Have you or a loved one suffered from a brain injury? According to the (CDC) Centers for Disease Control, 1.7 million people in the United States experience some sort of a traumatic brain injury every year. These brain injuries can occur in all sorts of incidents, including:
- Motor vehicle accidents (motorcycle, ATV, car, etc.)
- Bicycle, skateboard, roller skate, snowboard, and ski accidents
- Slips and falls
- Contact sports injuries
- Work accidents
- Assaults and fights
When one of these accidents occurs, the impact on the brain can be severe and result in everything from headaches and vertigo, to bruising and bleeding, to seizures and speech problems. Often at the time of impact, it can be difficult to determine the full extent of the damage caused by the injury. Furthermore, many fail to realize the variation in how a brain injury presents itself. For example, a limp or difficulty balancing might be overlooked and attributed to another incident. When an injury occurs, even if you think it is minor, it is vital to seek medical attention immediately, and bring on help to assess the cause of the injury. Failing to seek help could result in a lifetime of dizziness spells, insomnia, changes in personality, and speech problems.
In the time following an injury, the process treatment, recovery, and rehabilitation are key. Even if a victim is able to make a full recovery, the road to get there is often long and expensive, and is made even more complicated when the person is unable to work during that time as a result of the injury. The stain of lost wages, emotional strife, and pain can have a significant impact on not only the victim, but loved ones as well. For all of these reasons, it might be wise to file a personal injury claim with the support of a dedicated ally. Our team will work tirelessly on your behalf to recover damages caused by the accident. Call the Law Offices of Savin & Bursk today for a free consultation.