A car accident on Interstate 5 caused serious brain injury to a mental health specialist who was carpooling with a co-worker, another doctor. Unfortunately, the doctor was killed during the multiple vehicle collision. Likewise, the health worker eventually passed away after being taken off life support. An investigation into the accident and deaths of the victims is ongoing.
Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can lead to serious life-changing effects physically and psychologically. It can also result in coma and brain death where the brain and brain stem no longer experience any measurable activity.
When a person is brain dead, removing any breathing devices will lead the heart to stop. Receiving immediate treatment for brain injury is absolutely vital.
If you or a loved one is involved in an accident that caused a brain injury, you may be entitled to compensation.
Common causes of brain injury
TBI can occur when the head or body suffers a severe blow or jolt due to a number of causes, including
- Car collisions
- Slip, trip and fall accidents
- Physical violence
- Gun crimes
In the United States, car accidents are the leading cause of brain injury-related deaths and slip and fall accidents often cause brain injury in adults.
Non-fatal brain injury requires medical treatment, therapy and rehabilitation. Even seemingly minor brain injuries can have long term psychological effects such as depression, mood swings, and inappropriate behavior that can negatively impact your life.
If another party was responsible for an accident that caused your injury, your Oregon brain injury attorney can help you to recover compensation from those responsible for your injuries. Depending on the circumstances of your brain injury, compensation can cover your medical bills, ongoing treatment, lost earnings from time off work, cost of home care while undergoing treatment, pain and suffering, and even loss of companionship.
In Portland, Oregon, the accident injury attorneys at Dwyer Williams Dretke have more than 95 years of combined experience in brain injury accidents, helping accident victims recover compensation that they deserve.
We also handle other types of personal injury cases such as dog attacks, slip and fall, semi-truck accidents, elderly abuse, and wrongful death. Call us today at 541-617-0555 to speak to a lawyer about your situation. Your initial consultation is free.