Every year, tens of thousands of Americans suffer traumatic brain injuries. Every car accident, every collision, every slip and fall, every situation in which the human body suffers a sudden trauma is an opportunity for a devastating brain injury.
At The Duncan Firm, we've seen just how catastrophic these injuries are. A severe traumatic brain injury can throw your life off track and cost you a staggering amount of money. Fortunately, our brain injury lawyers have decades of experience helping Little Rock-area clients pursue justice and compensation for their injuries.
If you need a lawyer in the Little Rock, Arkansas area with ample experience in traumatic brain injury cases, please call The Duncan Firm, PA today at 877-638-6226 for a free consultation.
The Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury
A traumatic brain injury, or “TBI,” can be broadly defined as any injury suffered as the result of a blow, collision or general trauma to the head, skull or, in particularly severe cases, the brain itself. Concussions are well-known brain injuries, but they are not the only forms of the condition.
One of the reasons TBIs are so dangerous is that they often linger. Many people suffer a traumatic brain injury and aren't even aware of it – a TBI can occur after a seemingly minor blow to the head.
Early detection and diagnosis is crucial. That's why you should be on the lookout for the following symptoms after an accident or any blow to the head:
- Chronic headaches
- Personality changes
- Tingling in your extremities
- Loss of sensation in your limbs
- Difficulty sleeping
- Trouble thinking or speaking
If you find yourself dealing with any of these problems after an accident, see your doctor as soon as possible.
For additional information, please read our Questions about Brain Injuries page.
The Cost of Recovering and Rehabilitating From a Brain Injury
Even though a TBI is serious, recovery is definitely possible, even though the effects are often felt for the rest of your life. With proper care and attention, you can often regain much of the life you had before a brain injury.
However, this is not a simple or cheap process. Studies have found that the lifetime cost of treatment for a single severe traumatic brain injury can easily exceed $1 million. If that seems staggering to you, consider all of the expenses associated with a TBI:
- Painkillers and other prescription medications
- Physical therapy and ongoing rehabilitation
- Psychological counseling and other mental health services
- Frequent follow-up visits to medical professionals
Even with the best possible care, recovery from a traumatic brain injury can be uncertain, and it can take years. This isn't to discourage you from seeking care – quite the opposite. We believe you deserve the best possible help in the aftermath of your TBI.
The reality is that this care is expensive. As the victim of another party's negligence, you shouldn't have to bear these burdens on your own. Our experienced brain injury lawyers know how important compensation is for someone in your position. We can help you by vigorously pursuing the compensation you need for medical bills and other expenses associated with a devastating traumatic brain injury.
If you've suffered a brain injury in or around Little Rock, Arkansas, please call The Duncan Firm, PA today at 877-638-6226 for a free consultation.