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Brain Injuries & Their Effects

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A brain injury caused by the negligence of another person can have serious, lifelong consequences.

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Brain Injuries & Their Effects

  1. 1. BRAIN INJURIES & THEIR EFFECTSA brain injury caused by the negligence of another person can have serious, lifelong consequences.
  2. 2. THOUSANDS OF BRAIN INJURIES HAPPEN EVERY DAY. According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) …  Traumatic brain injury (TBI) was diagnosed in more than 282,000 hospitalizations and 2.5 million emergency department (ED) visits in the U.S. in 2013.  Each day, about 30% of American deaths are the result of TBI, or about 153 people daily. CALL TODAY: 1-800-529-6600
  3. 3. CAUSES OF TBI  The leading causes of TBI, according to the CDC, are falls, being struck by an object and motor vehicle crashes.  Falls accounted for 47% of ED visits in 2013.  Motor vehicle accidents are the third highest cause of TBI as well as the third highest cause of TBI-related hospitalizations and deaths. CALL TODAY: 1-800-529-6600
  4. 4. CAUSES OF TBI  During an accident, TBI is generally sustained in one of two ways:  The force of the accident causes the head to violently swing back and forth and the brain strikes the inside of the skull.  An object strikes the head, breaks through the skull and intrudes into the brain. CALL TODAY: 1-800-529-6600
  5. 5. CONSEQUENCES OF TBI There are many potential effects of TBI, depending on the individual, the seriousness of the injury and where the injury occurs. A TBI can leave a victim with…  Physical consequences,  Cognitive impacts, and  Emotional harm. CALL TODAY: 1-800-529-6600
  6. 6. PHYSICAL CONSEQUENCES  Loss of function, partially or totally, of parts of the body  Extreme weakness  Impaired sensation  Impaired coordination and balance  Loss of hearing or sight  Impaired perception and touch. CALL TODAY: 1-800-529-6600 Depending on the person, there can be many physical consequences of a TBI:
  7. 7. COGNITIVE IMPACTS The accident victim’s ability to think can be affected.  Attention and memory can be impaired.  It may be more difficult to concentrate.  Some mental functions may be impaired or lost. CALL TODAY: 1-800-529-6600
  8. 8. EMOTIONAL HARM The accident victim’s emotional stability may be much different than before the injury occurred.  The person may have difficulty with impulse control.  He or she may suffer depression and anxiety.  His or her personality may change.  The person may become aggressive.  The person may also suffer from mood swings. CALL TODAY: 1-800-529-6600
  9. 9. WHAT TO DO IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE HAS SUSTAINED A TBI You should obtain medical attention as soon as possible. TBI can be serious, and you may need specialized treatment. If you believe the negligence of another person or entity was a cause of the accident that resulted in the TBI, discuss your situation with an attorney. Serious TBI may require long-term, specialized care that could cost millions of dollars. Through a successful lawsuit, that money may be recovered. CALL TODAY: 1-800-529-6600
  10. 10. TO LEARN MORE ABOUT TBI AND YOUR RIGHTS… If your TBI was caused by the negligence of another party you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. To learn more about TBI and your rights as an accident victim, contact Wapner Newman at 1-800-529-6600. www.wnwlaw.com/brain-injuries/ CALL TODAY: 1-800-529-6600

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