Traumatic brain injuries remain all too common, sending nearly 3 million people to the emergency room every year, and contributing to nearly a third of all injury deaths annually in the United States. More than 150 people die from these injuries every year, and even those who survive can experience lifelong complications as a result. If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury, it is critical you speak with a personal injury attorney in our Wyoming office.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines a traumatic brain injury as any blow, bump, or jolt to the head that disrupts the brain’s normal functions and victims can suffer:
- Cognitive memory problems
- Debilitating motor functions
- Loss of speech and/or hearing
- Loss of spontaneous respiration, requiring a ventilator and tracheotomy
For many victims, these side effects can result in permanent disability, requiring substantial rehabilitation, and prolonged treatment. In addition, the financial implications facing victims of brain injury can be just as overwhelming. If you or a loved one have suffered a severe, traumatic brain injury as a result of someone’s negligence, contact Burg Simpson’s experienced team of accident injury lawyers in Cody as soon as possible. Contact Burg Simpson in Wyoming today by calling us at 307-527-7891 or by filling out our Free Case Evaluation form.
COMMON CAUSES OF TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY
There are many different ways someone can suffer a severe traumatic brain injury, according to the CDC, such as:
- Falls: These contribute to nearly half of all traumatic brain injuries. Younger children and older adults are most at risk.
- Struck by or against an object: These make up 15 percent of injuries and roughly one in five of the traumatic brain injuries that strike children under 15.
- Traffic accidents: Roughly 14 percent of these injuries are a result of a traffic accident. This is also the leading cause of brain injury deaths.
- Assaults: Violent attacks make up nearly 10 percent of brain injuries.
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, get legalhelp you from a veteran personal accident lawyer today.
COMMON TYPES OF TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY
Every brain injury is unique and each of them varies widely in terms of severity. However, the two most common types of brain injuries are anoxic brain injury and hypoxic brain injury.
- Anoxic brain injury occurs as a result of a total loss of oxygen to the brain from injury or cardiac event such as a heart attack. The extent of brain injury depends on the level of oxygen deprivation to the brain. The majority of anoxic brain injuries present themselves in the form of cognitive memory problems, motor function problems, and mental impairment.
- Hypoxic brain injury occurs as a result of a partial loss of oxygen to the brain. Victims often experience motor function disability and mental impairment.
Get in touch with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible if you have suffered a traumatic brain injury. Call Burg Simpson Wyoming today at 307-527-7891 so we can help.
EXPERIENCED ACCIDENT INJURY WYOMING ATTORNEYS
We have handled thousands of personal injury claims over the last 40 years, including the recovery of millions of dollars in damages for individuals who have sustained brain damage as a result of someone else’s negligence. Our team of experienced accident and injury lawyers are able to quickly and effectively evaluate your claim. As in all personal injury lawsuits, your time to file a claim is limited. Fill out our Free Case Evaluation Form or talk to one of our attorneys now by calling 307-527-7891.