Traumatic Brain Injuries Can Result in Long-Term Complications
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), an estimated 1.7 million people sustain a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) each year.1 TBIs occur when a head injury results in a disruption in normal brain function. Victims of TBIs that are caused by the negligence of others can often recover for their medical expenses and other losses by filing a personal injury claim against the responsible party or parties. Traumatic brain injuries can leave victims with a variety of issues, including cognitive problems, depression, motor control issues, and difficulty concentrating. These issues have the potential to a have a significant impact on a person’s quality of life and even have the potential to necessitate long-term medical care. As a result, anyone who has been affected by a TBI in a preventable accident should call the Dolman Law Group as soon as possible at (727) 451-6900 to discuss their case with an experienced Clearwater, FL TBI attorney.
What kinds of accidents cause traumatic brain injuries?
There a variety of accidents that have the potential of resulting in a traumatic brain injury. Some of the most common include the following:
- Car accidents
- Boat accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Bicycle accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Sports accidents
- Truck accidents
- Aviation accidents
- Construction accidents
As with other types of personal injury matters, people who sustain a TBI need to be able to establish that their accident was the result of someone else’s negligence in order to be able to recover. In the contact of Florida personal injury litigation, “negligence” has a very specific meaning, and it is important for victims to discuss their case with an experienced lawyer. An attorney will conduct a thorough case evaluation and let you know whether and against whom you can assert a claim.
Multiple TBIs can increase a person’s risk of certain developing certain medical conditions
Recent research indicates that there is a correlation between traumatic brain injury and certain degenerative conditions that can affect the brain. These include the following:
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy – Also known as “CTE,” this condition is a degenerative disease that can cause changes in mood, depression, behavior, and problems with motor control. While CTE is poorly understood and can only be diagnosed post-mortem, multiple concussions and other head injuries play a role in its development.
Parkinson’s Disease – Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) released the results of a study that link traumatic brain injuries and an elevated risk of developing Parkinson’s Disease later in life.2 Parkinson’s can cause issues with mobility, tremor, postural instability, and rigidity.
Alzheimer’s Disease – The Alzheimer’s Association reports that individuals who have a history of moderate to severe TBI have a significantly increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s can affect a person’s memory and ability to live independently, resulting in a serious impact on a person’s quality of life.
Contact a Clearwater TBI attorney today to schedule a free consultation
Anyone who has been sustained a traumatic brain injury in a preventable accident should discuss their options with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. The Florida personal injury attorneys of the Dolman Law Group are committed to helping the victims of negligence recover for their injuries and other losses. We work hard to ensure that each client we represent get the maximum amount of compensation available by law. To schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers, call our office today at (727) 451-6900 or send us an email through our online contact form available here.
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