Facts You Need to Know About Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injuries oftentimes result from different types of accidents caused by the negligence or recklessness of someone else. Examples of the most commonplace accidents that do result in traumatic brain injuries include:

  • Automobile accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Workplace accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Semi-truck accidents
  • Aquatic accidents
  • Firearm accidents
  • Assaults
  • Recreational accidents
  • Combat injuries

There are a variety of facts and factors that you are wise to understand when it comes to matters surrounding and arising from traumatic brain injuries.

Three Primary Classifications of Traumatic Brain Injuries

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are three primary classifications of traumatic brain injuries. These are:

  • Mild traumatic brain injury
  • Moderate traumatic brain injury
  • Severe traumatic brain injury

The majority of traumatic brain injuries that occur each year in the United States are classified as mild. These typically are concussions. These types of traumatic brain injuries typically occur as the result of bump, blow or joint to an individual’s head.

While these types of injuries typically resolve successfully, when a person experiences a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, that individual is wise to seek medical attention. In fact, a person should always get checked out by a doctor when he or she experiences any kind of bump, blow, and jolt to the head.

Like a mild traumatic brain injury, a moderate traumatic brain injury can also occur as a result of a bump, blow, or jolt to the heat. A moderate traumatic brain injury can also be the result of some type or penetrating injury, like a gunshot.

Thousands of people die each year as the result of a moderate traumatic brain injury. In addition, thousands of other victims of a moderate traumatic brain injury experience long-term and even life-long problems that impact their lives.  

Finally, a severe traumatic brain injury can have horrific consequences. These include death and catastrophic injuries. If a person survives an accident or other type of incident that results in a severe traumatic brain injury, there is a strong possibility that a victim of this type of injury will suffer lifelong disabilities. This type of traumatic brain injury can result in a person being in an altered state of consciousness.

Five-Year Outcomes of a Person with a Traumatic Brain Injury

According to the CDC, the five-year outcomes of people with a traumatic brain injury are:

  • Death – 22 percent
  • Became worse – 30 percent
  • Stayed same – 22 percent
  • Improved – 26 percent

Your Legal Rights After a Traumatic Brain Injury

If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury as the result of the negligent, reckless, or intentional conduct of someone else, the legal team at The Doan Law Firm is here for you. You can connect with an experienced, tenacious, compassionate Doan Law Firm traumatic brain injury lawyer any time of the day or night by calling (800) 349-0000.

Our traumatic brain injury attorney hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 52 weeks a year. This includes all major holidays.

A nationwide law firm, we can schedule an initial consultation and case evaluation with a dedicated traumatic brain accident lawyer at any one of our 40 offices located from coast to coast in the United States. We can also arrange an appointment with a traumatic brain injury lawyer at your home or any other location that is convenient for you. A confidential consultation and case evaluation with a traumatic brain injury lawyer can be scheduled online as well. There is never a charge for an initial consultation with a Doan Law Firm traumatic brain injury lawyer.

The Doan Law Firm makes an attorney fee guarantee to you. Our law firm will never charge an attorney fee unless we win your case for you. Our traumatic brain injury attorney team is committed to fight tirelessly for justice, accountability, and the compensation you deserve in your case. We are committed to fighting to win – and to win big for you.