Traumatic brain injury (TBI) leads to nearly 30% of all injury deaths according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC also reports over 1.3 million emergency room visits and 275,000 hospitalizations due to brain injury. The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services refers to brain injuries as a serious public health problem.
If you have suffered a severed head or brain injury, the attorneys of Kovacich Snipes, P.C. understand the complex legal battle to get compensation and can help you navigate through the process to maximize your chance of success. Kovacich Snipes, P.C. are the attorneys you can trust in Great Falls, Montana when you or someone you love has been the victim of a head or brain injury. Our attorneys have a track record of getting clients the maximum amount of compensation possible.
A head injury is any injury to the skull. The skull protects and shields the brain from damage, and an accident may damage the very structure that protects the brain. You may fracture your skull or bruise your head without sustaining any damage to your brain. A brain injury occurs when an incident jostles the brain inside the skull or an object penetrates the skull to damage the brain as well.
A brain injury is anything that damages the brain. Brain injury can result from poisoning, from drug use, even from certain diseases. A traumatic brain injury results from an external force. When an object strikes the head, or the head violently strikes another object, a traumatic brain injury may result from the impact.
Common symptoms of traumatic brain injury include:
Treatment for traumatic brain injury may include surgery, rehabilitation, and counseling from a psychologist familiar with acute trauma.
Brain injuries are often the result of a car accident in which an object violently strikes the head during the crash. A traumatic brain injury may also result from accidents at work where a falling object may strike the victim’s head or a fall from a height may result in the head impacting the ground or other solid object. Dangerous flooring conditions may result in falls down stairs causing head injuries or brain damage.
The effects of brain injuries can be devastating for both the victims and their families. Once capable, independent individuals may require a great deal of care, even sometimes requiring assistance with basic hygiene. Recovery can be slow and difficult, and the victim may experience dramatic changes in personality because of the injury or suffer severe depression.
In any accident, one or more people may contribute to causing an injury. Those whose negligence causes an accident are liable for the damage they caused. Workplace injuries can result from even otherwise safe work sites. For that reason, the workers’ compensation system was set up to provide for employees injured at work.
Victims of head injuries and brain injuries may seek compensation for the damages they suffer, including:
Pursuing compensation for head and brain injuries is often a difficult and complex task for families. Because of the long recovery times and extensive medical treatment required, these claims are often very expensive. Insurance companies and corporate attorneys know this and fight to reduce the amount of compensation they must pay. Call Kovacich Snipes, P.C. to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys. Trial lawyers’ associations and other attorneys recognize our firm as having the experience and determination needed to win cases like these.