TBI is a serious problem in the US today. The economic toll TBIs take on the health care system (around 70 billion annually) is just as tremendous as their impact on loved ones. The care, stress, and often permanent life change is overwhelming. Falls and car accidents are leading causes of TBI especially among the very young (birth to aged 4) and older adult (75+). TBI can be considered mild or severe. But no matter which you may have, you may need our brain injury lawyers in Oregon to recover any damages owed to you. Here are some facts about TBI:
· Effects Can Be Long Term: Over 40% of persons suffering from TBI are disabled for at least one year. This usually means patients are unable to work, or participate in a major life activity (school, work, relationships). Family is most likely to care for and manage affairs for patients during this time. This is one reason why ensuring your legal rights is important to us.
· Military Personnel: Soldiers who are exposed to blasts are especially prone to this injury. Often, when they arrive home, they are unable to work and experience memory and cognitive problems.
· No Such Thing as “Just a Concussion”: A concussion is a closed-head injury. This means that the brain was shaken against the skull and there may not be any physical signs of injury. Not all concussions result in a loss of consciousness. While many concussions fully resolve themselves in a few hours, others do not. Blows to the head from sports or accidents need to be taken seriously
Traumatic brain injuries are potentially devastating. Symptoms do not always present themselves immediately and can appear days after the incident. If you have been injured by blow to your head, be sure to seek medical help. Then consult our Oregon brain injury lawyers about your legal rights.
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