A brain injury can be painful and debilitating, that can drastically change your life.
If you or a loved one has experienced a brain injury due to the negligence of a third party, the Stewart Law Group wants to inform you that you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and more.
Get in touch with us today to set up a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our Surprise brain injury attorneys at 623-263-1000.
What Is A Brain Injury?
A traumatic brain injury (also called a TBI) is any injury to the brain caused by an external source. Whenever someone receives a brain injury due to a third party’s negligent action, these are often classified as TBIs.
The National Institute of Health (NIH)’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke says the following types of trauma can cause a traumatic brain injury:
- Forceful bump
- Blow to the head
- Jolt to the head or body
- An object that pierces the skull and enters the brain
What Types Of Injuries Cause Brain Trauma?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have found that the most common causes of traumatic brain injuries are motor vehicle accidents, firearm-related incidents, and slips and falls.
The following are specific examples of the types of injuries that could yield a TBI:
- Car Accident
- Truck Accident
- Motorcycle Accident
- Pedestrian Accident
- Commercial Vehicle Accident
- Bicycle Accident
- Sports Injury
What Are The Outcomes Of A Brain Injury?
When someone experiences a traumatic brain injury, typically, the victim finds themself now dealing with an extensive recovery process. Individuals suffering from traumatic brain injury may lose the ability to function independently.
A way to evaluate the severity of the impact of a brain injury is by examining if an individual can still perform what are known as activities of daily living (ADLs).
The most basic ADL functions cover the following domains:
- Walking independently (known as ambulating)
- Feeding and dressing oneself
- Personal hygiene tasks (bathing, grooming, brushing teeth, combing hair, trimming nails)
- Continence and ability to control bladder and bowels
- Toileting tasks (walking to the toilet, using the toilet, and cleaning appropriately)
Many traumatic brain injuries can cause victims to be unable to perform even the most basic activities of daily living to care for themselves. If the victim can no longer perform these tasks, they may need in-home health care support, or they or their family may choose for them to reside in an assistive living facility.
Although this type of medical care can be costly, a competent Surprise personal injury attorney from the Stewart Law Group can factor these expenses into the economic damages you claim.
Stewart Law Group: Your Personal Injury Advocates In Your Brain Injury Case
Navigating the lifestyle changes that accompany a serious brain injury can be challenging, so don’t go at it alone. Let the experienced Surprise brain injury lawyers at the Stewart Law Group help you. We’ve successfully litigated and settled cases just like yours before. With a transparent fee structure, we’ll get to work on your case without placing an extensive financial burden on you and your loved ones. We will take care of all the paperwork and the legal implications of your Surprise brain injury case while you focus on healing and recovery.
Get started with us today by requesting a free, no-obligation brain injury case review at 623-263-1000.