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Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) are a leading cause of death and disability in the United States. As reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 2.8 million Americans suffer from a traumatic brain injury each year. Many of those are seriously injured, as the CDC notes that TBI’s constitute a third of all injury-related deaths in the U.S. Traumatic brain injuries may lead to permanent or temporary impairment of the brain’s functions, leaving the victim in varying states of debilitation. These injuries can be catastrophic, affecting the victim on physical, psychological, and social levels. It could take months or even years to recover and medical care expenses can become debilitating, negatively impacting the victim’s quality of life. TBI’s at worst can lead directly to wrongful death.

At The Rothenberg Law Firm LLP, our legal team understands these circumstances can place major emotional and financial burdens on brain injury victims and their loved ones. Medical bills add up quickly, forcing family members to carry the burden of caring for TBI victims, arranging medical care, physical therapy appointments, and managing medical expenses all at once.  Because of this, it is extremely important to choose attorneys experienced in traumatic brain injury cases to best navigate your case.

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What are the Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries?

The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control notes that children under 4 years old, adolescents between the ages 15 and 19, and the elderly are the most susceptible to a TBI. 

The most common causes of TBIs include: 

  • Falls - Falls are one of the leading causes of serious brain injury, accounting for almost half of all TBI- related emergency room visits. 
  • Car Accidents - motor vehicle accidents are another leading cause of traumatic brain injuries that can occur when the head strikes an object, such as a windshield. 
  • Whiplash - Brain damage can also be caused by whiplash, which is a sudden acceleration/deceleration movement without any direct external trauma to the head.
  • Intentional Assault & Battery - an unexpected attack could cause serious head trauma.
  • Medical Errors - medical malpractice can cause a severe TBI.

Many brain injuries are the result of bruising, bleeding, twisting or tearing of the brain tissue.  Brain trauma may not only occur at the time of the accident but also over time as tissues swell and bleed within the head. 

Traumatic brain injuries may lead to permanent or temporary impairment of the brain’s functions, leaving the victim in varying states of debilitation. An example of this impairment could be blurred vision. TBIs could also potentially lead to personality changes, mood swings, abnormal sleep patterns, and other psychological damage.

Whether you or a loved one has experienced a TBI, the personal injury lawyers at The Rothenberg Law Firm LLP want to help guide you through your brain injury lawsuit in order to receive maximum compensation. You will not be charged any fees unless and until we reach a favorable verdict or settlement, meaning you will not pay a fee until we are successful in getting you money.

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Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries

No two brain injuries are the same, but most can be categorized as either an open head injury or a closed head injury. 

Open head injuries can result from the scalp or skull being broken or penetrated. These injuries typically have frightening results and because of the complicated inner workings of the brain, removing objects from the skull can be risky. Open head injuries can require acute and continued medical attention that can be extremely costly.

Closed head injuries can be just as serious, but in these cases, nothing penetrates the skull. They are caused by an impact to the head and do not involve any foreign objects entering the brain, which is characteristic of a concussion. Concussions, also known as mild traumatic brain injuries, are caused by a sudden blow to the head or whiplash.  Even mild TBIs can be very serious, and could potentially be accompanied by loss of consciousness or memory loss.

Prolonged lack of oxygen, or an “ anoxic brain injury, ” can also have severe and life-threatening consequences. This type of TBI is a  serious injury that causes brain cells to die from a lack of oxygen. 

Common types of brain injuries include:

  • Hematomas
  • Skull fractures
  • Contusions
  • Concussions
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    Getting the Facts About Sports-Related Concussions 

    What do you need to know about concussions and sports? The following are important facts from

    • Up to 3.8 million concussions occur in sports and recreational activities in the U.S. each year;
    • Up to 50% of sports-related concussions go unreported (and untreated);
    • Sports-related concussions are currently the leading cause of TBIs in children and teens that require emergency department visits;
    • Children and teens account for about 70% of all sports-related concussion visits to emergency departments;
    • Concussions can occur in any sport but are most common in football, hockey, rugby, soccer, and basketball;
    • Recreational sports can also lead to concussions, including bicycling, horseback riding, and playground usage;
    • About 15% of students say they have sustained one concussion or more in the last year;
    • Around 6% of students report having two or more concussions in the last year; and
    • Nearly 70% of student athletes continued to play with symptoms of a concussion in the last 12 months.

