How Much Do You Know About Brain Injuries?

Every year in the U.S., there are approximately 2.87 million emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and deaths related to traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). There is a chance that you or someone you love has suffered or will suffer a TBI at some point in your lifetime.

To be prepared to deal with a brain injury when it happens, it is important to know as much about them as possible. It’s in everyone’s best interests to know:

  • The most common causes of TBIs
  • The warning signs of a TBI
  • The economic consequences of brain injuries
  • Legal options for those injured through no fault of their own

We’ve prepared a helpful guide that will teach you these points and more, all in a quick, easy read. Click below to learn more about TBIs.

Brain Injury Guide

Once you know a bit more about TBIs, you can be better prepared if you suspect that you or someone you care about has suffered one.

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

There’s never a bad time to talk about brain injuries. They can happen to anyone at any time. However, now is the perfect time to start the conversation about brain injuries because March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. That presents all of us with an opportunity to spread the word about the causes and effects of traumatic brain injuries.

In honor of Brain Injury Awareness Month, take the time to share with someone you know the symptoms of TBIs. The information could make a huge difference in someone’s life!

Symptoms of TBIs include:  

  • Memory loss
  • Mood swings
  • Personality changes
  • Coordination problems
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Cognitive deficits

When you or someone you know suffers a blow or jolt to the head and experiences any of the symptoms listed above, you should seek treatment immediately, even if you aren’t sure how serious the injury is.

When a TBI Was Caused by Another Person

If you or someone you love suffered a brain injury because of someone else’s actions, you should know that you don’t need to bear the costs for your injuries on your own. Personal injury claims exist so that injured people can pursue compensation for the damages they’ve suffered because of another person’s actions or negligence.

Not Sure Whether You Have a Claim? Contact Us

We know that the legal process of filing a personal injury claim can seem overwhelming, especially when you’re dealing with the fallout of a TBI. You might not know whether you have a claim or how much you should seek if you do take legal action.

Our Indiana brain injury attorneys offer free consultations, so you have an opportunity to speak to an experienced lawyer without any pressure to move forward with a claim. We want to hear your story and give you a chance to meet our team. Give us a call or fill out our online contact form today to schedule a free case assessment.

Reach out to a Terre Haute Personal Injury Attorney Today

The financial burden that often comes with a serious injury can be too much for many people to bear. Unexpected medical debt, damaged personal property, and the sudden loss of income can impact the budgets of most families. The good news is that a successful injury claim could help reduce that financial strain after a serious accident. Get in touch with a Terre Haute personal injury lawyer with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin to learn more.

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