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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. A traumatic brain injury occurs every 21 seconds in the U.S., and according to the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA), 5.3 million Americans are forced to live with conditions resulting from TBI. This means that those who survive TBI are left with neuropsychological impairments that could affect work life, family life, and social activity. In the state of Minnesota, accidents are the greatest cause of traumatic brain injury.

Brain injuries are not always the easiest type of injury to assess. Since the brain is such an extremely complex organ, and since injuries to it can affect many different aspects of bodily function, from motor skills and coordination to cognitive processes, it may be hard to determine whether an accident has caused a brain injury or not. This is one of the many reasons that brain injuries are so devastating to both the victim and their families.

Brain injury is considered a personal injury case and most attorneys who specialize in brain injury law will take the case on a contingency fee basis.

An open or closed head injury, also known as a traumatic brain injury, may occur as soon as the head hits a hard surface. Brain injuries can also be caused by a fracture, a penetration of the skull or a blow to the head. 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. Acquired brain injury occurs when the brain has suffered from a lack of oxygen or blood, and is usually the result of asphyxiation, near-drowning, a stroke or heart attack, an infectious disease, or an electric shock or lightning strike.

Brain injuries are typically classified as mild, moderate, or severe, and the effects can be short-term, lifelong, or fatal. Since every brain issue behaves differently, it can take time for a prognosis to bemade. In general, the more severe the brain injury, the longer-lasting the effects that the patient will experience. In some extreme cases, a brain injury patient will remain in a persistent vegetative state or coma, or even die.

Recovery and rehabilitation from a brain injury can be a long process. There are many medical treatments which can provided for those who have suffered a brain injury or brain damage. Occupational therapy and physical therapy are both very common. Also, speech and language therapy are given to those who have suffered a brain injury. Cognitive impairments are quite common in those who have had a brain injury. Rehabilitation for these difficulties is available.

If you or someone you love has been involved in an accident that results in brain injury, you should hire a Minnesota brain injury lawyer or attorney to help you recover damages. While no amount of money can reverse the damage done by a traumatic brain injury, or make up for the quality of life that is lost, you are entitled to seek current and future medical expenses resulting from the accident, as well as damages for pain and suffering.

It's best not to wait to contact a brain injury lawyer or attorney, as the statute of limitations to file your claim in the state of Minnesota 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 someone who is experienced in litigating brain injury cases. To locate a personal injury attorney in Minnesota, please visit the American Bar Association website.


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