A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a very serious type of head injury that can result from a number of different types of accidents. This type of brain injury occurs when there is a jolt or blow to the head, or if the victim sustains a penetrating brain injury. Sadly, these serious head injuries occur at an alarmingly high rate; the American Association of Neurological Surgeons has reported that approximately 1.7 million cases of traumatic brain injuries occur nationwide each year.
Currently, about 3 million people in the United States are living with a disability that is directly related to their traumatic brain injury. These injuries can be classified as mild, moderate, or severe. In the most serious cases, victims are often in comatose, or die from their injuries. Even mild cases can affect the victim’s mental state and capabilities. While anybody can be at risk for a traumatic brain injury, senior citizens and younger children are especially vulnerable.
Although recreational activities and sports contribute to a substantial portion of traumatic brain injuries (21 percent), there are other common causes as well. Traumatic brain injuries are often the direct result of:
- Automobile, bicycle, and pedestrian accidents
- Slip and fall
- Childbirth injuries
- Physical assault
- Falling objects
- Sports-related injuries
In some cases, a traumatic brain injury can be prevented. For example, a motorcyclist or a bicyclist might avoid sustaining a serious head injury by wearing a properly fitted helmet. In many cases, however, a traumatic brain injury is the direct result of someone’s negligence. In these situations, the victim (or the victim’s family), may seek justice by pursuing a personal injury lawsuit. It’s always a good idea to consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after an accident.
Some of the common types of traumatic brain injury include:
- Contusion (bleeding in the brain)
- Penetrating brain injuries
- Coup contrecoup injury
- Diffuse axonal brain injury
- Anoxic brain injury
- Hypoxic brain injury
- Frontal lobe brain injury
If you or a loved one has suffered from a traumatic brain injury in an accident due to the negligence of another, you may be waiting on monetary compensation from a lawsuit. The wait can feel like a long one, especially if you have bills and expenses to take care of. These expenses can be particularly burdensome if your injury has left you unable to work. Through a process known as pre-settlement funding, USClaims may be able to get you money sooner.
At USClaims, we offer pre-settlement funding, if a case is qualified for pre-settlement funding then we would purchase a portion of the proceeds of the anticipated court judgment or settlement for some cash now. USClaims only gets paid if a case is won or has reached a settlement! Apply now or call us today at 1-877-USCLAIMS to learn more.