One of the most serious forms of injury that can happen is a brain injury. The brain is part of the central nervous system that controls everything we do, from basic automatic bodily functions like breathing and keeping the heartbeat going to gross motor movements like walking and dancing. Sustaining a brain injury can affect any one of these systems, leading to vast changes in how you live your life from the point of injury onward. Even so-called mild traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), such as concussions, can lead to chronic problems after the damage has been done. If you need to speak to a brain injury lawyer about building a legal case, the experienced attorneys at Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. can help you navigate the legal system.
According to reports published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the most common causes of traumatic brain injuries across age groups are motor vehicle traffic accidents, accidental falls, and criminal assault. Assault is, disturbingly, one of the most common causes of TBI in the very youngest members of the population (aged 0-14), while falls make up the majority of TBI causes among the eldest members of the population (aged 65 and up).
If you believe you have witnessed a brain injury, seek immediate medical attention by calling for an ambulance if available. If you think a spinal cord injury may have occurred, avoid moving the injured person and try to stabilize their neck and head by rolling up towels or shirts and placing them around the head to keep it still until help arrives. If the injured person stops breathing before first responders are on scene and you are certified to perform CPR, do so until the person begins to breathe again or until medical help arrives on scene.
Brain injury can sometimes go unnoticed because people are unsure of what signs to look for. Here are some common signs of brain injury to keep in mind:
If you or a loved one experienced a brain injury and want to explore your legal options, contact a brain injury lawyer in Blue Springs at Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. With more than four decades of experience in personal injury litigation, our staff have the know-how to get results in civil court. We are committed to helping people like you turn a bad day into a brighter future by going after justice in the courts. We will work diligently to assist you with the recovery of damages, which could be paid out as a court-mandated cash award to you and your family for the pain and suffering you have endured due to brain injury. We do not charge an attorney’s fee until your case has been resolved via a cash settlement or a courtroom win, so call today for your free case evaluation.
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