What is a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?
By definition, a traumatic brain injury is a disruption to normal brain functionality caused by an outside force, oftentimes a bump, jolt, or blow to the head. A brain injury can be mild, moderate, or severe depending upon the extent of the damage caused to the brain.
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is often caused by motor vehicle accidents, pedestrian accidents, slips and falls, assault with a weapon on the head, a heavy object falling on the head, sports injuries, or medical error.
Financial Burden of Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries can oftentimes leave victims with life-altering impairments that keep them from functioning as they did before their accident. These effects can be long-term and require prolonged medical attention. The immediate costs incurred by medical care, hospitalization, and rehabilitation needs are an added stress to an already taxing time. Unfortunately, the medical costs don’t end there.
After the initial incident, brain injuries often require long-term physical therapy, treatment, and counseling. On top of medical expenses accrued as a result of the injury, a loss of income and possible employment are common among victims of traumatic brain injuries. A victim of a traumatic brain injury is rightfully entitled to compensation for these damages.
The Importance of Filing a Traumatic Brain Injury Claim
Too often, the party responsible for these injuries is not held responsible, and does everything in their power to not be held accountable for damages they are at fault for. It’s critical to seek qualified legal representation to bring due compensation to the victim, and fair consequences to the party responsible for their negligence.
Oregon has various time limitations for settling a traumatic brain injury claim. It’s important to file these claims as soon as possible to ensure your right to compensation.
How Oregon Legal Can Help During a Traumatic Brain Injury
Here at Oregon Legal, we understand the detrimental effects brain injuries have on victims and the severity of the financial burden as a result of the injury. Our team has TBI injury lawyers dedicated to bringing fair and rightful compensation to victims impacted by a party’s carelessness. Let their negligence be our fight.