries can be even more emotionally draining if the accident was caused by the negligence of another person. Victims and their families are often faced with daunting expenses and other losses for which they worry about recovering such as:
Resources at Your Disposal
The experienced attorneys of Bolt Hoffer Boyd can help you or someone you love deal with a traumatic brain injury through the resources needed for treatment and rehabilitation.
These resources include:
Treatment of TBI often includes a comprehensive team of medical professionals, including:
Countless programs exist helping with recovery, retraining, and payment of bills associated with traumatic brain injury.
Our personal injury attorneys of Bolt Hoffer Boyd recognize that traumatic brain injury can be one of the most difficult and complex of injuries. Call us at (763) 406-7000 about a free initial consultation today.