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At Morgan Law Group, our Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi personal injury attorneys know that some of the most devastating and life-changing injuries our clients suffer are traumatic brain injuries (TBI).

Unfortunately, an average of three million people visit emergency rooms across the country for TBIs each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

In addition to the individuals who survive these catastrophic injuries during an auto accident, motorcycle crash, slip and fall incident, or negligent security circumstances, the CDC reports an average of 166 Americans die from TBI-related injuries each day.

What are the Leading Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries?

When the head suffers a violent jolt, blow, or impact, it is considered a traumatic brain injury.

According to the CDC, the leading causes of TBIs include:

  • Falls Account for 47%
  • Motor Vehicle Collisions Account for 25%
  • Being Struck By or Against an Object Account for 17%
  • Assaults Account for 11%

Like other accidents with injuries, traumatic brain injuries impact each sufferer differently. While some may be mild and can effectively heal over time with medical treatment and rehabilitation, others can lead to permanent disabilities. No matter how your or a loved one’s TBI has impacted your life, we want to help you pursue the negligent party who caused your harm, so you can get the medical care and resources you need to take back control of your life.

What are the Most Common Symptoms Associated with Traumatic Brain Injuries?

Traumatic brain injuries affect each person differently based on which part of the brain was impacted during the incident.

Traumatic brain injuries may lead to:

  • Altered Judgment
  • Changes in Self-Esteem
  • Complications with Writing
  • Depression
  • Inability to Organize Thoughts and Ideas
  • Lack of Attention or Concentration
  • Lack of Awareness or Self-Control
  • Lack of Problem-Solving Abilities
  • Memory Trouble
  • Mobility Problems
  • Mood Swings
  • Nerve Damage
  • Outbursts
  • Risky Behavior
  • Seizures
  • Trouble Swallowing
  • Trouble Talking
  • Vision Impairment

Traumatic brain injuries impact more than the victim’s day-to-day activities, but their overall quality of life. Although there is no one-size-fits-all remedy for brain injuries, TBIs may be treated with different types of medical approaches, including ongoing medical care, surgeries, and therapy and rehabilitation.

If you have questions about how who is liable for your or a loved one’s TBI, and how they can be held accountable for the financial recovery necessary to get the care you need, contact our skilled personal injury attorneys at Morgan Law Group to schedule a free consultation today by calling 888-904-2524 to learn more about your legal rights and options to pursue a claim against the liable party.

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