50,000 Deaths Each Year Stem From Brain Trauma
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, roughly 1.7 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) every year. The effects are disastrous. About 275,000 individuals require hospitalization, and more than 50,000 people die as a result of TBI annually.*
Despite the prevalence of these injuries, they often go unreported. Likewise, in matters arising from personal injury, TBI can be incredibly hard to prove. This places a special hardship on victims and their families, who endure a great deal of trouble when trying to obtain compensation for medical care from insurance companies and related parties.
The lawyers at Kyle Law Firm can help. Together, we have more than 60 years of combined experience representing injury victims. We are adept at proving the occurrence of TBI, and obtaining the financial compensation our clients need to recover or to make ends meet after the loss of a family member. With offices in New Braunfels, we serve throughout Central Texas.
What Are The Causes Of TBI?
Motor vehicle wrecks stand as the most frequent cause of TBI-related deaths; slips and falls, meanwhile, are the second-leading cause of accidents resulting in TBIs. In some cases, victims may not even know that they’ve been hurt. Additionally, they are likely to face difficulties when trying to prove their injuries to insurers.
Why Is TBI So Hard To Prove?
Major TBI incidents are immediately apparent. They will have a distinct effect upon the victim’s personality, and lead, in many instances, to severe disability.
But some TBIs are more subtle, and may be difficult to detect. Victims may not notice any difference immediately, only to experience symptoms — confusion, forgetfulness, disorientation — in coming weeks and months. By then, however, many will have already settled any injury claims and may be unable to receive further compensation.
When working with clients, our attorneys make sure that any head injuries are accounted for. If there is any likelihood of TBI, we will help our clients find adequate medical care and undergo CT, MRI or other imaging tests needed to establish the trauma and its extent.
In personal injury matters, we have helped our clients obtain millions of dollars in financial damages. We’re ready to assist you, too.
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To learn more about our services, schedule an appointment with one of our attorneys today. You can call us at 830-620-9402 or arrange your consultation online. Initial assessments are always free, so we can inform you of your options before you are obligated to retain us.