Experienced Sevierville Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys Seek Justice for Victims
Helping individuals and families in and around Sevierville, Gatlinburg, and Pigeon Forge when traumatic brain injuries impact their lives
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be caused by blunt force trauma to the head or by a penetrating head wound, either of which damages the brain and disrupts its normal functioning. TBI most often results from car accidents, falls from heights, or being struck in the head by heavy objects. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that the U.S. death rate from TBI in 2010 was 17.1 per 100,000 of the population (about 53,000 in the U.S. population of 309 million).
The Sevier County traumatic brain injury lawyers at Delius & McKenzie, PLLC know that traumatic brain injuries can have catastrophic effects that range from cognitive problems and limitations in movement, to coma and permanent vegetative states (PVS). We fight tirelessly on behalf of clients and their families in and around Sevierville, Gatlinburg, and Pigeon Forge, to help them obtain the just compensation they need for extensive medical care and rehabilitation, loss of earnings, loss of body function, and for their pain and suffering. There is no case too complex for our skills, or too big for our resources. Let us put our years of experience to work for you.
What are the consequences of traumatic brain injury?
Because people are unique, brain injuries usually affect their victims differently. However, the consequences of a severe TBI are almost always devastating to its victim’s life. Some of the significant consequences can include:
- Behavioral/personality changes. Mood swings characterized by rage, impulsivity, depression, anxiety, and frustration.
- Physical side effects. Headaches, speech impairment, and partial or total paralysis can result from a traumatic brain injury. A serious enough injury can cause the victim to enter a coma or even a permanent vegetative state.
- Cognitive difficulty. Attention deficit, disorientation, memory loss, and impairment of higher-level cognitive function, including loss of reasoning ability, are all possible. These effects may also be permanent or transitory.
- Permanent brain damage. The brain is extremely sensitive to oxygen deprivation. In the minutes following an accident in which the victim’s breathing is interrupted, brain tissue can be damaged by either hypoxia or anoxia, in which oxygen supply to the brain is either diminished or ceases completely.
Traumatic brain injury can impact both the victim’s life and finances. Some victims of TBI will require ongoing medical care that will have a drastic effect on their quality of life, work, and relationships. For those who survive a TBI, long-term physical therapy is almost guaranteed. Others may continue to live, but in a blind, deaf, insensate coma or PVS. When a TBI occurs during labor or delivery, the new parents may face a lifetime of added medical bills and expenses, as well as the possibility of having to pay for the child’s institutional care.
Aggressive attorneys seek justice for victims of traumatic brain injury
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a traumatic brain injury (TBI), you should seek the counsel of one of the experienced Sevierville traumatic brain injury lawyers at the Law Office of Bryan E. Delius. We offer the compassionate, personal, and professional attention you deserve, guiding victims and their families through the most difficult times in their lives. Living with the effects of a TBI is hard enough without having to go through it alone.
Delius & McKenzie, PLLC is ready to help. To schedule a no-obligation consultation with a Sevierville, Gatlinburg, or Pigeon Forge traumatic brain injury attorney, please call 865.280.3686 or fill out our contact form.