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What types of damages can I receive from a head injury?

After being involved in a brain injury accident, most people wonder what they will receive in damages. There are two types of damages to consider: economic and non-economic. Economic damages cover financial losses of suffering individuals including medical costs, lost wages, property damage, and funeral expenses. Non-economic losses are non-tangible but still serious in nature and include loss of companionship, loss of consortium, pain and suffering, loss of reputation, mental anguish, or emotional distress. We have an attorney who is also a medical doctor who can help evaluate your case. 

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Traumatic brain injury statistics

According to brain injury statistics from the CDC, emergency room visits for traumatic brain injuries (TBI) increased by more than 70% between 2001 and 2010, with the greatest jump occurring between 2007 and 2008 (35% year-over-year), followed by another 16% jump between 2008 and 2010. In 2016 there were 227,055 TBI hospitalizations lowering to 223,720 in 2017. However, there were 59,540 TBI-related deaths in 2016 that rose to 61, 134 in 2017. The most recent TBI data shows that there were almost 61,000 deaths in 2019 related to traumatic brain injuries.

Traumatic brain injury in sports & recreation

The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) stated that in 2018, sports and recreational activities contributed to tens of thousands of head injuries treated in US emergency rooms. For children ages 14 and under, the majority of sports-related head injuries came from playgrounds and football. If your child has been injured while in the car of others, you should speak to a daycare negligence lawyer right away. The most common activities resulting in head injury in the U.S. were:

  • Cycling: 64,411
  • Football: 51,892
  • Playground Equipment: 38,915
  • Basketball: 38,898
  • Powered Recreational Vehicles: 30,222
  • Soccer: 26,955
  • Baseball/Softball: 24,516
  • Rugby/Lacrosse: 10,901
  • Skateboards: 10,573

Slip and fall injury lawyers

Head and face injuries from falls are not only painful, they often result in broken teeth, broken noses, and serious brain trauma that can be fatal. If you or someone you love has suffered a face or head injury in an accident due to poorly maintained steps or walkways, you may have grounds for a slip and fall lawsuit to recover your medical costs and lost time from work. Wisconsin winters can be dangerous, especially with conditions that produce black ice. Slipping and falling on ice can result in anything from minor bruises to severe and long-lasting injuries. Possible injuries include:

  • Back fracture
  • Brain bleed
  • Broken arm
  • Broken hip
  • Concussion
  • Head injury
  • Herniated disc
  • Knee injury
  • Shoulder pain

Slip and fall cases resulting in brain damage are especially serious in hospital and nursing home settings. Patients and residents are unsteady when standing and prone to serious personal injury if they slip. A lack of improper monitoring in a hospital or nursing home is oftentimes the inadvertent cause of countless injuries across Wisconsin

Lead poisoning lawsuit in Milwaukee

The city of Milwaukee sought $85 million in damages for 41,000 Milwaukee homes in need of abatement from lead poisoning. With elevated levels of lead in their blood, a total of 19,000 children had legal claims filed. This settlement would provide approximately $2,073 for repairs on each household. The two lead paint makers in question were both corporate giants in the industry, and they attempted to shift the blame on landlords. However, Warshafsky found substantial evidence proving these companies knew their lead paint was toxic to children. The paint companies potentially responsible for brain damage in the city’s young had previously escaped the courtroom unscathed. For this exact reason, the City of Milwaukee trusted Warshafsky to serve on their behalf, knowing that the personal injury law firm would immediately prepare for court. Many painters are also exposed to older homes where asbestos was commonly used. Contact Warshafsky's team of mesothelioma lawyers today if you or a loved one are suffering from mesothelioma after exposure to asbestos.

Hire Milwaukee's brain injury lawyers

Traumatic brain injuries can be stressful and require support, especially when it comes to understanding the full extent of your injuries. At Warshafsky, we promise the best legal representation in Wisconsin to get you the settlement you deserve for your brain injury. Our law firm offers free case assessments, and no legal fees until you get compensation. 

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How many people on average per year are affected by traumatic brain injuries?

As one of the leading causes of death in the United States, 1.5 million people experience a TBI per year. On average, 230,000 people are hospitalized and survive, 50,000 die, and 80,000-90,000 live with life-long disabilities.

Who is most at risk of a traumatic brain injury?

Traumatic brain injuries are a risk for people of all ages, but the risk is highest for adolescents, young adults, and people over the age of 75. Women also have twice the risk of experiencing a TBI than men do.

What does lead poisoning do to your brain?

Lead attacks the brain and central nervous system, potentially causing a coma, convulsions or death. Based on current research, the neurological and behavioral effects of lead are believed to be irreversible.

Can I sue my landlord for lead paint poisoning?

Yes, you can sue your landlord for lead paint poisoning. The Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992, also known as Title X, was implemented to protect families from exposure to lead from paint, dust and soil. When landlords have knowledge about lead but don’t disclose it, tenants who are harmed may be entitled to compensation, including medical costs from lead poisoning.

How much can you sue for lead poisoning?

You can sue up to $10,000 per violation of Title X your landlord is responsible for. Your landlord may be liable for up to 3 times the amount of damages you actually suffered.

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