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Traumatic Brain Injury
A traumatic brain injury can be broadly defined as any trauma or blow to the head causing a disturbance in the normal functioning of the brain. When your brain is injured because of the negligence and misconduct of another person, you have the right to seek justice and fair compensation for your injuries. Traumatic brain injury not only causes significant pain and discomfort; Treatment is expensive. If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury in an accident and need an experienced injury attorney please call Olga Porven, PA today at (305) 901-1227 for a free consultation.
Traumatic brain injuries can be caused by car accidents, boating accidents, work-related injuries and other accidents that suddenly and violently cause a victim to hit his/her head. Olga Porven, P. A. will investigate your case in order to determine the exact cause of your traumatic brain injury.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1.4 million Americans sustain some kind of traumatic brain injury every year, with about 235,000 requiring hospitalization and 50,000 more dying. Falls and car accidents are the most common causes of brain injuries, but these injuries can be caused by any blow to the head, including sports injuries and gunshot wounds. Thousands more sustain non-traumatic brain injuries because of disease, stroke or oxygen deprivation, sometimes due to medical malpractice. About 5.3 million people in the United States — two percent of our population — need permanent, daily help with everyday tasks because of a brain injury.
If you are experiencing the following symptoms, you may have suffered a traumatic brain injury: 1) sensitivity to light; 2) vomiting; 3) difficulty sleeping; 4) loss of coordination; 5) nausea; 6) headaches; and 7) seizures. It is important that if you are experiencing these symptoms, see a doctor as soon as possible. Early diagnosis of a brain injury can significantly help change the outcome of the condition of the victim.
Traumatic brain injuries usually affect you ability to work, do your daily activities, support your family, and live life the way that you knew it. When a traumatic brain injury is the result of someone's negligence, victims can fight back, demanding the compensation and the answers they deserve. For more information about traumatic brain injuries or to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer, contact Olga Porven, P.A, by email. You can also call our office at 305-901-1227, 754-206-5714 or submit to a free case review today.