A brain injury can be one of the most difficult and painful injuries. While many people often believe brain injuries are rare cases, you may be surprised to hear that they happen far more frequently than we may realize. In fact, recent studies suggest that upwards of one and half million people suffer from brain injuries each year, and hundreds of thousands of these victims are hospitalized as a result. What makes matters worse is that a lot of these brain injuries are caused by somebody else’s negligence and misconduct. In other words, the high volume of these cases can be minimized if we are able to hold people accountable for their actions.
If you or someone you know feels they have may have suffered from a brain injury as a result of somebody else’s actions, you may have the grounds for a brain injury case. In these situations, it may be in your best interest to reach out to Cohen & Cohen, a trusted law firm successfully serving residents of Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, and the surrounding area for years, which specializes in personal injury law like brain injury cases.
What can cause a brain injury?
Every brain injury case is different. There are also endless ways in which you can injury your brain. However, for the purposes of informing you about when you may have a brain injury case, we are going to stick to discussing causes that may call for a lawsuit. In other words, it is best to look at causes in which people have caused your injury because those are the cases that you may be entitled to compensation. Some of the more common causes of brain injury in this regard include:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Blows to the head
- Slip and fall injuries
- Exposure to toxic substances
- Faulty or dangerous drugs
- Physical violence and/or assault by another person
These are only a few examples of the many ways a brain injury can be caused by another person. If you believe somebody else is the reason for your brain injury and the cause is not listed above, do not worry. There are countless possibilities ways in which brain injuries can be caused.
Why should I hire a brain injury lawyer?
Brain injuries can be both traumatic and expensive. In addition to the emotional stress an injury can cause, there is also a financial burden of caring for your injury. From long-term medical care like physical therapy to hospital visits and even surgeries, the total medical bill can add up. When somebody else caused your injury you should never have to stress about not being able to afford treatment. By hiring professional legal counsel, you are hiring someone to help you fight to get your fair compensation. Don’t stress over complicated legal paperwork and expensive medical procedures.
Call Cohen & Cohen today and we will be more than happy to set you up with a skilled brain injury lawyer on our team who will help fight for your fair compensation in court.