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According to the Centers for Disease Control State Injury Indicator Report, at least 1.7 million traumatic brain injuries occur every year. Thousands of these injuries happen in the Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia area. Brain trauma is considered to be one of the most serious types of injuries a person can sustain. Since the brain is unique from person to person, brain injuries are wide-ranging and unique to each person who suffers brain trauma. The effects of suffering a brain injury are also varied and can included memory loss, an inability to concentrate, paralysis, and death.
Brain injuries are commonly the result of negligence on the behalf of another person and can lead to a personal injury case. Common personal injury cases that cause traumatic brain injuries are slip and falls, motor vehicle accidents, construction accidents, and assault. Motor vehicle accidents result in the largest percentage of death caused by a brain injury. Signs that you have experienced a serious injury to the brain may include, but are not limited to:
If you were involved in an accident and are experiencing any of these systems, contact a medical expert immediately. If your physician confirms you’ve received an injury to your brain you might be able to establish a claim for personal injury, so contact an attorney that deals with brain injuries right away.
If you have suffered a head or brain injury as a result of the negligence of another person, in Washington, DC, Maryland or Virginia, contact the lawyers at Cohen & Cohen, P.C. for an immediate consultation. The law regarding negligence claims in Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia, is complex, and you need a skilled attorney to ensure that you receive all of the compensation to which you are entitled in your traumatic head injury case.