Traumatic Brain Injuries

No injury is more likely to cause death or permanent disability than traumatic brain injury, or TBI. Brain injuries usually occur when the head strikes a fixed or moving object hard or when a moving object strikes a person’s stationary head. Traumatic brain injury also happens when an object – such as a nail or bullet – pierces the skull.

TBI most often affects young men and people over age 60. Motor vehicle accidents cause nearly half of the traumatic brain injuries that require hospitalization. Head injuries are common in bicycle accidents and motorcycle accidents, where riders can be thrown at high speeds from their vehicle. Falls – especially on slippery or icy surfaces – and recreational sports trauma also cause brain injuries.

Complications from TBI include epilepsy, paralysis, coma and death. Some victims have problems with concentration, memory, judgment, mood, comprehension and reasoning. Difficulties with strength, coordination, balance, tactile sensation, and vision also are common.

Because TBI includes both skull fractures and minor head injuries that need no hospitalization, a diagnosis can be immediate or delayed. Treatment of severe cases may require nurses, neurologists, physicians, physical therapists, and other health care professionals. Less severe forms may hide until noticed by a neurologist or family member.

ZRFM’s four personal injury trial lawyers have more than 50 total years of experience trying court cases and reaching reasonable settlements for clients who have been injured severely. We know the tactics insurers use to underestimate the extent of injuries and to provide inadequate funds for long-term recovery and treatment.

If you are a victim of TBI or have experienced the loss of a loved one after a severe head injury, ZRFM’s traumatic brain injury lawyers are happy to meet with you at our offices, at a hospital, or at any other convenient location to discuss how you may secure the maximum financial recovery possible against any at-fault parties.