The Life-Altering Effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury

May 8th, 2010 by Farhan Naqvi in Personal Injury

 

brain, injury, head, trauma, accident, crash, wreck, car, Las Vegas, Summerlin, Clark CountyImagine you’re driving along Interstate 15 (I-15), I-215, or the Vegas strip and get involved in a serious car wreck. You hit your head on the driver side window and suffer a traumatic brain injury. In the blink of an eye, most of your memories are wiped away. You have difficulty forming basic sentences. You may even have trouble feeding yourself. These are just a sample of the some of the devastating side effects a traumatic brain injury (TBI) victim has to endure.

Approximately 1.7 million people suffer a TBI every year in the United States, according to the Center for Disease Control. Roughly 80 percent of these victims are treated at a hospital and eventually released. Unfortunately, as mentioned above, the terrible side effects of the injury don’t subside as quickly. In fact, many TBI victims are changed forever.

Here’s a video discussing the effects of a traumatic brain injury…

“Is there anything I can do to prevent a serious head injury?” you might ask yourself. Unfortunately, if you’re involved in a major car wreck in Summerlin, Clark County, Henderson or anywhere else in Nevada, there’s not much you can really do to “prevent” the injury since it was sustained during the course of the wreck. However, you can make sure you receive proper care after the accident so any head trauma gets treated as quickly as possible. This is crucial since some brain injury victims go undiagnosed for days after their accident and the effects of the injury can grow worse if left untreated.

If you’ve been involved in an accident that was due to the carelessness of another person or company, you should speak an attorney. Why? Because TBI victims routinely require extensive medical care and the cost associated with treatment can be very expensive. In fact, on average, it can cost up to $2 million to treat a TBI victim over their lifetime, according to neurologychannel.com. You should not be burdened by these massive medical bills, especially if you were the victim of an at-fault driver, or a company’s negligence.


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