In recent years, head injuries have been more commonly discussed in the media. This is due in part to a better understanding of the long-term effects of sports injuries. However, the information that is being learned is relevant to the entirety of the brain injury world. Questions have been raised about the truth about brain injuries and what they can bring. Read on to learn more.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident and suffered a brain injury then it is imperative that you get help as soon as possible from an attorney. Do not accept an offer from an insurance adjuster without first talking to a personal injury attorney. It is not enough to consider your current medical costs – your future costs must also be taken into consideration.
The link between brain injuries and Alzheimer’s disease
There has been a link drawn between traumatic brain injuries and the risk that a person will be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease at some point. A person who has suffered a brain injury is also at an increased danger of dementia. Some people are genetically predisposed to these diseases and if they suffer a brain injury in their life then they are even more likely to develop these diseases.
These brain diseases are leading causes of death in the U.S.
Many people do not realize that degenerative brain diseases, which includes dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, are leading causes of death in this country. Neither of these brain diseases have cures and they cannot be treated or even slowed down in most cases. There are, generally speaking, no effective ways to prevent them either. One of the biggest risk factors for getting these diseases are brain injuries. If a person has a genetic predisposition for these diseases then they can expect their risk to double if they injure their brain.
Your personal injury case should take the long-term effects of brain injuries into consideration
If there is nothing that can be done to prevent these injuries and they cannot be treated, then you may wonder what the point is in worrying about them. If you are or were involved in an accident that resulted in a head injury, then it is essential for your personal injury attorney to take these facts into consideration as they work to get you fair compensation. If your head injury means that you are likely to have to quit working earlier than most workers, then you should be compensated for that.
If you have a predisposition to dementia and have suffered a brain injury, then you are twice as likely to get dementia and your compensation for damages should be tied to that increased risk. If it is likely that you will require future medical care for your brain injury then that should be taken into consideration. You need an attorney who knows how to find the right economic damages for you. Contact Law Offices of Michael A. Kahn at (310) 209-1600 now to learn more.