What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
As defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a disruption in the normal function of the brain that can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or a penetrating head injury.
TBIs can have an unimaginable impact on a victim and their family, damaging one’s quality of life and financial stability. With as many as 2.8 million people affected each year, 50,000 of whom die, TBIs happen every day and are often the result of carelessness.
If you’ve suffered a TBI or lost a loved one as a result of someone else’s careless actions, it’s important to know that you have legal rights. A brain injury lawyer at The Law Offices of Blaine Barrilleaux in Lafayette, Louisiana, may be able to help you file a claim to recover compensation for your losses.