Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic Brain Injuries Are Often Devastating
Sometimes called traumatic brain injuries, or TBI, brain injuries can be catastrophic. TBI victims may lose their ability to work, have a meaningful relationship with a spouse or companion, and may face a lifetime of struggle and hardship.
Brain injuries occur all too frequently in the United States. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports the following annual national statistics about TBI:
- About 1.5 million people sustain a TBI
- Approximately 50,000 people die
- Roughly 235,000 are hospitalized
- An estimated 1.1 million are treated and released from a hospital emergency room
A traumatic brain injury demands the services of an experienced lawyer. Choose Zbinden & Curtis, serving clients in Oregon and Washington. We put our firm's extensive experience and resources to work for Oregon traumatic brain injury victims. Call (503) 287-5000 today to see how we can help.
How We Build A Traumatic Brain Injury Case
When we handle traumatic brain injury cases, we often rely on expert medical professionals. At Zbinden & Curtis, we may retain top medical professionals who can connect our clients' injuries to specific monetary, as well as non-monetary, costs in their lives. A brain injury victim may be entitled to compensation for financial losses such as medical costs, lost earnings and lost earning capacity. The client also may be eligible for damages to compensate for emotional loss and pain and suffering.
How a Traumatic Brain Injury May Occur
A traumatic brain injury may occur as a result of a something striking the head with force and causing direct physical damage to the brain. A victim may sustain an open head injury (penetration of the skull) or closed head injury (a blow to the head that does not involve penetration of the skull). In either case, brain damage may occur. Common side effects from a brain injury include the inability to remember, to think clearly or to control emotions.
The following types of accidents may result in brain injury:
- Auto accidents
- Falls from ladders, scaffolding or other high locations
- Motorcycle accidents
- Slip and falls
- Truck accidents
If you or someone you know has sustained a traumatic brain injury, contact an experienced traumatic brain injury lawyer today.
Contact a Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
Talk to Zbinden & Curtis today. We fight hard to get the compensation and closure clients need and deserve. An Oregon traumatic brain injury lawyer or Washington brain injury attorney can meet with you and discuss your legal options. Get in touch with us by completing an online contact form or calling (503) 287-5000.