A healthy brain is key to a healthy life. Suffering from a brain injury can be devastating, frustrating, and confusing. Since the injury is internal, it may go unnoticed for some time before effects worsen. For a lot of people, suffering from brain injury is unimaginable. However, brain injuries are relatively common in America: just under two million people are affected each year. Traumatic brain injuries can have a number of severe consequences.
If you or a loved one recently suffered from a traumatic brain injury, your life has likely changed drastically. The consequences—serious injuries, costly medical bill, unpredictable emotions—can put a strain on you or your family. Traumatic brain injuries can be caused by a number of things, from negligent driving to being hit with an object on a construction site. Your suffering should not be intensified by the reckless or negligent behavior of others. You should contact an Erie brain injury attorney. An experienced attorney can utilize their familiarity with Pennsylvania law to develop a strong case to obtain compensation on your behalf. With nearly 200 years of combined experienced, the legal knowledge of Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman attorneys is hard to match. This knowledge has resulted in a near 100 percent success rate for Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman attorneys.
Brain injuries can occur in a variety of way; however, traumatic brain injuries are normally caused by impact to the head, and they are not always a visible wound.
Some common causes for traumatic brain injuries include the following:
Vehicle accidents: Negligent driving behaviors are usually responsible for accidents that result in traumatic brain injuries. Collision accidents, commercial vehicle accidents, and roll-over accidents are frequent accidents caused by negligence or recklessness
Falls: Whether at work or in a public place, falls can occur that result in traumatic brain injuries. Some common causes are falling from an elevated place while working in hazardous conditions and slip and fall accidents.
Being struck by an object: This type of traumatic brain injury occurs frequently on construction sites. If the worksite is not maintained properly, the chances for errant falling objects or power equipment striking you increases
There are many long-term consequences after accruing a brain injury. There are signs to look out for if you suspect you or a loved one are suffering from a traumatic brain injury. Memory can be affected. Your language may also decline. If you notice a change in your ability to process and control your emotions, a traumatic brain injury may be to blame.
Suffering from a traumatic brain injury is a hard reality to deal with. Your personal and professional life is likely suffering as a result of said brain injury. If your injury was accrued from the negligence or recklessness of another person or entity, you should consider consulting with an Erie brain injury attorney. With over 170 years of combined experience, attorneys at Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman have experience dealing with a multitude of brain injury cases. Attorneys are available 24 hours a day for free consultations.