Head injuries are one of the most common causes of death and disability in Michigan. A brain injury not only changes a victim’s life, but the lives of their family as well. The recovery process is long, difficult and very expensive. Serious head injuries may cause permanent damage to the brain resulting in total incapacity and a lifetime of treatment and care. Macomb County Brain Injury victims may need to undergo many surgeries, extensive therapy, and constant care!
When someone’s wrongful actions result in another person suffering a serious brain injury, a brain injury victim has the right to seek the money they need from those responsible to care for themselves and their family. At the law firm of Jeffrey W. Hartkop, P.C. we handle catastrophic injury cases with skill and compassion. We are totally committed to helping our clients get the compensation they need to move past tragedy.
A brain injury is often caused by a jolt, blow, bump to a person’s head, or a penetrating head injury that upsets a brains normal functioning. A Brain injury caused in this way is referred to as a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The seriousness of a TBI can range from mild (defined as a short change in a person’s mental state or consciousness) to severe (defined as a long period of unconsciousness or amnesia after injury).
Falls are the leading cause of TBI’s and account for about 35% of total brain injuries per year. Every year almost 250,000 people are hospitalized due to traumatic injuries to the brain with a resulting 50,000 people dying from such injuries. More than 50% of TBI’s are attributed to motor vehicle crashes with industrial accidents also being a common cause of head injuries.
Head injuries are classified as either: Open or Closed. Open Head Injuries break or crush the bones of the skull, injuring the brain, and allow germs to come into contact with the brain. On the other hand, Closed Head Injuries do not break through the bones of the skull. These are usually caused by a hard blow or impact that jars the brain within the skull causing bruising, swelling, stretching or tearing of the brain tissue, nerves, or blood vessels. Both open and closed head injuries may cause:
The Attorneys at Jeffrey W. Hartkop, P.C. have significant experience with personal injury cases involving serious head injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered a head injury in an accident, please contact the law office of Jeffrey W. Hartkop, P.C. and schedule a free consultation. REMEMBER there is no fee unless we win.
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