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Brain Injury

Brain Injury

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What is the Brain?

The brain is a complex organ that controls thoughts, memory, emotion, touch, motor skills, vision, breathing, temperature, hunger, and every process that regulates our body.  The brain itself is not a muscle, it weighs three pounds in the average adult and is about 60% fat.   It also contains blood vessels and nerves, including neurons and cells, if altered the brain may not operate the same. 

We’re human, everyone has a brain and in the United States, around 1.7 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI).  About 176 Americans die from traumatic brain injuries (TBI) daily.  On an average, adolescents between the ages of 15 and 19 and adults age 65 and older are among the most likely to sustain a traumatic brain injury. 

What is a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?

  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI), results from blunt force trauma like that sustained in a motor vehicle accident, construction site accident or slip and fall.
  • Another case is, whiplash, where the brain is injured due to a rapid acceleration and deceleration within the skull, can also cause traumatic brain injury.

Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Include:

  • Impaired thinking and memory
  • Impaired movement
  • Impaired sensations, for example vision or hearing
  • Emotional changes, for example personality changes or depression

These TBI issues can affect and have horrible consequences for the individuals, including long-term if not life-long disabilities that prevent victims from living normal healthy lives and creating expenses for their families. 


Can Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) be Prevented?

Yes, TBI can be prevented. 

  • In adults age 65 and older who are most at risk should:
    • Talk to your doctor about fall prevention
    • Do exercises for balance and strength
    • Have a regular eye exam
    • Keeping the home safe by
      • Getting rid of rugs and things easily people can trip over
      • Add lots of lighting in areas where needed
      • Add guard rails on bathroom tub and shower


  • In sports with kids/adolescents
    • Change the “win at all cost” mentality
    • Speak to young athletes about concussion safety and understanding your brain
    • Model and reinforce safe play

Filing a brain injury claim:

Traumatic brain injury cases are medically and legally complicated.  You require the best at your side representing you or your loved one.  This kind of case requires expert medical care and legal advice.  Our offices have a dedicated team of doctors and lawyers that will work hard on getting you the best recovery so that your future may be a little brighter.

Remember, never attempt to file a serious head injury claim on your own, especially if you’re the person injured.  We offer free consultation for your case.

Contact us at (877) 592-4600. if you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The sooner, the better for the sake of your health and for your family.

Contact our law offices at (877) 592-4600. as soon as possible or send us an email at

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