A traumatic brain injury ("TBI") is a sudden blow or penetrating wound to the head that disrupts the brain's normal functions. Many of these are mild injuries such as concussions -- but thousands more have serious and permanent effects on their victims. At their most serious, brain injuries cause permanent intellectual or physical disabilities, or even death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1.4 million Americans suffer a traumatic brain injury each year, and 5.3 million live with a permanent disability related to a TBI. The agency reports that the leading causes of TBIs include:
- Falls and being struck by heavy objects
- Car, truck and motorcycle crashes
- Gunshot wounds
- Sports injuries
Mesirow & Stravitz represents victims of brain injury and their loved ones. We represent clients throughout the Washington, D.C. area (including suburbs in Maryland and Virginia) and Baltimore (including its surrounding counties).
Because the brain controls nearly every part of our lives, a TBI can change its victims' lives, causing disabilities, lifelong neurological disorders, emotional problems and even personality changes. Legal claims involving a brain injury may require testimony from experts in a variety of fields to establish the full extent of the victim's injuries -- physical, financial and personal. Our firm has well over a decade of experience handling these complex cases, supporting each individual case with a custom-built team of experts. As an injury law firm, we are dedicated to treating these victims with understanding and compassion, while aggressively pushing for the best and fairest possible financial results.
If you or someone you love has sustained a serious brain injury, please contact us through our Web site or call us at 866-463-0303 (toll-free) or 202-463-0303 to learn more about your legal options.