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What Are the Causes and Effects of Brain Stem Injuries?

Auto and motorcycle accidents are a leading cause of brain stem injuries. They affect people of all ages. Wearing seatbelts in cars and helmets on bikes has shown to be protective from these injuries.

This protection comes from lessened chances of neck hyper-flexion, frontward and backward, and reduced twisting. These are two extreme motions that can lead to brain stem injuries in many cases.

Brain Injuries Due to Falls

Brain stem injuries may also occur from falls from high places such as trees, windows, ladders, or rooftops. Children are prone to these types of injuries due to different forms of sports and recreation. Falls from playground equipment, while skateboarding, bike riding, horseback riding, as well as playing contact sports, can lead to brain stem injury. Protective headgear has been shown to be preventative for youths and adults alike.

Brain Stem Injury Consequences

A person who survives a brain stem injury will face an array of challenges which can be mental, physical, emotional, and financial. These challenges can last for a long duration, even a lifetime, depending upon the severity of the injury. There may be a loss of occupation or the ability to work at all. There may be extended therapy and rehabilitation required. The person may even become dependent on others to live anything close to a normal life. In many cases, the injury that caused such devastation in the person’s life was not their fault but the fault of another party.

The Need for an Experienced Brain Injury Attorney

It is imperative that a person who suffered a brain stem injury from the negligence of another seek the representation of an experienced brain injury attorney. A settlement mill or general practice attorney will not suffice in these cases. The skilled brain injury attorney knows the lifetime costs that result from the injury, along with the high degree of pain and suffering, diminished quality of life including loss of consortium. The attorney will not settle the case for what may appear like a lot of money at the time but is a fraction of the value of the case. He or she will fight aggressively for the true value of the case, even if it requires a court battle in front of a jury. The lawyer knows the awards given in past cases and will aim even higher.

Seek an Experienced Florida Brain Injury Lawyer

Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA is ready to aggressively battle to win the highest award for victims of any traumatic brain injury. They have the experience and tenacity that it takes to win. If you or a loved one were injured through the negligence or malice of another, schedule a free consultation with an experienced brain injury attorney today. You may be entitled to a substantial cash settlement for present and future medical bills, loss of income, pain and suffering. Don’t wait, call Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA today.

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