Houston Brain Injury Attorney
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can change a person’s life forever. Unlike many other bodily injuries in which a person can heal and return to normal, a person who experienced a TBI may never be the same. While TBI’s can be caused by many different events, some more common events include falls, car accidents, violence, sports injuries, or explosive blasts (like those in the military might encounter).
Injuries to the brain can damage brain cells, tear cellular structures, damage blood vessels and protective tissue, and cause bleeding which can deprive the brain of oxygen and make the injury worse. Symptoms resulting from TBI can include headaches, loss of consciousness, fatigue, and nausea. Other symptoms can include memory problems, mood swings, and depression and anxiety. Although some symptoms may present themselves immediately, others can take days or weeks to appear.
Every year, more than 1.7 million people in the United States experience a brain injury. Though many who experience such an injury do recover, at least 125,000 of those who suffered an injury are considered permanently disabled as a result of their TBI. Additionally, the CDC has found TBI to be a contributing factor to 30% of injury-related deaths in the U.S.
Although the average cost of treatment for a person that experienced a TBI is around $85,000, it can be as high as $3 million in some cases. The high cost of treatment can be a huge financial burden for the average family, and can add stress in your life when you are trying to help your loved one recover from their injury.
If you or someone you love have been injured by someone else’s negligence, they should be held responsible for the injuries they caused. Call the Houston Brain Injury Lawyers at the Merman Law Firm today for immediate assistance.