A Brain Injury Can Change Everything

Posted By: SSF Law Firm
Posted In:Brain Injury
Posted On: January 12 , 2019

Chances are, if you or a loved one have never experienced a brain injury, then you probably have not put much thought into what happens when they occur. The simple answer is – everything changes.

Not all traumatic brain injuries are alike. Our brains are what make us who we are, yet they are not as well understood as the rest of our bodies. We can suffer a brain injury and keep living, but the person who remains after an injury may not act, think, or respond the same way anymore.

If you are here today because you or a loved one have sustained a brain injury due to another person’s negligence, we want to help when you need a Pittsburgh brain injury attorney. At Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman, we will work diligently to secure the compensation you need.

What Are They?

We came across the story of a man who suffered a severe brain injury and subsequently had to deal with aphasia, which is “is a communication disorder that results from damage or injury to language parts of the brain.”

He had to learn how to use his arms and legs after the injury. He could no longer speak, write, or read. His battle has been an uphill one for a long time.

Traumatic brain injuries” is an umbrella term that covers a wide range of things that can happen to our brain. They are common injuries and there are more than 5.3 million people living with disabilities caused by TBIs in the US. They happen commonly due to:

  • Falls at home or in the workplace
  • Physical violence (CDV, gunshots, etc.)
  • Vehicle accidents
  • Objects falling onto a person’s head

Major traumatic brain injuries can affect a person’s cognitive ability, alter the way their bodies move, and change a person’s ability to lead a normal life.

More mild forms of traumatic brain injuries, also known as concussions, must also be taken seriously. They usually occur in children and teens, commonly as a result of a sport’s incident. It is estimated that there are 1.6 to 3.8 million sports-related concussions in the United States each year. This number is likely lower than the reality because as much as 50% of concussions go unreported. It needs to be said that concussions can become major TBIs if left untreated or another one is sustained before a person has a chance to heal completely.

Traumatic brain injury treatment can become incredibly costly, even beyond the initial emergency care. If a person needs long-term rehabilitation or is permanently disabled, the costs can become lifelong.

Moving Forward From Here

Whether it is you so someone you love dealing with a traumatic brain injury, the team at Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman is ready to step in. We will work to secure compensation for all of your incident-related expenses. When you need a Pittsburgh brain injury attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by 888-98-TWINS(89467).

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