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Idaho is ranked eighth on the country's top 10 list of "States with the Highest Rates of Traumatic Brain Injury-related Fatalities," with 27.9 brain injury-related deaths for every 100,000 Idaho residents. Around the country, more than 50,000 people die as a result of traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year. According to the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA), approximately 5.3 million Americans live with the effects of a traumatic brain injury, such as neuropsychological impairments or other disabilities that affect their work life, family life, and social activity.

The Brain Injury Association of Idaho offers many support groups, spanning statewide. These support groups help sufferers of brain injury and educate the general public on brain injury and prevention. The BIAA helps sufferers in a variety of ways; however, they do not represent brain injury victims in court—this is when a qualified personal injury attorney with experience in brain injury trials can help obtain rightful compensation.

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is defined as a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the function of the brain. Not all blows or jolts to the head result in a TBI. The severity of such an injury may range from \"mild,\"a brief change in mental status or consciousness, to \"severe,\", an extended period of unconsciousness or amnesia after the injury. A TBI can result in short or long-term problems with independent functionality.

Acquired brain injury, open head injury, closed head injury, or traumatic brain injury may occur as soon as the head hits a hard surface. Brain injury can be caused by anything from a tiny fracture to complete penetration of the skull. In some cases, traumatic brain injury is not detected until well after the accident, by which time swelling and bleeding into and around the brain may have already taken place. In sports-related injuries, multiple concussions are nearly part of the game. Unfortunately, though, the loss of consciousness—or merely loss of awareness from a surrounding environment—can lead to serious brain injuries if they occur more than a few times; aneurysms and TBI are often a result of multiple concussions. So what may seem like an everyday sports injury can turn into far worse down the line.

If you or someone you love has been involved in an accident that results in brain injury, whether mild or severe, you should hire an Idaho brain injury lawyer to help you recover damages suffered as a result of your brain injury. A settlement can help cover current and future medical expenses, and the victim may even be able to recover monies for pain and suffering. Because each state has its own set of brain injury laws, the lawyer or attorney you choose should be well-versed in Idaho's statutes, codes, and laws relative to brain injury.

The statute of limitations to file your claim in the Idaho is only two years. Procrastinating could be costly and could hinder your case in many ways. When seeking a brain injury lawyer or attorney, look for one who is both experienced and successful. If you need help finding an attorney, please visit the American Bar Association website.

If your brain injury can be determined to have been caused by the negligence of another individual or party, you have a right to know. You also have a right to seek financial compensation for that injury—not only for your medical costs and lost wages, but also for any pain or potential long-term effects that stemmed from the brain injury. You can also seek compensation for time lost from work to meet medical appointments and therapy, the cost of hiring anyone to help you, any permanent disability, emotional distress, and any future earning ability due to the injury.

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