Brain Injury Lawyer
Representing Injury Victims Across The Nation
Brain injuries can be devastating. It is estimated that more than 1.7 million people suffer traumatic brain injuries every year in the U.S., and between 3 to 5 million people in the United States are suffering from traumatic brain injuries. The annual costs of brain injuries in the U.S. cost $60 billion, including direct medical costs and indirect costs such as lost productivity. Damage to the brain and head can have a lasting impact on an individual's quality of life. If you or a loved one has suffered from a brain injury or another catastrophic injury, you will need to work alongside an experienced brain injury attorney.
There are different types of brain injuries, including:
- Open head brain injury
- Closed head brain injury
- Lack of oxygen to the brain (hypoxia)
- Infection to brain and membranes
At Casey Law Offices, we can represent clients who have suffered from any type of brain injury. Our brain injury attorneys can fully evaluate your claim and help you better understand the impact of your injuries on your life. We can provide personalized guidance throughout the claims process and ensure that you are able to receive the necessary medical treatment to help you recover. We fight for justice and full and fair compensation for each client.
Main Causes of Brain Injury
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has provided statistics that break down the leading causes of traumatic brain injuries. According to the organization's 2015 data, the top causes of brain injuries are:
- Falls (35%, or around 595,095 people)
- Motor vehicle-related accidents (17%, or around 292,202 people)
- Struck by an object (16.5%, or around 279,882 people)
- Assault (10%, or around 169,625 people)
Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury
Brain injuries have been called a silent epidemic because in some cases they have gone undetected even on MRI's. Diagnosing brain injuries can be tricky because sometimes patients do not exhibit symptoms until it is too late.
Some signs of a brain injury include:
- Blurred vision
- Memory issues
- Trouble concentrating
- Depression and anxiety
- Nausea or vomiting
- Balance and dizziness issues
- Serious depression
If you have been in any type of accident recently, we recommend that you see a doctor immediately and have your medical professional monitor your body for any symptoms of traumatic brain injury. Victims of car accidents, truck accidents, and slip and falls are particularly at high risk for brain injuries because of the serious nature of these accidents.
The Costs of a Brain Injury
Living with a brain injury is costly, both financially and emotionally, and the road to recovery is often a long and stressful one. Not many families are equipped to shoulder the unexpected burden, which is why it is crucial that victims take action and seek compensation for their losses. At our law firm, we work hard to make sure that our clients are fully compensated for all of their current and projected costs. Our team works with experts to help us evaluate the long-term costs of care and to quantify emotional losses and suffering you are enduring.
Examples of costs associated with a brain injury claim include:
- Medical treatment: Hospital bills, medication, rehabilitation, physical therapy, intensive care treatment, medical equipment, etc.
- Lost income: Including current lost wages and loss of earning capacity if you are unable to work or earn the same level of income
- Long-term care costs: Expenses for caregivers or care facilities
- Mental health costs: Therapy to help victims adapt to the changes in their lives, behavioral changes, emotional stress, etc.
No Recovery, No Fee
Our brain injury lawyers represent clients on a contingent fee basis, which means that we only accept legal fees after we obtain a monetary recovery for you. You do not pay us anything upfront because we will advance all costs associated with your claim.
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