Traumatic Brain Injuries Claims Attorneys
Traumatic brain injury occurs when the head suddenly hits an object, receives a blow, or when an object pierces the skull, causing brain damage. The symptoms of traumatic brain injury or TBI can be mild, moderate or severe, depending on the extent of the brain damage. Often TBIs are not immediately obvious.
Traumatic brain injuries have emerged as a leading injury among service members who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury while on active military duty, contact an experienced VA Disability Attorney at Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law, for help obtaining monthly compensation for your injury. Call us toll-free at 877-526-3455 or use our online contact form.
For decades, every VA Disability Attorney at Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law, has helped our nation’s veterans obtain disability benefits. We concentrate on working with veterans and their families because we respect the service that veterans have given our country and believe veterans with disabilities deserve all the benefits offered by a grateful nation. As part of our personalized service, we do not charge veterans unless we are successful in obtaining disability benefits.
To speak with a veterans disability lawyer about a traumatic brain injury you or a loved one has endured, call 877-526-3455 now.
The leading causes of traumatic brain injuries are bullets and explosions, falls, motor vehicle crashes and assaults. The widespread use of improvised explosive devices, such as roadside bombs in recent conflicts, increases the likelihood that military personnel may be exposed to blasts that could cause a traumatic brain injury.
Blasts are the leading causes of traumatic brain injuries for military personnel in war zones. Among service members medically evacuated between January 2003 and June 2007 from combat theaters in Iraq or Afghanistan to Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 30 percent had sustained some form of traumatic brain injury, according to the Defense and Veterans’ Brain Injury Center.
Traumatic brain injuries can vary greatly in symptoms from mild cases that involve confusion or being dazed, to severe cases that may involve an extended period of unconsciousness or amnesia. With mild traumatic brain injuries, which are known as concussions, there may be no visible head injury. Symptoms can be subtle and similar to Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome. The injury can be serious nonetheless.
Veterans may experience physical symptoms including headaches and dizziness, anxiety, irritability, difficulty concentrating and sleep disturbances. Mild traumatic brain injuries can have lasting effects on veterans’ ability to return to work.
In October 2008, the VA revised its regulations regarding traumatic brain injuries. Letters went out to approximately 32,000 veterans notifying them that their disability rating for traumatic brain injury could potentially increase, even though their symptoms may not have changed.
If you think you may be eligible for disability benefits on the basis of traumatic brain injury or other service-related disabilities, contact an experienced VA Disability Attorney at Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law, today for a free consultation. We can offer guidance regarding your eligibility. And as a reminder, we do not charge veterans unless we are successful in obtaining disability benefits.