The brain is the most complex and fragile organ in the body. Even the slightest blunt force trauma to the head can result in catastrophic or long-term injuries that damage a person’s cognitive abilities for the rest of their life.
Trauma to the head and body is a widespread problem plaguing the country. It is currently one of the leading causes of death in the United States, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention1. Head trauma, in particular, is also a major threat to lives. About three million people visit emergency rooms or are killed by trauma a year.
Because the dangers and long-term consequences of blunt force trauma to the head or body can be so severe, people are obligated by law to meet a duty of care to avoid causing harm to others. When a person is negligent and causes harm to others, the affected individual has the right to file a lawsuit to reclaim lost wages and pay for medical expenses.