Updated: December 4, 2012
A traumatic brain injury is caused by an unexpected force to the head including, the head hitting an object, or an object piercing the skull and coming into contact with the brain. Two groups of people who are the most at risk for brain injury are young men between 15 and 24 and the elderly.
Suffering a brain injury usually changes the victim’s life forever. There are many serious consequences that result from a brain injury, which may include:
Brain injury typically requires surgery to alleviate some of the blood that has gathered near the brain. There are many different treatments and specialists that a brain injury patient may require, including a speech pathologist, physical therapist, psychologist, psychiatrist, occupational therapist, medication regimens, and a variety of rehabilitation services.
With the representation of an experienced brain injury lawyer, you may receive monetary compensation for these brain injury-related expenses, along with loss of wages, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment, and other accident-related costs.