If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI), you understand the harmful consequences and irreversible changes. TBI can severely impact how well you function, your earning capacity, mental health and your cognitive abilities. If serious enough, these injuries may require long term, if not life-long, medical care and rehabilitation.
A traumatic brain injury can be caused when the head violently shakes back and forth or strikes an object causing the brain to hit the inside of the skull. A TBI may also be caused from an impact to the head from an object or a blow from a person’s fists.
TBI’s can have a number of causes, many of them possibly related to a party’s negligence which sets the stage for the occurrence of the accident:
- Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injury, particularly in older adults and young children. These falls could be from a height (including from a ladder or scaffold), down stairs, or simply onto a hard surface like cement or concrete.
- Vehicle accidents involving cars, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles and pedestrians are a common cause of TBI. Pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcyclists are especially vulnerable, as are motorists travelling at high speed or involved in an accident with a much larger vehicle like a commercial truck.
- Playing any number of sports, including boxing, football, baseball, lacrosse, skateboarding, hockey and any other high-impact or extreme sport can cause TBI’s. Players’ heads may be struck by other players or they may fall to the ground and strike their heads. Repeated concussions can cause serious, long lasting harm. Recently, the NFL Players Association brought a class action lawsuit against the NFL for compensation to players who have suffered long term consequences or died due to a condition called TBE related to traumatic brain injury.
Wearing a helmet is one of the best ways to prevent TBIs for those engaged in athletic or outdoor sports, and is essential for bicyclists or motorcyclists. A helmet may save your life! Even wearing of seatbelts can reduce the occurrence of TBIs in motor vehicle accidents.
The Fegley Law Firm represents those injured because of the negligence of others, including persons who have suffered TBIs. If another party is a cause of an accident that results in a TBI, you may be entitled to compensation for the pain and suffering, wage loss, and medical expenses incurred as well as the cost of medical care that may be necessary on the long road ahead. If you or a friend or family member have suffered a TBI in an accident, call Scott Fegley at the Fegley Law Firm, (215) 493-8287, send us an email at [email protected] or fill out our contact form on our website, www.fegleylaw.com. Mr. Fegley has 32 years of accident litigation experience. We Give You Peace of Mind.