Brain Trauma Can Be Difficult To Prove
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 from TBIs annually.
Despite the prevalence of these injuries, they often go unreported. Likewise, a TBI can be tough to prove in matters arising from personal injury. 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.
Our lawyers at Kyle Law Firm can help. They have more than 60 combined years of experience representing injury victims. They are adept at proving the occurrence of TBIs and obtaining the financial compensation that our clients need to recover or make ends meet after losing a family member. With offices in New Braunfels, we serve individuals and families throughout Central Texas.
What Are The Causes Of TBIs?
Motor vehicle wrecks are the most frequent cause of TBI-related deaths. Slip-and-falls 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 will likely face difficulties in proving their injuries to insurers.
Why Are TBIs So Hard To Prove?
Major TBI incidents are immediately apparent. They will have a distinct effect on 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. However, after a few weeks, they may start to experience confusion, forgetfulness, disorientation and other symptoms. 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 to account for any head injuries. If there is any likelihood of TBI, they will help our clients find adequate medical care and undergo CT, MRI or other imaging tests to establish the trauma and its extent.
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Schedule an appointment with one of our attorneys today to learn more about our services. You can call us at 830-620-9402 or arrange your consultation online. Initial assessments are always free so that our lawyers can inform you of your options before you are obligated to retain them.