When a resident of the Bay Area thinks of a brain injury victim, they may have in mind someone who is either comatose or who is in permanent need of medical care and may not even be able to meet their basic needs.
Car and truck accidents, even minor ones, have the potential to be devastating, life-altering events. Many victims who survive a crash are left with a brain injury that can require intensive rehabilitation and lifelong care. Recently, one victim's progress in rehabilitation made headlines here in California, highlighting the complications that can accompany this condition.
Last week, we discussed the case of a serious injury that occurred at a party when a flying object hit a victim on the head. While a brain injury can occur in a diverse set of circumstances, not every brain injury is the same. Let's take a look at a few important differences in brain injuries, with the understanding that the information is not intended as specific legal advice, but as a general background on brain injuries only.
Once a tool limited to high-tech military operations, drones are now available in stores everywhere and are marketed to practically all age groups. Alameda residents use them for hobbies ranging from racing to photography, and even event-planning companies use them for crowd photography. However, one such company recently settled a lawsuit that highlights the danger of brain injury that drones can pose.
Traumatic brain injuries can occur in a variety of settings and different types of accidents including car accidents, truck accidents or in a serious slip and fall accident. In each instance, it is important that victims of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) are familiar with the legal resources that may be able to help them with the damages they are likely to suffer as a result.
When Alameda residents suffer an injury or trauma to the head, it is crucial to get medical care as soon as possible. After all, these types of injuries are a factor in 50,000 deaths annually in this country. But new information suggests that the type of facility where victims obtain care for a brain injury is also an important factor in their outcome.
Sometimes, an injury suffered in an accident heals, and the victim makes a full recovery. Other times, the injury is something that the victim must adjust to for the rest of their life. In the case of a brain injury, the injury itself can lead to serious conditions that do not develop until many years after the accident.
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a devastating injury that can upset the life plan of a California victim. A TBI can result from any number of negligence-based accidents such as car accidents, premises liability incidents and workplace traumas. Not all victims of TBI will recover from their accidents and some may be significantly afflicted for their entire lives.
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Although it's a comforting thought that a serious medical situation will never happen to you, there are around 1.7 million traumatic brain injuries in the United States every year. While these statistics are nowhere near a guarantee that you or someone you love will experience a brain injury, those who are in such situations know how devastating they can be. Knowing the basics of such incidents, however, can allow for a greater understanding of how they affect people and what tolls they can take.