Scottsdale Brain Injury Attorney
Advocacy For Arizona Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Victims
According to Traumatic Brain Injury Statistics, 1.7 million people are treated for a traumatic brain injury each year. About 275,000 patients need to be admitted to the hospital, instead of just getting emergency room treatment, each year. A traumatic brain injury is a head wound or blow that can cause loss of cognitive and physical functions and cause a great amount of psychological scarring as well. Many TBIs cause concussions. In the worst case, a TBI causes either an immediate or a lingering death.
When a traumatic brain injury occurs, it is often up to the parents, adult children, or other family members to help the victim obtain justice. At Amar Esq. PLLC our Scottsdale traumatic brain injury lawyer works with the treating medical team, a broad range of therapists and psychologists, and other medical healthcare provides to understand the full range of help your loved one needs. Our firm strongly advocates in getting justice for victims injured by the wrongs of others. We hold responsible parties accountable for the life-altering changes they cause.
How Does a Traumatic Brain Injury Happen?
Vehicle crashes such as car accidents, truck accidents, and motorcycle crashes are a common cause of traumatic brain injuries. A driver or passenger who is thrown into a dashboard, the side of the car, into another rider, or is thrown from the actual car—can strike the object or human at high rates of speed. A brain injury can also happened if someone falls on the property of another, is assaulted by a human, or attacked by a dog or a different animal. TBIs also commonly take place from construction site accidents even when workers wear helmets.
TBI Injury Symptoms and Complications
The severity of a traumatic brain injury is usually analyzed according to the Glasgow coma scale. The scale examines the following symptoms:
- Motor Responses – The ability to obey commands, respond to stimuli, have proper reflexes, and other tests.
- Verbal Responses – Patients with a mild TBI have confused speech, though it may be coherent. More serious symptoms include making incomprehensible sounds and using jumbled phrases. In the worst cases, the victim can’t speak at all.
- Eye Opening – In severe cases, the victim can’t see. In other cases, he or she opens their eyes but only in response to pain or in response to speech by another person.
Classification Categories of Traumatic Brain Injuries
- People with a mild TBI generally recover.
- Patients with a moderate disability usually have physical and/or cognitive impairments which may or may not resolve. The patient normally lost consciousness for 30 minutes or more.
- Patients with a severe disability are in a coma.
- The worst living state is a vegetative state where there is no interaction with the environment.
- In tragic cases, the patient dies.
TBIs are often accompanied by damage to nerves and blood vessels, bleeding, and bruising. In some cases, the victim may suffer a stroke or a heart attack.
Different Treatments For Traumatic Brain Injuries
Victims who suffer a traumatic brain injury can lose the ability to walk, their strength, and their coordination. The ability to write or hold a glass can be limited. Victims may also fail to remember people and events.
For many TBI victims, their work with a neurosurgeon, pain management doctor, and other physicians is just the start of their treatment. TBI victims may need to work with:
- Physical therapists
- Rehabilitation therapists
- Occupational therapists
- Vocational professionals
- Speech therapists
- Social workers
- Psychiatrists and psychologists
Many other medical professionals may also need to help the victim adjust to a new life.
Schedule a Free Consultation With a Scottsdale Brain Injury Lawyer Near You
Victims of traumatic brain injuries should seek immediate help. Seeking medical treatment upfront can help reduce the severity of medical problems down the line. Legal help should also be sought to prepare the evidence, speak with witnesses, and question the responsible parties in or order to get the best settlement or jury award possible. To schedule a free consultation contact our firm by calling 480-802-8232. Our Scottsdale brain injury law firm assists injured victims obtain justice. We schedule consultations outside and away from the office when needed.