According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), an estimated 1.7 million people receive a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) annually. Each year 275,000 people are hospitalized for TBI with about 52,000 people dying. In 2005 the CDC reported that for the state of Arizona, for every 100,000 people, there were approximately 7,192 hospitalizations as a result of a Traumatic Brain Injury.
Understanding how to identify the symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury is key in establishing a base for a legal claim in Tucson. While not always associated witha TBI, prolonged loss of consciousness can generally result in a more severe brain injury. The following are common symptoms associated with TBI:
- Inhibition control (acting on all urges)
- Memory loss
- Loss of motor function
- Headache, dizziness, and lack of coordination
- Losing feeling or sensation of a certain side of the body
The most common causes of Traumatic Brain Injury are falls, automobile accidents, and assaults. Evaluation by a neurologist is vital in the early stages of TBI. In many cases, a family physician can misjudge the severity of an injury. Symptoms can be ignored or downplayed as mere head and neck pain, when in reality the patient has suffered a TBI. This is why seeing a neurologist is so important. A specialist will be more qualified to diagnose a brain injury than a regular general practitioner.
Proving a case for Traumatic Brain Injury can often be a complex process. Hiring experienced Tucson legal council early on will result in a more thoroughly documented claim for compensation. More documentation and more inquiries to specialists will result in a much more favorable outcome. The Traumatic Brain Injury attorneys at Wattel and York, Attorneys at Law, have extensive experience in presenting medical and diagnostic findings in a courtroom. Their ability to convey this vital information has helped many of their clients acquire substantial compensation. They know that it can be complicated and have a proven track record to back their experience. Below are a few examples of their cases.
- Case 1 — Insurance Offer of $350,000. Received $1,000,000. *
- Case 2 — Insurance Offer of $450,000. Received $1,700,000. *
* Because all cases are different, this is just a sampling and not a guarantee of outcome.
If you or someone you know has experienced a Traumatic Brain Injury in Tucson, please call our local office at (520) 352-0183. Alternatively, you can fill out our simple case form on our website and we will get back to you promptly.
At Wattel & York, Attorneys at Law, your initial consultation is always free and confidential. When we accept cases, our firm operates on a contingent fee basis. What this means to you is simple — you donâ€™t pay anything unless we win your case.
If youâ€™ve received a Traumatic Brain Injury, you may be entitled to significant monetary compensation. Early reporting and documentation is incredibly important in seeking compensation. Call or contact us today so we can help you through this process.