Each year, around two million people suffer head injuries. While the majority of these injuries are deemed minor, more than a quarter of them require hospitalization. A head injury or traumatic brain injury, head trauma or concussion, refers to any type of trauma to the head that injures the scalp, skull, or brain. Common head injury causes include traffic accidents, work accidents, falls in the home, recreational accidents, and industrial accidents. Depending on the degree of brain injury, the injury can cause conditions, such as seizures, personality changes, hearing loss, vision loss, coma, loss of smell, and cognitive or learning difficulties.
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury due to an accident or you believe that another individual is at fault for the incident, you may be entitled to a legal remedy. The sooner you consult with a reputable, experienced brain injury attorney, the better you can protect your legal rights.
Your attorney will proceed under one of two distinct legal theories to prove that you or a loved one was injured due to another individual’s carelessness. Under a negligence liability theory, your attorney will attempt to prove that an individual was responsible for reasonable care and did not fulfill his obligation, which resulted in a brain injury. Under a product liability legal theory, your attorney will attempt to prove that a product caused the injury.