Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) accounted for about 2.87 million emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and deaths in the U.S. in 2014, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That year, there were approximately 56,800 TBI-related deaths in the U.S., including 2,529 deaths among children. On average, 155 people in the U.S. die each day from injuries that include TBI.
Concussions, which are the mildest type of TBI, are caused when a bump, blow, or jolt causes the head to shake violently. Between 2001 and 2009, an estimated 173,285 people under age 19 were treated in hospital emergency rooms for concussions related to sports and recreational activities, according to the CDC.
Common causes of traumatic brain injuries and concussions include:
Proving a concussion / traumatic brain injury case requires not only legal experience, but also medical knowledge. When someone breaks a bone, the doctor reads an X-ray and can point out the fracture. When a person has a disease, lab results show the cause. But when someone has a concussion or a traumatic brain injury, they can look and sound normal. Diagnostic studies like an MRI can be clear and yet the person gets headaches, can’t get words out the right way, finds themselves avoiding loud places or crowds, or can’t be around bright lights. How do you explain that you appear fine, but on the inside you are suffering?
We understand the devastating effects of your injuries. Contact us immediately.
The medical community is only now beginning to comprehend the serious lasting effects of concussions and traumatic brain injuries, most notably the investigation and studies through the NFL, giving rise to increased public awareness on just how serious these injuries can be. Yet even today, oftentimes the real symptoms and issues are missed or ignored by doctors who haven’t yet caught up with the nature of these injuries.
We understand the magnitude of these injuries. We fight so that you’ll receive justice and compensation for your concussion / traumatic brain injury and all resultant losses by holding all parties who are at fault accountable.
We’re highly experienced at handling concussion / traumatic brain injury cases and can efficiently review your case, in conjunction with our experts, because we understand the legal and medical issues. If your case is right for us, we’ll proceed with a full evaluation of the facts, medical records, and legal issues, and determine the likelihood of a fair settlement or need to file a lawsuit. We’ll keep you up-to-date on all developments and advise you on the range of possible outcomes so you can make educated decisions.
At HRMM&L we have extensive experience handling concussion and brain injury cases, representing injured persons whose lives are severely disrupted by brain-related injuries. We understand that these injuries are catastrophic, impeding the ability to work, pay bills, engage in social activity, drive, or just simply get by each day. We’re master negotiators, and you can count on us to negotiate the best possible settlement for you. If the parties can’t agree on money, we’re prepared to file a lawsuit and aggressively try your case in the courtroom. And we have a proven track record of securing winning verdicts and other favorable resolutions in concussion / traumatic brain injury cases.
Every day, we witness the many adversities our clients face as they seek to restore their lives following brain-related injuries. We help clients in these emotionally tough times by being accessible, supportive, and genuine. Our sensitivity and compassion make us better lawyers, too.
The firm’s concussion / traumatic brain injury practice is just one of many HRMM&L law practices. Because HRMM&L is a full-service law firm with substantial resources, we’re able to advise you on other legal problems that may arise during your case. And if the legal problem is one our firm doesn’t handle, we’ll refer you to another lawyer and firm whom we know and trust.
Other legal problems you may encounter during your concussion / traumatic brain injury case: