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In the state of Delaware, roughly eight people are treated in emergency rooms for traumatic brain injury every day, and it is estimated that more than 50,000 people die as a result of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in America annually.

According to the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA), 5.3 million Americans are currently living with conditions resulting from TBI, such as neuropsychological impairments or other disabilities that affect work life, family life, and social activity.

Acquired brain injury, open head injury, closed head injury, or traumatic brain injury may occur as soon as the head hits a hard surface or is impacted by an object. Brain injury can be caused by everything from a skull fracture to penetration of the skull. Additionally, acquired brain injury occurs when the brain has been deprived of oxygen for an extended period of time. In some cases, traumatic brain injury is detected well after the accident or impact occurs, and swelling and bleeding into and around the brain may have already taken place. Brain injuries are typically classified as mild, moderate, or severe, and the effects of a brain injury can be short-term, lifelong, or fatal.

If you have suffered a moderate or severe brain injury, you will also want to consult with an attorney, especially if the injury may have been due to the negligence of another person or entity. Even if you have suffered only a minor brain injury, it might be worth your while to contact an attorney. In some cases, the full extent of the victim's incapacitation, or the life-altering effect it has, may not even be understood until years after the initial trauma.

The brain is a particularly vulnerable part of the body, and does not have the same ability as other parts to heal itself after an injury. Even if the injured person does recover from a traumatic brain injury, it is likely that there will be permanent changes or damages to their cognitive or physical functions. Effects of injury to the brain are more complex, more serious, and more long-lasting than that of other injuries. Short and long-term memory loss, slowed ability to process information, trouble concentrating or paying attention, struggles with everyday conversation, and difficulties multi-tasking are a few examples of the many cognitive issues that can occur after brain injury. These are in addition to the variety of physical symptoms: seizures, muscle spasms; double or low vision; loss of smell or taste; speech impairments; headaches; fatigue; severe pain.

Contact a brain injury lawyer as soon as you can, as the statute of limitations to file your claim in the state of Delaware is two years. Procrastinating could be costly for you, and it could hinder your case in many ways.

Depending on the accident involved, an injury to the brain can be as simple as a headache that requires only some over-the-counter pain relievers, or as complicated and devastating as complete paralysis or loss of mental function. The severity of the impact to the brain, and the area of the brain that is affected, will determine the nature and extent of the brain injury. If you have suffered any kind of trauma to the head during an accident, you need to be evaluated by a qualified health care practitioner immediately.

When seeking a brain injury lawyer or attorney, look for one who has experience in litigating brain injury cases. To locate a brain injury lawyer or attorney in Delaware, please visit the American Bar Association website.


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