A traumatic brain injury – also known as a head injury – is caused either by a severe whiplash or a direct blow to the head that is hard enough that either your brain moves within your skull or the blow penetrates your skull and damages the soft tissue of your brain.
With a brain injury – or a head injury – you often – but not always – experience a loss of consciousness. Sometimes only momentarily. In fact, it might be so quick that you and the people around you might not even notice that you lost consciousness but think you were dazed.
Frequent causes of brain injuries include:
An estimated 1.6 to 3.8 million Americans suffer concussions from sports and recreational injuries each year
Long considered “minor” injuries, concussions can be serious in themselves. Multiple concussions can multiply injuries in the brain.
Children and teens, especially, are susceptible to concussions from playing football, soccer, basketball, rugby, or other sports. Concussions also commonly result from playground or bicycle accidents.
A traumatic brain injury can have a long-term impact on your cognitive and motor abilities.
A brain injury, head injury, or concussion is usually noticed right away. Occasionally, signs do not appear for days or even weeks. Typical brain injury symptoms are:
Not all brain injuries or head injuries should result in a lawsuit. However, if you or a loved one’s brain injuries were caused by the carelessness or wrongdoing of another, or because of a defective product, you may need a brain injury attorney.
The brain injury attorneys at Ganong Law are experienced with the medicine and the law of brain injury cases. We have the medical expertise to explain how your brain injuries affected your life and the legal expertise to demonstrate the damages you and your family suffered.
If you are a head injury or brain injury victim, you may be facing significant work and lifestyle changes. You might need cognitive rehabilitation or another form of therapy.
A Ganong Law brain injury attorney will consult with health and life care specialists, vocational experts, economists, and other technical experts to determine what your traumatic brain injury has cost you – and how you deserve to be compensated.
Your brain injury attorney will speak with your friends, family members, co-workers, and other acquaintances to put together an accurate picture of your life before your severe brain injury – and after the head injury.
The brain injury attorneys at the Ganong Law offer you a free, no-obligation consultation. After we hear your story, we will be able to tell you what legal options may be available to you.
A Ganong Law brain injury attorney accepts brain injury lawsuits on a contingency basis. This means that you pay nothing until your case is resolved in your favor.
Right away. There are statutes of limitations (deadlines) that dictate how long you have to file your lawsuit or legal claim.
If you miss your deadline – no matter what the reason – you may forever lose your ability to be compensated for your head injury or brain injury.
If you have suffered a head injury or brain injury – or have lost a loved one because of a head injury or brain injury – contact a Ganong Law brain injury attorney today.
After motor vehicle accidents, sports are the leading cause of brain injury or head injury for youth ages 15 – 24 years old.
Football leads the pack in traumatic brain injuries. But concussions, catastrophic head injuries that cause permanent neurological damage, and even fatal head injuries are reported for every contact sport. This includes sports ranging from lacrosse to soccer, from wrestling to volleyball, and from basketball to rugby.
The Sports Concussion Institute reports that 10 percent of high school athletes in contact sports suffer a concussion each season.
Another study claims that an athlete playing a contact sport has a 20% chance of experiencing a concussion each season.
But the most dangerous part of athletes, coaches, and parents not taking a concussion seriously, is the risk of a second head injury. For an athlete to sustain a second head injury before the symptoms of the first have cleared, can result in a catastrophic condition or even death.
If you or a loved one suffered a brain injury or head injury that you believe was due to the carelessness or negligence of another, contact a brain injury attorney at Ganong Law today for a free, no-obligation consultation.