Hawaii Brain Injury Lawyer

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It is estimated that more than 50,000 people die as a result of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in America each year. One person experiences a traumatic brain injury every 21 seconds across the nation. Additionally, 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. These conditions result in disabilities that affect work life, family life, and social activity. In the state of Hawaii, motor vehicle accidents are the greatest cause of traumatic brain injury.

There are many different causes for traumatic brain injuries, with motor vehicle accidents causing around 28 percent of them, though it is considered they are the reason for 49 percent of brain injuries, and sports and physical activity for 20 percent, assaults for 9 percent, and 43 percent for other unspecified reasons.

Acquired brain injury, open or closed head injury, or traumatic brain injury may occur as soon as the head hits a hard surface. Brain injuries can be 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, and their effects can be short-term, lifelong, or fatal.

If you or someone you love has been involved in an accident that results in brain injury, you should hire a Hawaii brain injury lawyer or attorney to help you recover damages suffered due to your condition. Although there is nothing that can be done to reverse your brain injury, or its devastating effects on your well-being, the culpable parties involved in your accident can be held accountable. 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.

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 recent Hawaii brain injury news, a 65-year-old firefighter suffered from cardiac arrest during a training exercise. He was stabilized and brought to a hospital, but he never regained consciousness and died after just three days. The cause of death was severe hypoxic brain injury, because of blockages in his artery's.

The statute of limitations to file your claim in the state of Hawaii is two years. 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 one who has specific experience with brain injury cases. Representing a brain injury case may be vastly different, and more complex, than representing other types of legal cases, even medical cases. After all, a brain injury directly impacts a person's life, is extremely traumatic for the suffering individual and his or her family, and may have serious long-term consequences. That's why you need an attorney who is not only knowledgeable about personal injury law, but who also has specific experience in litigating cases involving brain injury.

It's important to choose a lawyer with whom you feel comfortable and who can help alleviate a lot of the stress that is associated with a brain injury and the legal proceedings that follow.


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