Lake County Brain Injury Lawyer
Besides spinal cord injuries, few injuries have the potential to affect a person’s life in so many different ways as brain injuries. These are catastrophic injuries that can have long-term physical, cognitive, mental, psychological and emotional effects on a person’s life. As a Lake County personal injury lawyer, Julie Glade brings several years of experience representing brain injury victims and helping them recover compensation, to your case.
What Are Brain Injuries?
Brain Injuries are catastrophic injuries that can have a devastating lifelong impact. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year, a substantial number of injuries, including those leading to permanent disability are associated with brain trauma. The agency estimates that at least 1.7 million brain injuries occur in the United States every year.
A brain injury is an injury that is caused by a jolt, or blow to the head. There may or may not be penetration in a brain injury, and these injuries may range from mild to severe. Persons who have suffered a mild brain injury like a concussion, may be able to recover quickly, and may not suffer from serious long-term effects. However, when a person has suffered a serious brain injury, there may be long-term cognitive, mental and other impairments. If you or a loved one has suffered any type of brain injury as a result of someone’s negligence, speak to personal injury attorney Julie Glade right away. Personal injury lawyers will help you determine liability and seek compensation for your injuries.
Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury
One of the biggest causes of brain injuries in the United States is motor vehicle accidents. When a person has been involved in a Merrillville accident with a devastating impact, and suffers serious head trauma, there is a risk of serious brain injuries. Motor vehicle accidents contribute to approximately 17% of all brain injuries recorded in the United States every year.
However, motor vehicle accidents are not the biggest cause of brain injuries in Lake County. The biggest cause of brain injuries in the United States are fall accidents, and these contribute to approximately 35% of traumatic brain injuries every year. Other brain injuries are caused when people are struck against or struck by an object, and during violent assaults.
Risk Factors for Brain Injury
A majority of all brain injuries recorded in the United States impact males, compared to females. Male children between the age of zero and four, have the highest rates of emergency room visits related to traumatic cerebrum damage. Among the persons that are most likely to sustain a traumatic brain injury are children under the age of four, teens between the age of 15 and 19, and adults above 65 years of age.
Hire an experienced Lake County Brain Injury Lawyer Today!
I would be happy to evaluate your case if you give me the opportunity. I have years of legal experience representing clients in personal injury cases involving car accidents, truck accidents, medical malpractice, and wrongful death. Simply schedule an appointment by placing a call to my law firm at (219) 736-0456 or by filling out the contact form on this web site. From my law office in Merrillville, I serve clients throughout Lake County and Porter County in Northwest Indiana.