According to the CDC there are approximately 1.5 million people in the U.S. that suffer from a traumatic brain injury each year. A closed head injury is a TBI in which the brain is injured as a result of a blow to the head, or a sudden violent motion resulting from incidents such as slip and falls and motor vehicle accidents.
Although some closed head injuries are focal, meaning that the damage occurs in one area of the brain, many more are broad or diffuse, which can affect cells and tissues throughout the brain.
Closed head injuries can range from mild to very severe. Those who have a moderate to severe TBI, will likely be met with cognitive deficits, physical changes, social-emotional issues or other consequences that can have life-long effect.
Even mild to moderate TBI can have a devastating effect on the family of the injured and the victim who may have to contend with cognitive problems such as difficulty thinking, memory problems, attention deficits, mood swings and frustration or physical problems such as headaches and diminished sensory ability.
Because head and brain injuries typically result from motor vehicle accidents, occupational accidents and slip and falls at work or other places, the services of a traumatic brain injury lawyer may be necessary to hold those at fault accountable for compensating the victim.
Unfortunately, direct and indirect medical costs for a TBI add up quickly for victims and their families only making a traumatic event more difficult. With the help of an experienced personal injury attorney, victims of TBI may be able to collect monetary compensation for the costs of therapy, medical visits, lost wages, reduced quality of life, and pain and suffering.
Decades of Experience With Traumatic Brain Injury
If you have been injured in an Iowa car accident, your Iowa workplace or other location, contact the Davenport, Iowa traumatic brain injury lawyers of McDonald, Woodward & Carlson PC for immediate assistance. We help injured Iowans get the compensation they and their families need following an unexpected injury or fatality. Contact us today for a free consultation of your case.