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Brain Injury – What you need to know

Motor vehicle crashes and traffic-related incidents result in the largest percentage (31.8%) of traumatic brain injury related deaths.

The Center for Disease Control estimates that there are over 5.3 million Americans living with a traumatic brain injury.

  • 1.4 million individuals will visit an emergency room as a result of a traumatic brain injury
  • 275,000 individuals will be hospitalized because of a traumatic brain injury.
  • 52,000 individuals will die as a result of a traumatic brain injury.

Concussion/Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

A concussion is a type of TBI caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that can change the brain normally functions. This brain injury is described as “mild” because concussions usually are not life threatening, however, the effects can be serious. Symptoms may last weeks or longer and may detrimentally affect a victim’s life in many ways. Symptoms may include: difficulty thinking clearly, headache, nausea or vomiting, irritability, sadness, sleeping more or less than usual, difficulty concentrating or remembering information.

Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

A severe TBI can be fatal, and impacts not only the life of the individual but of their loved ones. Severe TBI is a contributing factor to 30% of all injury-related deaths in the United States. There are two types of severe TBI:

  1. Closed: A closed TBI is an injury to the brain caused by movement of the brain within the skull. The causes may include falls, car accidents, or being struck with an object.
  2. Penetrating: A penetrating TBI is an injury to the brain caused by a foreign object entering the skull. The causes may include being shot with a firearm or being struck by a sharp object.

The potential effects of a severe TBI range from a coma or amnesia to death. Individuals who are fortunate to survive a severe traumatic brain injury often have attention or memory issues, impaired coordination, hearing or vision impairments, or depression and personality changes.

How Beauchamp Law Can Help You

Traumatic brain injuries are devastating for the individual affected and their families. The long-term medical costs and emotional damage is more than most people can handle. The brain injury attorneys at Oracle Law Group are ready to help you and your loved ones on the road to recovery. Beauchamp Law has an attorney on staff that is also a registered nurse, bringing compassion and warmth to her legal work.

Don’t trust just any personal injury attorney. Beauchamp Law accident attorneys pride themselves on being hands-on and working hard for every client. We understand that this is a stressful time in your life, so we will try to alleviate some of that stress by keeping you apprised of what is happening with your case so you can make informed, educated decisions when necessary. You pay zero fees unless you recover.

We serve clients in Phoenix, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Mesa, Scottsdale and other cities throughout the State of Arizona.

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