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Mississippi catastrophic injuries: All about TBI

Traumatic brain injuries can have devastating effects on the injured individual and his or her loved ones. The physical, financial and emotional losses can cause extreme hardship now and in the long term. In Mississippi, compensation may be available to those whose catastrophic injuries, such as TBI, are the result of another person's negligent actions.

Traumatic brain injuries cause numerous individuals in the United States to lose their lives or experience disability every year. In fact, in 2013, 2.8 million emergency room visits were for the treatment of traumatic brain injuries. Thousands of people die from such injuries each year and hundreds of thousands of children, teens and adults suffer injuries that could affect them for the rest of their lives. What is a TBI exactly and what usually causes them?

A TBI is just what it sounds like, a significant injury to the brain. They are usually caused by a blow the head -- commonly experienced in auto accidents, falls and assaults. The severity of a TBI can range from mild to severe. A mild TBI, such as a concussion, may result in a temporary change in one's mental status. A severe TBI, on the other hand, can cause a total and extended loss of consciousness, memory loss and physical impairments -- among other things.

Mississippi residents who have suffered catastrophic injuries, such as TBI, or who have lost a loved one to such an injury may be able to hold the person responsible for their losses accountable. Under the right circumstances, personal injury or wrongful death claims may be filed in civil court. If it is possible to establish that negligence contributed to the injury or death, maximum relief may be achieved.

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