In the United States, the leading cause of death for individuals aged 44 and below is trauma. Head traumas are particularly serious and are caused by a brain, skull, or scalp injury. These injuries may range from mild to severe and may be classified as either open-head or closed-head injuries.
Studies show that approximately two million head injuries in the country are reported on an annual basis. Of these injuries, approximately 51,000 were fatal. Twenty to thirty percent of surviving victims suffered from irreversible, permanent disabilities.
Often head injuries are no one’s fault, however they may also happen due to the negligence of others. Among the more common types of head injuries are:
- Skull fracture
- Contusions or concussions
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Anoxic brain injury
- Epidural hematoma
- Subdural hematoma
- Coup-contrecoup injury
Among the leading causes of head injuries in the United States are car accidents and slip and fall accidents. Most of these accidents occur because of someone’s negligence. If an accident is caused by negligence, the victim may be eligible to receive financial compensation for:
- Present and future medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Loss of wages
- Loss of enjoyment
- Punitive damages
- and more
While head and spinal cord accidents do not always result in serious injury or death, often the accident will dramatically affect victims and their families for the rest of their lives. Head injuries can greatly affect a victim’s balance, coordination, strength, fine motor skills, language, information processing, perceptual skills, memory skills, and ability to communicate. Other victims may also experience a change in personality, or suffer from emotional problems, seizures, paralysis, coma, or even death.
When hiring a personal injury attorney, it is important to find someone who is knowledgeable and experienced in dealing with head injuries.
At Ted A. Greve & Associates, P.A., our legal team has extensive experience handling cases involving head and spinal injuries. Head attorney, Dr. Ted Greve, is not only a lawyer but a doctor as well. He understands the science behind your head injury.
We also understand that you are facing physical, emotional, and perhaps financial challenges at this point in your life. You need your claim resolved as quickly as possible.
If you are dealing with legal matters concerning a head or spinal injuries, contact Ted A. Greve & Associates as soon as possible. We will help you fight for your rights and will ensure that you are compensated fairly and justly for the injuries you have sustained.
Protect yourself and your loved ones. Call Ted A. Greve & Associates today for a free and confidential consultation.
For more information, visit our Head Injuries Frequently Asked Questions.
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