1.7 million deaths and hospitalizations result from TBIs every year in the United States. Car accidents, sports accidents, and more can cause a traumatic brain injury and cause the brain to bruise, bleed, tear, or swell. Unfortunately, when somebody receives a TBI, they may suffer from cognitive problems. Cognition is the act of thinking and includes an ability to choose, understand, and remember information. When somebody suffers from a TBI, they may have problems with attention, concentration, speech, learning, and reasoning. This can affect their everyday lives in many negative ways.
Barriers That a Patient May Face
When somebody has received cognitive problems from a TBI, there are a variety of negative emotions and issues they may have to experience in their day-to-day lives. They may experience attention and concentration problems where they become easily distracted at work, have difficulty finishing a project, or have problems carrying on conversations. They may also have a lack of understanding when it comes to learning new information and not have the ability to focus. Others may experience memory problems, have problems with organization like planning their day, or even experience impulsive behavior. There are many things that can be done with the help of a physician or a therapist when a patient has experienced a TBI, but first they must act to receive this treatment.
How to Pursue a Legal Claim for TBI
If you have been involved in an accident and are thinking about bringing a claim, there are many ways you can do so. You are most likely entitled to compensation for your injuries if another party was at-fault. Under negligent theories, an attorney will be able to defend your rights and help you get the compensation you deserve in your time of need. Speak to us today for more information at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi.