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Do you know how many individuals each year suffer brain injuries? How many more are affected by their loss of mobility or change in mood ? The numbers are staggering. Every year, over 50,000 Americans die as a result of traumatic brain injury (TBI). According to the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA), 5.3 million Americans are now living with conditions resulting from TBI, such as neuropsychological impairments which affect work life, family life, and social activity.

Acquired brain injury, open or closed head injury, or traumatic brain injury may occur as soon as the head hits a hard surface. Brain injury is caused by everything from a fracture to penetration of the skull. In some cases, traumatic brain injury is detected well after the accident or impact occurs. In these cases, swelling and bleeding into and around the brain may have already taken place. Brain injuries are typically classified as mild, moderate, or severe; their effects can be short-term, lifelong, or fatal.

There are many different types of brain injuries, including open head injury, when it has been penetrated and there is a break in the skull bone; closed head brain injury, as a result from the slamming back and forth of the brain inside the skull, which tears blood vessels and tissues; deceleration injuries, where an abrupt stop causes the skull to stop as well, but the brain to continue traveling, bruising it and causing brain swelling and nerve cell damage; hypoxia, or lack of oxygen; and then there are infections caused by viruses and bacteria.

There are many different causes for traumatic brain injuries, with motor vehicle accidents accounting for the vast majority. Other causes of these types of injuries include sports and physical activity, gunshots, falls, physical attacks and tripping accidents.

No matter what the level of damage may be, if you or someone you love has been involved in an accident that results in brain injury, it is in your best interest to hire an Arizona brain injury lawyer or attorney to help you recover any and all damages suffered due to your condition. While no amount of money can reverse the damage done by a traumatic brain injury, it can certainly help cover current and future medical expenses resulting from the accident. In some cases, the victim may even be able to recover monies for pain and suffering.

The costs of a traumatic brain injury can be very high, with a lifetime cost for one person surviving from a severe traumatic brain injury reaching $4 million, and the direct and indirect costs of traumatic brain injuries estimated at 48.3 billion annually in the United States.

In a recent study, it is expected that 10% of Arizona high school football players will suffer from a concussion or a mild traumatic brain injury during their season. In Arizona\'s study they found that there are more than 62,000 concussions every year in high school sports, and football accounts for two out of every three of those concussions. Of those concussions, 6 percent could go unreported because the athlete is not aware of the symptoms or signs of a concussion and don\'t think it\'s as serious as it actually is.

It's best to contact a brain injury lawyer or attorney as soon as possible after your accident, because Arizona has a statute of limitations of two years to file your claim. Procrastinating could be costly for you, and it could hinder your case in many ways. When seeking a brain injury lawyer or attorney, look for someone who has specific experience and success in brain injury litigation. Being comfortable with and trusting your lawyer is important, as they can help to alleviate a large amount of the debt that is associated with a brain injury and the legal proceedings that may follow.

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