    If you or someone you love sustained a brain injury, you may be able to file a claim for compensation. You should discuss your options with a brain injury attorney.

    Understanding Traumatic Brain Injuries and Depression

    If you suspect that a loved one has suffered a TBI, it is important to understand the link between head injuries and depression. According to the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC), the definition of depression is a “feeling of sadness, loss, despair, or hopelessness that does not get better over time and is overwhelming enough to interfere with daily life.” Depression typically lasts for more than a couple of weeks, and its signs and symptoms include some of the following:

    • Feelings of sadness or hopelessness
    • Feelings of worthlessness
    • Loss of interest in usual activities or pleasurable activities
    • Changes to sleep patterns
    • Changes in appetite
    • Difficulty with concentration
    • Lack of energy or general lethargy
    • Withdrawal from others, especially loved ones
    • Any thoughts of suicide or death

    After a TBI, depression is a common issue. Indeed, about 50 percent of TBI victims experience depression within the first year after their injuries, and about two-thirds of all TBI victims experience depression within seven years after sustaining a head trauma.

    What aspects of a head injury can lead to depression? According to MSKTC, depression after a TBI varies drastically from person to person, but it is often caused by one of the following:

    • Physical changes to the brain because of the injury: when a person sustains a TBI, that injury can affect the parts of the brain that control our emotions, which can lead to depression.
    • Emotional responses to a TBI: when a person sustains a TBI, it can be difficult to adjust to a disability connected to the injury, and the patient can become depressed.

    If you or a loved one sustained a TBI and shows any signs or symptoms of depression, it is important to contact a medical professional. If you suspect that your head injury was caused by negligence, it is also important to discuss your case with an experienced brain injury lawyer. You may be able to file a claim for financial compensation.

    Why Should I Consult an Attorney for my Brain Injury Claim? 

    Brain injury cases can be very complex. Therefore, you should consult a traumatic brain injury lawyer before pursuing your TBI lawsuit. It is vital to obtain legal advice at these times from a team of personal injury attorneys with the experience and resources to do all that is necessary to ensure your interests are protected.

    The Rothenberg Law Firm LLP has a nationwide network of medical experts with the ability to evaluate the traumatic brain injury and present a qualified medical expert opinion at trial together with the diagnosis, prognosis, and causal connection of the injury to the accident. We also have a national team of forensic economists who are prepared to substantiate and project future loss as well as current and prior economic loss.

    You want a traumatic brain injury attorney and firm that is prepared to expend the necessary resources to ensure no stone is left unturned. Our firm has been in practice for over 50 years, collecting billions of dollars for thousands of clients with an experienced team of head injury lawyers. We have a demonstrated record of competence, ability, and stability to be there for you in these stressful times.

    How do I Consult a Brain Injury Law Firm?

    If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, call a traumatic brain injury lawyer at The Rothenberg Law Firm LLP at 1-800-624-8888 or submit a  free case evaluation online. The initial consultation with a head injury attorney is FREE.

    If we agree to handle your case, there is no legal fee unless we are successful in getting you money. A lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date known as a Statute of Limitations, so please contact our brain injury law firm about your personal injury claim right away so that you do not lose your right to compensation and other benefits.

    It is impossible to make generalizations about the value of any brain injury case without knowing the details of the injuries and how the accident took place. The law allows recovery for a wide range of situations, many of which may not be readily apparent to the injured party. This includes past medical costs, future medical treatment and rehabilitation expenses, therapy, lost past wages, lost future income, pain and suffering, and more. An experienced personal injury attorney will fight to obtain money for you to compensate you for all of your damages, past, and future. 

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