Suffering a brain injury can drastically change someone’s life. According to the Brain Trauma Foundation, traumatic brain injury is the leading cause of disability and death in children as well as adults up to age 44. Every year, 2.5 million people acquire a traumatic brain injury. Sadly, of those injured, 50,000 people end up dying as a result of their injuries, and 80,000 suffer a permanent disability. If you or a family member has suffered a traumatic brain injury, you may be entitled to compensation.
Under New Hampshire law, those who suffer a personal injury can bring a civil personal injury lawsuit against the person whose negligent actions caused their injuries. If you are interested in seeking compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering, contact the brain injury attorneys at Ward Law today.
Falls are the Most Common Cause of Brain Injuries
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that falls cause 28% of traumatic brain injuries. Falls can happen as a result of slipping and falling, tripping, or when one person shoves or hits another person. In New Hampshire, both residential and commercial property owners owe a duty of care to customers who come onto their property. If they failed to discover or adequately resolve dangerous slippery conditions, they likely breached their duty of reasonable care. If you slipped and fell on a wet surface, suffering a traumatic brain injury, you might be entitled to compensation through a New Hampshire personal injury lawsuit.
Car Accidents can Result in Significant Traumatic Brain Injuries
Not surprisingly, car accidents are responsible for a large portion of traumatic brain injuries. The force exerted on a driver or passenger’s head in a motor vehicle accident is significant. If someone’s head hits the dashboard or snaps back and hits the seat, the force on the brain can cause a traumatic brain injury. Even if someone’s head does not come into contact with another object directly, the force of a car accident can push the brain into the skull. When the brain forcibly hits the hard skull bone, swelling, bleeding, and permanent brain injury can result.
Pedestrians, motorcyclists, and bicyclists are more susceptible to traumatic brain injuries resulting from car accidents. Even if bicyclists, scooterists, or motorcyclists are wearing helmets at the time of a collision, their heads are more exposed to force and trauma. Pedestrians involved in motor vehicle accidents are the most at-risk for brain injuries. They are are not typically wearing protective helmets that decrease the likelihood of brain injury.
Call a Manchester, New Hampshire Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney Today
Successful New Hampshire personal injury plaintiffs are entitled to compensation for their medical costs, loss of past and future wages, and pain and suffering. If you’ve suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, it is crucial to speak to a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. The skilled personal injury attorneys at Ward Law Group will represent your best interests throughout the entire legal process. Contact our law firm today to set up your initial consultation.