The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that approximate 1.4 million Americans endure a traumatic brain injury every year. Of those, about 235,000 require hospitalization and approximately 50,000 result in death. Car accidents are the most common cause of brain damage, but these injuries can be caused by any trauma to the head (e.g. sports injuries and gunshot wounds). Many more sustain non-traumatic brain injuries resulting from disease, stroke, or oxygen deprivation. A number of these cases can be attributed to medical malpractice. Despite how horrendous brain injuries are, there are relatively common in the United States. Regardless of the type, though, our team at The Sargent Firm in Boise, Idaho is ready and willing to fight for you.
Common accidents that cause brain injuries:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Falling from higher than 3 feet
- Falling down stairs
- Falling from a bicycle without a helmet
Common symptoms of brain injuries:
- Tingling on one side of the body
- Loss of vision or hearing
- A prolonged headache
- Extreme sleepiness or irritability
For those victims and their loved ones, a brain injury has the potential to change everything about their lives. Victims who lose important physical or mental abilities might have to abandon or completely alter future plans and lifestyle arrangements. In addition to being catastrophic, this can also be extremely costly. Victims may require multiple surgeries, ongoing physical or speech therapy, or even professional round-the-clock care. Families may not have the financial resources to provide these things for their loved ones after an accident. If you face this burden because of another’s careless, illegal, or unlawful behavior, you may need a brain injury attorney to get the compensation and help you are legally entitled to.
Common cognitive issues associated with brain injuries:
- Issues with processing information
- Issues with attention span and concentration
- Problems with speaking and understanding language
- Lack of impulse control
The Sargent Firm in Boise, Idaho is ready to fight for you and your loved ones. If you or your relative is a victim of a brain injury, contact our Boise office today to begin developing your personalized legal strategy. Our clients are our top priority.