A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can change the course of a person’s life. It’s not just the immediate symptoms that can keep you from feeling like yourself – headaches, weakness, difficulty recalling words, forgetfulness, and more. The long-term effects of a TBI can affect your day-to-day life forever. The situation is all the more tragic when the injury occurred as a result of another person’s negligence. If you or a family member is in this situation, we can help.
What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
The Brain Injury Association of America refers to traumatic brain injury as a change in brain function caused by an external force. In other words, an incident caused an injury that changed the way a person’s brain works. The impact might have physical, emotional, and/or cognitive effects. Symptoms can range from temporary to severe. Some symptoms may go away after a while, but others can last a lifetime.
Each year, about 30 percent of injury-related deaths in the United States involve a TBI. In addition to those tens of thousands of deaths each year, a TBI diagnosis is involved in more than 280,000 hospitalizations and millions of emergency room visits.
Experienced TBI Legal Advocates
At CaseyGerry, our attorneys have vast experience representing people suffering from a TBI. We advocate for injured individuals on a case-by-case basis, and we’ve helped lead major national litigation involving head and brain injuries. Managing partner David Casey served on the Steering Committee and represented injured players in the National Football League concussion injury litigation. He also represented the family of San Diego football legend Junior Seau. This experience has led the legal team at CaseyGerry to know the most cutting-edge brain injury research, spanning head injuries to the impact on the brain from repeated impacts.
We welcome you to contact the firm for assistance if you or a family member sustained a traumatic brain injury as a result of someone else’s careless actions. We can give you the resources you need to move forward and seek compensation for your medical bills and other related expenses. Call (619) 238-1811 or fill out our online form to speak with someone right away.
It’s important to know that if you’re suffering from a TBI, you are not alone. Organizations such as BrainLine offer community and support resources to help you.