Have You Suffered a Brain Injury? Find Help and Hope with Our Attorneys
Brain injuries come with a high cost, both financially and mentally. Once someone suffers from a brain injury, it’s unlikely the damage can be undone. Because of this, it’s important for you to find an experienced brain injury attorney who can understand your situation and get you the help you need.
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Learn More about Brain Injuries
The brain is one of the most important and fragile organs in your body. That’s why brain injuries can be particularly devastating, forcing people to rebuild and relearn many simple things in order to regain full control over their lives.
More than 1.5 million people suffer traumatic brain injuries every year. Of those, 50,000 people will die from their injury while another 80,000 will have long-term disabilities.
In Utah, auto and motorcycle accidents are by far the most common cause of brain injuries. However, other accidents like slips or falls, sports injuries, work accidents, or physical assault can also cause serious brain injuries.
At Christensen & Hymas, we are committed to helping those with brain injuries in the community receive the help, hope, and healing they need. Learn more about preventing brain injuries as well as the resources available to you by checking out our resources below.
Brain injuries can happen in almost any setting or activity and have differences in severity. While some injuries might heal in just a few days or weeks, others may be a life-long disability that affects your everyday life. Though each injury is unique, there are 11 terms to describe brain injury types:
- Penetrating brain injury
- Diffuse axonal
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Anoxic brain injury
- Acquired brain disorder (ABD)
- Second impact syndrome
- Shaken baby syndrome
- Locked in syndrome
To read about each of these brain injury types in more detail, click the link above.
In Utah, traumatic brain injury (TBI) is legally defined as “an injury to the head arising from blunt trauma, an acceleration force, or a deceleration force.” Because of the seriousness of traumatic brain injury, Utah passed 41 state laws between 2009 and 2012 to address the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of TBI. To learn more about these laws and others, click the link above.
Experiencing an injury can raise many questions: How long will it take a person with a brain injury to recover? Are there financial resources available for those suffering brain injuries? What are the symptoms of a brain injury? Get the answer to these questions and many more by clicking the link above.
Utah has many resources available for those who have experienced brain injuries in the past and those seeking to prevent brain injuries in the future. For everything from brain injury education and prevention resources to job listings for those with disabilities, brain injury treatments, and funding for those in need, check out our “Brain Injury Resources” page by clicking the link above.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), traumatic brain injury is a contributing factor to just under a third (30.5%) of all injury-related deaths in the United States. Understanding the statistics about brain injury helps to put its danger and current impact into a more accurate and realistic scope.
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