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Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are one of the most common catastrophic injuries. They contribute to about 30% of all injury deaths throughout the United States. Traumatic brain injuries can alter your life as it majorly effects your brain functioning. TBI's can be categorized as mild or severe. Brain injuries are considered mild if loss of consciousness and/or confusion and disorientation is shorter than 30 minutes, according to traumaticbraininjury.com. Mild brain injuries are the ones that are commonly overlooked. A concussion is the most common form of mild TBIs. TBs are considered severe if loss of consciousness is more than 30 minutes and memory loss after the injury is longer than 24 hours.

If You Have Suffered

Children from birth to age 4, young adults aged 15-24, adults 60+, and males in an age group are those that are the most at risk for traumatic brain injuries according to the Mayo Clinic. If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury at the fault of a third party, you can seek legal representation to gain back compensation for your suffering. Often times, TBIs leave individuals recovering for the rest of their life, depending on the severity. Every injury and every case is different. Common losses that that TBI victims see are medical costs, lost income, pain, suffering, permanent impairments, and more. If you or a loved one has experienced a traumatic brain injury contact Brooks Injury Law to discuss your case.

Common physical symptoms include:

Nausea and Vomiting
Headache
Confusion
Sleep Disturbances
Unconsciousness
Fatigue
Mood or Personality Change
Speech Disturbances
Weakness
Dizziness
Sensitivity to Noise or Light
Balance Problems
Unable to think clearly or concentrate

Catastrophic Injuries

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Burn Injuries
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Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are one of the most common catastrophic injuries. They contribute to about 30% of all injury deaths throughout the United States.
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A spinal cord injury is another common type of preventable catastrophic injuries. These injuries leave lasting effects and the recovery usually lasts for a lifetime.
Burn injuries are usually obtained from terrifying events. Like other personal injuries, burns can leave lifelong pain and suffering for the victim.

Common Causes

Falls

For young children and elderly people, falls are one of the most common causes of traumatic brain injuries. Falls account for about 50% of TBI related deaths in the U.S, especially in adults aged 65+.
Auto Accidents

Automobile accidents are another common cause of traumatic brain injuries, depending on the severity of the crash.
Sports

Traumatic brain injuries in younger youth is commonly caused from high contact sports, including football, baseball, hockey, soccer, wrestling, etc.
Violence

Domestic violence, childhood abuse, gunshot wounds, and other acts of violence can also lead to developing traumatic brain injuries.
Combat Injuries

Specifically in military personnel, combat injuries and explosive blasts commonly produce TBIs.

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