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Traumatic Brain Injury

 Posted on December 00, 0000 in Personal Injury

Wisconsin personal injury attorney, Wisconsin accident lawyer, Wisconsin car crash lawyerTraumatic brain injury is a major cause of death and disability in the United States, and contributes to almost one third of all injury deaths. According to the CDC, there are over 125 deaths every day in the United States in which traumatic brain injury was a factor, and those who survive a traumatic brain injury may face effects lasting a few days to major disabilities that may last the rest of their lives.

Everyone runs the risk of a traumatic brain injury, especially children and elderly people.  Traumatic brain injuries occur in many ways, and if you or a loved one has received a traumatic brain injury, you need a skilled personal injury attorney to pursue fair compensation on your behalf. Some of the ways traumatic brain injury can occur is by falling, in a motorcycle or car accident, through the use of defective products, or being hit by a projectile.

Traumatic brain injuries also can happen during childbirth. Brain injuries are often extremely difficult to detect, especially where all the damage occurs on the inside and there are no external lacerations or bruising to indicate there has been a trauma. Often the symptoms or effects of a brain injury do not arise until long after the incident that caused it took place, which adds another layer of difficulty to getting compensation by the responsible party or parties for your injury.

Warning Signs of a Traumatic Brain Injury

If you have been in an accident or have otherwise injured your head, and think you may have suffered a traumatic brain injury, you should go to your doctor or to the emergency room immediately. Traumatic brain injury, however, does not always manifest immediately, and sometimes symptoms may not develop for days, months, or even years after the incident which caused it. This is especially true of many traumatic brain injuries caused at birth.

The symptoms to be alert for include changes in behavior (especially increased aggressive behavior); poor balance or coordination; difficulty breathing or swallowing; difficulty walking or controlling your muscles or limbs; loss or impairment of vision, hearing, or taste; or even depression or sleeplessness or sleepiness. Blurred vision or slurred speech are also symptoms that may indicate traumatic brain injury. There are many symptoms that may develop immediately or over time, all of which could be indications of a serious traumatic brain injury.

Our Attorneys Can Help You

A traumatic brain injury can affect every aspect of your life and the lives of your loved ones. Often people who suffer traumatic brain injuries require rehabilitation services, medical services and either part time or full time nursing care. The passionate Milwaukee personal injury lawyers at our firm can help you obtain the services and care to which you are entitled, as well as compensation. Our lawyers will team up with known neurologists, economists, and therapists to determine the full extent of the traumatic brain injury you or your loved one is suffering from. If you or a loved one has sustained a traumatic brain injury, call us today at 414-271-1440. Our lawyers are ready to pursue fair compensation for or on behalf of your loved one.

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